O2 Academy Leeds

O2 Academy Leeds
55 Cookridge Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 3AW
  • Box office 0844 477 2000
  • General enquiries 0113 389 1555
  • Box office times Mon–Fri noon–5pm; Sat noon–4pm.
  • Email
  • Website www.leeds-academy.co.uk
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O2 Academy Leeds

The O2 Academy Leeds' Grade I listed building is a majestic hunk of Victorian Gothic, opening as the Coliseum in 1885 and originally an all-purpose theatre/meeting house/circus venue. It morphed into a cinema in the 20s and a bingo hall in the 60s before becoming the Town and Country Club in 1992. Since 2007 it's been run by Academy Music Group, hosting international acts in the main auditorium and local bands in the Underground space.

The nearest train station is Leeds, about 15 minutes' walk down Park Row. The nearest car parking is at Woodhouse Lane and the Rose Bowl Car Park around the back of the venue on Portland Crescent. Local buses stop on Caverley Street, Woodhouse Lane, Portland Way and Albion Street.

  • Provides: Wheelchair access
  • Open since: 2008

Events at this venue

There are 48 events at this location

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Alaska Thunderfuck 5000

Finalist of RuPaul's Drag Race season five and winner of the second season of RuPaul's All Stars, comedy queen Alaska Thunderfuck leaves the planet Glamtron to bring us her chart topping hits and witty banter.

Sat 25 Aug

£15–£35 / 0844 477 2000

Alice in Chains

Heavy rockers from Seattle who have returned following the death of their frontman Layne Staley, with a new vocalist William DuVall and new album The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here.

Sat 16 Jun

£37 / 0844 477 2000

The Amy Winehouse Experience

Lioness provide a tribute to Amy Winehouse.

Sat 28 Apr

£14 / 0844 477 2000

Ben Thompson: Elvis Tribute

Tribute to the King.

Sun 13 May

£31.40 / 0844 477 2000

Bjorn Again

Much respected long-serving Abba tribute act.

Fri 14 Dec

£28.05–£98.45 / 0844 477 2000

Blossoms

A lighter psychedelic sound with elements of British pop from Stockport five-piece Blossoms.

Mon 7 May

£22 / 0844 477 2000

Britrock Must Be Destroyed

Rock music from Reef, who formed in 1993.

Thu 24 May

£32.95 / 0844 477 2000

With Dodgy.

Chase & Status

A DJ set from the London-based duo, spinning drum'n'bass, hip hop and dance. With support from Holy Goof, Hazard, Dimension, Distinkt and Benny L.

Fri 27 Apr

£23 / 0844 477 2000

  • 23:00 – 05:00

The Clone Roses: The Stone Roses Tribute

Alt-rock covers in tribute to the Manchester-formed, Ian Brown-fronted band.

Sat 9 Jun

£18.50 / 0844 477 2000

Courtney Barnett

Jangly, guitar-led indie-rock with a psychedelic edge from the Australian singer-songwriter.

Tue 29 May

£25.25 / 0844 477 2000

The Decemberists

Folky indie pop from eccentric Oregon tunesmiths who appear to have morphed into early REM on their new, stripped back album.

Sat 10 Nov

£31.90 / 0844 477 2000

Definitely Mightbe

Tribute to Oasis.

Fri 7 Sep

£14.90 / 0844 477 2000

Detonate & The Tuesday Club - New Years Eve: Chase & Status

Chase & Status, Kurupt FM, Holy Goof, Friction, S.P,Y

Fri 27 Apr

£20 / 0844 477 2000

Digital Society

After ten years of unforgettable shows in Leeds, Digital Society morphs into 2018 with an innovative new annual concept, vision and experience.

Sun 27 May

£34.45 / 0844 477 2000

The Doors Alive

Tribute to Jim Morrison's seminal LA rock crew.

Fri 1 Jun

£15.45 / 0844 477 2000

Doug Stanhope Live

The American comedian, actor and author performs stand-up in his cynical and controversial style.

Mon 11 Jun

£35 / 0844 477 2000

Dr John Cooper Clarke

SJM Concerts Presents British punk poet Dr John Cooper Clarke plus special guests live at O2 Academy Leeds

Sat 17 Nov

£31.50 / 0844 477 2000

Editors

Dark and brooding Brum indie outfit.

Sat 20 Oct

£28.05 / 0844 477 2000

Elvana

Elvis-fronted Nirvana tribute combining rock'n'roll with grunge.

Sat 15 Sep

£16.05 / 0844 477 2000

Sat 29 Sep

£16 / 0844 477 2000

The Feeling

The Ivor Novello award-winning and BRIT Award-nominated English rock band from West Sussex and London, who are fronted by the statuesque Dan Gillespie Sells, perform on their final tour before going on hiatus to focus on solo projects. Tonight's set list will run the gamut of their back catalogue including their 2006…

Mon 29 Oct

Prices TBC / 0844 477 2000

  • 19:00

The Feeling

Unfairly maligned 'soft rock archaeologists' doing a sterling pop job of resurrecting the extreme tunefulness of ELO, 10cc and the like.

Mon 29 Oct

£28.05–£83.05 / 0844 477 2000

Gomez

Gomez tour in celebration of the twentieth anniversary of their album Bring It On.

Sun 29 Apr

£30.75 / 0844 477 2000

John Cooper Clarke

The legendary Mancunian punk poet, who is a spiritual godfather to the likes of Mike Skinner and Plan B hauls his insatiable laconic wit on tour.

Sat 17 Nov

£30.80 / 0844 477 2000

Killing Joke

Post punk and rock band originally formed in 1978.

Sat 3 Nov

£32.90 / 0844 477 2000

The King is Back

Elvis tribute from Ben Portsmouth.

Sun 13 May

£27 / 0844 477 2000

Klub Kids - The Party Monster Ball Tour

Cabaret and clubbing with seven drag artists including Sasha Velour, Trinity Taylor, Vander Von Odd, James St. James and Hungry.

Wed 2 May

£25 / 0844 477 2000

Kurt Vile

Indie-rock singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist performs with his backing band, The Violators.

Sun 11 Nov

Times to be confirmed / Tickets on sale Friday 27th April / 0844 477 2000

Kurt Vile & the Violators

Sonic Youth-endorsed singer/guitarist from Philadelphia. That's his real name, by the way.

Sun 11 Nov

£22.50 / 0844 477 2000

Leon Bridges

Soul singer-songwriter from Fort Worth, Texas, who received considerable airplay for his song 'Coming Home'.

Thu 15 Nov

£22.55 / 0844 477 2000

Lewis Capaldi

Indie music from the Glaswegian singer-songwriter and musician.

Wed 7 Nov

£14.80 / 0844 477 2000

Lioness

Tribute to the soulful jazz sounds of Amy Winehouse performed by Emma Wright and band.

Sat 28 Apr

£14 / 0844 477 2000

  • 18:00

Luisa Omielan: Politics For Bitches

The outspoken London-based stand-up defends her right to have opinions about topics she knows absolutely nothing about as she finesses material for a TV show.

Tue 23 Oct

£20 / 0844 477 2000

  • 19:00

Mo Gilligan

Highly-energetic stand-up from the actor, comic and social media star.

Sun 20 May

£15 / 0844 477 2000

Narcos: A Conversation On The Capture Of Pablo Escobar

Javier Pena and Steve Murphy discuss their work in taking down Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, which later inspired the hit Netflix series, Narcos.

Fri 11 May

£30–£32.50 / 0844 477 2000

Nas

Multi-platinum selling Brooklyn rapper and part time actor takes his debut album Illmatic on tour for its 21st anniversary.

Fri 29 Jun

£30 / 0844 477 2000

  • 20:00

Oh Sees

Brudenell Social presents psych-punk band Oh Sees plus support live in Leeds this summer for what is sure to be a massive gig.

Wed 11 Jul

£23.06 / 0844 477 2000

Projekt

House, R&B and hip hop.

Sat 28 Apr

£5 / 0844 477 2000

Sat 5 May

£5 / 0844 477 2000

Sat 12 May

£5 / 0844 477 2000

Sat 19 May

£5 / 0844 477 2000

Rita Ora

British pop R&B diva who has scored some huge hits with RIP and How We Do (Party).

Sat 12 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 477 2000

With special guests.

Rudimental

The London-based collective, comprised of Amir Amor, Kesi Dryden, DJ Locksmith and Piers Agget, perform their drum'n'bass hits.

Thu 18 Oct

Times to be confirmed / Tickets on sale Friday 27th April / 0844 477 2000

Rudimental

South London collective who mix quaking dubstep soundtracks with soul vocals.

Thu 18 Oct

£33 / 0844 477 2000

Skindred

Big bouncing fusion of ragga, dubstep and metal.

Fri 27 Apr

£25.25 / 0844 477 2000

With CKY and Danko Jones.

The Southmartins

A tribute band dedicated to performing pop and indie-rock covers originally played by The Housemartins and The Beautiful South.

Fri 14 Sep

£15.45 / 0844 477 2000

Sparks

The genre-defying, groundbreaking Mael brothers take their dramatic glam-pop sound on tour.

Wed 23 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 477 2000

St Vincent

One of the most innovative and enigmatic presences in modern music, St. Vincent a/k/a Annie Clark has confirmed UK headline shows in Edinburgh, Leeds and Cambridge, adding to an itinerary that includes a previously announced festival appearance at End Of The Road Festival on 31 August. In addition to being one of the most…

Tue 28 Aug

£27.50 / 0844 477 2000

St. Vincent

Sublime sounds from the Kate Bush-like St Vincent, aka former Polyphonic Spree/Sufjan Stevens guitarist Annie Clark.

Tue 28 Aug

£25 / 0844 477 2000

Thee Oh Sees

Spaced-out riffs from the West Coast's psychedelic garage rock group.

Wed 11 Jul

£22.50 / 0844 477 2000

Tom Grennan

The BBC Music Sound Of 2017 nominee, singer-songwriter and musician from Bedford, who found fame supplying his vocals to the Chase & Status track, When it All Goes Wrong, pays a visit to Liverpool during his debut tour in support of his upcoming album, containing melodic blues riffs and emotive vocals to create a…

Thu 11 Oct

£18.10 / 0844 477 2000

Walk Off The Earth

The Canadian collective performs a mixture of rock, ska and reggae.

Thu 3 May

£21.95 / 0844 477 2000

Comments & ratings

1. LL COOL JAY29 Jul 2017, 6:33am5 stars O2 Academy Leeds Report

I love chilled jazz and old skool rob, I live in Leeds and I'd appreciate any club suggestions Created 29th July 2017 And I'm wanting to go out tonight! My kind of tunes.....D'ANGELO

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