Incorporating the Variety Artistes' Federation


The Equity Central England Branch Committee are often asked for information about suitable venues for auditions, workshops and showcase productions, in Birmingham and the Midlands region. We are compiling a list here. Last updated 10/7/11

Old Joint Stock Pub Theatre
4 Temple Row West
Birmingham, B2 5NY

The Old Joint Stock is a beautiful grade 2 listed building with a purpose-built pub theatre, in the heart of Birmingham Cty Centre with excellent transport links.  Suitable for small theatre productions, auditions and small conferences. More information and contact details can be found on their website:


The Audio Suite

The Audio Suite (UK) Limited,
The Other Soho Studios,
8 Allcock Street,
B9 4DY.

Tel:0121 224 8234

If you're looking to do a casting for film, television or commercials the Audio Suite can certainly offer equipment and premises that rival Spotlight in London. Just 800 paces from Birmingham city-centre, it is well worth phoning Heather Reinman to see how they can help you. The Audio Suite also offers extremely high quality postproduction audio, for TV, film and corporate productions..

The Studio

7 Cannon Street
B2 5EP

The studio is a modern state-of-the-art venue suitable for small conferences, training events, film screenings and auditions. In the heart of Birmingham very close to New Street train station.
More information and contact details can be found on their website:


Blue Orange Theatre
118 great Hampton Street, B18 6AD

The Blue Orange Theatre is a new independent Theatre situated in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter

More information and contact details can be found on their website:

The Custard Factory

Six hundred paces from the Birmingham Bull Ring is The Custard Factory, Built 100 years ago it is now home to a hive of young creative companies,Theatres, galleries, fine artists, independent shops and terrific restaurants. One of Birmingham’s biggest nightclubs and a number of renowned live music venues are located here.All are part of a vigorous working community that knows how to party too.

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