Saturday, April 20, 2024

Venue guide: The Irish Centre, Birmingham

The Irish Centre is a bar and venue situated on Digbeth’s High Street, a few minutes away from the Bullring shopping centre and New Street Station. Its Leinster Suite venue has a capacity of 800 and the Connaught bar boasts live music every weekend. The Irish Centre also hosts regular club nights and has rooms and catering facilities available to hire for private and corporate functions.

Venue information

As it says in the name, the Irish Centre specialises in Irish music and events- however, the venue is sometimes used for touring acts and bands such as Ocean Colour Scene & Gorillaz have played here in the past. Food is available from the Connaught Bar 10am-9pm and the menu is available to view here. The Irish Centre’s wheelchair accessibility is described as ‘limited’.

What’s on

The Irish Centre’s own Gig Guide can be found at

Getting to The Irish Centre

On Digbeth High Street, the Irish Centre is difficult to miss. By foot from the Bullring, head through the markets down Digbeth High Street for approximately ten minutes and the Centre should be clearly visible, opposite South Birmingham College.

By car

The Irish Centre is on Digbeth High Street and will be clearly visible on approach. Head towards Digbeth and the venue is on the same side of the road as Birmingham Coach Station.


The Irish Centre does not have its own car park, but there are many pay & display car parks nearby and parking is also available on nearby side streets.

By public transport

Buses 60, 97, 97a, 650, 900 and x20 pass by the venue, and it is very close to Digbeth Coach Station. For more information on public transport in the West Midlands, please visit

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