O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
The O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire is arguably one of the few iconic music venues to become famous for something else: although it opened in 1903 as a variety theatre, between 1953 and 1991 it was the BBC TV Theatre, making it the national cradle of broadcast light entertainment. Since the early 90s it's returned to its roots as a live venue,with a penchant for surprise or warm-up gigs; despite a relatively modest capacity of 2000, the Rolling Stones and Page & Plant have each played here.
The nearest Tube stations are Goldhawk Road (Circle/Hammersmith & City), Shepherd's Bush (Central) and Shepherd's Bush Market (Circle/Hammersmith & City); please note that none of these stations are equipped with lifts. The venue is served by the 72, 207, 220, 260, 283, 295, 607 and N207 buses. The nearest car park is in Westfield Shopping Centre, a few minutes' walk to the north.
- Open since: 1903
Events at this venue
There are 78 events at this location
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The Sheffield-based four-piece plays instrumental post-rock.
Thu 14 May 2020
£18–£23 / 0844 477 2000
Indie folk and electronica from Icelandic singer/songwriter.
Wed 12 Feb 2020
£23.50–£26.25 / 0844 477 2000
Battle With The British
UK Drag Queens go head to head with RuPaul Drag Race regulars for this one off drag battle hosted by Holy T.
Sun 19 Jan 2020
£20–£30 / 0844 477 2000
The legendary comedian, author and playwright heads out on a stand-up tour for the first time in 15 years.
Sat 21 Dec
£22–£85 / 0844 477 2000
Ben Elton's Comedy Night for Scope
Comedy legend, playwriter and author, and Scope Patron, Ben Elton, is to host a special evening of stand up comedy for disability equality charity Scope. Ben Elton will be joined by Tim Renkow and Chris McCausland, with further names to be confirmed.
Sat 21 Dec
£22–£85 / 0207 619 7270
The Bonzo Dog Banned
Formed in the 1960s the band formerly known as Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band have been blending elements of music hall, trad jazz and psychedelic pop ever since. Join them on their latest tour.
Fri 29 May 2020
£56 / 0844 477 2000
Boy and Bear
Who would think a boy and bear could be well accepted everywhere?
Wed 26 Feb 2020
£23.34 / 0844 477 2000
DF Concerts present Brett Eldredge Plus SupportDoors Open from 7pm
Fri 7 Feb 2020
£30.30 / 0844 477 2000
Brian Fallon & The Howling Weather
Brian Fallon first rose to commercial and critical acclaim as the singer/songwriter/guitarist of The Gaslight Anthem, in addition to other beloved acts including The Horrible Crowes and Molly & The Zombies. Fallon released his first solo record, Painkillers, in 2016. The album received widespread critical applause…
Sat 23 May 2020
The Cat Empire
Latino-ska-funk hoedown from this Melbourne six-piece. Look, no guitars!
Thu 12 Mar 2020
£34.50–£45.50 / 0844 477 2000
Fri 13 Mar 2020
£34.50–£45.50 / 0844 477 2000
The singer-songwriter and YouTuber from Cambridge, formally known as Robin Skinner perform his indie originals.
Sat 29 Feb 2020
£21.50 / 0844 477 2000
A Celebration of David Bowie – Philip Glass: Heroes Symphony / Low Symphony
Charles Hazlewood conducts Philip Glass's two symphonies based on classic Bowie albums.
Sat 25 Jan 2020
£29–£67.50 / 0844 477 2000
Beautiful slow-burning RnB is coming out in abundance with Celeste. With a voice that both scratches, soothes and hits you in the feelings. Big crescendos. This is a 16+ event.
Wed 29 Apr 2020
£19.65 / 0844 477 2000
This is an 8+ event (under 14's must be accompanied by an adult in balcony).
Wed 29 Apr 2020
£15 / 0844 477 2000
In support of his fourth studio album, Lambs & Lions, American country star Chase Rice - who found fame as a contestant on US TV show Survivor: Nicaragua - will perform his popular tracks, old and new, live in Birmingham this evening.
Sat 18 Jan 2020
£18 / 0844 477 2000
This is an 8+ show. Under 14s must be accompanied by an 18+ Adult.
Sat 22 Feb 2020
£37.25 / 0844 477 2000
Sun 7 Jun 2020
£37.25 / 0844 477 2000
Parallel Lines Presents: Devendra Banhart + Guests Please note the price includes a £1.50 Restoration Levy. 'One of the most magnetic performers around.' Guardian 'Mr. Banhart is a gifted fantasist, creating spider webs of acoustic guitar and vocals.' New York Times
Tue 4 Feb 2020
£29.62 / 0844 477 2000
Ed Gamble: Blizzard
Another 'bracing flurry of idiocy' from the comedian Ed Gamble.
Fri 20 Dec
£23.90 / 0844 477 2000
Elvis-fronted Nirvana tribute combining rock'n'roll with grunge.
Fri 1 May 2020
£24.50–£30.25 / 0844 477 2000
American singer, songwriter, whose full name is Cari Elise Fletcher, performs as FLETCHER, and whose best known song is One Too Many.
Mon 30 Mar 2020
£21.40 / 0844 477 2000
Teen singer-songwriter who found success with her cover of Frankie Goes to Hollywood's 'The Power of Love'.
Tue 17 Mar 2020
£27.82 / 0844 477 2000
Classic rock, pop and country a cappella covers.
Fri 20 Mar 2020
£31.45 / 0844 477 2000
Perky quirky indie pop trio from London town.
Fri 6 Mar 2020
£24.50 / 0844 477 2000
The English prog-rockers, now in their fifth decade, play tracks from their hit albums.
Thu 8 Oct 2020
£30–£45 / 0844 477 2000
John Butler Trio
Guitarist Butler leads the Aussie roots and jam band.
Sat 6 Jun 2020
£34.50 / 0844 477 2000
Bluegrass sibling duo hailed as 'heirs to the Dixie Chicks'.
Thu 7 May 2020
£26.40–£31.90 / 0844 477 2000
Blame Aunt Henrietta. When you dig into Lee Brice, with its thick grooves, the squalling guitars, the tumbling drums, sheets of steamy B-3 organ and wide open vocals, the two time CMA/ACM/Grammy Song of the Year nominee takes listeners to church, school, home and out on a Saturday night. For a man known for raucous live…
Tue 7 Jul 2020
At just 19 years old, Lennon Stella (born August 13, 1999) who was born in Ontario, Canada, has already achieved immense success in her career. She began starring in the hit ABC TV series Nashville in 2012 as Maddie Conrad, alongside her real-life sister Maisy Stella, who plays Daphne Conrad. The series moved over to CMT…
Mon 2 Mar 2020
L'impÉratrice - Matahari Worldwide Tour 2020
Following a very successful release in France, L'Impératrice’s debut album "Matahari" arrives worldwide in 2019 with all the pomp and circumstance of a coronation. “Impératrice” is French for “Empress”, and if their moniker is the most difficult thing to grasp for anglophones, then musically there’s nothing that doesn’t…
Thu 20 Feb 2020
£19.50 / 0844 477 2000
Louise Redknapp returns to the world of pop with new album Heavy Love and a UK tour.
Thu 26 Mar 2020
Music from English rapper and political activist, Lowkey.
Thu 16 Apr 2020
£26.30 / 0844 477 2000
Michael Schenker Fest
The rock guitarist reunites with original band members Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet, Robin McAuley, Steve Mann, Chris Glen and Ted McKenna.
Sun 19 Apr 2020
£30–£40 / 0844 477 2000
Milton Jones in Milton: Impossible
Absurd one-liners from telly regular Jones.
Sun 29 Nov 2020
£27.50 / 0844 477 2000
Veteran gothic rockers from Leeds, still travelling down that dusty road we call 'touring'.
Sat 2 May 2020
£35 / 0844 477 2000
Sun 3 May 2020
£35 / 0844 477 2000
London band who are the missing link between Can, Dexy's and The Zutons now with an added 80s electro edge.
Wed 22 Apr 2020
£26.40–£27.40 / 0844 477 2000
Irish charmer Nathan Carter and his band play an easy listening mix of Irish, country and popular songs.
Sat 28 Nov 2020
£42.50 / 0844 477 2000
Song-writing duo – Anthony and Josephine – releasing one song per month for the next year.
Mon 9 Mar 2020
£26.40 / 0844 477 2000
Las Vegas rockers mixing glam rock, goth and indie punk.
Fri 21 Feb 2020
£15–£18.50 / 0844 477 2000
Zimbabwe-born British singer-songwriter Tinashe Fazakerley, better known as Rationale, continues to promote his acclaimed debut album off the back of a successful UK tour of new material in April and May last year. Pharrell Williams, Elton John and Annie Mac are all ardent fans and it won't be long before the UK is bowing…
Thu 9 Apr 2020
£19.10 / 0844 477 2000
The singer-songwriter who hails from London plays his pop and soul originals.
Fri 3 Apr 2020
£34.10–£62.15 / 0844 477 2000
Ronnie Spector & The Ronnettes
Potentially the gig of the month, as Ms Spector of the classic 60s girl group who gave us 'Be My Baby', 'Baby I Love You' and more graces us with her immortal presence.
Thu 19 Dec
£30–£55 / 0844 477 2000
Jazz-tinged, melodic pop and R&B from the singer-songwriter from Finchley.
Tue 17 Dec
£19.25–£23.65 / 0844 477 2000
We're delighted to be working with legendary garage rock band the Sonics! Since the beginning of garage rock, the northwest sound, grunge, or whatever anyone calls it, the Sonics set the precedence and the pace, and the sound that gave to every musician and band that followed the inalienable right to take rock to the…
Sat 11 Apr 2020
£30.25 / 0844 477 2000
Visionary media collective STARSET have announced the release of their new album on 13.09.19. They turned into stars via YouTube without even trying – probably something to do with their tumbling and relentless free-fall into cinematic chaos. BIG noise. Rock icons. This is an all ages event (U14s to be accompanied by an…
Thu 13 Feb 2020
£17.50 / 0844 477 2000
The Teskey Brothers
Sam and Josh Teskey discovered American soul music of the 1960's via their parents' record collection and were immediately taken. As teenagers, the two brothers jammed night after night in the bungalow behind their family home on the outskirts of Melbourne, devouring the R&B songbook and absorbing the tricks of the…
Thu 23 Jan 2020
Sold out / 0844 477 2000
Fri 10 Jan 2020
£25.50 / 0844 477 2000
The American duo – previously a three-piece featuring the late vocalist Lisa Lopes – performs R&B and pop-angled hip hop.
Mon 29 Jun 2020
£59.10 / 0844 477 2000
The veteran singer-songwriter, bassist and activist performs from Only The Now, his first album in 20 years.
Sat 30 May 2020
£30.80–£34.10 / 0844 477 2000
US-based Americana and folk singer-songwriter.
Tue 21 Jan 2020
£22.85 / 0844 477 2000