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!


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Black International Film Festival

Nov - music, live arts and education.

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Behind the Curtain

16-31 October - Unique Central and Eastern European film and new media festival

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SHOUT Festival

12-22 November - the best in queer culture

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More festivals & events

More festivals & events coming soon.

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Sporting highlights

Rugby World Cup 2015

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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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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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