Venue Database

This table shows venue information correct as of 1st February 2021. Where information is missing, blank cells are shown. You can email the project with suggested amendments or additions and we will include them in the next version of the map.

About BLMP

The Birmingham Live Music Project (BLMP) research programme examines the impact of shifts in the globalized music economy and national level changes on localised cultural, social and economic actors from the perspective of Birmingham. Its aims are to inform the public, policy-makers, and the different stakeholders involved of these effects, along with best practices and possible solutions to the different challenges faced by the globalised live music industry on a local scale.

The programme aims at a detailed mapping of the live music ecosystem in Birmingham, deploying elements of the established ‘live music census’ methodologies (replicable surveys of audiences, musicians, venues and promoters, interview and observational data, stakeholder consultation) to produce tailored qualitative and quantitative data and recommendations in the Birmingham and West Midlands context, and contribute to a broader picture of the UK’s place in the global live music economy.

Visit our website for more information, or email the project to speak to the project team.

You can also use this app to view videos created during the course of project via the Project videos menu on the left hand side.

Research Team

Dr Patrycja Rozbicka (Aston University)
Dr Adam Behr (Newcastle University)
Dr Craig Hamilton (Birmingham City University)


February 2020 – January 2021: 'The UK Live Music Industry in a post-2019 era: A Globalised local perspective.’ The work was funded by the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC) led by Nesta and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

About this app

This application was built by Dr Craig Hamilton for the BLMP project. It is a Shiny web app built in the R environment. See this post for more information and a discussion of the process.