CBSO Centre

The CBSO Centre is currently undergoing a major upgrade to improve the facilities and environment so that we can give our customers the best possible experience. We have appointed Spellers, one of the UK’s leading construction companies, to make these improvements, which are scheduled to be complete at the end of September.

To give you a real-time preview of the changes being made, Spellers will be posting monthly updates on their blog, which you can read here.

Facilities to Hire
CBSO Centre ExteriorSuperb 300-seat fully flexible main auditorium
City centre location with easy access from all
major road networks and rail stations
Supporting spaces for meetings, rehearsals,
Modern well serviced rooms providing
excellent value for money
Natural daylight and full disabled access

Built in 1998 to complement the performance facilities at Symphony Hall, CBSO Centre is the home of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, its sister organisation Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and Ex Cathedra.  Located in Birmingham city centre, the building is easily accessible from both Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Snow Hill stations as well as all major road networks.

CBSO Centre Main HallThe Centre provides a range of performance, rehearsal and meeting facilities, including a magnificent 300-seat fully flexible auditorium. When not in use by the CBSO the main hall is available for public concerts, conferences, educational workshops, meetings, exhibitions, dinner dances, weddings and much more. 

Main Hall
300 theatre style
Fully flexible layout
26m long x 18m wide x 15m high
Adjustable acoustic banners
Natural daylight that can be blacked out at a touch of a button
Flexible rostra for staging and raked auditorium
Galleries at first and second floor landings providing easy access for suspending lighting, microphones, scenery, banners etc.

The principal space is supported by a range of studios and meeting rooms suitable for rehearsals, board meetings, break-out sessions, coaching & workshops, sectionals and catering.  Most rooms have full disabled access.

CBSO Centre Studio 1The common room on the ground floor houses a fully licensed bar which can be used for pre, post and interval receptions, corporate hospitality, entertaining, exhibition space or as a meeting point for groups. 

Catering for any event is provided via a choice of recommended suppliers and ranges from canapés, breakfast or lunches to extensive banqueting menus.

View a quick reference guide to the rooms available to hire at CBSO Centre

View an Image Gallery of the rooms at CBSO Centre

For further information or to arrange a tour of the facilities please call 0121 616 6500 or email CBSO Centre Manager Niki Longhurst .  To make an enquiry please complete the CBSO Centre Enquiry Form.

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Please note: Resurfacing work taking place on Berkley Street may affect parking from time to time in the coming weeks. For further information, call Birmingham City Council on 0121 303 6644.