Aside from London, Birmingham has the largest British population in the UK. The city has a long history that has made it a treasure trove for lovers of music, art, and theatre. Birmingham was at the heart of the Midlands Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution.
Today it is home to some of UK’s finest cultural institutions. It is also the fourth most visited city in the UK by foreign visitors, according to UK office of National Statistics, after London, Edinburgh, and Manchester.
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These are a few of the top attractions in Birmingham for people who love music, art, and theatre.
Birmingham Royal Ballet
For the ballet lover, there are few better ways to spend your vacation than by experiencing the sights, sounds, beauty, and drama of the Birmingham Royal Ballet. Many people consider a well-executed ballet performance to be art in motion. You will find world-class performers on the Birmingham stage – sure to become one of the highlights of your trip.
Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Offering three individual auditoria to accommodate larger and more intimate audiences, the Birmingham Repertory Theatre is the longest-established companies of its kind (building-based performance companies) in Britain. It was founded in 1907 and thrives today as a popular attraction for locals and tourists alike, offering a steady stream of new productions.
Barber Institute of Fine Arts
The combination of art and performance, the Barber Institute of Fine Arts houses an art gallery and concert hall in one convenient location – on the University of Birmingham campus. The art gallery features works by some of the most famous artists in the world including: Auguste Rodin, Rembrandt, Vincent Van Gogh, Edgar Degas, Giovanni Bellini, and Pablo Picasso. It is a must for any art lover to experience.
The concerts are also exciting though the selections are constantly changing. Make the most of your visit to the Barber Institute of Fine Arts by attending one of the many concerts offered throughout the season.
In addition to being the home stage for the Birmingham Royal Ballet, the Birmingham Hippodrome hosts performances of a wide range of theatrical productions, musicals, opera, ballet performances and more. The offerings are constantly changing so check to see what strikes your fancy while you are visiting Birmingham. With such variety, there is sure to be something you will find appealing.
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Established in 1920, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra has been a mainstay of the musical culture of the city from that point forward, though it didn’t become a full-time organization until 1944. Today, the orchestra performs in Symphony Hall, Birmingham where some 270 performances are scheduled every year.
From the classics to pop music, the CBSO offers a little something to suit all tastes throughout the performance season. Some shows are geared for families, like the Christmas show and various others throughout the year, while others are suited for more sophisticated musical tastes. See what’s showing during your visit, you might fall in love with your choices.
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is another must-see stop for anyone who loves art. The Museum offers artifacts dating back to Ancient Egypt in addition to a Greek and Roman Gallery and various pieces related to 7th Century Buddha, The Sultanganj Buddha, among others. It is a fun choice for families and art lovers alike.
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