How to find Symphony Hall

Have building works put you off attending concerts or other cultural events in Birmingham? Let us know ››

Symphony Hall, 8 Centenary Square, Birmingham, B1 2EA

Loading map...
Tram Graphic.

Walking Route to Symphony Hall

Current City Centre Traffic Restrictions

Westside Midland Metro Extension
Due to roadworks on the Westside Midland Metro Extension, Paradise Circus is closed in both directions
There are also currently heavy traffic restrictions in place along Broad Street which affect road travel to Symphony Hall and nearby car parks. Much of Broad Street is only accessible to pedestrians, buses, cycles, and taxis (Hackney cabs). Delays are expected and diversions are signposted in the area - concertgoers are advised to leave extra time for their journeys. For the latest information, including a map of the affected area, visit the Metro Alliance website.

Paradise Circus (ongoing)
A major transformation of Paradise Circus is underway, including extensive highways works which may affect your journey to concerts. Paradise Forum has now been demolished; access between Victoria Square and Centenary Square/Broad Street is via Centenary Way, which runs between Town Hall and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. For the latest information on access and traffic changes visit the Paradise website.

Brindley Place (ongoing)
Due to ongoing road developments, there have been changes to the roads accessing Brindley Place, including the addition of a bus lane coming up Sheepcote Street. Please refer to the maps below for updated information.

By Road
Birmingham is connected to the rest of the UK via the M5, M6, M40 and M42. Follow signs to Birmingham City Centre then follow the brown tourist signs to the ICC/International Convention Centre and NIA. (Symphony Hall is not featured on road signage)

The most convenient parking facilities for Symphony Hall are:

  • Q-Park Brindleyplace (1 Brunswick Street, B1 2JF)
  • Pay & Display car park underneath the National Indoor Arena (NIA) (B1 2AA),
  • Paradise Circus multi-storey car park (formerly Brindley Drive) (B1 2NB)

CBSO Concert Package Bookers receive discounted parking at Q Park.

Please check the maps on the right for changes to road permissions around Brindley Place. 

For information about the Drop Off Facility and Parking for Blue Badge holders at Town Hall and Symphony Hall, please visit the THSH website.

There is a taxi rank on Broad Street, along the southern edge of Symphony Hall - underneath the blue bridge connecting Symphony Hall to the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

By Rail
Birmingham New Street and Snow Hill stations are within walking distance of Symphony Hall. Moor Street and Five Ways are slightly further away but still within walking distance.

By Bus
Symphony Hall is easily accessible by bus from around the West Midlands. Visit Network West Midlands to plan your journey and see route updates and diversions during works around the city.


Routes from Stations

Routes from Car Parks


Useful information for your concert trip

Doors open 1 hour before the concert. There is usually a 20 minute interval for CBSO concerts, although we recommend double-checking with venue staff if unsure.

The Symphony Hall bars will be open from 45 minutes before the concert where you will be able to pre-order your interval drinks.
There are many restaurants in the vicinity of Symphony Hall including in the ICC complex, Brindleyplace and the Mailbox.

During your visit
If you have any queries during your visit, a member of CBSO staff will be available at the CBSO Information Desk on Level 3 from 30 minutes before the concert and at the interval.