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Address: Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SW, England
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+44 191 260 2020

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Needs a Massive Refurb!

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

1 Thank Phase Δ
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Seaham, United Kingdom
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283 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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. The only downside was the exit. Everyone was corralled into the back doorway despite multiple... More 

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68 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 location amongst other prebars, worth going to and then try other delights of this city... More 

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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

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

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South Shields, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 stop people from standing on the two sets of stairs leading down to the main... More 

Thank pete1066
Durham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Attended a show at The Academy last night,paid £25 for the ticket and the band played a great show. However the evening was let down by the overpriced bar! £5.10 for a pint of lager which was barely drinkable it was of such poor quality,the bar staff appeared embarrassed to ask! Not cool Academy! Shamelessly overcharging and providing poor quality... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Saw the BSR in Mar 17 at the O2 Academy in Newcastle. If you've been to an O2 before you'll know what to expect, except this one is a little more "open" and spacious. Its easy to find, signposted in the city on the tourist signposts and right in the centre. The Star Inn is right opposite and they have... More 

Thank Bob P
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

What a great venue for a gig, my husband and I went here to see Lukas Graham. What a showman, a great band, great night all round.

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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Visited the 02 in Newcastle tonight , Lost all my friends in an unexpected incident, went outside very agitated and worried but bob the bouncer waited with me and made sure I was safe till I found my friends. What a lovely guy!!! Thanks again bob Will definitely be returning. Xxxxx

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