The O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire has issued a statement about the maintenance work which has closed the venue in recent days.
“Following a formal inspection of the roof of O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, owned and operated by Academy Music Group, on Friday 4 December 2015, the venue was closed as a precaution for further inspections and safety checks from Monday 7 December 2015,” the statement reads.
“The following shows and events at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire will be affected due to essential maintenance work.
Please note that all tickets will remain valid until further notice for any postponed or rescheduled shows, and any ticketing enquiries should be directed to your point of purchase.
The Courteeners’ gig on the evening of Friday 4 December 2015 was postponed until further notice.
The Grade II listed O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, is a 112-year-old theatre designed and built for musical entertainment and variety. A much-loved and iconic venue, it hosts over 180 events per year, attracting some 250,000 visitors.
We continually invest in all of our theatre venues. Safety and amenities for our customers and staff is paramount and we are truly sorry for the inconvenience this unexpected maintenance and repair may cause.
We are undertaking remedial works and aim to be fully open within a matter of weeks.
Our thanks to all fans, artists and promoters for their cooperation, it is sincerely valued and appreciated, especially at this extremely busy time.
We will have a further update later this week.“
The affected shows read:
Tuesday 8 December
Penn Street Promotions presents UPSIDE – POSTPONED – customers are advised to retain their tickets until further notice.
Thursday 10 December
Live Nation presents One OK Rock TO BE ADVISED – customers are advised to retain their tickets until further notice.
Friday 11 December
Academy Events presents Black Star Riders – VENUE CHANGE – this show has moved to the Scala on the same day. All tickets remain valid.
Saturday 12 December
Live Nation presents Clutch – VENUE CHANGE – This show has moved to O2 Academy Brixton on the same day. All tickets remain valid.
Sunday 13 December
Academy Events presents Family – RESCHEDULED and VENUE CHANGE – This show will now take place on Monday 14 December and be at O2 Forum, Kentish Town. All tickets are valid for the new date and venue or refunds from point of purchase for customers who cannot make it.
Monday 14, Tuesday 15, Wednesday 16, Thursday 17 December
Live Nation presents Kodaline – TO BE ADVISED – customers are advised to retain their tickets until further notice.
Friday 18 December
Academy Events presents Kim Wilde’s Christmas Party – TO BE ADVISED – customers are advised to retain their tickets until further notice.
Saturday 19 December
Academy Events presents Fields of the Nephilim – TO BE ADVISED – customers are advised to retain their tickets until further notice.
Sunday 20 December
The Gig Cartel presents Hawkwind – VENUE CHANGE – this show has moved to the Coronet on the same day. All tickets remain valid.