O2 Academy Leeds
Looking for a state of the art music venue? Then the O2 Academy Leeds is the perfect place. The popular venue opened in 1992 as the ‘Town and Country Club’ but was closed for several years until it reopened in 2008 under its new name. Today, it is a great spot to enjoy a cultural night out. It is also simply known as ‘The Academy’ among locals. As the premier concert venue in Leeds, you can catch concerts by national and international stars as well as local artists. The academy has been known for staging some of the top concerts in Leeds, so you can be assured you are in for a treat.
Enjoy the vibrant music sceneO2 Academy Leeds is situated in a Gothic building, known originally as the Coliseum, which hosted different events during the early 20th century. Today, the main room can accommodate 2300 guests, including the balcony which holds 500 people. This is where the main concerts are played, while the smaller gigs play in the basement which can hold 400 people. The Kaiser Chiefs opened the venue back in 2008 and since then names like Ellie Goulding, Wolfmother, MGMT, Band of Horses and more have played concerts here.
Getting to O2 Academy LeedsWith its central location this venue is easy to reach, with plenty of transport options available. Whether you’re arriving by bike, car or public transport then you won’t have any trouble accessing the venue. There is level access to the majority of their rooms and auditoriums as well, making the concerts accessible to everyone.
The best way to enjoy a concert at the O2 Academy is with a room at Radisson Blu Hotel, Leeds. Located only a 5-minute walk away, a world of music awaits you. After a concert you can head back to your comfortable and stylish room to get a good night’s sleep before further adventures in the city.