When you are here.

A very big hello from the Roundhouse Birmingham team.
So, what's here at the Roundhouse, and what can you do when you get here?
Scroll down for more info, or click the buttons for directions and accessibility info.

Our current visiting guidelines

The safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff remains our top priority. We’ll provide hand sanitiser and have high standards of cleanliness. Face coverings inside are optional, but we respect individual choice. We ask that you respect peoples’ personal space

Good To Go Visit England Logo - green writing on grey and white chequered background
We have been awarded the Visit England Accreditation

We’re ‘Good to Go!’

Acquiring the Industry Standard mark means that Roundhouse Birmingham has followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, has a Risk Assessment in place and a process to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

Find out more here

Visitor Centre

The Roundhouse site is free to enter, and we’re really looking forward to welcoming you. 

Once you’ve arrived, come to our Visitor Centre to find out more about this unique building through our displays. Our Visitor Centre also includes a Display Space with changing exhibitions at different points in the year. There is no need to book to enter the Roundhouse.

From here, you can book onto one of our guided tours, including our Introducing the Roundhouse tours, a range of canal paddle tours, guided walks, or boat trips. Or simply head out using on of our pay-as-you-feel local audio tours or printed trails. 

Click ‘Things to Do’ to find out more.

Visitor Centre Opening Times

9:30am-4:30pm, Wednesday-Sunday

We are open during all bank holiday’s except Christmas and New Year

Christmas closing: Closed Saturday 21 December, re-open Wednesday 10 January 2025


The main public toilets are located to the right of the Visitor Centre. There are five toilets, one of which is accessible for wheelchair users. There are also baby changing facilities.

Quiet Times

Wednesday-Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:00am.

This is a time when there are usually fewer visitors to the Roundhouse Visitor Centre, and we will make some changes during this time to reduce sensory input. 

If you would like to call ahead to make any specific requests, or to ask any further questions, please contact our Visitor Centre in advance of your visit on 0121 716 4077.

Inside the on site restaurant, Ristorante Caffe Arena. Eclectic mix of wooden furniture with Italian flags hanging from the beams above.

Food and drink

We are pleased to welcome Ristorante Caffe Arena to the Roundhouse site. A family-owned, authentic Italian restaurant, bringing classic Italian flavours to the heart of Birmingham. The restaurant is open daily serving up delicious fresh pizza and pasta at lunch and dinner. Check out their website for menus and opening times.

The Distillery next door is open from 12pm every day, offering beer, a gin bar & casual eats such as pizza, plus an outdoor area on the canal.

We also have picnic benches available at the Roundhouse and you’re also very welcome to bring your own food. 

Roundhouse Shop

Based in the Visitor Centre, you’ll find our small, but perfectly formed, Roundhouse Shop. There’s something for every budget – including our pocket money shoppers – and gifts for all tastes and occasions. We’re also proud to be working with local artists and showcasing some of their wonderful work.

Round picture of Jonathans cafe interior

Jonathans in the Roundhouse

Now closed

After 18 months Jonathans in the Roundhouse, the restaurant and tea rooms at the Roundhouse, has closed.

With increasing food prices and operating costs as well as a challenging economic climate, it has sadly become unviable for Jonathans in the Roundhouse to continue to operate.

A spokesperson from Roundhouse Birmingham said: “We understand how difficult the current economic climate is, and despite their best efforts, we’re sad to see Jonathans close and leave the Roundhouse.

“I know everyone worked hard to keep the business going in challenging circumstances and everyone at Roundhouse Birmingham would like to wish the team good luck for the future and in their next business venture.”

July 2023

Picture of the logos of the three Roundhouse tenants: National Trust, Canal & River Trust and Sustrans.

What else is here?


You might well be wondering what happens in the rest of the building. Well we’re pleased to say we are home to some wonderful organisations who have their offices here. Find out more about who they are on ‘Who’s Here’ page. 

Any questions?

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) pages for more help


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