Gay Village

You’ll find a warm welcome and vibrant atmosphere in the city’s Gay Village.

 

The village centres around Hurst Street, only a short walk from Harvey Nicholls in the Mailbox or the brand-packed Bullring if you’re shopping before the party starts.

The area is overflowing with fabulous bars, clubs and restaurants so whether it’s a quick coffee, amazing cabaret or disco you’re after, you’ll find a venue to love.

One of the highlights of the year is Birmingham Pride which is usually held over the May Spring Bank Holiday weekend.

Birmingham Pride is the largest free LGBT two-day festival in the UK, it boasts a Carnival parade, live music, cabaret marquee, village green - and the friendliest street party you’ll ever visit.

The village is also the centre of November’s SHOUT festival, featuring films, visual arts performances and LGBT community events. Growing every year, the festival includes provocative, entertaining and challenging queer film, visual art, music, theatre, literature and community events hosted by venues including Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, MAC (Midlands Art Centre), Town Hall, St Pauls Church and The Fox.

The Gay Village tells you everything you need to know about Birmingham itself. It’s a creative and buzzing scene, welcoming and with plenty to show off!

Upcoming highlights

St. George's Day

19 April - Lots of fun on offer in the city for all ages.

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Vaisakhi

27 April - Family freindly open air celebrations for all.

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Birmingham Pride 2014

24 & 25 May - The biggest two day LGBT party in the UK returns.

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Supersonic

30 & 31 May - a combination of art, music and film along with other...

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Wicked

9 Jul-6 Sep - Wicked flies into Birmingham Hippodrome in July 2014!

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Wireless

4-6 July - One of the biggest festivals in the UK coming to Birmingham!

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More festivals & events coming soon.

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Shopping

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Shopping centres

From the world-famous, 21st Century Bullring to the Victorian elegance of the Great Western Arcade.

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Vibrant streets

Linking the centres are Birmingham’s bustling shopping streets, packed with major brands and boutique independents.

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Markets

Don’t miss Birmingham’s amazing markets – whether it’s the 850-year old Bullring markets or the...

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Jewellery Quarter

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Spa Breaks

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Getting Married in Birmingham

We have everything covered from the rings right up to the venue itself.

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Culture

See More, Feel More

Come, stay and soak up the culture in one of Europe's most vibrant cities.

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Birmingham Royal Ballet

The United Kingdom’s premiere touring ballet company.

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CBSO

A world-renowned symphony orchestra, known and loved across the globe.

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Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

A vibrant museum in the heart of the city with over 40 galleries.

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Art Galleries

Birmingham’s art collection is as wide as it is impressive. 

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Dance

A diverse range of dance groups and venues.

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Music

A huge arena tour or an intimate gig?  You’ll find it here.

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Theatre

From touring West End shows to showcasing local talent.

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Sporting highlights

The Aegon Classic

9-15 June - The Aegon Classic tennis tournament attracts a host of world-class players.

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British Athletics at Alexander Stadium

See Britain's best athletes at the Alexander Stadium in June & August.

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Cricket

Edgbaston: synonymous with world class international cricket.

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Football

With five top clubs there’s real football choice here.

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All sporting events

There’s always something, or someone, to cheer for here

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