Culture

Art galleries

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

Theatre

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.

Dance

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

Film

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.

Music

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

CircusMASH

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

Gazebo Theatre Company

Gazebo provide a diverse range of innovative, powerful theatre and arts programmes which include short films, workshops and community arts.

Hina Dancers

The Hina Dancers have built up a formidable reputation and perform a variety of dance repertoires at a multitute of high profile events and venues.

Birmingham Poet Laureate

Birmingham loves literature. Its promotion in the city is entrusted to Joanna Skelt

Dance Sansaar

With a reputation for delivering memorable dance workshops and seminars these are the organisation of choice when it comes to Punjabi cultural experiences.

King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys

King Pleasure & the Biscuit Boy's are the stars of Big Bear Records - a label that has recorded more than 160 albums of legendary American Bluesmen.

Aston Performing Arts Academy

This energetic performance group have been referred to as the UK’s first Urban Glee because of their unique approach to live music and performance.

Traditional Glass Artist

Craftsmen and artists such as Glass Artist Charlotte Hughes-Martin keep traditional techniques alive in the region.

The New Beat Generation

A briefing that provides a snapshot into the creative life of the youngest cities in Europe, illustrating how their young populations are making their mark through culture. #BrumNewBeat

Birmingham's
B-side

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.

Essentials

Maps & Guides

Maps & Guides for your visit.

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Getting around

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Explore

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Festivals & events

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Upcoming highlights

Avenue Q

16-20 Sep - The West End smash-hit musical Avenue Q is coming to the New Alex!

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City of Colours Street Art

6 September - Over 100 street artists will transform Digbeth, into one of the UKs...

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Fierce Festival

2-12 October - Returning with adistinctive programme of live art, performance and projects across Birmingham.

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CATS

9-27 September -Andrew Lloyd-Webber's smash-hit musical returns to the Birmingham Hippodrome.

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More festivals & events

More festivals & events coming soon.

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Featured Itineraries

Shopping

Shoppinginbirmingham.com

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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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

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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Culture

Art Galleries

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

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Theatre

From touring West End shows to showcasing local talent.

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Music

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

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Film

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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Dance

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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Sporting highlights

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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Golf

Birmingham offers some outstanding golf courses.

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All sporting events

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

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