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Getting Here

Midlands Arts Centre - MAC, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH

MAC is open 9am–9pm throughout the week, and is located in Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham – opposite Edgbaston County Cricket Ground on Edgbaston Road (off A441 Pershore Road and A38 Bristol Road).

We are not always notified of other events in the park or neighbourhood which may increase congestion but below are the dates of events coming up which may impact. We try to inform our customers of these days, but cannot be responsible for late arrival to our ticketed activities. 

Welcome Desk (Sales & Events team) 0121 446 3232 

Throughout the year there are a number of events in Cannon Hill Park, at Edgbaston Cricket Ground, and locally that may impact on the Queen's Ride Car Park. Please check before you travel.


Customer Notice: Summer 2022 

Throughout this summer, road closures and disruptions are expected in the areas surrounding MAC due to large external events. The car park is likely to be busy during cricket matches and the Commonwealth Games.

Please consider planning your journey to MAC ahead of your visit by checking pages such as Edgbaston Cricket Ground and Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, to see whether any events might cause disruptions to your journey. You can also find information on Active Travel to MAC.

  • While MAC will still be accessible during the Games, we recommend planning ahead and travelling via public transport, walking or cycling, as the usual car parking arrangements at Cannon Hill Park will not be available.
  • PLEASE NOTE that for the entire period of the Games, access to MAC via Queen's Ride will be through the entrance next to the Nature Centre on the Pershore Road
  • You can see further information about local travel restrictions in Edgbaston on the Birmingham 2022 website here

When visiting MAC, we encourage you to use public transport, cycling and walking wherever possible. See below for further details.

Apps to help plan your journey

Here are some apps to download that can help you plan your journey beforehand (compatible with most devices):


By bicycle

MAC is in the middle of National Cycle Route 5, as well as situated on the Red Valley Cycle Road. It is readily accessible by bike from Birmingham City Centre and further afield. We have bike racks located at both entrances to the building. We also have another bike rack at the rear of the terrace facing Cannon Hill Park.

You can also reach us via West Midlands Cycle Hire. Our nearest docking stations are at Edgbaston Road, Bristol Rd (opposite Edgbaston Stadium) and at Birmingham Wildlife Park nearby. You can hire a bike from over 50 locations in and around Birmingham City Centre.

Plan your route with Cycle Streets Journey Planner here.


By E-scooter

Our car park is conveniently situated next to a Voi scooter rack, meaning that you can park the Voi safely right outside our venue.

The scooters can cost as little at 16p per minute - making them a great alternative to cars, especially for short trips. 

You can find more information about Voi scooters, such as how they work, here.


By bus

1: From Five Ways, Edgbaston, Moseley and Acocks Green. The no 1 stops right outside MAC on Edgbaston Road.

35: From City Centre, Balsall Heath, Moseley and Kings Heath. The no 35 stops just around the corner from MAC on Willows Road.

41: From Heartlands Hospital, Acocks Green Village, Moseley, Springfield Road, Pershore Road (right outside MAC) and QE Hospital.

45/47: From City Centre (Carrs Lane), Selly Park, Stirchley, Cotteridge and Kings Norton. The buses stop on Pershore Road, five minutes walk from MAC.

61/63: From City Centre (Carrs Lane and Smallbrook Queensway), Rubery, Rednal, Gannow, Northfield and Selly Oak. All three buses stop ten minutes walk from MAC on the Bristol Road, near the Priory Road/Bristol Road traffic lights.

Check NX West Midlands for more information.

If you do use the bus to reach us at MAC, as part of our Active Travel campaign we're encouraging audiences that are able to, to get off a stop earlier! This is both helping you to keep active, while being a little better for the environment.


By train

MAC is situated next to 4 train stations; Five Ways, University, Selly Oak and Birmingham New Street.

The closest station is Five Ways - being 1.3 miles away, followed by University (1.4), then Selly Oak (1.5) and finally Birmingham New Street (1.7).

The number 1 bus can take you to Five Ways station and 41 can take you just outside the QE Hospital by University station.

Alternatively, to walk it's around a 40 minute to both stations.

The number 63 can take you to Selly Oak station and number 45/47 can take you to Birmingham New Street station (allow around a 7 minute walk from getting off to walking to the station however). 


By car

Birmingham is accessible by the M5, M6, M40 and M42 motorways. Please follow the signs for MAC throughout the city - we are located opposite Edgbaston Cricket Ground.

City Centre: From Birmingham City Centre, take the A441 to Redditch. Approximately 2 miles from the centre of Birmingham, turn left into Edgbaston Road. You will see the entrance for MAC on the right approximately 150 metres ahead after the traffic lights.

Car parking

Birmingham City Council manages the Queen's Ride car park next to MAC, Pershore Road car park next to the Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park (BWCP), and the smaller Russell Road car park.

Please see the Council's website for information on car park pricing here.

Please note: Charges do not apply to Blue Badge holders.

Car park closing times: Edgbaston Rd (next to MAC) and Russell Road entrance closes at 11.30pm daily. Pershore Road entrance next to BWCP closes at 6pm daily.

Please direct any enquiries regarding car parking to: parking@birmingham.gov.uk