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
Events at this venue
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Old school shock rock at its very best featuring a full horror show theatrical spectacle from the Coop.
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.
Retro pop hits from the renowned 1980s British pop group.
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.
British Basketball League Playoff Final
Stars of the British game lay it all on the line in pursuit of this coveted piece of silverware.
Matt and Luke Goss reunite onstage for the first timer since August 1989.
The critically-acclaimed, award-winning Canadian singer performs her soft-rock and pop numbers from across her career. You'll know her mainly from 'My Heart Will Go On.'
Old school monsters of rock justly famed for the killer riffola of 'Smoke on the Water'.
Disney on Ice Presents Frozen
The extremely popular Disney animation makes the transition to ice. Naturally.
Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure
Celebrate the most memorable Disney tales with your favourite characters in Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure, the incredible show that'll be sure to please the whole family. Join Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and Daisy on a journey to the magical worlds of Disney’s The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Peter…
Wed 18 Oct
Thu 19 Oct
Fri 20 Oct
Dreamworks Animation in Concert
Relive the moments from Shrek, Madagascar, and more as they are projected onto the big screen and the music is played live by a symphony orchestra.
Folky rapping singer-songwriter on the block, mooning over girls and stuff, such as on the big hit 'The A-Team'.
Harry Potter Concert Series
Watch Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone with a full orchestra playing John William's score live. CineConcerts, who produce the show, have previously toured Gladiator Live, The Godfather In Concert, Breakfast at Tiffany’s In Concert and It’s a Wonderful Life In Concert.
Heaven On Earth
- Directed by: Racky Plews
- Written by: Sara Jeffs (music & lyrics)
Racky Plews directs and choreographs a multimedia musical retelling of the biblical story of Adam and Eve, and their tragic fall from Paradise with a book, music and lyrics by Sara Jeffs. Hugh Maynard and Kerry Ellis play the doomed lovers while Russell Watson provides the voice of God. This live arena spectacular also…
I Love The 90s
Get your nostalgia on with tunes from Vanilla Ice, Salt N Pepa, Color Me Badd, Coolio, 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.
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.
American rapper and producer signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation label.
The polite ex-squaddie troubadour returns with a new album Moon Landing.
Infectious funk from Jay Kay, the cat in the hat.
Jason Manford: Muddle Class
The comedian and actor – who formerly presented BBC's The One Show and was a team captain on hit Channel 4 panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats –returns to stand-up with his new show, Muddle Class.
John Bishop: Winging It
Observational humour from the multi-award winning Liverpudlian stand-up.
Neo-soul smoothie who was a piano prodigy who played with Lauryn Hill before being discovered by Kanye West.
A big old tour from the monochrome-made up rock guys, fronted by Gene Simmons.
Country pop trio who are huge in the States and starting to make in-roads in the UK.
Lady Gaga: Joanne World Tour
Big electro tunes and even bigger costumes from poker-faced Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, in support of her fifth studio album, Joanne.
Indulge your 00s nostalgia with the alt.rock and rap metal combo famous for 'Numb.' Linkin Park rose to fame in 2000 when their debut album Hybrid Theory, which including hits such as 'One Step Closer' and 'Crawling', sold more than 4.8 million copies during its first year. The band chose to form their own tours…
Sat 13 May
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Michael Ball & Alfie Boe
Musical star Michael Ball and popular tenor Alfie Boe join forces.
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.
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…
Nashville In Concert
A celebration of country music by stars of the television series Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson and Sam Palladio.
American singer-songwriter who's earned his place among the immortals for, among other things, 'I'm A Believer'.
PAW Patrol Live
The popular cartoon about young Ryder and his gang of rescue dogs makes the transition to the stage.
Sat 12 Aug
Professor Brian Cox
Professor Brian Cox takes audiences on a journey through space and time.
Queen & Adam Lambert
Having completed their sold out world tour the critically acclaimed partnership of Queen guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and new vocalist Adam Lambert (American Idol/Glee) embark on a series of European dates.
Ricky Gervais: Humanity
The latest stand up tour from the award-winning actor and comedian.
Part stage show, part musical documentary The Sessions recreates the timeless albums recorded by the Beatles at Abbey Road Studios.