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Bring the drama in the Bramall, home to an intimate yet impressive auditorium.

The acoustics of this fully-accessible auditorium (built in 2012) are finely tuned for a wide range of speaking events.

High-spec audio-visuals make this the ideal showcase for your message, whether you’re welcoming a keynote speaker, holding an awards ceremony or launching a product.

No wonder it’s accredited as one of the University’s Venues of Excellence.

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The Elgar Concert Hall from the stage
The Elgar Concert Hall

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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RoomMaximum CapacityTheatre StyleStandingThrust Stage
Ground Floor Foyer/First Floor Mezzanine15020150

Cross section of the Bramall

The standard configuration of the auditorium (also known as the Elgar Concert Hall) offers 419 seats. Alternative seating/stage configurations offer seating for 220, 300 and 450 people. 6 wheelchair positions are available in the standard configuration; a further 2 are available by removing a small area of balcony seating.


The Bramall is equipped with the latest sound and lighting technology, with a range of packages available, and a professional in-house AV team to advise and deliver.

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

Stage specifications

The stage is able to hold up to 10 tonnes in weight and can move up and down, with road-level access to the loading bay. This makes the Bramall ideal for any event where there is a need to gain access with heavy objects, such as car product launches or events with complex stage sets.

The stage depth can also be adjusted to a maximum stage area of 18m wide x 11m deep, down to a minimum area of 11.5m wide x 4m deep.


During your event, you’ll have the support of a Technician, Stage Manager and Venue Duty Manager, plus Stewards, to ensure everything runs smoothly.


The foyer and mezzanine are ideal for receptions, canapes or casual buffets. The foyer café serves Costa coffee.

Please note: catering is available for a maximum of 150 attendees. If you’d like to arrange refreshments or catering for a larger number of guests when using the Bramall auditorium, please enquire about booking the Great Hall to provide the required additional space.

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The Bramall Music Building is a contemporary building with level access, a wide lift and good lighting.

Visit Accessable for more detailed accessibility information about the Bramall


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.

Breakout rooms

The Bramall is located in the Aston Webb Building in the centre of campus. As well as the Bramall’s own spaces, Aston Webb is home to multiple convenient meeting rooms and lecture theatres. The events team will be more than happy to advise on the best configuration of spaces.

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The Bramall is located at the heart of campus, in the red-brick Aston Webb Building.

8 min from University Station
6 min from North East car park
B15 2SA
11 min from Edgbaston Park Hotel
12 min from Lucas House Hotel

Is the Bramall perfect for your next event?

Get in touch with the team today to talk over your plans.

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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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