Main Bar/Downstairs Area at The Actress & Bishop

  73 reviews  – 
36 Ludgate Hill, Birmingham, B3 1EH
Birmingham City Centre

About this space

Our lower ground space is perfect for your corporate or social occasion with a capacity of 150 persons, a big screen, TV, a stage area and quality PA. A late license and outside decking area as well as disabled access and facilities. Catering, cocktails and entertainment can all be provided as well as technical support throughout your event.

We are in an excellent location in central Birmingham, with Snow Hill station a five-minute walk and New street station a 15-minute walk. On-street parking is also available.


Event offers and packages

Christmas Party Offers

£200 hire fee
Book your christmas celebration with us and let the festivities begin at the actress & bishop. merry christmas!

We ask for a 20% deposit to secure your date.
Event Buffet Menu 1 (Minimum 10 Guests)
£5.50 per person
1. Deep Filled Sandwiches and Rolls
2. Nachos and Dips or Potato Crisps
Event Buffet Menu 2 (Minimum 10 Guests)
£7.50 per person
Event Buffet Menu 1 +
1. Cajun, Plain and Jerk Chicken Drumsticks and Thighs
2. Crispy Samosa and Spring Rolls with Sweet Chilli Dip
3. Crispy Caulilflower Wings with Chili Dip
4. Homemade Mini Pizza
5. A Selection of Mini cakes or Bowl of Fresh Fruit
Event Buffet Menu 3
£9.95 per person
Event Buffet Menu 2 +
1. Mini Jacket Potatoes stuffed with Cheese, Chive and Bacon
2. Cheese, Pineapple and Grape
3. Greek Meze with Hummus, Pitta, Olives, Feta and Salad
4. Salad Bowl
Event Buffet Menu 4 (Minimum 10 Guests)
£13 per person
Event Buffet Menu 3+
1. Roast Joint of either Gammon or Beef with Trimmings
2. Halloumi Wraps
3. Cheese, Pineapple and Grape
4. Mixed Leaf Salad Bowl

Prices

Monday
12:00 – 2:00
from £150 hire fee
Per session
12:00 – 2:00
from £150 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 2:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
We ask for a 20% deposit to secure your date.
We only allow our in-house DJs to be booked, they cost £200 for the evening.
Unlimited tea, coffee and biscuit package at £5 per person.
Tuesday
12:00 – 2:00
from £150 hire fee
Per session
12:00 – 2:00
from £150 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 2:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
We ask for a 20% deposit to secure your date.
We only allow our in-house DJs to be booked, they cost £200 for the evening.
Unlimited tea, coffee and biscuit package at £5 per person.
Wednesday
12:00 – 2:00
from £150 hire fee
Per session
12:00 – 2:00
from £150 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 2:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
We ask for a 20% deposit to secure your date.
We only allow our in-house DJs to be booked, they cost £200 for the evening.
Unlimited tea, coffee and biscuit package at £5 per person.
Thursday
12:00 – 2:00
from £150 hire fee
Per session
12:00 – 2:00
from £150 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 2:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
We ask for a 20% deposit to secure your date.
We only allow our in-house DJs to be booked, they cost £200 for the evening.
Unlimited tea, coffee and biscuit package at £5 per person.
Friday
12:00 – 2:00
from £300 hire fee
Per session
12:00 – 2:00
from £300 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 2:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
We ask for a 20% deposit to secure your date.
We only allow our in-house DJs to be booked, they cost £200 for the evening.
Unlimited tea, coffee and biscuit package at £5 per person.
Saturday
12:00 – 2:00
from £300 hire fee
Per session
12:00 – 2:00
from £300 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 2:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
We ask for a 20% deposit to secure your date.
We only allow our in-house DJs to be booked, they cost £200 for the evening.
Unlimited tea, coffee and biscuit package at £5 per person.
Sunday
12:00 – 2:00
from £150 hire fee
Per session
12:00 – 2:00
from £150 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 2:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
We ask for a 20% deposit to secure your date.
We only allow our in-house DJs to be booked, they cost £200 for the evening.
Unlimited tea, coffee and biscuit package at £5 per person.

Capacity

Standing
up to 150
Dining
up to 70
Theatre
up to 100
Boardroom
up to 60
Cabaret
up to 80
U-Shaped
up to 60
Classroom
up to 80

Catering and drinks

In-house catering
External catering not allowed
Venue provides alcohol
BYO alcohol not allowed

Facilities

Wi-Fi
Projector
Flatscreen TV
PA system / speakers
Conference call facilities
Air conditioning
Natural light
Storage space
Paid parking is available on-site
Paid parking facilities available nearby
Whiteboard
Flipchart
Quiet space
Accommodation available

Music & sound equipment

Own music allowed
Bring your own DJ
Noise restrictions

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Rules of the space

Allowed events

Promoted and ticketed events
Temporary event notices (TENs) available
Wedding licence

Age policy

Guests under 18 are not allowed after 20:00

Host rules

Unfortunately no under 18's allowed on the premises past 8pm.

Cancellation policy: Standard 30 day

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Reviews and ratings

(73 reviews and ratings - )

V
Victoria M.
February 2023

Katie was my point of contact when booking the downstairs seating area for my friends 30th - she was lovely and very helpful

Nothing - atmosphere, music, staff were all great

G
Gabriel O.
June 2023

Good response

G
Gail J.
February 2023

Quick helpful reply.


We are a popular., live music venue with multiple spaces for hire. Located in Birminghams historic Jewellery Quarter, with a late bar and excellent transport links. We are only a short walk from both Snow Hill and New street station.

We have vast experience in hosting all kinds of celebrations, live music events as well as corporate functions, meetings and networking.


Other spaces and event packages at this venue

from £175
hire fee / per session

Location