Closure of Shepherd's Bush Empire Extended into April

Gigs moved to other London venues as roof repairs continue

The O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire has announced that it will now remain closed into April.

A statement from the Academy Music Group, which owns and operates the venue on Shepherd's Bush Green says:
" Following the closure of Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Friday 4 Dec 2015 and further inspections, structural engineers have advised that works to the roof structure will extend into April 2016.

" We are sorry that these extended restoration works mean that further shows will either be moved to other venues in London or rescheduled as necessary. Once again, we thank artists, promoters and fans for cooperation and patience and wish to reassure everyone that safety is our priority."

In an earlier statement, the group said repairs to the building require propping the roof from inside the main auditorium and added that it was working with independent experts and advisors to complete this maintenance as quickly as possible.

For updates, visit the Academy Music Group's website.

For more information call 0208 354 3300 or email

February 19, 2016