Sunday, June 16, 2024

Venue guide: The Rainbow Cellar, Birmingham

Please note: This venue is now closed.

The Rainbow Cellar is located in Digbeth, Birmingham’s arts and music district, and is part of The Rainbow Pub & Courtyard.

The Rainbow Venues complex is split across two adjacent buildings and is renowned not only for its large club nights but also its live bands, ranging from small local acts to nationally touring artists.

Venue Information

The Cellar Door is a small 150 capacity standing venue downstairs from the main entrance to the Rainbow. In addition to the upstairs pub area, it has its own bar serving alcoholic and soft drinks. The Cellar Door is located down a flight of stairs and therefore there is no wheelchair access. There is unfortunately no cloakroom.

What’s On

Find out what’s coming up at The Rainbow Cellar Door here.

Getting to The Rainbow Cellar

By car

The Rainbow is located on Digbeth high street, the nearest main road being the A45. Signs towards Digbeth should be available once in the Birmingham city centre area.


There are a few pay & display car parks dotted around the Digbeth area, though none closer than a short walk to The Rainbow. Advance planning is advised for first-time visitors due to Birmingham City Centre’s infamous one-way system.

By public transport

The Rainbow is slightly away from the rest of the city centre, but is a manageable twenty minute walk from Birmingham New Street station. It is also a five minute walk from Bordesley train station.

Many buses stop near The Rainbow, including the 6, 37, 73 and 900 bus routes, and many more stop further up Digbeth high street or in the centre of Birmingham. For more information on public transport in the West Midlands, please visit

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