Birmingham Arena

Birmingham Arena
King Edwards Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 2AA
  • Box office 0871 945 6000
  • General enquiries 0870 400 0688
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  • Website www.barclaycardarena.co.uk
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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 47 events at this location

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The 1975

Sweeping indie rock from the Manchester four-piece.

Wed 23 Jan 2019

£27.50–£32.50 / 0871 945 6000

2019 Basketball Cup Finals

There is a buzz around British Basketball right now and one of its biggest events is returning back to Arena Birmingham for 2019. Now the home of the British Basketball Cup Finals, the 2019 edition will see another spectacular event and fans are being urged to grab their tickets and be one of the first to guarantee…

Sun 27 Jan 2019

Prices to be confirmed / 0871 945 6000

2019 Unibet Premier League Darts

The huge popularity of the Premier League has seen the event grow from the UK & Ireland's top arenas, to visiting both the Netherlands and Germany in recent years. The 2019 play-offs will return to The O2 on Thursday 23 May, when the top four players compete for the title. Michael van Gerwen won a third successive…

Thu 25 Apr 2019

Prices to be confirmed / 0871 945 6000

Alice in Chains

Heavy alternative rock by the band from Seattle, formed in 1987 by the guitarist and songwriter Jerry Cantrell and original lead vocalist Layne Staley, now with new vocalist William DuVall.

Fri 24 May 2019

Prices to be confirmed / 0871 945 6000

With Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.

André Rieu: And the Waltz Goes On

Violin master André Rieu returns to the UK and Ireland with his renowned, waltz-playing, 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra. Rieu's previous performances have brought joy to millions worldwide with their unique take on the classical genre. One of the most commercially successful classical musicians of all time, Rieu's sold…

Thu 13 Dec

£148.72 / 0871 945 6000

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 9 Nov 2019

£29.50–£79 / 0871 945 6000

Backstreet Boys

Backstreet's back, as they say. They head out on tour with the five-heartthrob line-up restored.

Sat 15 Jun 2019

£425–£650 / 0871 945 6000

Bianca Del Rio

Drag superstar Bianca Del Rio brings her razor-tongued wit and fabulous eye make-up on a UK tour.

Thu 5 Sep 2019

£39.70 / 0871 945 6000

Bianca Del Rio "it's Jester Joke" 2019 Tour (arena, Birmingham)

★★★★ RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE CHAMPION BIANCA DEL RIO ANNOUNCES ‘IT’S JESTER JOKE’ 2019 UK ARENA TOUR. Following two consecutive sell-out UK tours, including three sold out nights at London’s Eventim Apollo - comedy queen and RuPaul’s Drag Race champion Bianca Del Rio has announced that she will be returning to the UK for…

Thu 5 Sep 2019

£41.94–£170.74 / 0871 945 6000

Bill Bailey: Larks in Transit

The master of surreality tackles politics, philosophy and the pursuit of happiness in his latest show. His musical interludes include fashioning a symphony from a ringtone and re-imagining the Stars and Stripes.

Thu 23 May 2019

£35 / 0871 945 6000

Black Stone Cherry

Southern fried rock meets timeless metal in this Kentucky band's set.

Tue 11 Dec

£33.50 / 0871 945 6000

With Monster Truck and The Cadillac Three.

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 27 Jan 2019

£24–£33 / 0871 945 6000

Chemical Brothers

General admission…. standing 

Fri 29 Nov 2019

£29.50–£42.50 / 0871 945 6000

The Chemical Brothers

The Chemical Brothers mix up their usual psychedelic blend of electro, house and rock with slightly less potency these days.

Fri 29 Nov 2019

£33.65–£47.95 / 0871 945 6000

Def Leppard and Whitesnake

Strap yourself in for a hirsute night of arena rock – Def Leppard and Whitesnake on co-headline tour.

Mon 17 Dec

£250–£450 / 0871 945 6000

The Eagles

Legendary country rockers.

Fri 28 Jun 2019

£224–£618 / 0871 945 6000

Elton John

Classic tunes from the veteran singer-songwriter's five decade career as he heads on his final 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road' tour.

Mon 9 Nov 2020

£45–£150 / 0871 945 6000

FastLove

An affectionate celebration of the life and music of George Michael including his early days with Wham!.

Thu 12 Dec 2019

£39.70–£50.70 / 0871 945 6000

Fatboy Slim

The ever-reliable Norman Cook spins some banging big beats.

Fri 22 Feb 2019

£27.50–£42.50 / 0871 945 6000

Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls

The former Million Dead frontman has moved away from his hardcore roots to embrace rabble-rousing folk punk in a New Model Army style.

Tue 22 Jan 2019

£35 / 0871 945 6000

Hamru! - Confidential Tour

HAMRU! is back again with not just a smash album (PRIVATE) but also another hit highly-anticipated tour. The 'CONFIDENTIAL TOUR' is Hamru's 2nd Solo World Tour. Hamru's new tour is kicking off January 2019.

Sat 5 Jan 2019

£250 / 0871 945 6000

Hans Zimmer

The composer and musician from Frankfurt performs his own film music, framed by his accompanying musicians.

Thu 21 Mar 2019

Prices to be confirmed / 0871 945 6000

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.

Thu 2 May 2019

£17.50–£45 / 0871 945 6000

Il Divo

Pop opera from the phenomenally successful Il Divo.

Sat 29 Jun 2019

£35–£125 / 0871 945 6000

KISS

The last ever tour from the monochrome-made up rock guys, fronted by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. The quartet have sold over 80 million albums worldwide since the band formed in New York in 1973 and were named by VH1 in their top ten list of the ‘100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock’.

Tue 9 Jul 2019

£770 / 0871 945 6000

Madness

Ska-tinged pop classic after classic on the Nutty Boys' latest tour.

Sat 15 Dec

£37.50–£49.50 / 0871 945 6000

With Plus The Fratellis.

The Magic of Motown

Tribute to the sweet soul sounds of Motown starring the supremely-talented Magic of Motown band, with hits made famous by the Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves and more.

Fri 8 Nov 2019

£39.70 / 0871 945 6000

Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes

All your favourite superheroes come to life in this action packed, stunt-filled arena spectacular that sees The Avengers, X-Men and Spider-Man team up to defeat the worst villains in the Marvel Universe.

Thu 5 Dec 2019

£22–£50 / 0871 945 6000

Fri 6 Dec 2019

£22–£50 / 0871 945 6000

Sat 7 Dec 2019

£22–£50 / 0871 945 6000

Sun 8 Dec 2019

£22–£50 / 0871 945 6000

Nicki Minaj

Queen of rap and advocate of the big booty Nicki Minaj heads out of her PinkPrint tour.

Thu 14 Mar 2019

prices vary / 0871 945 6000

Nile Rodgers

American record producer, songwriter, musician, composer, arranger and guitarist.

Sun 16 Dec

£45–£175 / 0871 945 6000

Nile Rodgers & CHIC

Disco and 70s grooves from the man who gave us 'Good Times', 'Le Freak', 'Everybody Dance', 'We Are Family', 'He's the Greatest Dancer' and 'Lost in Music'.

Sun 16 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0871 945 6000

With Mistajam.

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Panic! at the Disco

Chisel-cheekboned emo quartet from Las Vegas take another crack at the whip, this time with exclamation mark restored. Because punctuation rocks.

Tue 26 Mar 2019

£35–£60 / 0871 945 6000

Pete Tong Presents Ibiza Classics

Classical music and Clubland, together at last, thanks to the vision of a bona-fide dance music legend. Pete Tong Presents Ibiza Classics returns for a handful of hotly anticipated UK dates this December. The show sees timeless house tracks performed by the 65 piece Heritage Orchestra, conducted by award-winning conductor…

Wed 11 Dec 2019

£35–£70 / 0871 945 6000

Professor Brian Cox

Professor Brian Cox takes audiences on a journey through space and time. The particle physicist is best known for his popular BBC series Wonders of … and non-fiction titles including Why Does E=mc²? and The Quantum Universe.

Sat 23 Feb 2019

£35–£45 / 0871 945 6000

Rita Ora

British pop R&B diva who has scored some huge hits with RIP and How We Do (Party).

Sat 25 May 2019

£32.50–£149 / 0871 945 6000

Shawn Mendes

Like fellow Canadian singer-songwriter Justin Bieber, 18-year-old pop sensation Shawn Mendes came to prominence on a video sharing website. His debut album Handwritten included the chart-topping single Stitches and he returns to London in June on his Illuminate World Tour to promote the follow-up LP, which includes the…

Tue 9 Apr 2019

Prices to be confirmed / 0871 945 6000

Snow Patrol

Chart topping gently rocking indie act fronted by Gary Lightbody.

Fri 25 Jan 2019

£45–£75 / 0871 945 6000

Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour 2019

Pure dancing pleasure awaits as this supersized Strictly Live extravaganza comes to an arena near you in January and February. Celebrating all that we love about the smash hit BBC1 TV series, the Strictly Live Tour delivers escapist entertainment on a breathtaking scale.

Fri 18 Jan 2019

£35–£65 / 0871 945 6000

Sat 19 Jan 2019

£35–£65 / 0871 945 6000

Sun 20 Jan 2019

£35–£65 / 0871 945 6000

Mon 21 Jan 2019

£35–£65 / 0871 945 6000

Take That

The prototype boy band have re-lit their own fire and returned to cash in those nostalgia dollars, and have proved far more credible than any of us could have imagined. Now reduced to a three-piece as Jason Orange bows out but Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald soldier on.

Sun 12 May 2019

£55–£99 / 0871 945 6000

Mon 13 May 2019

£55–£99 / 0871 945 6000

Tue 14 May 2019

£55–£99 / 0871 945 6000

…and 4 more dates until 19 May 2019

Fri 29 Mar 2019

£39.50–£42 / 0871 945 6000

With special guests.

UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro & Mickey Virtue

Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue, all founding members of the original UB40, embark on a UK tour.

Fri 29 Mar 2019

£46.70–£49.58 / 0871 945 6000

UB40

Reggae journeymen still slogging round the touring circuit, but now with a reduced line-up

Fri 21 Dec

£38–£40 / 0871 945 6000

Fri 29 Mar 2019

£39.50–£42 / 0871 945 6000

UB40 + Special Guests 40th Anniversary

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive hometown show in Birmingham this December!

Fri 21 Dec

£43–£45.20 / 0871 945 6000

The Vamps

Clean cut teen pop-rock act, very much a boy band with the added extra of playing their own instruments.

Fri 3 May 2019

£12.50–£59 / 0871 945 6000

With HRVY and New Hope Club.

Westlife

Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Mark Feehily and Shane Filan are back with brand new music and a 2019 tour. Catch the pop sensations live next summer including a show at London's O2 Arena.

Fri 21 Jun 2019

£45–£235 / 0871 945 6000

With Plus Support.

Sat 22 Jun 2019

£45–£235 / 0871 945 6000

With Plus Support.

Sun 23 Jun 2019

£45–£235 / 0871 945 6000

With Plus Support.

What's Love Got To Do With It?

Cabaret as Australian actor/singer/songwriter Ruth Katerelos takes the audience on a musical journey through various states of love with Monique Kenny on guitar.

Thu 19 Mar 2020

£30–£45 / 0871 945 6000

The World Of Hans Zimmer

One of the most prolific film music composers of our time, Hans Zimmer entrusts his soundtrack conductor Gavin Greenaway to showcase his work in this UK tour.

Thu 21 Mar 2019

£62.50 / 0871 945 6000

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