About O2 Academy Leeds
One of the city’s most historic venues and a Grade 1 listed building; The O2 Academy Leeds was originally opened as the Coliseum in 1885. It started as a concert hall which later became a theatre. Today, the venue hosts a variety of music and comedy gigs.
At the turn of the millennium, it was the end of an era for the Town and Country Club. Following a refurbishment in 2001, it entered a new phase as the night club, Creation.
In 2008, it became the O2 Academy Leeds, introducing itself to the city with a show from Kaiser Chiefs and DJ set from Utah Saints.
The monumental launch night was just the start. An exceptional list of acts followed with performances from Foals, Last Shadow Puppets, Spiritualized and Elbow.
After becoming part of the Academy Music Group, it continued to raise the bar with live shows from Biffy Clyro, The Killers, Kasabian, Courteeners, Hot Chip and Slash. It has also built a reputation for club events, bringing international DJs Fatboy Slim and Deadmau5 to the stage, while creating and turning Projekt into the biggest weekly nightclub in the city.