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

Events at this venue

There are 40 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

£33.35–£44.35 / 0871 945 6000


Retro pop hits from the renowned 1980s British pop group.

Thu 23 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 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

£33.35–£51.50 / 0871 945 6000

British Basketball League Playoff Final

Stars of the British game lay it all on the line in pursuit of this coveted piece of silverware.

Sun 28 Jan 2018


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

Fri 25 Aug

Cancelled / 0871 945 6000

Celine Dion

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.'

Thu 27 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 0871 945 6000

Thu 3 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 0871 945 6000

Deep Purple

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

Fri 17 Nov

£56.85–£63.05 / 0871 945 6000

With Plus Special Guests Europe.

Disney on Ice Presents Frozen

The extremely popular Disney animation makes the transition to ice. Naturally.

Wed 18 Oct

£25.80–£32.40 / 0871 945 6000

Thu 19 Oct

£25.80–£32.40 / 0871 945 6000

Fri 20 Oct

£25.80–£32.40 / 0871 945 6000

…and 7 more dates until 29 Oct

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

Times to be confirmed / Tickets on sale Friday 28th April, 9am / 0871 945 6000

Thu 19 Oct

Times to be confirmed / Tickets on sale Friday 28th April, 9am / 0871 945 6000

Fri 20 Oct

Times to be confirmed / Tickets on sale Friday 28th April, 9am / 0871 945 6000

…and 9 more dates until 29 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.

Sun 10 Dec

Ed Sheeran

Folky rapping singer-songwriter on the block, mooning over girls and stuff, such as on the big hit 'The A-Team'.

Sat 29 Apr

£44.80–£77.80 / 0871 945 6000

Gurdas Maan

Indian singer-songwriter.

Sat 27 May

£35–£75 / 0871 945 6000

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.

Mon 15 May

£28.38–£72.38 / 0871 945 6000

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…

Mon 4 Dec

£21.78–£72.38 / 0871 945 6000

Tue 5 Dec

£21.78–£72.38 / 0871 945 6000

Wed 6 Dec

£21.78–£72.38 / 0871 945 6000

Thu 7 Dec

£21.78–£72.38 / 0871 945 6000

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.

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

J Cole

American rapper and producer signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation label.

Sat 14 Oct

£58.55 / 0871 945 6000

James Blunt

The polite ex-squaddie troubadour returns with a new album Moon Landing.

Tue 21 Nov

£44.80–£61.30 / 0871 945 6000


Infectious funk from Jay Kay, the cat in the hat.

Sat 4 Nov

£42.15–£94.40 / 0871 945 6000

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.

Fri 20 Jul 2018

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

John Legend

Neo-soul smoothie who was a piano prodigy who played with Lauryn Hill before being discovered by Kanye West.

Wed 20 Sep

£45–£70 / 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

Lady Antebellum

Country pop trio who are huge in the States and starting to make in-roads in the UK.

Mon 9 Oct

£41.25–£58.55 / 0871 945 6000

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.

Sun 15 Oct

Linkin Park

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…

Thu 6 Jul

£58.55–£64.05 / 0871 945 6000

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 3 more dates until 3 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

£54.60 / 0871 945 6000

With Ward Thomas.

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.

Fri 9 Jun

£36.65–£61.40 / 0871 945 6000

Neil Diamond

American singer-songwriter who's earned his place among the immortals for, among other things, 'I'm A Believer'.

Fri 13 Oct

£77.80–£117.75 / 0871 945 6000

PAW Patrol Live

The popular cartoon about young Ryder and his gang of rescue dogs makes the transition to the stage.

Professor Brian Cox

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

Fri 12 May

£30–£40 / 0871 945 6000

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.

Thu 30 Nov

Sat 16 Dec

Ricky Gervais: Humanity

The latest stand up tour from the award-winning actor and comedian.

Tue 27 Jun

£25–£30 / 0871 945 6000

Wed 28 Jun

£25–£30 / 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

Cancelled / 0871 945 6000


Pete Waterman's 90s cheesy pop sensations are back.

Fri 1 Dec

Sold out / 0871 945 6000

With + Special Guests Vengaboys.

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