Old Joint Stock Pub & Theatre


Central, homely and unique are but a few ways to describe the eye-catching Old Joint Stock Pub and Theatre, in the heart of Birmingham City Centre just a short walk from Snow Hill station and New Street Station.

Born originally as a library in 1862 then later a bank, this decadent and richly decorated Victorian pub sits comfortably opposite St Philips Cathedral in one of Birmingham's most charming squares. Designed by local architect Julius Alfred Chatwin, this cosy Birmingham pub makes for an interesting talking point on any date night thanks to its homely balcony overlooking the pub's central island bar. From its central glass dome to classic features, The Old Joint Stock has retained true period charm. Serving classic British dishes and traditional house ales.

The venue also boasts four private spaces accommodating groups of 2-100. Whether it's an intimate private party, extravagant bash, wedding reception or corporate do, these versatile event spaces can be adapted to host any occasion. 

If you go to the top floor of this 19th-century building, you'll find one of Brum's premium theatres. From drag shows, dramas, and comedy to bingo, musicals and much more, The Old Joint Stock Theatre is jam-packed with events 365 days a year. 

Immerse yourself in the unique ambiance of this historic venue. With live performances, events, and cozy corners, the Old Joint Stock is not just a pub – it's a destination for entertainment and relaxation.

What's on

The Sound of Muzak
Dan Driver has captured hearts and tickled funny bones with his debut solo show, "The Sound of Muzak." Following a triumphant premiere at the…

Wed, 29th May 2024 @ 20:00 - 21:00

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Tender Napalm
 “I could squeeze a bullet between those lips. Point first….. I wouldn’t break a single tooth”  A man. A woman. An island. A fight…

Thu, 30th May 2024 @ 19:30 - 20:50

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Wise Women
Home, history, heritage. An outdoor storytelling experience set in the beautiful, atmospheric St Leonard’s Churchyard. Modern day - Meet Margo…

Wed, 5th Jun 2024 @ 19:30 - 20:30

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Magician Twinpossible
Twin tricksters Kane & Abel perform comedy and magic based on being twins. Magician Twinpossible sees the brothers seamlessly move between…

Wed, 12th Jun 2024 @ 19:30 - 20:30

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Wet Feet
Wet Feet Written by Michael Neri In the confines of a gay sauna, Nathan, an out and proud young gay man, and Franko, trapped in the shadows…

Thursday 13th and Friday 14th June 2024

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Do you have questions after a breakup that were left unanswered? Well Lydia did, so she sent a questionnaire to all her ex-partners and madea…

Wed, 19th Jun 2024 @ 19:30 - 20:40

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Rhymes Against Humanity
Rhymes Against Humanity is the Midlands’ hilarious, highly acclaimed improvised musical. Each show is a one-off piece of musical theatre…

Thu, 20th Jun 2024 @ 19:30 - 21:15

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Katherine and Pierre
Drag. Dance. Clowning. and… Katy Perry!? It’s Friday morning. We meet Pierre in his office, filling in some paperwork. In walks Katherine…

Fri, 21st Jun 2024 @ 19:30 - 20:30

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Big Deal Comedy Night
The Old Joint Stock has joined forces with Big Deal Comedy, the hilarious stand-up comedy club known for their sell out shows and varied line…

Saturday 22nd June 2024 and 5 other Saturdays

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The Waiting Room
A girl called Lemon is looking for her lover Cactus. She realises that Cactus has left her and is on the other side of the door. Lemon tries…

Wed, 26th Jun 2024 @ 19:30 - 20:30

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Voices of Evil
The horrifying debut show from the award-winning poof prince of puppetsLachy is a poof, and apparently a virgin. Brew is a small, squishywitch…

Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June 2024

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Fresh from a heartbreak, in India, during his best friends wedding - Aaron chooses happiness creating a heart-healing hour.  "Fierce, fresh…

Wed, 10th Jul 2024 @ 20:00 - 21:00

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Cosmic Twegheads
We’ve all got a tweghead in our life. Someone who is, to put it politely, with tweg. But it's an astronomical fact that nobody is as tweggish…

Thu, 11th Jul 2024 @ 19:30 - 20:30

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Burnin' Love Bingo
She's here! Elvis Lesley is in the building! Join award winning character comedian, Tracey Collins Shell Suit Cher, Audrey Heartburn as she brings…

Friday 12th July 2024

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My Chat with Harold
What do you do when your neurodivergent brain isn’t playing ball? It would rather recount tweets and past traumas. Jen has decided the only…

Wed, 17th Jul 2024 @ 20:00 - 21:00

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An Improvised Murder
Join Foghorn Unscripted for a night of hilarity, mystery and mayhem. No scripts, no plans, just you, us, and a classic whodunnit waiting to be…

Thu, 18th Jul 2024 @ 19:30 - 22:00

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Accidental Influencer
The year was 1996, and the screeching sound of a dial-up internet modem filled 16yr old Stage Door Johnny’s home. Twenty-four years and aglobal…

Fri, 19th Jul 2024 @ 20:00 - 21:00

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Sauna Boy
Dan works at the south coast’s most successful and infamous gay sauna; a place where men come to relax, socialise and most importantly… fuck…

Thursday 25th July 2024 and 2 other dates

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First Date - A Comedy Musical
The Old Joint Stock Theatre is proud to present the U.K. Premiere of this Award Winning Hilarious Broadway musical!  When blind date newbieAaron…

Various dates from Wednesday 7th August 2024

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Bingo at Tiffany's
Daaarlings! Calling all dream makers, heart breakers and bingo lovers! Join award winning character comedian Tracey Collins as she hosts?Bingo…

Friday 30th August 2024

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The Last Time I Saw Caileigh
The Last Time I Saw Caileigh is a dark, funny and heartfelt one-act play that explores queer erasure through the lens of an unsolved mysteryWhen…

Thursday 5th and Friday 6th September 2024

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Can't Wait to Leave
Meet Ryan. 19 but young for his age. School drop-out but smart. Turkey sandwich enthusiast 365 days a year. Absolute stunner no addendum.He…

Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th September 2024

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When Vincent Met John
Vincent died in 1890, John died in 1980, both of gunshot wounds to the chest. But imagine what might have happened, had the two greatest artists…

Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th September 2024

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Howerd's End
Frankie Howerd was one of Britain’s most loved comedians for half a century. But he  had a secret. And the secret’s name was Dennis. This…

Thursday 3rd October 2024 and 2 other dates

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Laura Lexx: Slinky
Join multi award winning stand up star and viral sensation Laura Lexx Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week, Hypothetical, The Now Show with herhighly…

Thu, 10th Oct 2024 @ 20:00 - 21:30

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The Book of Darkness & Light in association with LittleMighty present NIGHTMARES Three classic ghost stories - live on stage! Vengeful spirits…

Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd October 2024

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The Girl in the Green Room
The Girl in the Green Room  Written and Directed by Luke Adamson  Produced by The Bridge House Theatre  As the heavens open and the thunder…

Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th November 2024

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That Girl vs The World
That Girl vs The World  by George Lester  Directed by Luke Adamson  Produced by The Bridge House Theatre  Who’d have thought that putting…

Friday 8th and Saturday 9th November 2024

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  • Happily Affordable
  • Taking Bookings
  • Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
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Day Open Close Notes
Monday 11:00 23:00
Tuesday 11:00 23:00
Wednesday 11:00 23:00
Thursday 11:00 23:00
Friday 11:00 23:00
Saturday 11:00 23:00
Sunday 12:00 18:00



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


City Centre


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves British, Vegetarian Friendly, Christmas Lunch/Dinner, Pub Food and Roast Dinner food.

  • A word from the chef:

    Our kitchen team and pie masters hand form our specialty pies twice every day.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Manager's Office Private Room 20 30 - - -

In the 1800s The Old Joint Stock was a bank; this space was the original managers office. Today, the Managers Office offers an intimate dining space located on ground floor, near the main bar. It is available for: meetings, buffet, corporate events and sit-down meals - accommodating up to 30 guests standing or 20 guests seated. 

Balcony Private Room 38 50 - - -

Our stunning Balcony can accommodate up to 50 guests standing or 38 guests seating. Positioned above our main bar the space offers a bird's eye view of the venue, and although exclusive,  still benefits from the atmosphere from the main bar and restaurant area. The Balcony is perfect for larger private dining or drinks and a buffet. 

Chatwin Room Private Room 35 60 - - -

Named after the architect of the building, the space is complete with its own private bar and bartender, who will look after you for the duration of your event. The space can accommodate up to 35 guests seated and 60 guests standing making it the perfect spot for informal drinks and buffet dining. During the week the set-up can also be altered to accommodate meetings and corporate bookings. 

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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