Venue guide: The Drum, Birmingham

Please note: This venue is now closed.

The Drum was a premier centre for intercultural arts and is known as one of Birmingham’s crown jewels. The venue seated 350 people and stood 750 in its most popular room the Auditorium.

The Drum is based in the heart of a deprived area in replace of its former venue, Aston Hippodrome. It is dedicated at programming workshops and art projects aimed at young people – along with bringing all communities together.

Venue Information

The venue has two auditoria with exhibition spaces, a business suite and a multimedia production suite – all of which can be hired out. There is a café bar where you can grab a bite to eat and drink. There is wheelchair accessibility but be sure to make the venue aware before any bookings so they can provide any necessary facilities.

What’s on

This venue is now closed.

Getting to The Drum

By car

From the M6: Leave at junction 6, onto the A38(M),then take the exit sign posted Aston/Waterlinks. Take the second exit onto Victoria Road. Turn left onto Upper Sutton Street and then right at the bottom onto Park Lane. Before you approach the crossroad/next set of lights, there is a slip road to turn left this is Potters Lane.


The Drum’s car park is on your left directly as you turn left and has free parking on site, with disabled spaces available.

By public transport

From the City Centre take buses 33 or 51 from Lower Bull Street (stop next to Poundland). Get off at the Newtown Swimming Baths / Community Centre. If travelling by train – The Drum is a short distance from city centre stations- New Street, Moor Street, Snow Hill and suburban stations Perry Barr and Aston. However, a taxi ride or bus connection is recommended from aforementioned stations.

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