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.
As well as music concerts and comedy gigs, the venue has also been used to host the Gladiators TV show, Davis Cup tennis matches and WWE wrestling bouts, among other events. It remains as one of the UK's most versatile venues.
Birmingham Arena [ view map ]
King Edwards Road
Box Office: 0844 338 8000 | General Enquiries: 0121 780 4141
Sat 14th Sep - Sun 15th Sep
Ariana Grande will visit the UK in 2019 as part of her Sweetener World Tour. The chart-topping American singer will perform live at Birmingham Arena on 14th and 15th September during the tour.
Tuesday 17th September 2019
Muse have announced a number of extra UK shows in support of their latest album. The alternative rock giants will play Birmingham Arena on Tuesday 17th September as part of their Simulation Theory World Tour.
Saturday 21st September 2019
Professor Brian Cox will be heading back out on the road with a brand new live show in 2019. The country's best-loved physicist will present his new show at Birmingham Arena on Saturday 21st September as part of a UK arena tour.
Friday 11th October 2019
The Impractical Jokers will be touring the UK during the autumn of 2019. The TV pranksters will perform a live show at Birmingham Arena on Friday 11th October as part of The Cranjis McBasketball World Comedy Tour.
Wed 16th Oct - Sun 20th Oct
Disney On Ice - 100 Years of Magic will visit Birmingham Arena from 16th to 20th October as part of a UK tour. The shows promises to be a skating spectacular, featuring a cast of over 50 Disney characters and a sing-along score of 30 unforgettable songs.
Saturday 26th October 2019
Cher will bring her Here We Go Again World Tour to the UK during the autumn of 2019. The multi award-winning artist will perform live at Birmingham Arena on Saturday 26th October as part of her first UK tour in 14 years.
Monday 4th November 2019
Catfish and the Bottlemen will be touring the UK in support of their latest album, The Balance, during the autumn of 2019. The Welsh indie rockers will perform live at Birmingham Arena on Monday 4th November as part of the tour.
Wednesday 6th November 2019
The WWE Superstars will return to the UK in the autumn of 2019 for another action packed WWE Live tour. Get ready for an evening of world class wrestling when WWE Live comes to Birmingham Arena on Wednesday 6th November.
Tuesday 12th November 2019
Liam Gallagher will be hitting UK arenas this autumn in support of his latest solo album Why Me? Why Not. The former Oasis frontman will perform live at Birmingham Arena on 12th November 2019 as part of the tour.
Fri 15th Nov - Sun 17th Nov
Jack Whitehall is heading back out on the road in 2019 with his biggest ever arena tour. The award-winning stand-up comedian will perform his new show – Stood Up – at Birmingham Arena on 15th, 16th and 17th November as part of the tour.
Thursday 28th November 2019
Dido will be touring the UK in late 2019 in support of her new album Still On My Mind. The English singer-songwriter will perform live at Birmingham Arena on Thursday 28th November as part of the tour.
Friday 29th November 2019
The Chemical Brothers will be touring the UK in support of their latest album, No Geography, during the autumn of 2019. The dance duo will play live at Birmingham Arena on Friday 29th November as part of their biggest UK tour to date.
Thu 5th Dec - Sun 8th Dec
The action-packed Marvel Universe Live! show will return to UK arenas in 2019. Fans of all ages can experience this thrilling new show when it visits Birmingham Arena from 5th to 8th December as part of the tour.
Wednesday 11th December 2019
Pete Tong's Ibiza Classics show will be touring the UK in late 2019. The new show, featuring The Heritage Orchestra conducted by Jules Buckley, will visit Birmingham Arena on Wednesday 11th December as part of the tour.
Friday 13th December 2019
Rod Stewart will be touring the UK for the first time in three years during 2019. The legendary rocker will perform live at Birmingham Arena on Friday 13th December as part of the Rod Stewart Live In Concert Tour.
Wednesday 18th December 2019
Alter Bridge will be touring the UK in late 2019 in support of their new album Walk The Sky. The American hard rock band will play live at Birmingham Arena on Wednesday 18th December with support from Shinedown and Sevendust.
Saturday 25th January 2020
Kaiser Chiefs will be touring the UK in early 2020 in support of their new album Duck. The indie band – fronted by Ricky Wilson – will perform live at Birmingham Arena on Saturday 25th January with support from Razorlight.
Wednesday 29th January 2020
The Jonas Brothers will bring their Happiness Begins Tour to UK arenas in 2020. The American pop-rock trio will play a show at Birmingham Arena on Wednesday 29th January as part of the tour.
Fri 31st Jan - Sun 2nd Feb
Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live will be roaring across UK arenas in early 2020. Fans can expect lots of high-octane car-crushing action when the show comes to Birmingham Arena from 31st January to 2nd February.
Sunday 12th April 2020
Strictly Come Dancing finalists Joe Sugg and Dianne Buswell will be taking their own show on tour during the spring of 2020. The couple will perform their new show – which features music, comedy and a little bit of dance – at Birmingham Arena on Sunday 12th April as part of the tour.
Monday 9th November 2020
Elton John's Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour is coming to UK arenas in 2020. The global pop icon will perform live at Birmingham Arena on Monday 9th November as part of the epic farewell tour.