The big, white 1960s building that's now the Academy has been a landmark of Sheffield music for decades.
Designed by Jefferson Sheard, the same architects behind Moore Street Substation, the place first opened in 1968 as the Top Rank Suite, where the likes of The Clash, Joy Division and David Bowie played. It went on to become Roxy Disco, bringing to town the big names of the 80s – even Kylie and Jason Donovan.
Since 2008 it's been home to the Academy. Its auditoriums now host everything from comedy nights to wrestling matches, as well as gigs ranging from indie rock to reggae, and the occasional massive club night.