Venue guide: The Rainbow Courtyard, Birmingham

Please note: This venue is now closed.

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

The venue 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 Courtyard is a medium sized room on the ground floor of the Rainbow. In addition to the main bar area in the Rainbow pub, it has its own dedicated bar serving alcoholic and soft drinks in the courtyard. Being on the ground floor, The Courtyard should be accessible to wheelchair users, though due to the narrow corridors and doorways caution is advised. The Rainbow has a cloakroom and a smoking area.

What’s On

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

Getting to The Rainbow Courtyard

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 town 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 the Digbeth high street or in the centre of town. For more information on public transport in the West Midlands, please visit

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