Town Hall re-opened on Thursday 4 October 2007, with a two-week festival of events on the theme Celebrating the Past, Pioneering the Future.
Town Hall has undergone a £35m renovation, funded by Birmingham City Council (£18.3m), Heritage Lottery Fund (£13.7m) and European Regional Development Fund (£3m).
Acclaimed at its opening in 1834 as the finest music hall in the country, this Grade 1 listed landmark has been lovingly and painstakingly renovated by a dedicated team of conservation and construction professionals. Since that time, its imposing neo-classical design has dominated the City centre’s Victoria and Chamberlain Squares.
Selected reviews for this venue:
Small enough for the act to be seen by all and large enough to create some atmosphere, Bar facilities were good with draft beer and staff were friendly and helpful
The Manfreds (19/11/12) - What a Night
Saw The Manfreds at Birmingham Town Hall on Sat 17th and can honestly say that it was the best 60s act concert have ever seen. In fact, it was perhaps the best concert I have ever attended full stop - and Ive seen a few. Paul Jones AND Mike DAbo, how much better can it get. The music appeared contemporary, the personalitys were amazing and they didnt rely on the same old 60s arrangements - although that would have been good enough for us. I could happily have gone to the same show on Sunday night. Cant wait for the next tour
Address: Town Hall
Birmingham New Street and Snow Hill stations are within easy walking distance of Town 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.
Birmingham is at the hub of a comprehensive motorway network that connects to every corner of the country via the M5, M6, M40 and M42. Follow signs to Birmingham City Centre then follow the brown tourist signs to the Convention Centre and NIA. (Town Hall is not featured on road signage.)
There are taxi ranks on Colmore Row and at the bottom of Hill Street. Taxis travel along Pinfold Street but there is no taxi rank there.
Town Hall Holliday Street and Town Hall multi-storey car park (formerly Brunel Street) car parks are all within walking distance of Town Hall.
Everyone is welcome at Town Hall and Symphony Hall and we will do whatever we can to ensure that you have an enjoyable visit. Staff are always available to help, so please ask us if you need any assistance.
General Information & Getting in Touch
Box Office Minicom Line 0121 644 6140
To enquire about facilities for disabled people please call 0121 780 4949
THSH What’s On Guides are available on CD, free of charge, from
VISTA Margaret Road
Off Gwendolen Road
Telephone 0116 249 0909
Discounts on full-priced tickets are available for disabled people and one companion on certain concerts. Please use the dedicated phone line for disabled patrons (0121 780 4949) when booking your tickets and discuss your needs with a member of our Box Office team.
Town Hall is accessible to wheelchair users and there are various positions where wheelchair users can be seated. If you are a wheelchair user, it is very helpful to know if you would prefer to transfer from your wheelchair to a seat or whether you will be remaining in your wheelchair for the performance. If you need to borrow a wheelchair to transfer from the main entrance to your seat, please ask a member of staff when you arrive.
Toilets accessible to wheelchair users are available on Levels 3, 5 and 5a at Symphony Hall, and on all Levels at Town Hall.
People Guide dogs are very welcome. You can either keep them with you in the auditorium during the concert or event, or we will be happy to look after your dog for you in the foyer while you enjoy the performance. Please ask a member of staff if you would like help to get to your seat.
Hearing Impaired People
Town Hall is equipped with an induction hearing loop. You will need to switch your hearing aid to the appropriate setting to make use of this system.
People with Mobility Difficulties
At Town Hall there is generous leg-room between the rows in the Stalls. Access to the Stalls seats is up a small number of steps, or there is a lift or ramp if preferred. The Circle seats are located up one flight of stairs (a lift is available) but please note there are stairs inside the Auditorium in the Circle to access all rows except Row A. The main Bar, toilets and Cloakroom are on the level below the ground, down one flight of steps (a lift is available), and there are accessible toilets on every level.
In the event of a medical emergency, please notify a member of staff who will be able to contact a first aider to help you.
Town Hall has accessible toilets on every level. On the Lower Level the toilet is located near to the Baby-Changing Room (turn right out of the lift).On the ground level (Stalls seats) there is an accessible toilet in each of the side foyers. On the Circle Level there is an accessible toilet in the Circle Bar (Door J side).
Dropping Off & Parking for Disabled People
At Town Hall there is a convenient layby on Paradise Circus (alongside Town Hall) where disabled people can be dropped off and collected. There are three parking spaces for Blue Badge holders directly outside Town Hall (accessed from Paradise Circus) – these must be booked at least 24 hours in advance by phoning Town Hall Stage Door on 0121 644 5039. You will be asked for your Blue Badge details, vehicle registration number, concert date, contact name and telephone number, so please make sure you have this information to hand when you call. Other Blue Badge parking bays near to Town Hall are located on Margaret Street (near Cornwall Street) and Edmund Street (near Margaret Street).
For detailed information about Blue Badge parking in Birmingham, please visit Birmingham City Council’s Blue Badge Parking Page, including a downloadable pdf leaflet, or call 0121 303 6644.