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O2 Academy Bournemouth

570 Christchurch Road | Boscombe, Bournemouth BH1 4BH, England
+44 1202 399922
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Great music venue

Visited here to watch Ryan Adams perform. Great venue, with two decent size balconies. Good... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2017
Rob P
Gloucester, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great venue but...

Really great venue with some of the traditional features of the theatre house. What let's it down... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Stuart C
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“great venue” (16 reviews)
“simple minds” (2 reviews)
570 Christchurch Road | Boscombe, Bournemouth BH1 4BH, England
+44 1202 399922
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Visited here to watch Ryan Adams perform. Great venue, with two decent size balconies. Good acoustics for this type of gig. Staff were all very friendly and helpful. Would have been five stars but for the stench coming out of the gents, and that was...More

Thank Rob P
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Really great venue with some of the traditional features of the theatre house. What let's it down is the bar service is the slowest in the world, EVER

Thank Stuart C
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Watched Busted live here and it was a great experience. Plenty of bar areas and quick service so you were never waiting long for a drink. Large venue so you weren't stuck the person next you's shoulders. Smoking area outside, you'll need to get your...More

Thank JessTheSunSeeker
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Great venue for big drum and bass fans, it's not your typical sweat box, even when it's packed. Would recommend to everyone. Only down fall is that some of the rooms don't take card only cash, and you are paying London prices for drinks that...More

Thank Miss C
Reviewed 8 May 2017

I went to O2 on the 6th May to see the Kooks. My 17 year old son is wheelchair bound with a severe insensitivity to the light. I spoke to the venue to arrange the night and was surprised to be met outside by a...More

1  Thank Louise H
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Went here for the first time to see Post Modern Jukebox, having not been to a live gig for sometime I was a little nervous about what to expect. We had to queue outside for a while, but there were plenty of staff doing security...More

1  Thank Simon T
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Went to see PMJ again a year on from last year. This time, O2 had the queue situation under control, good job, as it was raining. Once in the bar queues were tolerable, but the drinks on offer not great. We were all driving so...More

Thank Fake_Smiles
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I was unsure what to expect after reading some reviews. I contacted the venue on the day of the concert to ask about seating ( which there is none! ) and received a polite email back immediately. We went to see Post Modern Jukebox, they...More

Thank Jane C
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We were here for an event and I had the issue I always have there - the crowd was SUPER young That aside, I think it is a decent venue with good drink prices

Thank Xcloose
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Place is no bad, staff just rude and look like crowned council estate champions. Bar was filthy and no much choice between lager or lager... No drinks available in bottles - everything from pipeline apart of spirits, no proper cocktails, no ciders, not even 7up...More

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27 February 2017|
Response from Phil S | Reviewed this property |
There are a few seats around the edges and some upstairs (if they open upstairs) but limited.
mandi w
16 May 2016|
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Response from Buzzows | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I parked in the carpark of Hawkwood road, free after 18:00
Helen B
5 November 2015|
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Response from nickk355 | Reviewed this property |
Lots of fast food outlets nearby, KFC is slow service, but right opposite O2