Travel information 



Please take a look at the following links for information on where the venues can be found.  There will be also be a map in the National Festival programme to help you move between the different venues and locations on the day. Please note that there will be significant construction work taking place in the centre of Birmingham. 

Drop off for Symphony Hall is outside the main entrance, accessed by Cambridge Street. 

At Symphony Hall: there will be coach officers co-ordinating the arrival of coaches. Please co-operate with them at all times to help them maintain safety.

Drop off for Town Hall and Birmingham Conservatoire is at the Town Hall steps on Paradise Circus.

At Town Hall & Conservatoire: there will be event staff co-ordinating vehicle movement at this location. Due to the significant construction work taking place in this area, please study the specific instructions provided by Birmingham Conservatoire here (NF15 Birmingham Road & Pedestrian maps.pdf) which explains the changes to traffic flow and pedestrian access, and refer to it for your transportation arrangements. You should also consult this document which outlines access arrangements around Paradise in the City Centre (NF15 - Paradise Access Document.docx).


Please take the utmost care when arriving and departing from the National Festival, especially around the construction site areas.

All vehicles for all venues must move on immediately once they have unloaded in order to avoid any obstruction. Please see the below map for short term coach drop off and longer stay coach parks.

Coach Parking

Click on the link for full information and accompanying key - /coachparkingmap-nf15

Please display the National Festival vehicle label in the front window. Click here to download: /coachlabel-nf15

Arriving by Car

At all venues vehicles must move on immediately once they have unloaded in order to avoid any obstruction.


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September 2016
October 2016
Sat 08 October
Frequencies, Bristol
Mon 10 October
Aldeburgh Primary Prom
Wed 12 October
London Primary Prom
Sat 22 October
Frequencies, Manchester
Mon 24 October
Frequencies, Newcastle
November 2016
Mon 14 November
Music for Youth Proms
Tue 15 November
Music for Youth Proms

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