Symphony Hall Birmingham
Widely considered one of the finest Concert Halls in the world, Symphony Hall sits in the bustling heart of Birmingham City centre and as well as being home to the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra also hosts the best in jazz, world music, folk, rock, pop and stand-up comedy. The Hall also plays an important role in the life of the region and is regularly used for community events, graduation ceremonies and conferences.
Symphony Hall is located in the International Convention Centre (ICC) on Broad Street. On entering the Convention Centre from Centenary Square, Symphony Hall foyers are to your left.
Due to the close proximity of the Arena Birmingham, traffic and parking may be problematic on nights when the Arena is hosting large scale events.
Parking - The most convenient car park is the Q-Park Brindleyplace (1 Brunswick Street, B1 2JF). THSH Members enjoy a discount on parking here.
Additional spaces are available in the main pay and display car park underneath Arena Birmingham (B1 2AA); the Paradise Circus multi-storey car park (B1 2NB); and the Cambridge Street car parks.
Parking facilities for Blue Badge holders can be arranged from the time of your original booking between 10am – 6pm, Monday to Saturday. Bookings cannot be made on the day of the performance. Subject to availability. Please contact the venue Box Office on 0121 780 4949 or email email@example.com. They will need your Blue Badge details, vehicle registration number, concert date, contact name and telephone number.
Please note: Blue Badge parking is only available 90 minutes in advance of each performance. The facility for Symphony Hall bookings is manned by the ICC Security team. If there is no Security member present during this time then please ring the buzzer.
Once booked, Symphony Hall Disabled Parking is located in Bay B.
Bay B is located at the back of the ICC building next to the Prince of Wales Pub and is accessible from Cambridge Street via the gated entrance.
By Rail - Birmingham New Street and Snow Hill stations are within easy walking distance of Town Hall and Symphony Hall. Moor Street and Five Ways are slightly further away but still within walking distance. (NB Birmingham International serving Birmingham International Airport and The NEC, is approximately 10 miles away.)
There are fast and frequent rail services to the centre of Birmingham with free parking at many Centro stations. The Centro Hotline on 0121 200 2700 (open 7.30am – 10.30pm every day except Christmas Day) can help you plan your journey.
By Road - Birmingham is easily accessible from the M5, M6, M40 and M42. Follow signs to Birmingham City Centre and then follow the brown tourist signs to the International Convention Centre (ICC) and Arena Birmingham (formerly the Barclaycard Arena and the NIA). Symphony Hall is not featured on road signage.
By Air - Birmingham International Airport’s adjacent rail station – Birmingham International – has frequent trains to the city centre.
By Taxi - There is a taxi rank across the road from Symphony Hall outside the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
Eating and Drinking
The Café Bar on Level 3 (ground floor) offers hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and snacks. It is open for an hour before concerts and then post-concert.
Foyer bars open an hour before the start of most concerts and stay open for the interval. For some concerts, the foyer bar on Level 3 remains open post-concert.
As a public building, the venue staff are committed to ensure your safety whenever you visit, and to minimise the possibility of a terrorist attack. This commitment to safety, of course, extends to the safety of the staff and visiting artists.
They are continually reviewing all security procedures. They employ both their own in-house security team and private security agencies to aid this commitment. They are in regular contact with emergency services to ensure they are ready to deal with any unusual events anywhere in the city. They share information with related city-centre networks about security advice, procedures and training. They will always try to inform patrons in advance of any changes to their planned programme through local media, via their online channels and through their Box Office team.