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 14 events at this location

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We’re bringing some heavy artillery for this one…

Sat 27 Jan

£18.15–£19.25 / 0844 477 2000

Bedlam Bournemouth

We’re bringing some heavy artillery for this one…

Sat 27 Jan

£18.15–£30.80 / 0844 477 2000

The Damned

The punk legends, fronted by Dave Vanian, zip through their pithy catalogue.

Sun 11 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 477 2000

With Slim Jim Phantom.


The London-based DJ brings his top garage tunes to the dancefloor.

Fri 9 Feb

£14.50–£29.50 / 0844 477 2000

  • 22:00 – 04:00

My Nu Leng + M8s :: Bournemouth

My Nu Leng bring their tour to BMTH

Sat 10 Mar

£19.80–£22.55 / 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.

Mon 14 May

£32.50 / 0844 477 2000

Public Service Broadcasting

The London duo, who layer spoken word from vintage propaganda films over soaring beats and electronic melodies to thrilling effect, are out and about taking their acclaimed live show across the UK and Ireland. After the success of second album 'The Race For Space', their third album 'Every Valley', takes on the subject…

Fri 6 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 477 2000

With special guests.

Sub Focus

London-based producer and composer Nick Douwma plays drum & bass, dubstep and house.

Sat 27 Jan

£25 / 0844 477 2000

Tokio Myers

The winner of Britain's Got Talent 2017 performs his original melange of original contemporary classical and electronic music.

Thu 26 Apr

£26.40 / 0844 477 2000

The Vaccines

Short, sharp garagey indie rock from these indie saviours.

Wed 4 Apr

£25.25 / 0844 477 2000

The Wailers

Bob Marley's original backing band, led by Aston 'Familyman' Barrett, perform Legend in its entirety. Together with Bob Marley, the Wailers have sold over 250 million albums worldwide. As well as performing with Jamaica's best loved singer the band have played with Sting, Stevie Wonder, the Fugees and Carlos Santana as…

Fri 16 Mar

£26.40 / 0844 477 2000


Drum & bass DJ/producer signed to Andy C's RAM records.

Sat 17 Feb

£19.80 / 0844 477 2000

The Wonder Stuff & Ned's Atomic Dustbin

A double-headline show of two of Stourbridge's finest exports. The Wonder Stuff formed in 1986 and released albums including The Eight Legged Groove Machine and Never Loved Elvis. Ned's Atomic Dustbin, named after an episode of The Goon Show, formed while the band were still teenagers and supported The Wonder Stuff on…

Fri 13 Apr

£35 / 0844 477 2000

The Wonder Stuff

Fraggle rockers from the late 80s and early 90s, scattering their perky, subtly clever indie pop around once more.

Fri 13 Apr

£30 / 0844 477 2000

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