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Address: 55 Cookridge Street, Leeds LS2 3AW, England
Phone Number:
+44 113 389 1555
12:00 - 05:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 05:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 04:00

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Lovely venue

This is a great venue as it is quiet small, which gives you an intimate experience when seeing a band. The bars were very accessible meaning that queuing wasn't a problem. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 December 2016
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

This is a great venue as it is quiet small, which gives you an intimate experience when seeing a band. The bars were very accessible meaning that queuing wasn't a problem. The exterior is impressive, especially at night when it is illuminated. I had a great time!

Thank QVBee
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

I have only visited the Academy once and I have to say that on the whole I would attend other gigs there. The academy is in a good location and is close to a 24 hour car park (but good luck with the nightmare traffic system), the staff were friendly and attentive to their duties, but I found the drinks... More 

Thank Mike B
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

I've been going here for a number of years for a variety of gigs and it's a good venue for the right size band/crowd. I've decided to review this time around though as I'm sick of O2 Academy bars! Awful selection of usual bad lagers and beers. It's like being in a pub in the 90's, except now it cost... More 

Thank Thom C
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Seats were awful, very narrow seats tied together with tree ties, seats very hard and uncomfortable. O2 priority app being advertised was a complete waste of time. Drinks offer, once you had downloaded you had 2 mins and it expired, not enough time to be able to use it. What a joke! Priority entrance for O2 customers non existent. Bar,... More 

Thank bkirkaldy
Level Contributor
50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

I went to see Nathaniel Ratcliffe and the Night Sweats and I've never been to this venue before. It had a great feel and unlike the O2 in London it felt warmer and more intimate. Fantastic performance and the only thing I'd say is the drinks are expensive so either have plenty before you go or take plenty of cash!... More 

Thank Sparkster74
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Not an enormous amount to say other than "Good gig venue!" I went to see Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats on 10/11/2016. The staff were courteous and competent. The venue is well-presented and has good facilities. It reminds me of Rock City in Nottingham. A great place to see a band. Technical elements were excellent. Didn't do much drinking,... More 

Thank Chris I
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60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Came to watch Evanescence, so yes longer than a year. Easy to get to the bar. Cheap tickets. Great view of stage. Great acoustics. Great night.

Thank Amy S
England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The venue smells, is dirty and stuffy. To make it worse, the drinks are ridiculously over priced. You can find yourself getting a single and mixer for £5.80. Bare in mind, for that price, I at least expect a straw and a fruit and a decent spirit. Definitely one of the most expensive venues in Leeds and no where near... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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953 reviews
569 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

This is a great venue for small intimate gigs (the best kind). It has its slight downsides, the beer is expensive, it's a bit grungy and could do with a bit of a spruce up... but it's a music venue - you don't go to admire the decor! Its in a great location near some good bars and restaurants so... More 

Thank cazbatt
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Wasn't bad that the match was free and looking forward to watching it on the big screens with a good atmosphere. Unfortunately I missed a lot of the match queueing for drinks and was watching it on small tvs at the bar. Got there around 7.15 and was seated in the balcony section. Already very busy and stifling hot. Finally... More 

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