O2 Academy2 O2 Academy2

O2 Academy2

16-18 Horsefair, Birmingham, B1 1DB, United Kingdom | 0121 622 8250 | Website

Venue Description

O2 Academy Birmingham originally opened in the city in 2000 in Dale End with the venue bringing live music to the Midlands for almost a decade before it moved to its current home in Horsefair in 2009. Academy Music Group is committed to supporting new talent and has two additional smaller rooms, O2 Academy 2 Birmingham (600) and O2 Academy 3 Birmingham (250), for emerging artists to play in professionally equipped environments and is perfectly positioned for artists to return, playing to a larger audience on their development path.


The accessible area is located on a small balcony at the rear of the room and can be accessed by lift. The platform can take up to 4 wheelchair users and 4 companion seats. Bar staff will attend the area to take drinks orders from the platform throughout the night. The merchandise stand is in the general admission area which is not accessible by lift. Carers are welcome to enter this area to purchase merchandise on behalf of other customers. Security may also be able to assist in the buying of merchandise.

Accessibility Guide

Accessibility Guide Link: https://www.academymusicgroup.com/o2academybirmingham/access

Awards List

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/


Customers of O2 Academy2 can use the accessible toilet on the balcony level of O2 Academy1 which is accessed by RADAR key. Please ask staff for assistance in locating the facilities.


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
  • Braille
  • Carer Discount
  • Dedicated Seating
  • Disabled Access

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