Sunday, April 14, 2024

Venue guide: Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Situated within the ICC on Broad Street, Birmingham’s Symphony Hall was opened in 1991 to critical acclaim and is now known as one of the best concert halls in the world. An all seated venue, the Symphony Hall has a capacity of 2,662.

Almost 400,000 people attend around 320 events each year at the Symphony Hall. Will you be next?

Venue information

The Level 3 (Ground Floor) bar opens at 10am daily (except Sundays, 12pm) and offers a selection of hot and cold drinks, snacks and sandwiches. Foyer bars inside the Symphony Hall open around an hour before a concert is due to start and drinks can be pre-ordered from the Level 3 bar beforehand. Champagne hampers are available during the intervals which include a sandwich, cake and mini bottle of champagne.

Disabled spectators are welcome at the Symphony Hall. Blue Badge holders can request drop off access by calling the box office on 0121 780 4949 and presenting their Blue Badge to security upon arrival. As the Symphony Hall is multi-tiered, some areas of the venue have step only access. When booking, please request flat access to your seats if this is required.

Getting to the Symphony Hall

By car

Symphony Hall is well-connected with all areas of the UK via the M6, M5, M40 and M42. Once in Birmingham, follow the brown tourism signs to the Convention Centre and Barclaycard Arena.


The most convenient place to park is at Q Park Brindleyplace (1 Brunswick Street, B1 2JF) but other nearby car parks include the Barclaycard Arena (B1 2AA) and Paradise Forum car park (B1 2NB).

Due to the location of the Symphony Hall, traffic may be an issue within the vicinity.

By public transport

Birmingham New Street, Snow Hill, Moor Street and Five Ways stations are all under or around ten minutes’ walk away from Town Hall. Please note that Birmingham International serves the NEC and is a ten minute train journey away from New Street. Birmingham City Centre is connected with bus routes from all main suburban areas around the city including Kings Heath, Moseley, Edgbaston, Erdington and Sutton Coldfield – for more information on public transport in the West Midlands, please visit

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