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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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 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
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 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 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 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.
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.