Barclaycard Arena

Barclaycard Arena
King Edwards Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 2AA
  • Box office 0871 945 6000
  • General enquiries 0870 400 0688
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Opening in 1991 as the National Indoor Arena, this multi-purpose venue was given a £26m redevelopment in 2013–14 and reopened as the Barclaycard Arena. A variety of events kick off within its walls, from large-scale concerts to business conferences, sporting events and exhibitions. Since opening in 1991, it's been a big-hitting venue for name musicians, with Coldplay, Beyoncé, Prince and Paul McCartney all performing here. It's also a major sporting venue, with several world athletics records being set here since it opened.

Being in the middle of Birmingham city centre, the Arena is easily accessible by car. The nearest train stations are New Street, Moor Street and Snow Hill.

  • Provides: Wheelchair access
  • Open since: 1991

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There are 32 events at this location

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Alice Cooper

Old school shock rock at its very best featuring a full horror show theatrical spectacle from the Coop.

Tue 14 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0871 945 6000

With The Mission and The Tubes.

The Australian Pink Floyd Show

Probably the best known and certainly one of the longest running Floyd tributes, supposedly counting members of the real band among its fans.

Sat 30 Sep

£29.50–£39.50 / 0871 945 6000


American pop punk masters who, despite the juvenile approach, have become elder statesmen of the scene, helping many a now grown-up musician through the teenage years.

Fri 7 Jul

£29.50–£46 / 0871 945 6000


Matt and Luke Goss reunite onstage for the first timer since August 1989.

Fri 25 Aug

£46–£73.60 / 0871 945 6000

Bruno Mars

Soppy ballads and R&B with a tasteful hip hop edge from the all-conquering commercial troubadour who has also written a bunch of hits for other artists including Travie McCoy and BOB and who comes backed with a fine old school band of funk soul brothers.

Mon 24 Apr

£226 / 0871 945 6000

Tue 25 Apr

£226 / 0871 945 6000

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Craig David

R&B from David, having a bit of a renaissance on the back of his successful Ts5 sessions.

Fri 24 Mar

Prices to be confirmed / 0871 945 6000

With Big Narstie.

A Day To Remember

Florida five-piece who are exponents of 'pop-mosh'.

Wed 25 Jan

£29.05 / 0871 945 6000

With Neck Deep and Moose Blood.

Deep Purple

Old school monsters of rock justly famed for the killer riffola of 'Smoke on the Water'.

Fri 17 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0871 945 6000

With Plus Special Guests Europe.


  • Written by: Ashley Banjo

Street dance skills from the winners of the third series of Britain's Got Talent, still going strong.

Sat 22 Apr


Well-connected Canadian rapper who had a recurring acting role in Degrassi: The Next Generation as a teenager.

Wed 22 Feb

£62.40–£107.20 / 0871 945 6000

Thu 23 Feb

£62.40–£107.20 / 0871 945 6000

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Harlem Globetrotters

The Harlem Globetrotters, known for their international basketball skills, perform some of their best tricks and slams. Check out the skills of Special K Daley, Big Easy Lofton, Flight Time Lang and the rest.

Fri 14 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0871 945 6000

Harry Potter Concert Series

Watch Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone with a full orchestra playing the score live.

Mon 15 May

£25.80–£65.80 / 0871 945 6000

Sat 7 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0871 945 6000

With Vanilla Ice, Salt-N-Pepa, Coolio, Color Me Badd, Tone Loc and Young MC.

I Love The 90s Tour

Nostalgia oozes in this inaugural edition of I Love The 90s, featuring performances from some of the decade's most iconic artists including Vanilla Ice, Coolio, Color Me Badd, All 4 One, Kool Moe Dee, Salt N Pepa and more.

Sat 7 Oct

£35.80–£55.80 / 0871 945 6000

Iron Maiden

The London-formed rock collective who have countless awards to their name - including a BRIT and Grammy - turn up the volume on their heavy metal songs from The Book Of Souls album.

Sun 21 May

£46–£57.50 / 0871 945 6000

Jack Whitehall At Large

Posh-voiced, hairdo-ed star of Fresh Meat and Bad Education indulging in his first arena tour.

Sun 26 Feb

£25.50–£32.50 / 0871 945 6000

John Bishop: Winging It

Observational humour from the multi-award winning Liverpudlian stand-up.

Fri 10 Nov

£25–£39.50 / 0871 945 6000

Sat 11 Nov

£25–£39.50 / 0871 945 6000

Sun 12 Nov

£25–£39.50 / 0871 945 6000

Kaiser Chiefs

The multi-million selling rock and post-punk quintet.

Sat 25 Feb

£19.50–£38.50 / 0871 945 6000


A big old tour from the monochrome-made up rock guys, fronted by Gene Simmons.

Sun 28 May

£51.20–£62.40 / 0871 945 6000

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Michael Ball & Alfie Boe

Musical star Michael Ball and popular tenor Alfie Boe join forces.

Tue 5 Dec

Phone for prices, tickets on sale Friday 16th December, 10am / 0871 945 6000

Micky Flanagan: An' Another Fing

Sharp observations from the Cockney comic. Micky Flanagan who famously popped out and ended up 'out out', is touring a new show for the first time in three years. An' Another Fing follows on from 2011's Out Out tour and 2013's Back in the Game, which became the biggest selling stand up DVD and tour of the year.

Thu 18 May

Fri 19 May

Sat 20 May

…and 2 more dates until 2 Jun

Miranda Lambert

In her hit single “Baggage Claim,” Miranda Lambert sings about the kind of luggage you wish would get lost. “I have been dragging around your sensitive ego,” she tells an ex-friend or lover — soon concluding, with characteristic swagger, that she’ll “drop your troubles off at the conveyor belt/I hand you a ticket to, go…

Fri 18 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 0871 945 6000

Pet Shop Boys

The chart-topping veteran duo of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe plays its synthpop, new wave and alternative dance hits including 'West End Girls' and 'It's A Sin'.

Fri 24 Feb

£35–£75 / 0871 945 6000

Premier League Darts

Ten darts superstars take part in the 11th season of the Premier League, including Raymond van Barneveld, Michael van Gerwen and Phil Taylor.

Thu 27 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0871 945 6000

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Professor Brian Cox

Professor Brian Cox takes audiences on a journey through space and time.

Fri 12 May

£30–£40 / 0871 945 6000

A R Rahman: Intimate

The renowned Indian film composer and musician performs work from his numerous film scores.

Sat 25 Mar

Prices to be confirmed / 0871 945 6000

With With Neeti Mohan, Jonita Gandhi and Haricharan.

Richard Ashcroft

Ex-Verve frontman touring in support of new album These People.

Thu 20 Apr

£35–£45 / 0871 945 6000

The Sessions

Part stage show, part musical documentary The Sessions recreates the timeless albums recorded by the Beatles at Abbey Road Studios.

Thu 1 Jun

£53.50 / 0871 945 6000

The Weeknd

Downbeat, soulful, R&B-infused hip hop from Canadian singer Abel Tesfaye.

Mon 13 Mar

£46 / 0871 945 6000

The Who

The union jack clad British rockers known for anthems including 'Who Are You' and 'I Can See for Miles' return to the stage. The Who were formed in 1964 by singer Roger Daltrey, guitarist Pete Townshend, bassist John Entwistle and drummer Keith Moon. They've sold about 100 million records, and have charted 27 Top 40…

Wed 12 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0871 945 6000

With Plus Special Guests.

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