How to find Symphony Hall

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

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Current City Centre Traffic Restrictions

Broad Street Access (Ongoing, from 29 January 2018)
Due to roadworks on the Westside Midland Metro Extension, there are 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 be accessible to pedestrians, buses, cycles, and taxis (Hackney cabs). Delays are expected and diversions will be 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.


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.

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

Taxis
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.

Useful information for your concert trip

Timings
Doors open 30 minutes before the concert. There is usually a 20 minute interval for CBSO concerts, although we recommend double-checking with venue staff if unsure.

Dining
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.