Parkside Building at night

Parkside Gallery is a leading art and design exhibition space within Birmingham City University's Parkside Building. It is situated in the building atrium and can be freely accessed by the public.

Opening times:

Term Time:
Mon-Fri: 9-7pm
Sat: 9-6pm
Sun: Closed

Non-Term Time:
Mon-Fri: 9-7pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Admission: Free
The Parkside Building
5 Cardigan Street
B4 7BD


How to get here

Directions by Car

Postcode for Sat Nav (Millennium Point NCP car park): B4 7AP

Millennium Point is clearly signposted from all main routes into the city – simply follow the brown tourist signs. Please note: do not follow the signs to City University since these may lead you to the wrong campus - please follow the Sat Nav postcode B4 7AP or signs to Millennium Point. Currently, there are major road works around the Millennium Point vicinity and access routes may change on a regular basis. You may need to follow diversion routes where indicated.

From M6, Junction 6 (Aston Expressway)

Follow signs to City Centre on the A38(M). After the first exit follow signs for Ring Road and Convention Centre. You immediately come to Dartmouth Circus roundabout. Take the first exit (Dartmouth Middleway, A4540). At the next roundabout take the third exit (Jennens road). Proceed until you reach Howe Street Pay and display car park at Millennium Point/Think Tank.

From M5, Junction 3 (Hagley Road)

Follow the A456 into Birmingham for approximately 6 miles, through the tunnel at Five Ways, onto Broad Street. Follow signs for the A38 (Aston Expressway) onto Great Charles Queensway. Proceed under the tunnel at St Chad's Queensway. Indicate left as you exit and go down to the roundabout at the bottom. Take the third exit onto James Watt Queensway. Take the second exit (Chapel Street) and follow the road onto Bartholomew Street. Take a left at the next junction onto Albert Street, which becomes Curzon Street. You will come to Curzon Street Station on your right. Pay and display car parking available via Cardigan Street on the left just passed Millennium point/Think Tank.

From M42, Junction 6 (Coventry Road)

Follow A45 City Centre for approximately 7 miles. You will then reach a large traffic roundabout (Bordesley Circus). Follow signs for the M6 into Watery Lane Middleway. Continue to follow signs for the M6 through the first roundabout. At the next roundabout, take the first exit into Curzon Street. Proceed until you reach Cardigan street on the right (entrance to pay and display parking). There are accessible parking bays on all floors of the car park.


Unfortunately the conservatoire does not have its own car park. There is a multi-storey car park owned and managed by Birmingham City Council situated adjacent to Millennium Point. The car park entrance is on Howe Street off Jennens Road. This car park is convenient for all of our facilities.

If you are using a sat nav please use the postcode B4 7AP.

Car Parking at Millennium Point Multi Storey Car Park:

Please retain your entry ticket on entering the Car Park. Payment is via machines located inside the car park building at the end of your visit. This car park takes cash and card payments. There is a cash machine available inside Millennium Point on Level 0. 

On exiting the car park you'll see our music building on your right when you take the exit towards Millennium Point. To reach our Acting Department enter the Millennium Point building and take the lift down to the ground floor.

If the Millennium Point car park is full, alternative parking is available at Curzon Street car park B4 7XG.

Directions by Rail

Birmingham is served by two mainline stations – Birmingham New Street in the City Centre and Birmingham International for the airport and NEC. Snow Hill and Moor Street train stations are also in the city centre. New Street, Snow Hill and Moor Street are all less than a 15 minute walk from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

Walking directions from Birmingham New Street and Moor Street  rail stations

Walking from Birmingham New Street Station, leave the station heading towards the Bullring and walk along St Martin's Queensway, which is slightly to your left on exit from the station, to come out on the other side of the Bullring shopping centre (next to the iconic Selfridges building). Then:

To reach our Music facilities:
Cross the road towards Moor Street rail station. Once in front of the station turn left and walk straight ahead along Moor Street Queensway and keep left until it becomes Jennens Road. You will see the main reception for our music building on your right, approximately a ten minute walk once you have passed Moor Street station.

From the Birmingham City University City Centre Campus you can also access our music building by walking through and exiting out the back of Millennium Point, which brings you to the south entrance of our music building.

To reach our Acting facilities:
From outside of the Selfridges building, cross the road towards Moor Street rail station and walk along Moor Street Queensway until you reach the Clayton Hotel. Turn right in front of the hotel and head towards Eastside park on to the Birmingham City University Campus. Millennium Point is the first building on your left, and our Acting Department is based on the ground and first floors.

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