Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Venue guide: The Victoria, Birmingham

A 19th century theatre pub in the heart of the city centre complete with quirky interior, heaps of character and allegedly a house ghost, The Victoria boasts a 100 capacity venue as well as a bar stocked with a plethora of alcohol from cask ales to whisky and a whole book of crafted house cocktails.

Acts such as Wolf Alice, Ed Sheeran and Dutch Uncles have all graced this cosy venue in the past.

Venue information

Food is served in the pub from Vicky’s Kitchen between 12pm and 9:30pm (depending on the day) and has a selection of gourmet burgers, sourdough pizzas and salads to choose from.

Access to the main pub is via one small step. As the main venue is upstairs, there is no catered disabled access available. There is also no cloakroom at The Victoria.

What’s on

Throughout the week, The Victoria has an array of events, anything from Chris Johnson’s live gigs to pub quizzes and comedy nights. To find out more about the gigs and events held at The Victoria, please visit

Getting to The Victoria

By car

The venue is accessible from the A38 on Suffolk Street Queensway and Smallbrook Queensway. Driving on John Bright Street is for public transport only, but there are plenty of car parks nearby.


Town Hall car park (formerly Brunel Street) is around a three minute walk away and is a 24 hour multi-storey car park which operates a special evening rate of £3.20 if you park after 6pm and return before 2am. Other local car parks include Navigation Street (maximum stay of 6 hours) and Ellis Street, which offers some of the cheapest rates in Birmingham at just 50p per hour, or £4.00 for 12 hours. Please note, Ellis Street car park is not covered.

By public transport

The Victoria is situated just behind the Alexandra Theatre and is a very short walk away from Birmingham New Street station and Birmingham city centre. Frequent bus services stop within a 1 minute walk of The Victoria and a taxi rank is also located just outside the pub. For more information on public transport in the West Midlands, please visit

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