Event Information

The Venues

Welcome to Empire Live at The O2!

Film and entertainment’s biggest weekend is coming, with the best cinematic experiences, held September 23-25 2016 at The O2, Greenwich. 

Cineworld at the O2

We’re taking over a bunch of screens for a constant stream of movies and live events – some of which will be introduced by the filmmakers themselves. There will also be exclusive sneak peaks at footage from upcoming movies that you won’t be able to see anywhere else.

Individual cinema event tickets are now on sale and cost just £12.50 + £1.25 booking fee.
£10.00 + £1.00 booking fee for children under 12 (U, PG and 12A certified films only).

Empire Hub at the Brooklyn Bowl

The Empire Hub at Brooklyn Bowl: The O2’s very own bowling alley will host the social and hangout space for the weekend. This is where the Empire Team will bring the magazine to life, with on-stage versions of ‘How Much Is A Pint Of Milk?', a movie quiz, plus our nightly parties.

Your Empire Live ticket allows you access to the Empire Hub, subject to capacity – simply show your Empire Live cinema ticket at the door, noting age restrictions for certain sessions. 

Available in person during the Empire Live weekend at The O2 Box Office (cash & card) and Brooklyn Bowl Box Office (cash only) for £10.00.


Empire City

In addition to the exciting film and screening programme and the Empire Hub, visit our Empire City located in the middle of The O2 to rest up and get food and drink while waiting for the next event to start. Empire City is free for everyone to attend — there is no ticket needed.

Getting To The O2

The O2 is located at Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX and has excellent transport links.

Travel by Tube
North Greenwich station is on the Jubilee Line in Zones 2 and 3 and will bring you right to our doorstep.

Get to the O2 from Central London in 20 minutes or Stratford in 10 minutes.

Travel by Bus
Get on the 108, 129, 132, 161, 188, 422, 472 or 486 that all stop at North Greenwich station.
You can get the 188 bus (24 hour) direct to/from Waterloo.
Night buses from North Greenwich Station: 108 to Stratford or Lewisham, 188 to Russell Square, 472 to Thamesmead.
Remember that you can no longer pay with cash on buses. Get more info here.

Travel by National Rail
Charlton mainline station is closest to The O2. Catch a 161, 472, or 486 bus to North Greenwich station from there.
Plan your journey at southeasternrailway.co.uk.

Travel by River Boat
Catch the MBNA Thames Clippers River Bus Express. Boats go direct from London Eye and London Bridge Piers to The O2.

The service takes 35 minutes, so there’s time to grab a drink and a snack on board. You can also get a chilled glass of bubbly by upgrading to a Champagne ticket.

Travel by Car
Inside the M25 and outside the Congestion Zone. The O2 is signposted from the M25, the A2 and A20 (from the South East), and the M11 (from the North). Use our postcode (SE10 0DX) for route planners. And if you need a junction, use Millennium Way or Edmund Halley Way. For more information on parking spaces, visit our FAQs.

Travel by Bicycle
The O2 is on lots of cycle routes. They’ve got 500 cycle racks in Car Parks 2, 3 and 4 and by North Greenwich station.

Travel by Emirates Air Line
Discover a unique perspective of London’s night sky – see The O2 from the air and the skyscrapers of Canary Wharf with music and video. There is no additional charge for evening flights. Cabins arrive every 30 seconds and flights usually last ten minutes. You can buy tickets at the terminal buildings or get them in advance here.

International – Eurostar
The Eurostar stops at St. Pancras station, very close to Kings Cross. Catch the tube or bus from there.

Taxi & Black Cab
North Greenwich station has its own taxi rank for black cabs. Grab a ride home from North Greenwich black taxi rank which operates 24 hours a day. Everyday. It's located to your left as you exit the North Greenwich underground station towards The O2. Taxi marshals are former cab drivers who manage passenger queues and are there to help to get a taxi home. On event nights they have direct communication to thousands of taxi drivers in the local area.

Travel Updates
Take time to plan your journey with TfL before setting off. For latest travel updates, see here. If you have any more questions, contact the O2 on +44 (0)20 8463 2000 or email their customer service team at customerservices@theo2.co.uk


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FAQ & Contact Us

If you have any more questions, please visit our FAQ or for contact information click here.