Your Questions Answered
What are the ice cream flavours?
Vanilla Clotted Cream, Strawberry, Chocolate and Caramel Crunch.
How long will it be?
It depends on the concert but usually around two hours. There is generally a break to have ice-cream though!
Do I have to be quiet?
Only whilst the musicians are playing, afterwards feel free to cheer and clap as much as you like.
Is it affordable?
We believe classical music should be accessible for all and have numerous offers including Kids Go Free - one free ticket per child (age 16 and under) for every adult ticket purchased (max. group six).
Is there a pram park?
Yes - a steward will always be on hand to assist you if needed.
Where are the closest car parks?
The Holliday Street (B1 1TQ) and Town Hall (B1 1TA) multi-storey car parks are within walking distance.
The most convenient car park is the Q-Park Brindleyplace (1 Brunswick Street, B1 2JF). Become a THSH Member and enjoy a discount on parking here.
Additional spaces are available in the main pay and display car park underneath the Barclaycard Arena (B1 2AA); the Paradise Circus multi-storey car park (B1 2NB); and the Cambridge Street car parks.
Are there pre-concert activities?
Depending on the concert there are sometimes free pre-concert crafts and activities in our foyer. Details will be available on the performance webpage or feel free to ask at the time of booking.
Can we take a break between pieces?
We ask that our audiences remain in their seats when possible when the musicians are playing but we know that children can get restless at times! In order to make it comfortable for all our patrons, please take into consideration your child’s attention span. Every child is different and we value your judgement.
Can we leave when we want to?
Since our tickets are generally affordable for children and families, please do not hesitate to leave during the interval if your child becomes tired.
What else family friendly in local area (food etc)?
Birmingham is brimming with family friendly museums, art galleries, parks and amusement centres. We are closely located to Brindleyplace where you will find numerous restaurants, cafés and, of course, the National Sea Life Centre. If you've got a spare half an hour, why not venture into the The Library of Birmingham which is also located in Centenary Square in front of Symphony Hall.