Birmingham Festivals established in 2015 to undertake key sector development and address common challenges. Comprised of over 25 members across Birmingham, together they represent the quality and diversity of Birmingham’s arts and cultural offer.

Collectively these festivals produce an eclectic and engaging artistic programme of national and international significance spanning artforms, including music, dance, film, new media, visual art, theatre, comedy and literature.

Member organisations range from established models such as the Birmingham Literature Festival – now in its 16th year – to more emergent festivals such as Behind the Curtain which was launched in 2014 and Frontiers, largely led by students at Birmingham’s Conservatoire. Diversity of scale and approach is a vital distinguishing feature of the city’s festival sector, as well as an authentic voice which is hugely attractive to national audiences.

Download a PDF of the Birmingham Festivals 2019 calendar or view the calendar online.

Interested in joining?

If you are interested in becoming a member of Birmingham Festivals, and for further information, please email

If you are not a member, but you would like us to list your festival on our events page, please email with the name and date of your festival, a 50 word description, and a web link. Events will be listed in chronological order.