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Eco-friendly 12-acre space, ideal for outdoor events

Give your next live performance, festival or outdoor event a dramatic backdrop, or bring a fresh feel to conferences and teambuilding. The Green Heart offers multiple options for outdoor stages, catering and marquees, with boosted Wi-Fi covering the whole area. This central space is planted with colourful wildflowers, native plants and 160 trees.

Green Heart Festival at night with Old Joe and fireworks in the background
Old Joe looking over the Green Heart between the library and Muirhead
The Green Heart
The Library Can Be Seen from the Green Heart
Green Heart benches at dusk
People Walking Through the Green Heart
People sitting outside of Cuore

Let’s bring your next event to life.

A friendly team of professionals will work with you to create a great event experience, on budget.

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AreaMaximum capacity (standing)
Green Heart6000
Green Heart and Chancellor’s Court10,000

Please note: structures such as stages and marquees will reduce standing capacity. Please ask for more details.

Library Lawn44m46m
Amphitheatre54m24m (top) – 43m (ground level)


Watch the video to find out more about the audio-visual packages available.


Visitors should park in the University’s North East Car Park on Pritchatts Road, B15 2SA. This costs £2.50 per hour or £7.00 for up to 10 hours, using the RingGo cashless system. Parking here and on campus is free of charge after 6pm Mon-Fri, and on weekends.

Blue Badge parking for disabled drivers is available on campus, through the East Gate entrance on Edgbaston Park Road.

Marquees, stages and other equipment

The Green Heart is ideal for marquees and stages, to provide performance space, exhibition space or catering. To preserve the campus grounds, marquees and stages require prior approval; your events team can organise this for you. Other external equipment may also need prior permission; just ask your event coordinator what’s needed.

Event licences

Many outdoor events require licences to take place, for example if live music is to be played late at night, movies screened or alcohol served. In many cases the University will already have the relevant licence for the area. Your event coordinator will help you make sure you have the right documentation.


The Green Heart is located in the very centre of campus, and reaches from the North Gate on Pritchatts Road down to University Square and Chancellor’s Court, where the ‘Old Joe’ clock tower dominates the view.

7 min from University station
3 min from North East car park
B15 2SA
8 min from Edgbaston Park Hotel
8 min from Lucas House Hotel

Is the Green Heart perfect for your next event?

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Unwind in one of two hotels after your event. They’re open all year round, and right here on campus. For summer conferences, University accommodation offers a comfortable alternative.

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Edgbaston Park Hotel entrance

Everything taken care of

You want to create event experiences to remember. We’re here to help, every step of the way.

Experts on your side

A friendly, knowledgeable team to transform your ideas and stay on budget

Food and drink

Great catering from an award-winning
team of chefs

A complete service

Support from start to finish, from initial brief to event planning and delivery

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