A major transformation of Paradise Circus is underway, and the extensive highway works may affect your journey to Town Hall and Symphony Hall. For the latest information on access and traffic changes, visit the Paradise website.
Further road closures are in effect around the Aston Express Way. Please click here for more on how this may impact your journey.
It goes without saying that the city will be extremely busy over the festive season, particularly with major transport projects and developments in the city centre.
Here are our top tips for making your journey as smooth as possible:
- Plan ahead for travel
- Leave the car at home whenever possible
- Use public transport, walk or cycle
- Allow plenty of time
- Click here for more Christmas travel advice. A handy map of walking routes to Christmas attractions can be found here.
- Please note buses, trains and trams may run to different timetables between 24 December and 3 January and Network Rail will be carrying out major works over this period. Always check before you travel.
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Birmingham is easily accessible from the M5, M6, M40 and M42.
Follow signs to Birmingham City Centre and then follow the brown tourist signs to the International Convention Centre (ICC) and the Barclaycard Arena (formerly the NIA). Symphony Hall and Town Hall are not featured on road signage.
Birmingham New Street and Snow Hill stations are within easy walking distance of Town Hall and Symphony Hall. Moor Street and Five Ways are slightly further away but still within walking distance.
Birmingham International Airport’s adjacent rail station – Birmingham International – has frequent trains to the city centre.
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 Members 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.
We offer parking facilities for Blue Badge holders. This can be arranged from the time of your original booking between 10am – 6pm, Monday to Saturday. Bookings cannot be made on the day of the performance. Subject to availability. Please contact the Box Office on 0121 780 4949 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will need your Blue Badge details, vehicle registration number, concert date, contact name and telephone number.
Please note: Blue Badge parking is only available 90
minutes in advance of each performance. The facility for Symphony Hall
bookings is manned by the ICC Security team. If there is no Security
member present during this time then please ring the buzzer.
Symphony Hall Disabled Parking:
Once booked, Symphony Hall Disabled Parking is located in Bay B.
Bay B is located at the back of the ICC building next to the Prince of Wales Pub and is accessible from Cambridge Street via the gated entrance.
Symphony Hall Disabled & Coach drop-off facilities:
Due to extensive building work in Centenary
Square we are no longer able to offer a drop-off facility at the main entrance
to the Symphony Hall. A KAP Officer will be available at the KAP barrier
for all Symphony Hall concerts and will be able to direct customers to suitable alternative drop-off
Town Hall Disabled Parking:
Once booked, Town Hall Disabled Parking is located at the side of the Town Hall. Please visit http://www.paradisebirmingham.co.uk/access/ for further information about the road works and how this may affect your travel.
Town Hall Coach drop-off:
Town Hall does not have a coach drop off facility. The closest road where coaches can drop off is now in front of the Mailbox or on Church Street (opposite the Cathedral).
There is a taxi rank across the road from Symphony Hall outside the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
For Town Hall, there are taxi ranks on Colmore Row and at the bottom of Hill Street. Taxis travel along Pinfold Street but there is no taxi rank there.
Traffic and parking may be problematic on nights when there are large events happening at the Barclaycard Arena. Check the Travel posts on our News page for updates.
Please also allow extra time to pass through security and only bring small bags with you – larger bags will need to be stored separately. (Please note, there is a £1 charge for use of the cloakroom.) THSH customers may be subjected to random bag searches by our security team. Thank you in advance for your co-operation and understanding.