The Academy (music venue)

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Logo of The Academy in Dublin

The Academy is a music venue located in Dublin, Ireland. It consists of four floors, each for differing music tastes. The Academy was the venue where The Killers performed an intimate show in August 2008,[1] one night before a performance in Marlay Park.[2][3] [4] Others to have played the venue in 2008 include Black Kids,[5][6][7] Sam Sparro,[8] The Futureheads[9] and Stereophonics. [10] Staind,[11] Lily Allen,[12] Maxïmo Park,[13] Gomez,[14] The Cribs,[15] Buzzcocks[16] and Calvin Harris[17] played in 2009.

The venue screened the 2009 UEFA Champions League Final before a performance by The Maccabees on 27 May 2009.[18] The Coronas played the venue on 4 June, with support acts being Dirty Epics and The Chakras.[19] James played an Oxegen 2009 warm-up show in The Academy on 8 July.[20] Fight Like Apes performed inside a specially constructed wrestling ring at an end of year show in 2009.[21]


The Main Room has a standing capacity of 650 people with capacity for additional 200 people on the upper balcony.

The Green Room is located on The Academy's ground floor and has a capacity of 550 people. It has a low slung ceiling and is used for live performances from electronic acts and DJs.

The Academy 2 is found in the basement. It is a live room for smaller bands, comedy shows and record launches.

The Chamber is a private VIP room which is available on request. John Groves have also played here.


Meteor Music Awards[edit]

A performance by the band Republic of Loose at The Academy was nominated in the Best Irish Live Performance at the Meteor Music Awards in 2009.[22][23]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2009 Republic of Loose Best Irish Live Performance Nominated


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  2. ^ "UPDATED: The Killers to play Marlay Park…". Hot Press. 2008-03-27. Retrieved 2008-03-29. 
  3. ^ "Bloc Party added to Killers bill…". Phantom FM. 2008-04-01. Retrieved 2008-04-04. [dead link]
  4. ^ "The Killers playing Dublin again…". Phantom FM. Retrieved 2008-10-19. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Black Kids plot Dublin return". Hot Press. 2008-07-14. Retrieved 2008-07-18. 
  6. ^ "Black Kids Play Irish Dates". 2008-07-15. Retrieved 2008-07-18. 
  7. ^ "Black Kids tickets on sale today". Phantom FM. 2008-07-15. Retrieved 2008-07-18. [dead link]
  8. ^ "Sam Sparro plays Dublin…". Hot Press. 2008-10-13. Retrieved 2008-10-13. 
  9. ^ "The Futureheads announce shows in Ireland…". Hot Press. 2008-10-28. Retrieved 2008-10-28. 
  10. ^ "Stereophonics confirm show at The Academy…". Hot Press. 2008-10-29. Retrieved 2008-10-30. 
  11. ^ "Staind confirm January show at the Academy…". Hot Press. 2008-10-22. Retrieved 2008-10-13. 
  12. ^ "Lily Allen confirms Paddy's Eve visit to Ireland…". Hot Press. 2008-12-01. Retrieved 2008-12-01. 
  13. ^ "Maxïmo Park plan Dublin gig…". Hot Press. 2009-02-02. Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  14. ^ "Gomez play Dublin…". Hot Press. 2009-02-23. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  15. ^ "The Cribs confirm Irish shows…". Hot Press. 2009-05-26. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 
  16. ^ "Buzzcocks confirm Academy show…". Hot Press. 2009-06-10. Retrieved 2009-06-10. 
  17. ^ "Calvin Harris confirms Irish tour…". Hot Press. 2009-06-11. Retrieved 2009-06-11. 
  18. ^ "The Maccabees accommodate football fans…". Hot Press. 2009-05-25. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 
  19. ^ "The Coronas announce Academy show". Hot Press. 2009-05-29. Retrieved 2009-05-29. 
  20. ^ "James announce Oxegen warm-up". Hot Press. 2009-05-18. Retrieved 2009-05-20. 
  21. ^ "Fight Like Apes Announce Unusual Academy Show!". Hot Press. 2009-10-07. Retrieved 2009-10-09. 
  22. ^ "Meteor Awards 2009 - Presenter & Nominees Revealed". Hot Press. 2009-01-28. Retrieved 2009-01-28. 
  23. ^ "Meteor Music Awards nominees revealed". RTÉ. 2009-01-29. Retrieved 2009-01-30. 

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