The Oratory

0121 200 1511

141 Hagley Road

B16 8UE

Birmingham GB

(near the Plough & Harrow Hotel)

Sometimes described as ‘Little Rome in Birmingham’, the splendour of the Oratory is not readily obvious from the roadside. The interior of the church and its cloisters are redolent of the splendour of the Roman Catholic tradition. Built between 1907-1910 in the Baroque style, it is a memorial to Cardinal Newman, the founder of the English Oratory.

Parking Information

Free car parking is available for concerts at the Oratory car park. The car park is situated behind the Oratory on Plough & Harrow Road. To get to the car park, turn off the Hagley Road (there is a right hand filter lane, if you are approaching from the Five Ways roundabout) down Monument Road, turn right at the zebra crossing into Plough and Harrow Road, the car park is on your right (sign reads ‘St Philip’s Sixth Form College).

Disabled access and wheelchair seats

Access from the car park is flat and there is a ramp for access through the cloisters into the church itself. Row A seats 3 & 4 and 16 & 17 (equivalent if row A is not being used) are designated for wheelchair users. If you have any further queries about the venue, please do contact the Ex Cathedra office on 0121 200 1511.

Toilets These are situated across the cloisters on the ground floor. Disabled toilet is next to the Gents – access is flat.

Sight lines Unreserved seats (£7.00) have less favourable viewing.

Other information

Church venues can be draughty (especially in winter) and pews hard! It may be wise to dress accordingly and bring a cushion.

There are no refreshments on sale before or during the interval.

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