Welcome to Southside, Birmingham’s most vibrant and diverse business district, which sits within walking distance from New Street Station and the Bullring Shopping Centre and encompasses Theatreland, Chinatown, Arcadian and the Gay Village.
Southside Business District, Birmingham is home to the busiest and most popular single theatre in the UK with over 520,000 visitors taking their seats at performances every year. From art house films to touring musicals and comedy acts to international ballet stars, Birmingham Hippodrome, The Old Rep theatre, Glee Club, and The Electric Cinema always have a fantastic line up of events.
Gay Village
Situated along Hurst Street next to Chinatown and down the road from the Hippodrome Theatre, the Gay Village boasts plenty of great bars and clubs to enjoy. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing drink with friends, a high-energy all-night party, an evening of fun cabaret or you just fancy grabbing a bite to eat, you’re sure to find something.
Birmingham’s Chinatown is in the heart of Southside and is one of the city’s most vibrant areas, where you’ll find a great range of authentic restaurants, cafés, shops and bars to explore. From the moment the kitchen doors open and your food is delivered to your table sizzling hot, there’s plenty to whet your appetite in Southside’s Chinatown. Conveniently located close to Theatreland and Arcadian nightclubs and bars, local Oriental cuisine provides memorable moments and more than just good food. Visit one of many delightfully delicious restaurants, cafés or bakeries for mouth watering moments you’ll never forget.
The Arcadian is a unique entertainment complex set in the centre of Chinatown and Theatreland. The restaurants, bars, and comedy club offer a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and are the perfect place to relax with friends and enjoy al fresco dining and drinks.  With a variety of cuisines, from Mexican and Indian to Chinese and British there is something to suit all tastes and budgets. The vibrant bars in and around the complex make it an ideal place for fun and if you’re looking for a place to stay there are a selection of hotels or serviced apartments to choose from.

So as you can see, Southside is the place to enjoy in Birmingham, so come down and enjoy Southside today.