Major redevelopment and road closures in Birmingham city centre – Birmingham Conservatoire open for business as usual

Please note that the current redevelopment scheme in the ‘Paradise’ area of the city - the ring road and buildings that encircle Chamberlain and Victoria Square, will not affect the opening of Birmingham Conservatoire.

If you're planning to visit us please check the latest information on road closures on the Birmingham City Council and Paradise Birmingham websites.

Please note that when you enter the city centre there are a number of road diversions in place, so we advise you to pay close attention to these diversions rather than follow sat nav.

If you have any questions, please contact the Conservatoire Concerts and Venues team on 0121 331 5909.

  • Birmingham Conservatoire
  • Birmingham City University
  • Paradise Place
  • Birmingham B3 3HG
  • United Kingdom

Term-time Opening Hours Monday-Friday (7.30am to 9.45pm) | Saturday-Sunday (8.00am to 7.00pm)

During the Paradise redevelopment scheme, disabled lift access to the Conservatoire is located in Fletcher’s Walk.

Directions - By Road

From M6 South or North-West

Leave the M6 at Junction 6 and follow the A38(M). Follow signs to ‘City centre, Bromsgrove, (A38)’. Do not take any left exit. Go over one flyover and through one Queensway tunnel (signposted ‘Bromsgrove and Queen Elizabeth Hospital’). Leave this tunnel indicating left, but stay in the right-hand lane of the slip road. Birmingham Conservatoire is located on the Paradise Circus roundabout.

From M5 South-West

Leave the M5 at Junction 3 and travel towards Birmingham City Centre along the A456 (Hagley Road) for 5 miles to the Five Ways roundabout. This is easily distinguishable as it is surrounded by large office blocks and a Tesco store. Keep in the outside lane and go under the roundabout into Broad Street using the underpass. Drive along Broad Street (the International Convention Centre will be on your left) to the Paradise Circus roundabout.

From M40 Oxford and South

Arrive on the M42 and travel west towards the M5 Travel north on the M5 leaving at Junction 3. Follow directions ‘From M5 south-west’.

From M42 East Midlands

Join the M6 heading towards Birmingham Central and leave the M6 at Junction 6. Follow directions ‘From M6 south or north-west’.


Car parking at the Conservatoire is very limited and we regret we cannot offer parking spaces to visitors. However, there are several council run car parks located close by. During the Paradise Circus redevelopment scheme, the most conveniently located car park is the Town Hall multi-storey car park on Brunel Street (post code B1 1TA). From here it's a short walk to the entrance to the Conservatoire, which is located on Fletcher's Walk during the redevelopment.

Directions - By Rail

Birmingham Conservatoire is situated five minutes' walk from Birmingham New Street station, where there are regular rail connections to all parts of the country. Trains arrive every half an hour from London Euston; the journey time is approximately 1 hour 40 minutes.

Leave New Street station via the exit signposted ‘Exit to Victoria Square’. Exit onto Navigation Street, cross the road continue up Hill Street towards the Town Hall. When you reach the Town Hall, turn left onto Paradise Street and then cross at the pedestrian crossing onto Fletcher's Walk, where the temporary entrance to the Conservatoire is located during the redevelopment. There are signs in place directing visitors to the Conservatoire once you reach the Town Hall, which should assist navigation. 

The Conservatoire is 10 minutes’ walk from Birmingham Snow Hill Rail and Metro Station. The rail station offers regular connections from London Marylebone (via Warwick and Banbury), Stratford-upon-Avon, Kidderminster and other local destinations. The Midland Metro light rail system serves local destinations en route to Wolverhampton.

Leave Snow Hill Station via the main exits onto Colmore Row. Turn right onto Colmore Row and follow it to the end (Victoria Square). Cross the Square, heading slightly left towards the Town Hall. Turn left at the Town Hall and right along Paradise Street. Cross the Pedestrian crossing onto Fletcher's Walk, where the temporary entrance to the Conservatoire is located. 

Directions - By Air

Birmingham International Airport is well served by both bus and rail links, as well as by black cab taxis. The airport is approximately 30 minutes from the city centre by road, or 10 minutes by rail (arriving into Birmingham New Street station).