O2 Institute Birmingham was officially opened in 1908 as an institutional church attached to Carr’s Lane Congregational Church. In 1955 it was bought by the City Council and used as a civic hall and later it became a fundamental part of the Birmingham live music and club scene. The capacity of 2900 people is spread over three main rooms, a big part of them (2000) belong to the main auditorium. Over the years this music venue has hosted bands like Pink Floyd, The Human League
, Artic Monkeys, and many more.
The Church is located on 78 Digbeth High Street, Birmingham, B5 6DY, and the means of getting there are:
By train and tube: Birmingham New Street is the nearest station to the building. Exit the station and head to the south on Dudley St until you reach a junction with Edgbaston St. There you switch streets and head forward to Digbeth St, where you will walk a while to the south.
By bus: buses 6, 17, 37, 58, 59, 60, 73, 97, 900 and 957 are about a minute away from the venue, on Digbeth St.; numbers 2, 3, 5, 31, 35 and 50 can drop you off at the opposite site of the facility.
By car: check your map directions to reach the building. Postcode for satellite navigation is B5 6DY.
International: take a rail from Lea Hall, Langley Green or Solihull. Exit at New Street station and have a walk to the venue (directions shown above).
Check out the Bullring Centre Car Park for spots to leave your vehicle. It’s located in the north part of Digbeth St. and has accessible parking bays for Blue Badgers.
Accessibility for people with special needs
The Institute welcomes every person, no matter the needs. Guide dogs are accepted as well. The staff can deliver wheelchair access, personal assistant tickets, easy access toilets, and any other kind of help.