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The O2 Academy Glasgow is located just across the River Clyde from the Glasgow city centre. It opened in 2003 and has hosted performances by Deacon Blue, the Sugababes, The Killers, James Brown, Frankie Boyle, George Ezra, Kanye West, Sam Smith, Russell Brand, and Jimmy Carr.
The O2 Academy Glasgow sits on the site where the Eglinton St United Secession Church was built in 1825 and was then converted to The New Bedford Picture House in 1921. It burnt down and was rebuilt in 1932, and then became a bingo hall in 1973. It closed down and boarded up in 1993, and was unused for 10 years until it reopened as the O2 Academy Glasgow in 2003.
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If you’re looking for parking at the O2 Academy Glasgow, there isn’t any on-site parking, but you’ll find a car park at the Bridge Street underground station just 5 minutes’ walk away. There are 183 spaces in this car park in total, and it is available from 6:30am to midnight from Monday to Saturday, and 10am to 6pm on Sundays.
The cost associated with using this car park is as follows:
- Park and Ride (all day parking and return journey): £5.70
- Smartcard parking up to 30 minutes: £0.60
- Smartcard parking up to 1 hour: £1.20
- Smartcard parking up to 2 hours: £2.70
- Smartcard parking up to end of day: £5.70
- 1-month parking only: £53
- Park and Ride 7-day adult ticket: £27
- Park and Ride 28-day adult ticket: £105
- Park and Ride 6 month adult ticket: £540
- Park and Ride annual adult ticket: £960
- Lost ticket fee: £3.20
- Overstay day rate: £5.70
- Season add on: £2.70
The street parking around the O2 Academy Glasgow is a controlled parking area managed by the Glasgow city council. From Monday to Saturday, 8am to 6pm, it costs 20p per 15 minutes for 1 hour, and then 40p per 15 minutes after an hour. The maximum stay here is 3 hours. You can also purchase a resident’s parking permit for £85 annually or £23.75 quarterly.
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By Train: The Glasgow central train station is a 15-minute walk from the O2 Academy Glasgow and services the Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, LNER, ScotRail, and Transpennine Express lines.
By Bus: Several bus lines run by the O2 Academy Glasgow, including 3, 3 simpliCITY, 4 simpliCITY, 4A simpliCITY, 38 simpliCITY, 38A simpliCITY, 38B simpliCITY, 38C, 38E simpliCITY, 57 simpliCITY, 57A simpliCITY, 59, 103, and 129.
By Car: The O2 Academy Glasgow is on Eglinton Street, just a few minutes off the M8 and M74.
By Underground: The Bridge Street underground station is less than 10 minutes’ walk away.
Disabled Parking near the O2 Academy Glasgow
If you’re looking for accessible O2 Academy Glasgow parking options, there is plenty of blue badge parking throughout the Glasgow city centre.
To search for the disabled car park that is closest to the O2 Academy Glasgow, see the Blue Badge Parking website.
There are two electric charging units on South Portland Street, another two on Centre Street, and two on Crown Street.
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Where is the O2 Academy Glasgow located?
The O2 Academy Glasgow is on Eglinton Street, about 15 minutes’ walk from the city centre.
Are there any age restrictions at the O2 Academy Glasgow?
Age restrictions vary from show to show, so be sure to check before you book tickets, and bring proof of age if you need it. No one under 8 is allowed at the O2 Academy Glasgow, but if you’re under 13 you will need to attend with someone aged 16 and over. The O2 Academy Glasgow only accepts passports and full or provisional driver's licence as proof of age.
Can I bring a bag into the O2 Academy Glasgow?
You can bring small bags that aren’t any bigger than a laptop bag, and suitcases aren’t allowed either. Please note that if you bring a bag, you may be searched when you arrive.
What are the benefits of being an O2 customer?
You’ll be able to enjoy the priority queue lanes to get into venues faster and use the cloakroom to securely store your belongings and charge your phone. You can also enjoy 2 for 1 drinks deals, and access to the Priority rooms where you can enjoy a free drink.
How accessible is the O2 Academy Glasgow?
The O2 Academy Glasgow offers free companion tickets so carers can attend and provide assistance during the show. It also allows service dogs and can look after them during the event in a quiet spot with water. There are wheelchair spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis, and there is a ramp up to the viewing area. There is also an accessible toilet and a lowered counter in the box office with an induction loop. Please note that most events use strobe lighting and smoke effects, but there will be signs up when you arrive to let you know. If you have any questions, just talk to a member of staff at any point before or during the event.
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