Art galleries

View an outstanding assortment of Old Masters and modern classics plus the world’s largest collection of pre-Raphaelite artwork.


From touring West End shows to showcasing local talent, Birmingham and the region's theatres know how to pull a crowd.

The Library of Birmingham

The Library has become a major cultural destination, housing Birmingham’s world-class collections of archives, photography and rare books....

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

A vibrant museum in the heart of the city with over 40 galleries displaying world-class collections of art, social history, archaeology and ethnography.

Birmingham Royal Ballet

The United Kingdom’s premiere touring ballet company performs a range of traditional, classical and heritage ballets as well as groundbreaking new works.

Town Hall & Symphony Hall

Town Hall and Symphony Hall are two iconic concert halls that bring some of the best musicians and performers in the world to the heart of Birmingham.

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

The city's resident orchestra has a programme of music ranging from Beethoven to Bollywood, symphonic and contemporary classical and concerts that the whole family can enjoy.


We've got a full range of contemporary and classical dance groups and venues, from many different cultures.


If film is your thing then, as well as multiplex cinemas, we’ve got the UK’s oldest working cinema in the city centre too.


Whether you enjoy huge arena tours or more intimate gigs, you’ll find them here in the region's thriving music scene.


Promoting the opportunity of positive change through circus arts and performance for adults and children in the West Midlands.


The wait is over… after hundreds of nominations, scores of Twitter selfies and lively online debate, our panel has chosen the 21 tracks that they feel epitomise the diverse and rich range of music from the West Midlands, past and present, this is your B-side album...

Birmingham Look Book

Visit Birmingham has devised the Birmingham Look Book, a go-to resource for journalists designed to raise the profile of Birmingham and the region.


Maps & Guides

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Festivals & events

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Upcoming festivals

Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival

10-12 July - see some of the best artists from the Jazz, Funk & Soul world.

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26 April - One of the world’s largest Vaisakhi celebrations returns to Handsworth Park.

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Birmingham Pride

23 & 24 May - The biggest two day LGBT party in the UK returns.

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BE Festival

22-28 June - celebrating the best of European theatre.

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11-14 June - one of the UK’s premier experimental music and arts festivals.

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Birmingham International Jazz & Blues Festival

3-12 July - bringing top drawer players from across the world.

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More festivals & events

More festivals & events coming soon.

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Sporting highlights

Harlem Globetrotters

21 April - Some of the greatest athletes and entertainers on the planet.

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Premier League Darts

April 30 - Featuring ten superstars of the sport.

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The Main Event (Thai Boxing)

23 May - The UK's longest-standing and premier Thai Boxing promotion.

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Sainsbury's Summer Series

7 June & 3-5 July - The world’s best athletes come to Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium/

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Rugby World Cup 2015

Birmingham will be playing a key role in the delivery of the Rugby World Cup...

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All sporting events

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

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Art Galleries

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

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Stage & Screen

From touring West End shows to showcasing local talent.

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

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Multiplexes, the UK’s oldest working cinema or art house cool?

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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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A diverse range of dance groups and venues.

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See More, Feel More

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

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Plan the perfect shopping trip with full store, centre and brand directories.

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

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Jewellery Quarter

Home to more diamond rings, finishing touches and tokens of love than anywhere else in...

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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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