Live Music in Birmingham
There’s nothing quite like the sound of live music and whatever
you’re into there’s sure to be something to get your feet
tapping in Birmingham.
One of the very best live music venues in the world is right on your
doorstep. The Birmingham Academy [map],
Dale End, is a great place to hear some of the world’s best
rock and pop acts. A particular favourite with students and alternative-types,
the Birmingham Academy opened in 2000 and is twinned with The Brixton
If you prefer your music a little gentler head to The Alexandra
Offering a packed programme of West End productions, touring shows,
opera, ballet and musicals, this beautiful Edwardian theatre is sure
to offer an evening to remember.
The Conservatoire [map],
Paradise Place, is a leading music provider for the city of Birmingham.
The main hall – The Adrian Boult Hall [map]
– is a purpose built concert venue and holds more than 500 people.
This is the place to see mainly classical music.
Get your groove on and head to The Drum [map],
Potters Lane, Aston, B6, which is a venue dedicated to promoting African,
Asian and Caribbean arts, music and culture. Here you’ll find
plenty of reggae stars as well as excellent musicians and performance
poets on the bill.
Most international stars head to the National Exhibition Centre
The NEC. This venue regularly holds massive concerts from some of
the biggest names in the popular music scene today.
Another massive name – although in a completely different genre
– can be heard at The Symphony Hall [map],
Broad Street, which is home to the City of Birmingham Symphony
Orchestra. This respected orchestra was founded in 1920 and made
its first public appearance with Edward Elgar conducting. Since then
it has gone on to dominate the British classical music scene and has
developed an international reputation for excellence.
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