Sunday, June 23, 2024

Venue guide: Actress & Bishop, Birmingham

The Actress & Bishop is a late-night bar and terrace situated in the residential city suburb of St. Paul’s Square, just moments away from the historical Jewellery Quarter.

A standard-barer of the Birmingham music scene for years, The Actress & Bishop sits a few short steps from another vintage local venue, The Jam House. The Actress is famed for its late opening hours, nightly bands and DJs and Scenic Smoking Terrace. Ice cold Jagermeister is served at good prices, as is a large range of world beers.

Venue information

The Actress & Bishop claims to be Birmingham’s best and original music pub. The main venue is upstairs from the bar, and the small stage downstairs hosts acoustic acts and DJs all week long. The venue sits at the foot of the BT tower, among several other bars and restaurants.

What’s on

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Getting to the Actress & Bishop

By car
The Actress & Bishop is situated just off St Paul’s square, a 30 second drive from the Jewellery Quarter. It is a minute or two from Birmingham City Centre and accessible from all main arterial roads.

Minimal parking is available at the side of surrounding streets, or the venue is a 5 minute walk from the multi-storey Livery Street car park.

By public transport
Buses to the Jewellery Quarter run all day, as well as trains to Snow Hill station and the JQ metro station. For more information on public transport in the West Midlands, please visit

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