Getting here

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

Find us opposite Edgbaston Stadium on Edgbaston Road (off A441 Pershore Road and A38 Bristol Road).

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

Plan your journey

By bike

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.

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.

By bus

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.

Several bus routes take you to MAC - find bus timetables.

  • 1 - Stop on Edgbaston Road (0.3 miles)
  • 35 - Stop on Willows Road (0.5 miles)
  • 41/45/47 - Stop on Pershore Road (0.5 miles)
  • 61/63 - Stop on Bristol Road (1 mile)
By train

MAC is situated next to four train stations; Five Ways (1.3 miles), University (1.4 miles), Selly Oak (1.5 miles) and Birmingham New Street (1.7 miles).

Find train timetables.

By car

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.

Parking charges: MAC is not responsible for these car parks or the car park charges.

Blue Badge holders: Charges do not apply to Blue Badge holders and the Queen’s Ride car park provides a number of access parking spaces.

EV charging: An EV charging point is available in the Russell Road Car Park, B13 8RD.

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].

External events

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

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.