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Midlands Arts Centre (MAC)

Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, West Midlands, B12 9QH

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With four performance auditoria including an outdoor arena, rehearsal and media studios, a cinema, visual art galleries, cafe and bar, mac birmingham presents a broad range of contemporary work from both emerging and established artists across genres.

Fully accessible - the venue offers free WiFi and a range of rooms for hire for meetings, conferences, performances and rehearsals.


  • Family Friendly
  • Baby Changing
  • Access for Buggies
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors (owned by Birmingham City Council)

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      Map & Directions

      Road Directions

      M5: From junction 4 of the M5 motorway, take the A38 towards the centre of Birmingham. Approximately one mile past Birmingham University (on Bristol Road) turn right into Priory Road. Cross the next set of traffic lights, which takes you into Edgbaston Road, and you will see signs for mac birmingham approximately 150 metres ahead. M6: Take junction 6 off the M6 motorway and the A38M (Aston Expressway) all the way through Birmingham City Centre. This will take you through the Queensway Tunnel and along Bristol Street, with Bristol Street Motors on the left hand side. Carry on straight through the traffic lights until the next set and turn left into Priory Road. Go through the next set of traffic lights into Edgbaston Road and you will see the signs for mac birmingham approximately 150 metres ahead. M40/M42: At the junction of the M42 take the right hand lanes marked M5 (South and West), Birmingham (S&W). Leave the M42 at junction 3 and take the A435, Birmingham South. Stay on the A435 through two shopping centres on Alcester Road South. After passing through the second shopping centre (Kings Heath) take the first exit at the traffic lights, following B4217, Edgbaston, Ladywood. Follow the road and go straight over at the small traffic island and carry on until you approach another traffic island, take the first exit. You will see the entrance for mac birmingham approximately 150 metres on the left. City Centre: From Birmingham City Centre, take the A441 to Redditch. Approximately 2 miles from the centre of Birmingham, turn left into Edgbaston Road. You will see the entrance for mac birmingham on the right approximately 150 metres ahead after the traffic lights.

      Public Transport Directions

      mac birmingham is located in Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, opposite the County Cricket Ground on Edgbaston Road, off Pershore Road (A441) and Bristol Road. (A38). mac birmingham is easily accessible using all the major city road routes and is served by a number of buses from Birmingham City Centre including 1, 35, 45, 47, 62 and 63. No 1: From Five Ways, Egbaston, Moseley and Acocks Green. The no 1 stops right outside mac birmingham on Edgbaston Road. No 35: From City Centre, Balsall Heath, Moseley and Kings Heath. The no 35 stops just around the corner from mac birmingham on Willows Road. No 45/No 47: From City Centre (Corporation Street, Stephenson Street, Smallbrook Queensway), Selly Park, Stirchley, Cotteridge and Kings Norton. The buses stop on Pershore Road, five minutes walk from mac birmingham. No 62/No 63: From City Centre (Corporation Street, Suffolk Street Queensway), Rubery, Rednal, Gannow, Northfield and Selly Oak. All three buses stop ten minutes walk from mac birmingham on the Bristol Road, near the Priory Road/Bristol Road traffic lights. You can find us by walking through Edgbaston Mill or driving along Queen's Ride, where there's a large free car park (owned by Birmingham City Council) and bicycle stands.



      • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
      • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
      • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

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      Opening Times

      1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022

      * 9am - 10pm


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