O2 Academy Brixton has long been hailed London's flagship venue, a must-play for artists and must-visit for music lovers. It has scooped the NME "Best Venue" award on an incredible twelve occasions between 1994 and 2007, proving its popularity with fans and the media alike and in 2009, received the Music Week 'Venue Of The Year' Award. With a capacity of almost 5,000, it is truly one of a kind on the circuit and combines the feeling of an electrifying arena sized atmosphere, with great views because of its sloping floor and incredible capabilities for production. Anyone who has waited for their favourite band to walk on stage at the South London venue will testify to its unbeatable atmosphere. Its magnificent art deco interior has been preserved and it houses Europe's largest fixed stage, framed by an elaborate proscenium arch, based on the design of the Rialto Bridge.
Please call 020 7787 3129 or email email@example.com between 10am - 6pm, Monday to Friday.
Spaces are limited and will be sold on a first come first served basis.
Once you have been in contact with the venue you will be sent an email confirmation that should be printed off and brought with you when you attend the event.
You can also contact the venue through text relay by 18002 020 7787 3129 should this be required.
This venue offers a limited amount of free companion tickets per show, these are available on a first come first served basis by contacting the venue directly (max one per disabled patron). These are limited in availability so please ensure you contact the venue as soon as possible to arrange.
Companion 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7787 3129.
Arriving at the Venue
We recommend arriving at the venue 10 - 15 minutes prior to the doors opening. 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 first door on the left hand side at the front of the venue.
Accessible Area & Facilities
O2 Academy Brixton accessible platform is located on the left had side of the stalls area. The platform can accommodate up to approximately 6 access ticket holders and their companions.
There is ramp access into the venue via the left hand set of front doors which also leads to the Box Office. The ramp is removable and put in place when needed by security. Please be aware due to the steps and pavement width the ramp is has a steep gradient. Security are on hand to assist on entry and exit. After entering the venue the accessible platform is on one level.
The main floor of the auditorium slopes away below the platform providing a good view over the crowd to the stage (25m approximately).
There is an accessible toilet close to the accessible platform in the Ra Bar, located just outside the auditorium. The accessible toilet is radar key compatible or security / box office staff can provide access on request.
There are no lowered areas at our bars, however there is a bar situated close to the accessible platform providing easy access for companions to purchase drinks. Staff at the bar will assist if required.
The box office does not currently have an induction loop system and is not of an accessible height. Staff will assist as much as possible.
Merchandise is available in the main foyer all products are displayed clearly on a board and can be brought closer to patrons on request.
The venue will host clubs and bands who use strobes effect lighting, signs are displayed as such, on shows with a higher than usual amount/ level of this effect extra signage is displayed.
Transport & Other Local Information
The closest underground station is Brixton (Victoria Line) this station is an accessible station with lifts to street level, other local stations include Brixton Over ground and Stockwell Underground (Northern Line) however these are not accessible. www.tfl.gov.uk/journeyplanner
Brixton tube & rail stations are approximately 5 minutes from the venue.
Buses run from outside the O2 Academy and from the High Street to Central London. Timetables can be found on the TFL website: www.tfl.gov.uk/journeyplanner
There are two disabled parking bays outside of the front of the venue these are not the venues and are public bays.
There is limited parking around O2 Academy Brixton. There are parking bays in the nearby roads and the road opposite the venue which are a mixture of Pay & Display and residential bays (times for free parking and time limits vary - Please check the signage before parking in these areas)
Details of nearby accessible hotels, bars and restaurants can be found on: www.directenquiries.com