O2 Events

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Almost all the major events around the Greenwich Peninsula automatically happen at the O2, given the capacity of the venue and its history of hosting successful events. The O2 has two separate venues for hosting events: The O2 Arena and indigo at The O2.

The O2 Arena

The O2 Arena is a 20,000-seat arena predominantly utilized for live music. This is the first American-style multi-purpose venue in London, and it is situated in the heart of The O2. It is the world's busiest concert venue and is the UK's second-largest arena after Manchester Arena. Some of the largest and most popular O2 events are held at the O2 Arena.

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Indigo at The O2

indigo at The O2 is a live music club with a capacity of 2,750 people for smaller music performances, club events, after shows, corporate and private events. It has four bars: two on the main ground floor in front of the stage, one in the VIP lounge known as the Purple Lounge, and one in the stalls known as the Bleachers.

The O2 Events History

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Entertainment

The O2 events are one of the popular reasons people flock to this grand venue. Over the last decade and a half, both the O2 Arena and indigo at The O2 have hosted iconic entertainment events, entertaining over 10 million people combined. Some of the most popular entertainment events at this venue include Lionel Ritchie at the O2 Arena, Black Sabbath – The O2, Ed Sheeran 2017 Tour, and U2 Innocence + Experience Tour.

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Sports Events

The O2 has hosted numerous sporting events, both at the O2 Arena and indigo at The O2. The seating capacity at both these venues makes them a great fit for a wide range of sporting events. Some of the most popular sports O2 events hosted at these venues are ATP World Tour Finals, National Hockey League games, NBA exhibition matches, Premier League Darts, Olympics, and Paralympics events.

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Comedy

The O2 Arena and the indigo at The O2 have also hosted several renowned comedians and acts for packed house shows. The comedy O2 events have only grown in popularity ever since the O2 has become available. Some of the most iconic comedy O2 events were by Chris Rock, Lee Evans, Steve Coogan, The Mighty Boosh, Russell Peters, Al Murray, Eddie Izzard, and Michael Mcintyre.

Upcoming O2 Events

Entertainment

  • November 18, 2021 - 80’s Live at indigo At The O2
    Sing along as the live band ‘Electric Dreams' performs over two dozen chart-topping hits from musicians such as Duran Duran, Dexy's Midnight Runners, and Culture Club.
  • November 30, 20221 - Sh**ged.Married.Annoyed. At The O2 Arena
    Fans flocked in droves to see their sold-out, world-record-breaking first live Sh**ged.Married.Annoyed. performance. Chris and Rosie Ramsey have announced a new headline event at The O2 on November 30th as part of their podcast tour.
  • February 11 to13, 2022 - Strictly Come Dancing at The O2 Arena
    Fans of Strictly Come Dancing are in for a feast when it comes to live entertainment, as not one, not two, but three fantastic live Strictly Come Dancing shows will be touring the UK to keep you dancing.
  • March 20, 2022 - Planet Earth II – Live in Concert at The O2 Arena
    The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Matthew Freeman, will perform the extraordinary music by Oscar winner Hans Zimmer, Jacob Shea, and Jasha Klebe for Bleeding Fingers Music, with breath-taking specially-selected imagery shown in 4K super high-definition on a large LED screen in this special O2 event.
  • March 20, 2022 - Richard Turner at indigo At The O2
    'Winning With The Hand You Are Dealt,' a one-man performance by Richard Turner, will encourage, inspire, and fascinate you every step of the way.
  • April 9, 2022 - Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of The Worlds at The O2 Arena
    Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds, modeled on HG Wells' grim Victorian novel, has enthralled audiences of all ages all over the world.
  • July 13 to 17, 2022 - Cirque du Soleil presents Corteo at The O2 Arena
    Corteo features a cast of 51 international acrobats, singers, performers, and actors. It is, therefore, clear that this show will be no short thrills.
  • August 31, 2022 - Horizons: A 21st Century Space Odyssey at The O2 Arena
    Professor Brian Cox, who previously established two Guinness World Records with his sell-out World Tour, is back with a brand-new Arena concert for 2021, which will take place at The O2.

Sport

  • May 15, 2022, Onwards - Basketball Play-off Finals 2022 at The O2 Arena
    The 2022 Play-Off Finals will be held at The O2 on Sunday, May 15, 2022, and will be the biggest game in British basketball. If you are an enthusiast, this is a must-visit.
  • May 19, 2022 - 2022 Premier League Darts at The O2 Arena
    This popular ten-player O2 event will involve players such as Michael van Gerwen, Peter Wright, reigning champion Glen Durrant, and new World Champion Gerwyn Price.
  • September 22 to 25, 2022 - Laver Cup London 2022 at The O2 Arena
    The Laver Cup will be held in London in 2022, with the O2 arena serving as the host venue. This would be the tournament's fifth edition.
  • December 4, 2022 - Basketball Hall of Fame London Showcase at The O2 Arena
    The Basketball Hall of Fame London Showcase is one of the institution's collegiate events, which has grown in recent years in an effort to bring the game beyond the museum's walls.

 Family

  • December 22, 2021, to January 2, 2022 - Disney on Ice presents Find Your Hero at The O2 Arena
    Join heroic Wayfinder Moana and demigod Maui on a perilous journey into unexplored territory in search of Te Fiti's stolen heart. See Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and characters from Moana, Frozen, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Tangled.

Comedy

  • December 8, 2021 - Mo Gilligan + Friends The Black British Takeover at The O2 Arena
    With UK comedian Mo Gilligan + Friends and ‘The Black British Takeover,' the first event announced at The O2 Arena in a long time will offer much-needed comedy to fans.
  • April 8, 2022 - John Bishop Right Here, Right Now at The O2 Arena
    With his highly anticipated brand-new stand-up performance, Right Here, Right Now, comedy legend John Bishop will perform at The O2. This will be John's eighth stand-up performance, and it looks to be his greatest yet.
  • May 31 to June 1, 2022 - Alan Partridge Live at The O2 Arena
    This charming and remarkably well-read man has brought joy to millions of people across the country during his multi-decade radio career. He’ll be back to delight The O2 Arena with two live shows in 2022.

All Your Questions Answered About The O2 Events

Q. What are the different types of O2 events held in 2021?

A. The different types of O2 events held in 2021 include entertainment, sports comedy, family, music, exhibition shows, and much more.

Q. How old do you have to be to go for the O2 events?

A. Most O2 events have separate and different age limits for admission.

Q. Can you take drinks into the O2 events?

A. No, you cannot take drinks into the O2 events venues.

Q. Can I bring my camera for the O2 events?

A. Yes, you can bring your camera for the O2 events only if it is not professional-grade equipment like SLR.

Q. Is there any dress code to go for the O2 events?

A. No, there is no dress code to go for the O2 events.

Q. What time do the doors open for the O2 events?

 A. The opening time for the O2 events will be given on the individual event ticket.

Q. When should I arrive for the O2 events?

A. You should arrive for the O2 events at least 30 minutes before the show begins.

Q. When do the O2 events start and finish?

 A. The O2 events’ start and finish timings will be given on the tickets.

Q. Will I be allowed in once the O2 events have started?

A. You will be allowed in at suitable breaks once the O2 events have started.

Q. What should I do if I need any assistance during the O2 events?

A. You should contact the stewards immediately if you need any assistance during the O2 events.

Q. Can I stand up and dance during the O2 events?

A. Yes, you can stand up and dance during the O2 events.

Q. Are the cloakrooms available at the O2 events center?

A. Yes, the cloakrooms are available at the O2 events center.

Q. Are there any smoking facilities at the O2 events center?

A. Yes, there are smoking facilities at the O2 events center.