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O2 AcademyThe O2 Academy Leicester is a music venue located in Leicester City Centre which opened in September 2010 on the campus of the University of Leicester.

Academy Music Group (AMG), which is the UK’s leading owner and operator of live music and club venues, worked with the University of Leicester’s Students’ Union to bring the O2 Academy to Leicester.

The purpose built live music venue has a capacity of 1,450. There are two additional venues on site which work independently and simultaneously with the main venue. The O2 Academy 2 has a capacity of 500 and O2 Academy 3 holds 250 people.

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Contact details

Address:                    O2 Academy Leicester

University Road



Phone:                         0116 223111 (general enquiries)

0844 477 2000 (box office)


Facebook:                    O2 Academy Leicester

Twitter:                       @O2AcadLeicester


Ticket information

You can purchase tickets online here.

Alternatively, you can call the Box Office on 0844 477 2000.

You can also buy tickets in person from The Point in the Student Union between 10am – 4pm Monday – Friday.

Disabled bookings – Disabled customers can purchase one standard ticket which will allow themselves and a carer entry into the venue. You should contact when you have purchased your ticket so that provisions can be made.

The Academy Music Group has implemented a new system for booking disability tickets, which is the Access Card. For more information on the Access Card and to find out how to get one, click here.


Additional information

O2 Academy Leicester logoAge restrictions – You must be aged 14 or over to attend an event at the O2 Academy. However, some events are over 18’s only, so you should check the information provided about your chosen event.

Cloakroom – There is a cloakroom available at the O2 Academy which chares £1.50 per item. O2 customers can use the cloakroom for free by texting MOMENTS to 2020 and showing the code to staff.

Dress code – There is no dress code and no dress restrictions at the Academy.

Food & drink – Food & drink cannot be brought into the venue and attempting to do so will result in confiscation. There are bars throughout the venue for you to purchase alcoholic beverages, soft drinks and snacks. Proof of ID must be shown if you are buying alcoholic drinks.