O2 Academy Leeds inhabits one of the city’s most historic venues. The Grade I listed building opened as the Coliseum in 1885 as a concert hall and then a theatre, hosting everything from variety shows to political meetings and religious gatherings and even a circus. The doors reopened in 2008 and the venue introduced itself to the city with a sell-out show from Kaiser Chiefs and DJ set in the Underground from Utah Saints.
The viewing area is located stage right on the balcony and can be accessed via lift or stairs. The area can accommodate up to 4 access customers with 4 companions. The main room bars have lowered sections for wheelchair users to access. The Merch Stall is accessible and has a lowered section. The Box Office is fitted with an induction loop.
Accessibility Guide Link: https://academymusicgroup.com/o2academyleeds/access
The venue is signed up to Attitude Is Everything's Charter of Best Practice in 2006 and hold a bronze plus certificate. More recently, the venue has become a CredAble Provider and supports the Access Card http://credability.uk.com/access-card/
There is an accessible toilet which can be accessed via the lift from the balcon - it is operated using a RADAR key.
Staff have attended Disability Awareness training and are happy to assist as and when required and will always strive to ensure patrons have an enjoyable and stress free experience when visiting.
Assistance dog facilities
Assistance dog exercise facilities
Guide and hearing assistance dogs are welcome, please inform the venue when you book.
The venue says it has...
- Accessible Format
- Carer Discount
- Dedicated Seating
- Disabled Access
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