O2 Academy Brixton

211 Stockwell Road,
London, SW9 9SL

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cousinadnab
cousinadnab on December 29, 2011 at 10:38 am

Unfortunately, the Brixton Academy has recently suffered some damage from a fire. But not to sure how mucg damage. See the BBC report about the fire: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-16325908

woody
woody on February 15, 2011 at 3:47 pm

an odd find in the London Museum, a magazine called The Astorian – the official organ of the Astoria Brixton – the best south-west… Brixton wonder picture theatre!
presumably dating from around the opening
http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody1969/5447963081/

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 21, 2009 at 11:58 am

Viewed from the balcony during a concert:
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andygarner
andygarner on June 17, 2009 at 1:24 pm

Some unusual shots of the Astoria can be seen in the 1970`s film “Eskimo Nell” namely the projection room, managers office, rear circle,stage, and rear fire escape. Shots of the boiler room are featured in “Confessions of a Plumbers Mate” These were all filmed on location whilst the building was closed to the public. Both films turn up on Ebay quite regularly

woody
woody on December 4, 2007 at 2:25 pm

more photos night views dec 3 2007 at a CSS gig
http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody1969/2087472060/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody1969/2087475938/
lobby
http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody1969/2087481152/
auditorium shot of CSS on stage
http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody1969/2087489330/
while it looks in great condition in these photos the building is actually in a shockingly poor state, delicate plasterwork and marble are treated with no respect and are in battered condition

woody
woody on September 19, 2006 at 2:52 am

The building was open to the public for London open House weekend, here are some shots of the maazing interior
lobby areas
http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody1969/246884748/
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follow spot lights
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former projection suite (now VIP bar)
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auditorium
http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody1969/246884751/
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exterior 16th sept 2006
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Ian
Ian on April 30, 2006 at 11:51 pm

More photos of the Academy here :–

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 31, 2005 at 6:11 am

A recent photograph of the Academy Theatre, Brixton, south London:
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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on September 11, 2005 at 1:52 am

More history and photographs of the Astoria Brixton here:
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kevinp
kevinp on August 14, 2005 at 1:56 pm

Herewith a link with a lot of recent interior photo’s

best

kev p

www.brixton-academy.co.uk/brixton/gallery/index.cfm?gallery=brixton_venue

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 27, 2005 at 10:39 am

An exterior photo and some history on the Astoria Brixton here:
http://www.tnunn.f2s.com/brixasto.htm

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on June 26, 2004 at 2:11 pm

The address of the Astoria is Stockwell Road, Brixton, London. SW9.

The opening film in 1929 was “The Singing Fool” starring Al Jolson. In later years of cinema operation it was known as the Odeon Astoria. It closed on 29th July 1972 with “Red Sun” & “The Looking Glass War” For a short while after closing it was converted into a Sundance dance hall, but this was short lived and the building lay empty until 1982 when it was re-opened in its current use today, as a live rock concert venue the Brixton Academy.

woody
woody on May 4, 2004 at 3:21 am

This amazing building is now the Academy Theatre, the exterior has been relit with green and red neon and looks fantastic at night, i went on saturday evening to see the Scissor Sisters in concert and the place was packed with at least 3000 people, the lobby is in pretty good shape considering its used for rock concerts, with the original glass deco light fittings, the auditorium is as above, most of the plasterwork survives and i really would not call it mutilated at all, the more delicate features are protected behind glass screens and the plaster trees and vines are all still in place but could do with being painted a lighter colour so you can see them. The balcony is still seated but the stalls floor is now standing only. Its still an awesome building and surprisingly intact, not that it couldnt do with a good clean.

DAVIDFREEMAN
DAVIDFREEMAN on November 2, 2003 at 7:42 pm

YOU ARE WRONG ABOUT SKATEBOARDING, THAT WAS AT THE ASTORIA OLD KENT ROAD…
(DEMOLISHED OCT 1984)
THIS WAS ONE OF THE"PARAMOUNT" ASTORIAS…
BRIXTON…STREATHAM…FINSBURY PARK…OLD KENT ROAD…
IT CLOSED ON 29TH JULY 1972…