Upstairs Private Event Space at The Actress & Bishop

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

About this space

The Actress & Bishop boasts a newly renovated event space situated upstairs at the venue where the whole floor is yours. It is a multi-function room which caters for both corporate events and celebrations. Full PA/AV equipment is included in the price, plus private facilities, manned bar, and high-speed wifi.

The Actress & Bishop also offers an exceptional catering service to suit all budgets and tastes, ranging from tea and coffee packages, buffets, working lunches, one-pot menu's and evening options as well. The Actress can also source high-quality DJ's and live entertainment for you to make your whole event planning experience as stress-free as possible.


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!
Event Buffet Menu 1 (Minimum 10 Guests)
£4.50 per person
1. Deep Filled Sandwiches and Rolls
2. Nachos and Dips or Potato Crisps
Event Buffet Menu 2 (Minimum 10 Guests)
£6.50 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. Sausage Rolls and Pork Pie with Pickle
4. Homemade Mini Pizza
5. A Selection of Mini cakes or Bowl of Fresh Fruit
Event Buffet Menu 3
£8.95 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)
£12 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
8:00 – 2:00
from £175 hire fee
Per session
8:00 – 2:00
from £175 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 2:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
We ask for a 20% deposit to secure your date.
The remaining balance is to be cleared no later than 14 days prior to the event.
Buffet menu:

Menu 1| £5.50 per guest | Min. 5 guests
Deep filled Sandwiches and Rolls
Nachos & Dips or Potato Crisps (v)


Menu 2 | £7.50 per guest | Min. 5 guests
Deep filled Sandwiches and Rolls
Nachos & Dips or Potato Crisps
Cajun, Plain & Jerk chicken drumsticks and thighs
Crispy Samosas and Spring Rolls with a Sweet Chili Dip (v) OR
Sausage Rolls and Pork Pie with Pickle
Homemade mini Pizza
A selection of mini cakes OR
A bowl of fresh fruit


Menu 3 | £8.95 per guest | Min. 5 guests
Deep filled Sandwiches and Rolls
Nachos & Dips or Potato Crisps (v)
Marinated chicken kebabs
Sweet potato and Chorizo skewers
Roasted Vegetable skewers (v)
Cheese, Pineaple & Grape (v)
Crispy Samosas and Spring Rolls with a Sweet Chili Dip (v)
Sausage Rolls and Pork Pie with Pickle
Greek Meze with hummus, pita, olives, feta and salad
Salad Bowl
Homemade mini pizzaz
A selection of Cakes OR Fresh Fruit Bowl


Menu 4 | £13 per guest| Min. 5 guests
Roast joint of either Gammon OR Beef trimmings
Cajun, Jerk and plain chicken drumsticks and thighs
Mini Jacket potatoes stuffed with cheese, chive and bacon
Halloumi wraps (v)
Marinated chicken kebabs
Sweet Potato and Chorizo skewers
Roasted Vegetables skewers (v)
Cheese, Pineapple & Grape (v)
Deep filled Sandwiches and Rolls
Nachos & Dips OR Potato Crisps (v)
Indian platter
Mixed Leaf Salad bowl
A selection of Cakes OR Fresh Fruit Bowl
Tuesday
8:00 – 2:00
from £175 hire fee
Per session
8:00 – 2:00
from £175 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 2:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
We ask for a 20% deposit to secure your date.
The remaining balance is to be cleared no later than 14 days prior to the event.
Buffet menu:

Menu 1| £5.50 per guest | Min. 5 guests
Deep filled Sandwiches and Rolls
Nachos & Dips or Potato Crisps (v)


Menu 2 | £7.50 per guest | Min. 5 guests
Deep filled Sandwiches and Rolls
Nachos & Dips or Potato Crisps
Cajun, Plain & Jerk chicken drumsticks and thighs
Crispy Samosas and Spring Rolls with a Sweet Chili Dip (v) OR
Sausage Rolls and Pork Pie with Pickle
Homemade mini Pizza
A selection of mini cakes OR
A bowl of fresh fruit


Menu 3 | £8.95 per guest | Min. 5 guests
Deep filled Sandwiches and Rolls
Nachos & Dips or Potato Crisps (v)
Marinated chicken kebabs
Sweet potato and Chorizo skewers
Roasted Vegetable skewers (v)
Cheese, Pineaple & Grape (v)
Crispy Samosas and Spring Rolls with a Sweet Chili Dip (v)
Sausage Rolls and Pork Pie with Pickle
Greek Meze with hummus, pita, olives, feta and salad
Salad Bowl
Homemade mini pizzaz
A selection of Cakes OR Fresh Fruit Bowl


Menu 4 | £13 per guest| Min. 5 guests
Roast joint of either Gammon OR Beef trimmings
Cajun, Jerk and plain chicken drumsticks and thighs
Mini Jacket potatoes stuffed with cheese, chive and bacon
Halloumi wraps (v)
Marinated chicken kebabs
Sweet Potato and Chorizo skewers
Roasted Vegetables skewers (v)
Cheese, Pineapple & Grape (v)
Deep filled Sandwiches and Rolls
Nachos & Dips OR Potato Crisps (v)
Indian platter
Mixed Leaf Salad bowl
A selection of Cakes OR Fresh Fruit Bowl
Wednesday
8:00 – 2:00
from £175 hire fee
Per session
8:00 – 2:00
from £175 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 2:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
We ask for a 20% deposit to secure your date.
The remaining balance is to be cleared no later than 14 days prior to the event.
Buffet menu:

Menu 1| £5.50 per guest | Min. 5 guests
Deep filled Sandwiches and Rolls
Nachos & Dips or Potato Crisps (v)


Menu 2 | £7.50 per guest | Min. 5 guests
Deep filled Sandwiches and Rolls
Nachos & Dips or Potato Crisps
Cajun, Plain & Jerk chicken drumsticks and thighs
Crispy Samosas and Spring Rolls with a Sweet Chili Dip (v) OR
Sausage Rolls and Pork Pie with Pickle
Homemade mini Pizza
A selection of mini cakes OR
A bowl of fresh fruit


Menu 3 | £8.95 per guest | Min. 5 guests
Deep filled Sandwiches and Rolls
Nachos & Dips or Potato Crisps (v)
Marinated chicken kebabs
Sweet potato and Chorizo skewers
Roasted Vegetable skewers (v)
Cheese, Pineaple & Grape (v)
Crispy Samosas and Spring Rolls with a Sweet Chili Dip (v)
Sausage Rolls and Pork Pie with Pickle
Greek Meze with hummus, pita, olives, feta and salad
Salad Bowl
Homemade mini pizzaz
A selection of Cakes OR Fresh Fruit Bowl


Menu 4 | £13 per guest| Min. 5 guests
Roast joint of either Gammon OR Beef trimmings
Cajun, Jerk and plain chicken drumsticks and thighs
Mini Jacket potatoes stuffed with cheese, chive and bacon
Halloumi wraps (v)
Marinated chicken kebabs
Sweet Potato and Chorizo skewers
Roasted Vegetables skewers (v)
Cheese, Pineapple & Grape (v)
Deep filled Sandwiches and Rolls
Nachos & Dips OR Potato Crisps (v)
Indian platter
Mixed Leaf Salad bowl
A selection of Cakes OR Fresh Fruit Bowl
Thursday
8:00 – 2:00
from £175 hire fee
Per session
8:00 – 2:00
from £175 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 2:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
We ask for a 20% deposit to secure your date.
The remaining balance is to be cleared no later than 14 days prior to the event.
Buffet menu:

Menu 1| £5.50 per guest | Min. 5 guests
Deep filled Sandwiches and Rolls
Nachos & Dips or Potato Crisps (v)


Menu 2 | £7.50 per guest | Min. 5 guests
Deep filled Sandwiches and Rolls
Nachos & Dips or Potato Crisps
Cajun, Plain & Jerk chicken drumsticks and thighs
Crispy Samosas and Spring Rolls with a Sweet Chili Dip (v) OR
Sausage Rolls and Pork Pie with Pickle
Homemade mini Pizza
A selection of mini cakes OR
A bowl of fresh fruit


Menu 3 | £8.95 per guest | Min. 5 guests
Deep filled Sandwiches and Rolls
Nachos & Dips or Potato Crisps (v)
Marinated chicken kebabs
Sweet potato and Chorizo skewers
Roasted Vegetable skewers (v)
Cheese, Pineaple & Grape (v)
Crispy Samosas and Spring Rolls with a Sweet Chili Dip (v)
Sausage Rolls and Pork Pie with Pickle
Greek Meze with hummus, pita, olives, feta and salad
Salad Bowl
Homemade mini pizzaz
A selection of Cakes OR Fresh Fruit Bowl


Menu 4 | £13 per guest| Min. 5 guests
Roast joint of either Gammon OR Beef trimmings
Cajun, Jerk and plain chicken drumsticks and thighs
Mini Jacket potatoes stuffed with cheese, chive and bacon
Halloumi wraps (v)
Marinated chicken kebabs
Sweet Potato and Chorizo skewers
Roasted Vegetables skewers (v)
Cheese, Pineapple & Grape (v)
Deep filled Sandwiches and Rolls
Nachos & Dips OR Potato Crisps (v)
Indian platter
Mixed Leaf Salad bowl
A selection of Cakes OR Fresh Fruit Bowl
Friday
9:00 – 2:00
from £350 hire fee
Per session
9:00 – 2:00
from £350 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 2:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
We ask for a 20% deposit to secure your date.
The remaining balance is to be cleared no later than 14 days prior to the event.
Buffet menu:

Menu 1| £5.50 per guest | Min. 5 guests
Deep filled Sandwiches and Rolls
Nachos & Dips or Potato Crisps (v)


Menu 2 | £7.50 per guest | Min. 5 guests
Deep filled Sandwiches and Rolls
Nachos & Dips or Potato Crisps
Cajun, Plain & Jerk chicken drumsticks and thighs
Crispy Samosas and Spring Rolls with a Sweet Chili Dip (v) OR
Sausage Rolls and Pork Pie with Pickle
Homemade mini Pizza
A selection of mini cakes OR
A bowl of fresh fruit


Menu 3 | £8.95 per guest | Min. 5 guests
Deep filled Sandwiches and Rolls
Nachos & Dips or Potato Crisps (v)
Marinated chicken kebabs
Sweet potato and Chorizo skewers
Roasted Vegetable skewers (v)
Cheese, Pineaple & Grape (v)
Crispy Samosas and Spring Rolls with a Sweet Chili Dip (v)
Sausage Rolls and Pork Pie with Pickle
Greek Meze with hummus, pita, olives, feta and salad
Salad Bowl
Homemade mini pizzaz
A selection of Cakes OR Fresh Fruit Bowl


Menu 4 | £13 per guest| Min. 5 guests
Roast joint of either Gammon OR Beef trimmings
Cajun, Jerk and plain chicken drumsticks and thighs
Mini Jacket potatoes stuffed with cheese, chive and bacon
Halloumi wraps (v)
Marinated chicken kebabs
Sweet Potato and Chorizo skewers
Roasted Vegetables skewers (v)
Cheese, Pineapple & Grape (v)
Deep filled Sandwiches and Rolls
Nachos & Dips OR Potato Crisps (v)
Indian platter
Mixed Leaf Salad bowl
A selection of Cakes OR Fresh Fruit Bowl
Saturday
9:00 – 2:00
from £350 hire fee
Per session
9:00 – 2:00
from £350 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 2:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
We ask for a 20% deposit to secure your date.
The remaining balance is to be cleared no later than 14 days prior to the event.
Buffet menu:

Menu 1| £5.50 per guest | Min. 5 guests
Deep filled Sandwiches and Rolls
Nachos & Dips or Potato Crisps (v)


Menu 2 | £7.50 per guest | Min. 5 guests
Deep filled Sandwiches and Rolls
Nachos & Dips or Potato Crisps
Cajun, Plain & Jerk chicken drumsticks and thighs
Crispy Samosas and Spring Rolls with a Sweet Chili Dip (v) OR
Sausage Rolls and Pork Pie with Pickle
Homemade mini Pizza
A selection of mini cakes OR
A bowl of fresh fruit


Menu 3 | £8.95 per guest | Min. 5 guests
Deep filled Sandwiches and Rolls
Nachos & Dips or Potato Crisps (v)
Marinated chicken kebabs
Sweet potato and Chorizo skewers
Roasted Vegetable skewers (v)
Cheese, Pineaple & Grape (v)
Crispy Samosas and Spring Rolls with a Sweet Chili Dip (v)
Sausage Rolls and Pork Pie with Pickle
Greek Meze with hummus, pita, olives, feta and salad
Salad Bowl
Homemade mini pizzaz
A selection of Cakes OR Fresh Fruit Bowl


Menu 4 | £13 per guest| Min. 5 guests
Roast joint of either Gammon OR Beef trimmings
Cajun, Jerk and plain chicken drumsticks and thighs
Mini Jacket potatoes stuffed with cheese, chive and bacon
Halloumi wraps (v)
Marinated chicken kebabs
Sweet Potato and Chorizo skewers
Roasted Vegetables skewers (v)
Cheese, Pineapple & Grape (v)
Deep filled Sandwiches and Rolls
Nachos & Dips OR Potato Crisps (v)
Indian platter
Mixed Leaf Salad bowl
A selection of Cakes OR Fresh Fruit Bowl
Sunday
8:00 – 2:00
from £175 hire fee
Per session
8:00 – 2:00
from £175 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 2:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
We ask for a 20% deposit to secure your date.
The remaining balance is to be cleared no later than 14 days prior to the event.
Buffet menu:

Menu 1| £5.50 per guest | Min. 5 guests
Deep filled Sandwiches and Rolls
Nachos & Dips or Potato Crisps (v)


Menu 2 | £7.50 per guest | Min. 5 guests
Deep filled Sandwiches and Rolls
Nachos & Dips or Potato Crisps
Cajun, Plain & Jerk chicken drumsticks and thighs
Crispy Samosas and Spring Rolls with a Sweet Chili Dip (v) OR
Sausage Rolls and Pork Pie with Pickle
Homemade mini Pizza
A selection of mini cakes OR
A bowl of fresh fruit


Menu 3 | £8.95 per guest | Min. 5 guests
Deep filled Sandwiches and Rolls
Nachos & Dips or Potato Crisps (v)
Marinated chicken kebabs
Sweet potato and Chorizo skewers
Roasted Vegetable skewers (v)
Cheese, Pineaple & Grape (v)
Crispy Samosas and Spring Rolls with a Sweet Chili Dip (v)
Sausage Rolls and Pork Pie with Pickle
Greek Meze with hummus, pita, olives, feta and salad
Salad Bowl
Homemade mini pizzaz
A selection of Cakes OR Fresh Fruit Bowl


Menu 4 | £13 per guest| Min. 5 guests
Roast joint of either Gammon OR Beef trimmings
Cajun, Jerk and plain chicken drumsticks and thighs
Mini Jacket potatoes stuffed with cheese, chive and bacon
Halloumi wraps (v)
Marinated chicken kebabs
Sweet Potato and Chorizo skewers
Roasted Vegetables skewers (v)
Cheese, Pineapple & Grape (v)
Deep filled Sandwiches and Rolls
Nachos & Dips OR Potato Crisps (v)
Indian platter
Mixed Leaf Salad bowl
A selection of Cakes OR Fresh Fruit Bowl

Capacity

Standing
up to 175
Dining
up to 90
Theatre
up to 90
Cabaret
up to 100

Catering and drinks

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

Facilities

Wi-Fi
Projector
Flatscreen TV
Whiteboard
Flipchart
PA system / speakers
Air conditioning
Natural light
Storage space
Paid parking is available on-site
Paid parking facilities available nearby
Private Facilities
PA Hire
Risen stage
Big Screen, Projector and TV
Late Bar
Technical support included
Outside decking area
WiFi
Conference call facilities
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

(76 reviews and ratings - )

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Jane K.
December 2023

The venue was perfect for our Christmas Party. Katie was a great event co-ordinator, Dan was amazing on the night, everyone so friendly. Food selection was incredible and such good value. A superb space for a small exclusive event.

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Sarah F.
December 2023

the venue was lovely, very traditional and rustic. Organiser was amazing, Katie was very patient during the prior arrangements. All staff on the night were great clearly all worked very hard and were all so friendly and approachable, great night thanks to them. Food was great and so worth the money, they had great attention to detail with various dietary requirements.

The DJ was not very good unfortunately, he had no modern music at all, i asked for some recent chart music he replied with the best he had was Beyonce. I had a number of complaints on the night and people constantly asking for me to get the music changed. I did my best.

J
Judith Y.
November 2023

We held our wedding after party there on the 11th Nov Excellent correspondence from venue Co ordinator Katie nothing was too much trouble answering emails quickly and efficiently. On the evening dj was fabulous , catering went down a treat bar staff even though busy were very professional. We went back next day to clear up most of it was done just a few Bits to sort. The cleaner was amazing when I started to bag rubbish up , she said I'll do that don't worry about it . Everyone at the party commented on how fab the room was . Would definitely recommend and use again.

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Jo B.
October 2023

The room is a great layout with lots of tables and chairs which you can choose. We were allowed to decorate however we wanted and the food and set up were on time. Ola was really friendly and offering help, as was the bartender but i didnt catch their name. Kate was brilliant throughout as well. The sound engineer was kinda bothered he didn't have all the details (not my fault, I wasn't asked any of his questions in advance) but chilled out once the event got going. Great that you can't hear the music from downstairs and the light and fog machines were great. The sound guy also tried to help get a last minute performer for us when he heard ours may have dropped out. We weren't a massive group so the bar was never busy, but there was never a wait. It was also a queer prom themed event and the staff were enthusiastic about it and put on pronoun stickers by choice. We had a brilliant time.

The room wasn't very clean, when setting up I had to find spray and cloths and dustpan and brushes to clean up. The food was tasty but could have done with individual labels as quite a few people couldn't tell what they could eat (there were vegan/veggie signs but big so you couldn't tell for sure) There's this one bartender who has soured our experience every time I've been into view the venue and the night of the party (i asked Ola to make sure she wasn't the one to serve us, as she was on shift the day of the party) she's just truly miserable, literally stares at you when you try and speak to her and looks at you like you're a massive inconvenience and need to get out of her way. (If this had been once I would have figured maybe she was having an off day but I saw her on 3 separate days and every time was the same.) Interacting with her ahead of the party genuinely made me worried for the party, if she was representative of the staff here (she isnt, it turns out everyone else is great). I hope this doesn't come across as nasty, but she's genuinely bad enough that I think it's worth pointing out to let the venue know and a heads up for people to know if they meet her first she isn't an example of what everyone is like there


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.


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