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Millennium Square is an outdoor public space and live entertainment venue in Leeds city centre. The square was officially opened by Nelson Mandela in 2001. Millennium Square is a multi-functional event venue, with a standing capacity of 8,000 in its concert configuration.
Previously known as The Apollo, the New Theatre Oxford has a capacity of 1,800 and is situated in George Street, Oxford. The theatre initially opened in 1836 and has been replaced and enlarged several times over the past 175 years. It is mainly used for opera, ballet and musical theatre but has hosted top name comedians and musicians such as Jimmy Carr, Ricky Gervais and Status Quo.
The City Hall opened in 1927 with a Harrison and Harrison Organ being installed the following year to mark it as one of Newcastle's foremost entertainment venues. Acts from Motorhead to The Animals have performed at the City Hall and performances by Ronan Keating, Diversity and Dara O'Briain are scheduled for 2010.
The Newport Centre is a multi-purpose entertainment and leisure complex, which is located adjacent to the Kingsway Shopping Centre. The versatile main hall at the Newport Centre has a capacity of just over 2,000 and is used to host concerts, conferences and exhibitions.
The Royal Concert Hall is a 2,500 seated venue in the heart of Nottingham city centre that has hosted artists as varied as Norah Jones, Little Richard, Blondie and Billy Connolly. The acoustics in the hall are enhanced by the moveable acoustic canopy which is raised to cater for louder pop concerts and lowered for smaller chamber-style performances.
The O2 Academy Birmingham is one of 13 live music venues around the UK that are sponsored by the mobile telephone company O2. Customers of O2 can access a priority ticket service for gigs at this venue. The venue consists of a main hall and two smaller rooms with a combined capacity of just under 3,900.
Originally the Boscombe Grand Theatre which opened in 1895, the O2 Academy Bournemouth is now one of the south's biggest and best-loved venues. The O2 Academy Bournemouth continues to host both new and established acts including Frankie Goes To Hollywood, T-Rex, Deep Purple and Pink Floyd.
The O2 Academy Bristol, formerly the Carling Academy is a music venue situated on Frogmore Street. It has a capacity of 1,600 and was originally a cinema. Friday night is Ramshackle night with appearances by DJs Andy Tokyo and The Postman but has also hosted guest DJ, Zane Lowe.
Originally The Astoria cinema and theatre, the O2 Brixton was built in 1929. The building has been sympathetically modernised keeping many of the original features. The O2 Brixton has been host to many big name acts including Moby, Jamie T and Franz Ferdinand.
The O2 Academy Glasgow, formerly known as the Carling Academy Glasgow, has a capacity of 2,500 and has been host to acts such as The Killers, The Fratellis and James Brown. It has also hosted the O2 Wireless Festival and the Glasgow Comedy Festival, the latter including big name comedy acts such as Frankie Boyle, Jimmy Carr and Russell Brand. The Acadamy is situatued just off the M8.
Formerly the Leeds Academy, the O2 in Leeds is the premier concert venue in the city. Based on Cookridge Street, the Academy was originally built in 1885 and officially opened by Prince Albert. It is a Grade I Gothic Listed building.
Formerly known as the Carling Academy Liverpool, the O2 is on the intersection of London Road and Hotham Street. The venue is comprised of two arenas holding 1,250 and 500 people. The venue has five bars shared between the two arenas. The Academy has been the starting point for many of the UK's top comedians and new bands.
The O2 Academy, formerly the Carling Academy, opened in October 2005 with a concert by The Futureheads. The O2 Academy Newcastle is host to Newcastle's long-running indie music night, Bulletproof. The venue has also hosted Kasabian, N-Dubz and Arctic Monkeys.
Formerly the Roxy Disco and Carling Academy, the O2 Academy Sheffield is based in the centre of Sheffield. The Academy has a capacity of 2,350 and has a weekly event, Propaganda, which takes place every Friday between 11pm and 3.30am.
With a capacity of 3,500, the Manchester Apollo was used as a cinema until the 1970s. It has hosted big name acts such as Kylie Minogue, Oasis and Queen. Because of the original usage as a cinema, the seating arrangement remains close to the stage giving a more personal experience than other similar venues.
Situated on Dame Street, Dublin, the Olympia Theatre has hosted some of the best musical and comedy talents in the world including Snow Patrol, Paolo Nutini, R.E.M. and Sean Lock. N-Dubz played their first Irish gig at the Olympia in April 2010.
The Opera House, Manchester, is host to some of the world's most well-loved stage shows and ballet including West Side Story, The Phantom of the Opera and Gorillazs' Demon Days Live. The venue was also the host of the premier of the Take That musical, Never Forget, during which a DVD was recorded and is available from Amazon.
Costing the equivalent of £2.3 million to construct, the Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool originally opened in 1849 but was destroyed by a fire in 1933. The new Hall opened in 1939 with its inaugural concert being conducted my Sir Thomas Beecham. The Hall is now host to around 250 concerts every year ranging from classical to rock to comedy.
Plymouth Pavilions is a sports complex and entertainment centre in Devon owned by Plymouth City Council. It has a capacity of 4,000 and has been the host to some great acts such as Radiohead, Coldplay, Lily Allen and Jimmy Carr. The Arena is also home to basketball team, the Plymouth Raiders.
Portsmouth Guildhall is a neo-classical building which was completed in 1890. The venue was renamed in 1926 from the City Hall to the Guildhall when Portsmouth received 'city' status.