IMPORTANT: Everything you need to know ahead of Ariana Grande's arrival

If you're joining us for Ariana Grande here in Birmingham this weekend, then please take a moment to read all this important information ahead of the show.


Ariana Grande heads to our place for two huge shows on Saturday and Sunday - and to make sure you're all up to speed with everything Ariana, we've put together all the important information you need to know.



You can find the latest running order here for both Saturday and Sunday evening!



There is an extremely strict bag policy in operation for this event. All bags must be 100% clear. Bags must be made of clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC. Bags must not exceed 12" x 6" x 12". Clear freezer/Ziplock bags must be a one-gallon re-sealable clear freezer bag (or smaller). Please note that all belongings must be individually placed in your clear bags. Items cannot be placed in additional bags within. Please take a look at the below graphic which will give you an idea of the requirements.




No Cameras / Audio Recorders / Video Recorders are to be permitted. Mobile Telephones are allowed. No Signs / Banners are to be permitted into the venue at all. Performance will contain Strobe Lighting.



As we’ve introduced our layered security process when entering the venue, we strongly recommend that you arrive in good time to allow for a swift entry. The system will enhance your experience and safety whilst here at Arena Birmingham!



Heads up, we will have mental health first aiders available inside the venue during both shows this weekend – so, if you need any support or just need a chat with someone, look out for our guys who’ll be wearing black t-shirts with the green Mental Health Awareness ribbon. We’ve got your back.

You can find more information here.



For the latest information on the Bus Lane traffic control camera, which is located near our South Car Park, please give this a read. Also, with the closures around the city, we strongly recommend you check out all the information here before planning your journey.


There will be closures on the southbound carriageway of the M6 between junctions 4 and 2 to carry out essential resurfacing work. Once the work is complete, all motorists will benefit from smoother journeys. The road closure: Saturday 14 September, between junction 4 and junction 2, please take this into consideration when planning your journey.



With 2 floors of bars and food kiosks there is plenty of choice, no matter where you are in the Arena. Take a look our map and find your favourite place to eat! Get in early to grab yourself a bite to eat and take advantage of our Early Bird offer for the show or take your pick from our range of tasty food on offer...

  • Theo's Street Food
  • Neo Pizza
  • Fish & Chips (so good its on both floors) 
  • The Burger Kitchen  

Just after a drink? We have 7 bars throughout the arena and all our food outlets serve bottled beers, ciders, wine and soft drinks.