o2 Academy

A landmark in the city of Sheffield, the large white cubic structure that forms the o2 Academy was opened in 1968 as the infamous Top Rank Suite and is remembered for iconic gigs from The Police, The Clash, Joy Division, The Jam and David Bowie.

The venue had established itself on the city’s entertainment circuit as a premier live music and night club and, with local celebrity Barry Noble at the helm, the opening of the Roxy in 1985 was a storming success. The Roxy was a big part of Sheffield’s culture in the 1980s and 1990s and was instrumental in Sheffield’s live scene, bringing local bands Heaven 17 and the Human League to the stage.

The building lay empty for many years but after an extensive refurbishment, the doors were opened once again open and the O2 Academy Sheffield exploded onto the city’s thriving live music scene in 2008. Just a few highlights so far include shows from Elbow, The Prodigy, The Black Keys, N*E*R*D, Basement Jaxx, Rita Ora, Babyshambles, Frank Turner andO2 Academy2 shows with Two Door Cinema Club, Ellie Goulding, Bring Me The Horizon, and You Me At Six. 

Disabled Access

    • No disabled parking facilities, but the 24 hour NCP car park next door on Arundel Gate has 16 wide bays and eight disabled bays
    • Disabled access for Academy2, but no specific disabled viewing area


    • 37-43 Arundel Gate S1 2PN


    doors at 3.30pm