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

Fri, 20th Oct 2023 @ 19:30 - 23:00

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Midnight City Soul
Midnight city are a five piece soul band playing a mix of classic northern soul and motown grooves. Catch them live at The Actress & Bishop…

Sun, 29th Oct 2023 @ 18:30 - 20:30

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The GT's live
Mod alternative and subculture classics. With a passion for Mod and Ska done right and a little bit of punk in their Soul, The GTs are guaranteed…

Sun, 29th Oct 2023 @ 18:30 - 20:30

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The Uproars
Join us for an afternoon of high energy Rock n roll and rockabilly on 18th November as we welcome The Uproars to the main stage! Live from…

Sat, 18th Nov 2023 @ 16:00 - 22:00

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The Jam'd
The Jam'd are the UK's best known and most authentic tribute to the live performance and sound of The Jam, gigging up and down the UK at festivals…

Sat, 16th Dec 2023 @ 20:00 - 22:00

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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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