O2 Academy Bournemouth
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O2 Academy Bournemouth originally opened as The Grand Pavilion Theatre in 1895 with various incarnations over the years. It was first used as a circus, and in 1899 became The Boscombe Grand Theatre for its music hall days and The Boscombe Hippodrome several years later. In recent times it has converted to a dance hall, a Royal Ballroom and was a renowned venue for the disco era of the 70s, club acts of the 80s and the dance explosion of the 90s.
In July 2009, Academy Music Group acquired the stunning Grade II listed building and the venue's launch night saw the XX supporting and Florence and the Machine, showing off the acoustics of this wonderful theatre to a sold out crowd.
The building boasts a magnificent interior with period features, including the proscenium arch, art-deco styling and ornate steel work. A stunning theatre, the main auditorium is the heart of the venue, and there are three levels for seating, plus royal boxes and booths.
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SEATED: 700 plus 20 guest list (10 per Royal Box)
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A magnificent Grade II listed building, O2 Academy Bournemouth is available to hire and suitable for hosting a wide array of events. A versatile space, the venue is fully equipped and can be hired as a rehearsal space, or for corporate events, parties or conferences. O2 Academy Bournemouth’s iconic features make it a stunning location for filming or backdrop for an exhibition.