O2 Academy Birmingham

AMG invested £5.5m in its latest 45,000sq ft development, three state of the art venues that can operate independently as well as simultaneously. With an exceptionally busy diary, O2 Academy Birmingham actively supports new and developing talent in O2 Academy2 and O2 Academy 3, through to gigs by top international artists for over 3,000 fans in its main auditorium.

Disabled Access Bookings:
Please email daniel@o2academybirmingham.co.uk with your access requirements and the show you wish to see in order to make a booking. All e-mails will be responded to within 2 working days.
Spaces may be limited and will be sold on a first come first served basis and you must book directly through the venue to ensure access.
You can also contact the box office through text relay www.textrelay.org.uk should this be required.

Companion Ticket
This venue offers one free companion ticket which will be arranged by the venue when booking tickets. These are limited in availability so please ensure you contact the venue as soon as possible to arrange. Companion / carer ticket holders should be able to meet the needs and assist the person they are accompanying in the event of an emergency.

Braille information sheets are available on request please email boxoffice@o2academybirmingham.co.uk or call 0121 622 8250.

Arriving at the Venue
We recommend arriving at the venue 10 - 15 minutes prior to the doors opening as disabled patrons are invited to enter the venue first. The door time will be stated on the tickets or confirmations. Please try to arrive at the venue no later than 60 minutes after the doors open.
On arrival please go to the front of the queue and present your confirmation e-mail to security or box office staff. All box offices are at an accessible height. We currently do not have induction loops fitted at the box offices.

Strobe Lighting
Flashing and strobe lighting is likely to be used at all shows but may vary in intensity and frequency. Please contact mail@o2academybirmingham.co.uk for information relating to specific shows.

Accessible Area & Facilities
The accessible area in O2 Academy 1 is located on stage right of the balcony, which is accessed by lift from the outside entrance marked Stalls. The area can accommodate up to approximately six wheelchair users with up to six companion seats but the capacity can vary according to the requirements of the customers attending.
The platform is behind two rows of seating and is raised to provide a clear view for all wheelchair patrons. O2 Academy Birmingham operate a no-standing policy in the seated balcony area, but the view from this platform can be obscured if customers seated directly in front of the platform choose to stand. Venue staff will enforce the no-standing policy vigilantly for the benefit of our wheelchair patrons, but the venue cannot accept responsibility for any problems caused by patrons standing in front of the platform due to circumstances beyond our control.
There is an accessible toilet in O2 Academy 1 that is accessed by radar key.
There is a lowered section to the bar that is accessible for wheelchair users. In the event of this bar being closed bar staff from an alternative bar will attend the disabled viewing area to take drinks orders throughout the night.
Merchandise is sold in the stalls area of O2 Academy 1, and all customers are permitted access to the stalls area after the show. The stalls area is accessible by lift from the balcony. Disabled access customers will need to notify security staff that they wish to purchase merchandise at the end of the show so they can be taken into the stalls area.

16-18 horsefair, Bristol Street
B1 1DB
0121 622 8250

Nearest Car Parks:
There is no dedicated parking at O2 Academy Birmingham. There is an extremely limited number of on street parking spaces on Irving St just behind the venue. Alternatively please see www.o2academybirmingham.co.uk/info for full details of local car parks and public transport.

Nearest Train Station:
Birmingham New St is the nearest train station and is an accessible station. It is approximately ten minutes walk from O2 Academy Birmingham.

Nearest Bus:
The nearest bus stop is approximately 50m from the entrance to the venue on Bristol St. The following buses stop at this stop: 61, 63, X62, X64. There is also a stop on the opposite side of the road but as Bristol St is a triple carriageway, there is an accessible subway that must be used in order to cross the road to get to the venue. The following buses stop across the road: 61, 63, 886, X62, X64.
Full details of bus services can be found at nxbus.co.uk

Nearest Hotel:
Details of nearby hotels, bars and restaurants can be found on this website. www.directenquiries.com

Box Office Opening Hours:
12-4pm Monday - Friday
11-4pm Saturday
Closed - Sunday
Opening times may vary during public holidays.

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