The Roundhouse team smiling in front of the building

Roundhouse Birmingham is ready for the Commonwealth Games

Roundhouse Birmingham is ready for the Commonwealth Games

Here at Roundhouse Birmingham we’ve been getting ready for the Commonwealth Games. Read on to learn what we’re doing to welcome visitors and what’s happening at the Roundhouse during the Games. 

Ready to welcome visitors from around the world

Roundhouse Birmingham has become the latest organisation to gain recognition for our commitment to delivering a warm, knowledgeable and inclusive welcome for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Roundhouse Birmingham is a Games Ready Business Committed to providing a warm, knowledgeable and inclusive welcome

Games Ready Business recognition is awarded to businesses that have trained 80% or more of their front-line staff using the ‘Getting Games Ready’ programme. The e-learning programme prepares businesses to welcome guests from around the world, providing insight and information to ensure the region delivers an outstanding visitor experience and showcases the very best of the West Midlands.

Display showing information about the working horses that used to be stabled at the Roundhouse

Welcome to the Roundhouse

The Roundhouse team are also ready to give visitors a friendly welcome, with volunteers stationed around the building, as well as a competition where you can be in with a chance to win two tickets for a tour of your choosing. All you have to do is guess how many horses can be found around the building. You can enter the competition on your visit to the Roundhouse with one of our friendly volunteers or in the Visitor Centre. 

Gymnastics pop-up shop

During the Commonwealth Games the Roundhouse will also be home to Quatro Gymnastics, who will be selling their British designed gymnastics leotards at a pop-up shop on site. The Roundhouse is just a short walk away from the gymnastics venue for the Commonwealth Games, Arena Birmingham. Visit our Getting Here page to get directions. 

Drinks and food from Jonathans in the Roundhouse

The independent tea room and restaurant at the Roundhouse will be open from 10am to 4pm Tuesday to Wednesday, and 10am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.  If you’re looking for somewhere to eat near the gymnastics at the Arena, Jonathans in the Roundhouse serve breakfast, lunch, afternoon teas and a wide range of traditional British food. Visit their website to view the full menu. 

A group of people kayak up the canal towards Birmingham Library on a tour with Roundhouse Birmingham

Looking for things to do in Birmingham during your visit?

If you’re looking for fun things to do in Birmingham, we’ve got a packed programme of fun activities from tours and walks, to paddles and cycles. See a different side of the city with a kayak tour on the canal, stand-up paddleboard experience or boat trip. Discover Brum’s history on an interactive Bingo walking tour, or find its hidden green spaces on a guided walking tour out of the city. Visit our Things to Do page to learn more and see what’s on.

If you’re looking for free things to do, try one of our self-guided audio tours of Birmingham or pick up a community routes leaflet from the Visitor Centre.

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