Getting Here

If you’re local…
We recommend using public transport whenever possible.

Walk or bicycle
If you are a local resident, we encourage you where possible to walk or bicycle into the city centre and make a day of it!

Public transport
Birmingham city centre is well served by bus, metro and train services. Plan your journey at We recommend that you make yourself aware of your last train home and give yourself plenty of time to get to the station.

Travelling by car
A number of road and access restrictions are in place around Birmingham including temporary measures supporting the Paradise redevelopment in the city centre. Please plan your journey carefully and allow for extra time if travelling by car through affected areas. Full details are available at

And if you’re from further afield…
Located right in the heart of England, Birmingham has excellent road, rail and air connections.

  • Air: The nearest airport is Birmingham Airport. Regular trains take 10 minutes from neighbouring Birmingham International station to the city centre. There are also National Express coach services and the number 900 bus.
  • Rail:  The newly transformed Birmingham New Street station is one hour and 25 minutes from London Euston station. Birmingham Weekender is also easily accessible from Birmingham Moor Street and Birmingham Snow Hill stations.
  • Road: Birmingham is on junction 6 of the M6 and is also linked by the M5, M40 and M42.

Plan your visit with the help of our friends at Visit Birmingham

Navigating the city
Use the map on page 24 of the brochure to find your events and performances. If you need help, be sure to ask a festival volunteer who will do their best to point you in the right direction. During busy times visitors will be asked to keep to stewarded walking routes.

Disabled access
The vast majority of Birmingham Weekender venues and shopping centres have disabled access. If you have specific access needs, ask a volunteer to assist you in getting the best possible view of the performance.

Wet Weather
Venues and timings may change in the event of bad weather. Check, our Social Media pages or ask one of our volunteers for updates. Capacity is limited for some events.

Most Birmingham Weekender events are free of charge with no need to book. A few events need to be pre-booked or are ticketed. Check event listings for details.

Stay in touch!
Keep an eye on the latest programme updates on our social media feeds:

Facebook: BhamWeekender
Twitter: BhamWeekender