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Everyone knows that Birmingham has more canals than Venice (it’s a Brummie’s favourite fact), but there’s more to our city than 100 miles of waterways.

With over 8,000 acres of parks and open space, Birmingham is one of the greenest cities in the UK.

Over 36,000 people watch inspirational and varied musical performances by the world-famous City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) every year. That’s more than any other UK orchestra.

Bidf Birmingham

For over 250 years Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter has been a national epicentre for jewellery design – producing an estimated 40% of the UK’s jewellery.

Birmingham was named ‘one of the top 10 cities for 2015’ (source: Rough Guides), the ‘fastest growing Christmas and New Year destination’ (source: Expedia) and ‘best UK city’ (source: Group Leisure magazine)

Birmingham is currently the most popular destination choice for people relocating from London.

We have a number of special offers available for people who will be visiting Birmingham for the festival.

Festival Pass: Get 3 shows for £24

Enjoy any THREE shows as part of our BIDF Birmingham Hippodrome programme  (excluding BRB’s On Your Marks!) for just £24

Tickets must be purchased at the same time, available on all Patrick Studio tickets and price bands B-C for the main house.

See our theatre programme

Birmingham has a fine selection of cafes, bars and restaurants.

View our selection here


If you’re looking for somewhere to stay during the festival, Birmingham has a variety of accommodations for different budgets. From exquisite hotels to youth hostels and self-catering apartments.

Visit here to find somewhere you can call home for the duration of your trip.


If you’re looking for something to do in between all the dancing, you can find information about attractions here