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Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter may not be known as a hub from Brum's music scene, but pub venue The Actress and Bishop hold host to some of the greatest local gigs in town. 

Just shy of St Paul's Square in the Jewellery Quarter, The Actress and Bishop is a traditional public house with great period features yet a modern stance. From slick beams and neon downlighting awe-inspiring feature windows and a glass backed bar, The Actress and Bishop does well to retain Brum's charming architectural history whilst creating the atmosphere of any city centre bar.

The Actress and Bishop are primarily renowned for their involvement in the great live music scene that Birmingham has to boast with their collective of events and local bands on show. Host to live gigs no less than every week, pub regulars and out of towners can revel in the venue's downstairs Sunday Sessions or weekend DJ nights for their fill of great local music. 

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Every Monday

Now here's a quiz night unlike any other in Birmingham. Hosted by the fun connoisseur's that are Box Entertainment,...


None, except on gig nights
No queues normally
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Jewellery Quarter and Summer Row


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The Actress and Bishop
Ludgate Hill, Birmingham, B3 1EH


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On 23-04-16 our 5th event at The Actress & Bishop. Five bands on from 7-12 and it was the best event yet. AbNormal Productions will be back,we love it here.
24 Apr 2016 by abnormalprods
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By far the best bar in Brum! Awesome bar staff and DJs in a great part of town, drinks are nice and cheap as well! Good vibes every night of the week.
07 Jan 2016 by Christopher

This is the fourth live music event we have placed at The Actress and Bishop and we absolutely love the place. The layout is excellent, the sound system is very nice (with very knowledgeable and friendly engineers...Especially Chris), the bar staff are great and the management so easy to deal with. Louise does a fine job looking after us and always makes us very welcome. As a Brummie I am proud to bring bands from other cities to The Actress. It is one of the jewels in Birmingham's jewellery quarter and my favourite city gig venue. We have rebooked more events! I love it here. Johnny Normal, AbNormal Productions.
18 Dec 2015 by abnormalprods

Great live music venue, bands,Dj's, open mic. Set in a good location. Good deals on drinks and very relaxed atmosphere. Brilliant heated sheltered smoking area. Very friendly and welcoming place.
04 Dec 2015 by aim

Always has great music & a fantastic atmosphere. The staff are by far the best in the entire city. This place is tailor-made from good times. I love it and would recommend it to everyone.
03 Dec 2015 by Jimmy

Love this place. The music is always great whether it's DJ's downstairs or bands upstairs. The crowd is always friendly, drinks are reasonably priced and to top it all off the bar staff are ridiculously ridiculously good looking!
03 Dec 2015 by thedear1

My favorite pub in Birmingham! Every city should have an Actress & Bishop! Great selection of beers & spirits, friendly staff, awesome atmosphere! A must if you're in Brum! Open until 4am too!
03 Dec 2015 by Louise

This is the sort of place where you need to be already drunk to go to - if you go whilst sober you will more than likely find this place has lost it's charm! Horrible toilets too.
29 Apr 2015 by alclayton

This place gets packed on the weekend! Really good night was had by all, great music. The only problem was the dance floor wasn't quite big enough to accomodate my sweet moves!
18 Jun 2013 by lauras

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