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The O2 Academy in Edinburgh dates back to 1909 when it was originally built as a corn exchange, designed by the City Superintendent of Works, James A. Williamson.

It's a category B listed building which was restored to its former glory by Marcos (a family run Edinburgh Business) and reopened in 1992. It was restored for use as a venue in 1999 and was awarded with the Large venue of the year award two years in a row at the Scottish Event Awards 2011 and 2012.

Now operating as the O2 Academy Edinburgh it is one of the premiere venues in Scotland and the ideal venue for live music.

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O2 Academy Edinburgh
11 New Market Rd
EH14 1RJ
United Kingdom
Tel: 0131 477 3500
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Web: academymusicgroup.com/o2academyedinburgh

Getting here

By bus

If you’re arriving from the South, the following bus stops are available nearby, numbers 4,34,35,44, N33 and 300.

From the north, bus numbers 3,25,30,33,38, N25, N28, N30, X27 and X 28.

Please visit Lothian Buses for more information and services.

By train

The nearest train station is Slateford, with routes from Edinburgh Waverley at approximately 11 minutes and Haymarket, four minutes.

Full information including last service times from Slateford can be found at Scotrail.

Accessible facilities at Slateford station.

Parking and by car

We’re easy to get to by all major approach roads, including A70 (South) and A71 (North), Edinburgh City bypass and the M8 and M9 motorways.

There are limited options for on street parking in the surrounding area, so we recommend using public transport.

Disabled parking and by car

We do not have our own parking facilities however we do have a drop off point at the main entrance and our team will show you the way.  

Venue opening times

We’ll have opening times and curfew times if they’re out of the ordinary for live music events (7pm-11pm) on the event page of this website.

All timings are subject to change, so please check before you travel.