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 17 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

Cage Warriors 85

European mixed martial arts action, showcasing the next generation of MMA stars, as well as a history of champions including Conor McGregor and Dan Hardy.

Sat 24 Jun

£30.50–£100.50 / 0844 477 2000


Positive reggae sounds.

Fri 26 May

£26.45 / 0844 477 2000

The Divine Comedy

Neil Hannon, the always charming Irish songwriter, leads the Divine Comedy's musically diverse repertoire.

Thu 30 Nov

Dropkick Murphys

Boston six-piece who blend punk and hardcore with Irish folk influences.

Thu 29 Jun

Dua Lipa

London singer-songwriter.

Fri 6 Oct

£21.25 / 0844 477 2000

Festival Of The Dead

The event mixes theatre, circus, live music, face painting and DJs.

Fri 10 Nov

Gary Numan

Pioneering electro rocker, who's finally getting the recognition he deserves.

Mon 2 Oct

£33 / 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.

Sun 26 Nov

One Nation

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

Sat 27 May

£21 / 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 till 30th April so 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

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

£37.30 / 0844 477 2000

Scouting for Girls

Quirky perky London indie poppers who gave us 'She's So Lovely'.

Fri 17 Nov

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

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

£21.30 / 0844 477 2000

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