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O2 Academy

Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SW, England
+44 191 260 2020
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Reel big fish.

We went to watch Reel big fish as part of the Fireball tour. The Band was amazing and ticket prices... read more

Reviewed yesterday
A shameless rip off

This place gets some good acts on but the bar costs coupled with the shoddy, run down building are... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2017
Jim B
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“great venue” (12 reviews)
“bingo hall” (3 reviews)
Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SW, England
+44 191 260 2020
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Reviewed yesterday

We went to watch Reel big fish as part of the Fireball tour. The Band was amazing and ticket prices were reasonably cheap but felt like I paid the cost at the Bar as the prices seemed to be over-inflated. My partner didn't like being...More

Thank Paddymurdie
Reviewed 28 June 2017

This place gets some good acts on but the bar costs coupled with the shoddy, run down building are just ridiculous. O2 tout themselves as being all cool and hip and promoting music and stuff then rip your eye balls clean out with drinks and...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Great place for live music I love the layout and I enjoy all the gigs that I go there to see but the bar is so overpriced it's a joke! I payed over £7 for a tiny vodka and lemonade and it wasn't even a...More

Thank JamesSexton1997
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Recent trip to see the Mission live and what a great venue. Typical of most O2 academies a great place for a gig. not too large but equally not small.

Thank Tim K
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Done the O2 recently and we can safely say it's the town's pride when it comes to venues! The staff was simply brilliant... Kind and professional, and everybody in the crowd seemed to be enjoying the experience!

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Reviewed 13 May 2017

This building is old, tired. It needs a massive refurbishment and for money to be spent on it. A great venue for music.

Thank Kim_Flitter
Reviewed 26 April 2017

I'd wanted to see a band here for years. Finally, the Saw Doctors came back to town. The venue looked like it was a bingo hall in years gone by. The main standing area is flanked by two bars with two more at the back....More

Thank collavfc
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Good venue, filled fast, we were in standing but had to go to back as so full. Plenty of bars and priced okay for these sorts of place, turns into a nightclub later. Get HD screen of stage if your view isn't so great. Good...More

Thank Scott G
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Been here several times and it's literally my favourite venues! Great atmosphere, and the perfect size!

Thank caitlinbarry1
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Went last night to see Blackberry Smoke which must have been almost a sell out . Been here many times times yes the drinks are a little pricey but no more than other venues. My main gripe with the venue is that they need to...More

Thank pete1066
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