Venue and Travel

Our venue: Birmingham Midland Institute

The Thrill of the Dark will be housed in an attractive Grade II listed building, conveniently located in the centre of Birmingham. Established in 1854, the Birmingham Midland Institute is a registered charity whose aim is the “Diffusion and Advancement of Science, Literature and Art amongst all classes of persons resident in Birmingham and the Midland counties”.

By Plane

Birmingham International Airport has direct flights from locations in the UK, as well as from the USA, Canada, Europe and the Middle East. The journey by taxi from the airport to the city centre takes approximately half an hour. Birmingham International railway station (next door to the airport) has frequent services to Birmingham New Street Station in the city centre (journey time around 15 minutes).

By Train

Most cross-country services to Birmingham arrive at Birmingham New Street Station, in the centre of the city. To walk to the Birmingham Midland Institute from New Street Station takes approximately 5-10 minutes. Snow Hill Station is also a 5 minute walk from the venue.

By Coach

There are frequent coach services to Birmingham from London, Heathrow and Gatwick Airports, and many UK cities. The long-distance coach station is in Digbeth in the city centre. From Digbeth it is a short walk to Birmingham New Street train station. For further information, and to plan your journey, please visit the National Express website.


Please visit the Birmingham Midland Institute for links to carpark close to the venue.