The O2 Arena is one of the UK’s largest indoor arenas with a capacity of up to 20,000. Perhaps the country’s most recognisable venue - it was built into the former Millennium Dome, retaining some of the original features. Since first opening its doors in 2007 with a celebratory concert by Bon Jovi, the O2 Arena has gained a reputation for being a household venue in entertainment.
The past decade has seen the likes of Justin Bieber, Kylie Minogue, Rihanna, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar and Paramore perform in the state-of-the-art venue. The O2 Arena also hosted the 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, undergoing a temporary name change to the North Greenwich Arena. Heavyweight champion, David Haye, fought there in 2016, and the prestigious ATP World Finals has been an annual occurrence since 2009.
Expanding over the years, the O2 Arena has sprouted many sub-venues. Indigo at the O2 is a smaller live music club, often used for after parties, private events and smaller gigs. Up at the O2 Arena opened in 2012, inviting visitors to climb the building for panoramic views over London. Further outlining its dominance in entertainment, the O2 Arena also features a bowling alley, exhibition space, and many dining facilities.
The O2 Arena is fully accessible, where lifts are designed to allow wheelchair users access around the venue.
There is a BSL video available to assist visitors with booking. There is also BSL interpretation available for events at the O2 Arena and the Indigo. Visitors who requires this are advised to email in advance at email@example.com to make arrangements.
The O2 Arena also offers accessibility kits, which includes hearing aid batteries, power chair chargers, dog bowl and water, monocular, ear defenders, spectacle repair kit, cable ties, electric tyre inflator, blade fuses, and access to a quiet area. Visitors can pick these up from block 118 at the Guest Information Desk.
For more information on accessibility - see the O2 Arena's dedicated page - https://www.theo2.co.uk/visit-us/accessibility