Symphony Hall

Symphony Hall

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Last Updated: May 19th 2023

The award ceremonies will take place at Symphony Hall, which is located in the heart of Birmingham City Centre and is home to the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Chosen for both its size and atmosphere, Symphony Hall is the ideal venue for our Graduation Ceremonies and reflects the hard work and dedication shown by all Newman University graduates.

Symphony Hall is located within the International Convention Centre (ICC) situated off Centenary Square on Broad Street.  For a map, click here.

There are roadworks currently taking place around Paradise Circus and Broad Street in Birmingham City Centre.  Please take these into account when planning your journey.

By Road: Birmingham City Centre is easily accessible via the M5, M6, M40 and M42. From Junction 6 of the M6, simply follow signs for Birmingham City Centre. Then follow the brown tourist signs to the ICC and NIA.

For further information on the bus and coach services available, contact Network West Midlands, Centro hotline or National Express.

By Rail: Birmingham New Street and Snow Hill stations are within walking distance of Symphony Hall (approximately 20 minutes) and taxi ranks are located outside both stations. Please check routes and timetable information before departing, by contacting Network West MidlandsLondon Midland or National Rail Enquires.

By Air: The quickest and simplest route to Birmingham city centre from Birmingham International Airport is by train from Birmingham International station to Birmingham New Street station. The journey time is approximately 15 minutes. A bus service between the airport and the city is also available and takes approximately 30 minutes.

Please ensure that you allow plenty of time for your journey and check routes and timetables before you travel.



There are a number of multi-storey car parks located within walking distance of Symphony Hall and the ICC.


Disabled Visitors

Symphony Hall and the ICC is accessible to wheelchair users and visitors with mobility difficulties. Wheelchairs are available on request, along with disabled parking spaces for orange badge holders. Infrared hearing aids are also available on request from the Symphony Hall box office for those with hearing difficulties and assistance dogs are welcome at both venues.

For further details on the provision provided by the ICC and Symphony Hall for disabled visitors, refer to the Symphony Hall website. To make arrangements with Symphony Hall, please contact the Box Office: 0121 780 3333 or the Disabled Patrons Helpline: 0121 289 6343 or by emailing


In the case of an emergency or force majeure, events associated with the student lifecycle i.e. graduation ceremonies may need to be cancelled.


Below are the contact details for all those companies listed:

London Midland (local trains)
Telephone: 0121 634 2040

National Rail Enquiries 
Telephone: 08457 48 49 50

Network West Midlands 

National Express West Midlands (local bus services)
Telephone: 08717 818178

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