Visit MAC

Getting Here

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

We are located in Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham – opposite Edgbaston County Cricket Ground on Edgbaston Road (off A441 Pershore Road and A38 Bristol Road).

MAC is open 9am - 9pm* throughout the week. See our full opening times here.

*Some events may run until later in the evening.

Throughout summer, large external events may impact your travel to MAC. During cricket matches, Birmingham Council's car park is likely to be busy. Please plan your journey ahead of your visit and leave extra time where necessary.

Planning your Journey

When visiting MAC, we encourage you to use Active Travel to visit us, such as using public transport, cycling or walking wherever possible. Whether big or small, each green adjustment can help us make a massive difference to our environment's health.

Apps that can help you plan your journey (compatible with most devices):

Please find information on our Access & Facilities here.

External Events

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, or cause road closures and congestion. Please check before you travel.

We are not always notified of other events in the park or neighbourhood which may cause disruption to your journey, but try to inform our customers if major events may impact the local area. MAC is not responsible for late arrival to our ticketed activities.

Getting Here by Bicycle

MAC is in the middle of National Cycle Route 5, as well as situated on the Rea Valley Cycle Road. Our venue is readily accessible by bike from Birmingham City Centre and further afield. We have free bike racks located at both entrances to the building and at the rear of the Outdoor Terrace adjacent to Cannon Hill Park.

You can also reach us via . Our nearest docking stations for West Midlands Cycle Hire 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.

Image of bike racks at MAC to help practise Active Travel

Getting 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.

Get 25% off bus travel with MAC

You can now get discounted bus travel when you book tickets at MAC. 

We’re working with National Express West Midlands to give our visitors 25% off a NX WM Day Saver ticket. To unlock this special discount, simply book your tickets to a MAC event and receive the offer via email, telephone or at our Welcome Desk.

We encourage all our visitors to use active travel and alternatives to cars where possible. Our partnership with NX West Midlands is part of our green commitment.

Getting Here by Train

MAC is situated next to four 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).

Getting Here 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.

From the 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.

If you are travelling to us from outside Birmingham, please plan your journey and check Birmingham's Clean Air Zone information here

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. 

Car park prices: MAC is not responsible for these car parks. Please see the Council's website for information on car park pricing here.

Please note: Charges do not apply to Blue Badge holders. The Queen’s Ride car park provides a number of parking spaces close to the entrance to MAC, including spaces for Blue-Badge holders. It can get very busy at times so we cannot guarantee spaces.

An EV charging point in the Russell Road Car Park is now fully operational.

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: [email protected]