Arts & culture

A city at the heart of art!

A city at the heart of art!

All of the greats of music, the stage, comedy and the arts have performed in Birmingham – and they’re still coming.

Adam Hussain Contemporary Glass

Adam Hussain Contemporary Glass

Adam designs and creates contemporary kiln-formed glass art for a variety of different markets. The working studio and gallery of Adam Hussain Contemporary Glass is located in the famous Custard Factory in Digbeth.

Alexandra Theatre

Alexandra Theatre

The Alexandra Theatre is a beautiful Edwardian theatre with 1347 seats. The theatre has a packed program, showing pre and post West End productions, touring shows, opera, ballet, musicals and concerts.

Artisan Alchemy

Artisan Alchemy

Set in a renovated 19th-century building which also houses workshops for artisans alongside the gallery space, Artisan Alchemy aims to create an artistic hub, bringing together the tradition of making with modern design.

Aston Hall

Aston Hall

Aston Hall and Park are hugely popular with family audiences and have a full programme of events, activities and trails. Discover the stunning interiors and the stories of the people who lived and visited the hall.

Baddesley Clinton

Baddesley Clinton

Much of the house was built by Henry Ferrers, a lawyer, diarist and antiquarian, in the late 1500s. The house was a sanctuary not only for the Ferrers family, but also for persecuted Catholics who were hidden from priest hunters.

Barber Concerts

Barber Concerts

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts boasts a chamber music and recital series dating back to 1945, and the internationally-acclaimed evening and lunchtime Barber Concerts series continues to this day.

Barber Institute Of Fine Arts

Barber Institute of Fine Art

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts is home to Europe’s finest art deco concert hall, and boasts a chamber music and recital series dating back to 1945. The Barber Institute also has one of the finest collections of European art in the UK.

Barclaycard Arena

Barclaycard Arena

A state of the art, multi-purpose entertainment centre hosting world class music, sport, comedy and family events. Whether it’s 15,800 screaming fans or an intimate, atmospheric once-in-a-lifetime experience, you’ll find it here.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

With four spectacular glasshouses, a lively aviary, Koi pool, wildlife trails, seasonal butterfly house and live music in the bandstand, the entire family can have fun all year around amongst 15 acres of flourishing gardens and foliage.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Birmingham Hippodrome

Welcoming audiences averaging around 500,000 each year, Birmingham Hippodrome can lay claim to the highest regular annual attendance of any single theatre in the UK. The theatre hosts a wide range of events.

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery first opened in 1885. It is housed in a Grade II listed city centre landmark building. There are over 40 galleries to explore that display art, applied art, social history, archaeology and ethnography.

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

This is one of the leading producing theatres situated in Centenary Square. The staff build and produce an average of 20 productions each year, ranging from small scale development work to full-scale musical productions.

Birmingham Royal Ballet

Birmingham Royal Ballet

Birmingham Royal Ballet is renowned for taking creative risks and using its position as Britain’s most creative and versatile touring classical ballet company to inspire and delight audiences with work that is technically excellent.

Blakesley Hall

Blakesley Hall

Blakesley is a haven; secluded from the avenues of modern houses that lie beyond its gates. The house is furnished using an inventory taken in the 17th century and reflects the lifestyle of a wealthy family of the late Tudor/Stuart period.

Brindleyplace

Brindleyplace

Brindleyplace businesses enjoy a safe, clean and vibrant working environment, while visitors to the estate will find plenty to see and do from restaurants and cafés to art galleries, a theatre and the ever popular Sea Life Centre.

Calthorpe Estates

Calthorpe Estates

Edgbaston is the largest urban conservation area in the country, protected and enriched by Calthorpe Estates. It benefits from truly world class arts, leisure and sports facilities which attract thousands of visitors each year.

Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens

Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens

Step into the mid-1700s countryside with 10 acres of walled gardens restored by volunteers at Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens. 600 plant species, heritage orchards, holly maze and wildlife ponds offer much to please the eye.

Circus Mash

Circus Mash

Circus Mash specialises in the growth and development of circus in the West Midlands, both from a community standpoint as well as professional artist development. Join the family and get your circus on!

Compton Verney

Compton Verney

Set in magnificent grounds, Compton Verney is fabulous country mansion art gallery featuring two centuries worth of paintings, Chinese bronzes and the UK’s largest collection of British Folk Art.

Driffold Gallery

Driffold Gallery

Driffold Gallery has over 250 choice original works by UK and world valued artists of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries at attractive 3, 4 and 5 figure investment prices. All are housed in a fascinating, part 14th century building.

Eastside Projects

Eastside Projects

A gallery where space and programme are intertwined. Alongside experimental contemporary art practices and exhibitions, the gallery has featured long-term, permanent works from international artists.

Friction Arts

Friction Arts

Friction Arts is based at The Edge, a former industrial unit, where it delivers interesting and innovative work that is relevant to the people in their immediate area and responds to the rich cultures that exist there.

Genting Arena

Genting Arena

The Genting Arena is the Midlands’ outstanding entertainment experience, hosting the world’s best comedians, sportspeople, singers, songwriters, dancers, daredevils and everything in between come through the doors.

Grand Union

Grand Union

Grand Union support the development of artists and curators through the provision of high quality workspaces and an ambitious programme of free exhibitions, talks and events. It’s located in Birmingham’s cultural quarter.

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

Explore 2000 years of Coventry’s history alongside stunning contemporary artworks at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum. Exciting temporary exhibitions, fascinating museum displays and permanent art works are on offer.

Ikon Gallery

Ikon Gallery

Ikon is an internationally acclaimed contemporary art gallery located in Brindleyplace. It shows temporary exhibitions, commissions new work and delivers a programme of free events and bookshop.

Library of Birmingham

Library of Birmingham

The Library of Birmingham provides a showcase for the city’s internationally important collections of archives, photography and rare books. New facilities include a state-of-the-art gallery space.

Lichfield Cathedral

Lichfield Cathedral

The only medieval Cathedral with three spires in England, welcoming visitors since 700AD. It’s home to treasures including the Lichfield Angel, St Chad Gospels, Staffordshire Hoard artefacts and the recently restored Herkenrode Glass.

Mac Birmingham

MAC Birmingham

First opened in 1962, Mac Birmingham is a pioneering arts complex for everyone, with one mission; to make art an important part of people’s lives. Located in Cannon Hill Park, the complex attracts over 850,000 visits every year.

Museum of Royal Worcester

Museum of Royal Worcester

The Georgian, Victorian and 20th century galleries will take you on a journey through time and an informative audio tour features the factory’s history. It’s proud to hold the largest collection of Worcester porcelain in the world.

Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

The Museum is built around a perfectly preserved jewellery workshop offering a unique glimpse of working life in the famous Jewellery Quarter. Today the factory is a remarkable museum, which tells the story of the area.

Purple Gallery

Purple Gallery

Purple Gallery is an independent art gallery that showcases affordable, quality artwork by both emerging and established artists and is located just a short distance from Bournville’s famous Cadbury Factory.

RBSA Gallery

RBSA Gallery

The RBSA Gallery is a gallery and exhibition venue which is run by the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists which is an artist-led charity. The gallery has an ever changing programme of exhibitions over two floors of gallery space.

Redditch Palace Theatre

Reddich Palace Theatre

The Palace is a 420 seat theatre with a Grade 2-listed auditorium in Redditch. Refurbished in 2005 it now boasts all the modern comforts you’d expect front of house with a wide and varied choice of entertainment.

RoguePlay Theatre

RoguePlay Theatre

RoguePlay Theatre is Birmingham’s highly physical theatre company, producing work atonally and internationally, their work captures stories through aerial circus, acrobatic, petty, dance and theatre.

Sara Preisler Gallery

Sara Preisler Gallery

This gallery is located within The Custard Factory and it is within this space that Sara represents over seventy of the UK’s leading designer makers with collections of a wide range of contemporary jewellery.

Sarehole Mill

Sarehole Mill

There has been a mill on this site since 1542, but the current building dates from the mid-18th century. In the 1850s a steam engine was installed and a chimney built, which provides Sarehole Mill with its distinctive silhouette.

Soho House

Soho House

Soho House was the elegant home of the industrialist and entrepreneur Matthew Boulton from 1766 to 1809. The house has been beautifully restored and reflects the fashions and tastes of the late Georgian period.

Solihull Arts Complex

Solihull Arts Complex

Solihull Arts Complex is a multi-purpose arts venue in the heart of Solihull town centre. The complex has a 336 seat theatre fully equipped technically with stage flying system, sound and lighting.

St Pauls Gallery

St Pauls Gallery

St Pauls Gallery is home to the world’s largest exhibition of signed album cover fine art prints, music related artwork, band and film memorabilia, also on display are signed pieces by world renowned artists such as Pablo Picasso.

Stoneleigh Abbey

Stoneleigh Abbey

The fine Grade I listed English mansion is comprised of two halves; the first is a fine example of a Jacobean country house. The second, the West Wing, was designed by famous architect Francis Smith in the Baroque style.

Symphony Hall

Symphony Hall

Symphony Hall is Europe’s best concert venue with 2,262 seats. It is home to the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and also presents a program of jazz, world, folk, rock, pop and classical concerts and performances.

The Blue Orange Theatre

The Blue Orange Theatre

The Blue Orange Theatre is an independent theatre situated in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. The theatre hosts an exciting programme of events and a range of classes and workshops for adults and youths.

The Custard Factory

The Custard Factory

The Custard Factory is the most powerful collection of creative and digital businesses, independent shops and event venues. It is home to over 500 businesses and host to fairs, festivals and gigs.

The Electric Cinema

The Electric Cinema

The Electric Cinema is the oldest working cinema in the UK, it has been through many name changes and was mostly rebuilt in the 1930s. The cinema has two digital screens and show a mixture of the latest films.

The Jam House

The Jam House

Your one stop destination for food, drink, and live music! Dusky purple lights cast romantic shadows on the walls of this funky, jazz-centric venue. This is one venue where you can eat, drink and dance to your heart’s content.

The Lombard Method

The Lombard Method

The Lombard Method aims to develop the individual practices of its members through critical dialogue, group interaction, and engagement with a programme of residencies, exhibitions and events held in the project spaces.

The Old Joint Stock

The Old Stock Joint

The Old Joint Stock is a pub and theatre venue, where the programme of shows is always busy and features everything from new writing to musical theatre to improv comedy and more! A great evening out in Birmingham.

The Pen Museum

The Pen Museum

The Pen Museum is dedicated to preserving and promoting the legacy of the ‘Birmingham’ pen. There is ongoing research into the social, historical and technical aspects of the trade and the Jewellery Quarter itself.

Town Hall

Town Hall

Town Hall is the world’s oldest purpose built concert hall situated in Victoria Square. The packed programme of events at this venue include live comedy, pop, jazz, classical concerts, rock gigs and family shows.

Winterbourne House

Winterbourne House

A rare surviving example of an early 20th century suburban villa and garden open to the public 7 days a week with a range exhibition rooms offering an insight into Edwardian life both above and below stairs.

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

This is home to one of the best Pop Art collections outside of London. The galleries showcase more that 300 years of art from Georgian Portraits by the likes of Gainsborough to beautiful works by Black Country artists.