Owned by the NEC Group, the National Indoor Arena (NIA) in Birmingham was opened in 1991. At the time, it was the largest UK indoor arena of its type. Its current capacity is up to 15,800 with standing area.
Birmingham's Resorts World Arena has a capacity of 16,000 and remains a favourite venue for many of the world's big live acts. Originally named the NEC Arena after it opened in 1980, the arena underwent a £29 million renovation in 2008/09 and was then renamed the LG Arena.
The O2 Academy Birmingham is one of 13 live music venues around the UK that are sponsored by the mobile telephone company O2. Customers of O2 can access a priority ticket service for gigs at this venue. The venue consists of a main hall and two smaller rooms with a combined capacity of just under 3,900.
As part of the International Convention Centre and opened by the Queen in 1991, the Symphony Hall, Birmingham has a capacity of 2,262 seated. The acoustics are considered to be amongst the finest in the world and is home to the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. The Hall also boasts a 6,000-pipe organ which was designed and built by Orgelbau.
Originally built in 1938 and fully refurbished in 2001, the Wolverhampton Civic Hall is one of Britain's best-loved smaller venues. The Hall holds up to 3,000 guests and has seen performances by Marilyn Manson, Space, Blur and Slipknot. It has also been the venue for the Grand Slam of Darts. The Hall continues to host Ballroom and Sequence dances on a Friday afternoon.