Merseyside isn’t short of quirky music venues but the O2 Academy, Liverpool has a curious history. What started out as a furniture warehouse in the 19th century has become one of Liverpool’s most dependable live music venues, hosting a diverse range of pop, rock, indie, dance and urban acts.
The O2 Academy, Liverpool went through several iterations before finding its current purpose as an entertainment venue, serving as a furniture warehouse, pet shop and even a horse market. The old building was converted into the music venue L2 in 2000 and staged shows by nascent acts such as Muse, Coldplay and Idlewild before closing again in 2002.
O2 Academy Liverpool was refurbished and re-opened in 2003 before the venue was taken over by the Academy Music Group. Since then it has only built upon its reputation as a tour stop for rising and international artists alike with The Killers, Arctic Monkeys and Amy Winehouse just a few of the highlights.
Whether you’re looking to catch a gig in the Academy’s 1200 capacity main venue or its cosier 500-capacity Academy 2, you’re guaranteed to have a great night. Compare ticket prices for gigs at the O2 Academy Liverpool below and find yourself the best deal.