Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Venue guide: The Crossing, Birmingham

Nestled in the heart of South & City Birmingham’s Digbeth campus is one of Birmingham’s best kept secrets; The Crossing, a 600 capacity venue with state-of-the-art sound and lighting facilities.

For the longest time reserved for students of the college and the occasional production rehearsal for bands playing at the city’s larger venues, The Crossing has quickly become a favourite among Birmingham’s independent promoters; it has hosted the legendary Supersonic Festival, and This is Tmrw’s Future Days has brought the likes of Kurt Vile and Parquet Courts to the venue.

Venue Information

The Crossing boasts a flexible bar system within the auditorium. Typically, entrance to a concert at the venue will be located on Milk Street, though there is access through the college as well. The Milk Street entrance is wheelchair accessible.

What’s on

Check The Crossing’s latest listings at www.thecrossingdigbeth.co.uk

Getting to The Crossing

By car

The Crossing is accessible via Milk Street; just take the next left turn off Digbeth High Street after the O2 Institute.


Ample street parking is available across Digbeth, or alternatively park at Moat Lane Multi Storey Car Park or the Bullring and walk down Digbeth High Street, turning at Milk Street. The venue entrance is on the right-hand side.

By public transport

The Crossing is a short walk from all of the city’s major train stations, the closest being Moor Street Station. If travelling by coach, the venue is located just off Digbeth High Street, where Birmingham Coach Station is located.

The venue is also served by a number of bus routes including numbers 6 and 50. For more information on public transport in the West Midlands, please visit networkwestmidlands.com.


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