O2 Institute Birmingham
Birmingham has a huge bus network, connecting the city to the wider region. With lots of bus terminals including New Street and The Bullring, click here for routes and journey info.
From Digbeth High Street, you can get any of these buses – 6, 17, 37, 58, 59, 60, 73, 97, 900, 957 and X20 towards Birmingham city centre.
The following stop directly outside our venue.
Digbeth High Street:
6 – Birmingham - Hall Green - Shirley – Solihull
17 – Birmingham - Hob Moor Road - Garretts Green - The Radleys - Tile Cross
37 – Birmingham - Tyseley - Acocks Green - Olton Station - Solihull Station
58 – Birmingham - Small Heath - Yardley, Swan - Lyndon - Solihull
59 – Birmingham - Yardley, Swan Island - Yardley, Yew Tree - Lea Hall - Kingshurst
60 – Birmingham - Small Heath - Yardley, Swan - Sheldon, Wheatsheaf - Cranes Park
73 – Birmingham - Heartlands Hospital - Yardley, Yew Tree - Sheldon, Wheatsheaf - Solihull
97 – Birmingham - Bordesley Green - The Mackadown - Chelmsley Wood - Chelmsley Wood, Pine Square
900 – Birmingham - Birmingham International Airport - International Station/NEC - Coventry
957 – Birmingham - Yardley - Sheldon, Wheatsheaf - Old Lode Lane - Solihull
X20 – Birmingham – Shirley – Henley-in-Arden – Stratford-upon-Avon
From Rea Street (opposite our venue):
2 – Birmingham city centre - Sparkbrook - Yardley Wood - Warstock / Maypole
3 – Birmingham - Sparkbrook - Billesley - Yardley Wood - Solihull Lodge - Shirley Rail Station - Shirley
5 – Birmingham - The Baldwin - Shirley - Monkspath - Widney Manor Station - Solihull
31 – Birmingham - Sparkbrook - Spring Road Station - Gospel Oak - Shirley - Solihull
35 – Birmingham - Moseley - Kings Heath - Pool Farm - Hawkesley
50 – Birmingham - Moseley - Kings Heath - Maypole - Druids Heath
National Express operates coach services from other cities, to find out more, click here. Digbeth coach station is directly opposite our venue.
Birmingham has a number of train stations, the main one at the heart of the country being Birmingham New Street that connects all major cities in the UK. We also have Moor Street and Snow Hill for other local destinations around the Midlands.
Birmingham New Street station has recently undergone a long phase of development works and improvements, so do check regularly for updates to station access and exits.
O2 Academy Institute is just over half a mile away from Birmingham New Street station. Just leave the through the Eastside exit towards The Bullring, please only follow the pedestrian access routes when crossing the busy roads.
Accessible facilities at Birmingham New Street are here. The main entrance has step free access and lifts to platforms. You’ll also find details low level counters, indication loops, toilets (radar key) and staff support.
Parking and by car
We’re easy to get to by all major approach roads, including the M6, M5 and A38, just follow the city centre to Queensway, and our postcode for sat nav is B5 6DY.
There’s some street parking locally, so check the pay and display options on Milk Street and Coventry Street nearby if you travel by car.
The Bullring car park has hundreds of spaces. Entrances are on Smallbrook Queensway and Park Street.
The Mailbox car park is also close at Wharfside Street, enter B1 1RD or Royal Mail Street into sat nav and we’re around 600 metres away.
Always check times and prices as they may vary.
Disabled parking and by car
Our venue doesn’t have its own parking facilities, but there are bays and street parking locally on Coventry Street to the rear.
The Bullring car park, with entrances on Smallbrook Queensway and Park Street has dedicated accessible parking bays on level 2 for Blue Badge holders.
Look out for bike racks in local streets if pedal power’s your thing.
Venue opening times
We’ll have opening times and curfew times if they’re out of the ordinary for seasoned gig-goers (7pm-11pm) on the event page of this website and on our social channels, too. All timings are subject to change, so check before you travel.
Box office and ticketing service
Ticketmaster is our official booking partner, selling tickets for all Academy Music Group venues in the UK. You can book online or call them on 0844 477 2000 24 hours a day (calls cost 7p per minute, plus your network charge). You can also book in person at our venue box offices.
O2 Institute Birmingham: 12 noon to 3pm, Monday-Saturday.
O2 Academy Birmingham: 12 noon to 4pm, Monday-Saturday.
Opening times will be different on bank holidays, so do check.
We have bars (of course), a cloakroom to leave your stuff and if you’re visiting us for the first time, just ask any of our friendly staff to show you the way. Please try and travel light as cloakroom facilities are limited, so if you really need to bring a bag, please make sure that it is small (laptop size or small handbag).
It’s always best to check the age restrictions for each event in advance as they vary from show to show.
All shows are 14+ but if you're under 16 - we'll translate - that means if you're between 14 years and 16 years, you'll need to come with an adult (someone 18+) please.
If it says 14+, 16+, 18+, 21+… be sure to check before you book and remember to carry proof of age if you need it. Find out what we accept in our FAQs.
Have we got it all covered?
Hopefully, but if we’ve missed anything, it will be in our Frequently Asked Questions (with any luck).