O2 Academy Bournemouth

O2 Academy Bournemouth
570 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 4BH
  • Box office 0844 477 2000
  • General enquiries 01202 399922
  • Box office times Mon–Fri 11am–5.50pm; Sat noon–4pm.
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  • Website www.o2academybournemouth.co.uk
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The O2 Academy Bournemouth started out in 1895 as Boscombe Grand Theatre, before becoming in turn a music hall and then, in the 1960s, a music venue, hosting many classic rock bands of the era. In the 80s it acquired the dubious honour of the first karaoke bar in the UK, but since a major refurbishment in 2007 it's been a dedicated clubbing and live venue; from 1997 to 2013 it was the home of Slinky.

The nearest major train stations are Bournemouth to the west and Pokesdown to the east. Free car parking is available at Hawkwood Road from 6pm. There is also a car park in the Sovereign Centre.

  • Provides: Wheelchair access

Events at this venue

There are 20 events at this location

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2-Tone Tribute Tour

Special Kinda Madness and The Special Brew perform the music of The Specials, Madness and Bad Manners.

Sat 3 Jun


Hailing from Jamaica, the singer and artist performs reggae and dub numbers.

Fri 26 May

£26.45 / 0844 477 2000


Positive reggae sounds.

Fri 26 May

£23 / 0844 477 2000


Advanced return to the O2 mother ship, for our biggest show to date! With Ferry Corsten, ALEX DI STEFANO B2B SEAN TYAS and more!

Fri 7 Apr

Collider 2nd Birthday

DJs provide house and techno to celebrate the label's second birthday.

Fri 7 Apr

Insane Championship Wrestling

Hardcore wrestling for those who aren't fazed by the use of thumbtacks, baseball bats or staple guns as weapons. As the title implies, not for the sane.


Polish rock band.

Fri 31 Mar

£29.25 / 0844 477 2000

The Jesus & Mary Chain

Psychedelic noise rock from the Scottish band formed by brothers Jim and William Reid in 1983 and still going strong following their 2007 reunion.

Sat 1 Apr

Kid Ink

LA-based rapper, aka Brian Todd Collins.

Thu 13 Apr

£28.05 / 0844 477 2000

The Kooks

Brighton indie tykes best known for their hits 'She Moves in Her Own Way' and 'Shine On' return with a new album.

Sat 6 May

£28.05 / 0844 477 2000

The Mission

Veteran gothic rockers from Leeds, still travelling down that dusty road we call 'touring'.

Wed 17 May

£31.65 / 0844 477 2000

My Nu Leng & M8s Tour

It's a night of house and dance from the guest DJs.

Sat 1 Apr

£19.55–£25.90 / 0844 477 2000

One Nation

Drum'n'bass courtesy of DJ Hyper with IC3, Danny Byrd and the full SASASAS crew.

Sat 27 May

£13–£25.50 / 0844 477 2000

One Nation Bournemouth, May Bank Holiday

One Nation is back after the Sold Out New Years Eve event with yet another big one! Tickets from £12.50, get in there early!

Rock & Roll Darts

Darts action and entertainment all rolled into one with your favourite darts players accompanied by rock and pop anthems.

Thu 21 Sep

£25.50–£60.50 / 0844 477 2000

Ryan Adams

The impish New York troubadour known for a) being incredibly prolific and b) the occasional public meltdown on the internet, returns with some new material. His output to date has spanned straight country, alt.rock, Taylor Swift and even punk.

Tue 19 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 477 2000

The Selecter and The Beat

A co-headline tour featuring the two of the original 2-Tone ska acts who both formed in the late 1970s.

Fri 24 Nov

Shed Seven

York indie rockers on a Greatest Hits Live tour.

Tue 12 Dec

£26.95 / 0844 477 2000


English grime and rap artist who won Best Grime Act 2014 at the MOBO Awards and was named in the BBC's Sound of 2015 list.

Thu 27 Apr

Sold out / 0844 477 2000

Tom Green

Canadian comedian, actor, writer and producer who came to prominence due to his The Tom Green Show in the 90s, and who has starred in Road Trip, Freddy Got Fingered and Shred.

Wed 7 Jun

£21.20 / 0844 477 2000

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