The Actress and Bishop


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. 

What's on

The Big Quiz
Join The Actress and Bishop in Birmingham for a weekly quiz night of testing questions, trivia and more.

Every Monday

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Masters of Sabbath
Celebrate the music and legacy of the iconic Black Sabbath as the mighty Masters of Sabbath pay live tribute on 2nd August.  A must forall…

Fri, 2nd Aug 2024 @ 19:30 - 22:00

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Pearce Macca live
We are delighted to announce, Pearce Macca front man of the hottest band in Brum right now - The Clause, will be performing live 16th AugustDon…

Fri, 16th Aug 2024 @ 20:00 - 22:00

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AKA Noel Gallagher live
Saturday 24th August 2024 Doors 7.30pm // £15 in advance // £18 on the door The ONLY Noel Gallagher tribute name checked by The Chief himself…

Sat, 24th Aug 2024 @ 19:30 - 23:00

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The mighty Skastuds return! Join us for an afternoon of the very best in live Ska & Reggae Great beer and great atmosphere! Entry is free - reserve…

Sat, 31st Aug 2024 @ 14:00 - 17:30

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The Madchester Experience
A reincarnation of the MADCHESTER era bringing the Pills & Thrills to you... The Madchester Experience recreate the iconic sounds of BRIT…

Fri, 13th Sep 2024 @ 20:30 - 23:30

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The Steve Gibbons band
Unique and timeless – the legend that is Steve Gibbons has withstood the fads and fashions of the music business for over four decades. Analyse…

Sun, 22nd Sep 2024 @ 15:00 - 20:30

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The Jam'd live
𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐉𝐀𝐌'𝐃 are the UK's best known and most authentic tribute to the live performance and sound of 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐉𝐀gigging…

Fri, 4th Oct 2024 @ 19:00 - 22:00

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The UK’s female fronted AC/DC tribute show. Join us on a Highway To Hell Doors open at 19:30  Stage time: 20:30

Fri, 25th Oct 2024 @ 19:30 - 23:00

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Day Open Close Notes
Monday 12:00 2:00
Tuesday 12:00 2:00
Wednesday 12:00 2:00
Thursday 12:00 2:00
Friday 12:00 4:00
Saturday 17:00 4:00
Sunday 14:30 2:00



The Actress and Bishop, 36 Ludgate Hill, B3 1EH


Jewellery Quarter

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