Once Upon a Time in Birmingham

14th November – 23rd December 2019

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Once Upon a Time in Birmingham to light up Bullring & Grand Central

Entry is FREE at all times but with a ticket you guarantee entry and a cocktail – a delicious FESTIVE PUNCH – usually £8.5

World Premier of festive pop-up turns on in Birmingham

Journey to the centre of the fairy light with Once Upon A Time In Birmingham, Bompas & Parr’s festive tea parlour, party bar and event space opening in the Bullring & Grand Central on 14th November 2019.

Imagine the spectacle that would occur if an entire city’s fairy lights were garlanded in a single space…The merry and bright installation will not only be illuminating, but also delicious with all the menu items designed to glow or sparkle.

The Christmas installation features 88,000 fairy lights, over 9km of lights and a host of mirrors in a grand sparkling interior. This is more festive lights per square foot than anywhere else in Britain.

You are invited to journey to the glowing heart of the fairy lights.
Come for tea, cocktails, wine, dance or a private party.

Entry is free at all times. However with a ticket you are guaranteed entry, receive a tasty discount on a delicious FESTIVE PUNCH and the option to pre-order drinks with big discounts.

Entry & a Cocktail: Includes a FESTIVE PUNCH (alcoholic or non alcoholic) and entry into Once Upon a Time in Birmingham between 2pm and 6pm or 6pm and 12am.

Click to see Bar Menu

Festive Tea: A Festive Tea Service at Once Upon a Time in Birmingham with a selection of savoury snacks and desserts including the Light Refracting Christmas Pudding.

Click to see Festive Tea Menu

Please note that Once Upon a Time in Birmingham is a cashless event. All purchases must be made with a credit or debit card.

Date: 14th November to 23rd December
Event Address: Once Upon A Time in Birmingham, Site of the old Jamie’s Italian, Middle Mall, Birmingham B5 4BE, UK
Prices: Entry is free at all times but with a ticket you are guaranteed entry, including a delicious Festive Punch and the option to pre-order drinks with big discounts through Design My Night. Ticket = Discounts. £5 daytime, £6 evening and £12.50 for Festive High Tea.

Email us at hello@uponatimein.com

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We have everything covered when it comes to throwing a unique Christmas Party for your team.

Once Upon a Time in Birmingham celebrates the very best in Christmas and our dedicated events team are on hand to tailor your event. Whether standing, seated, small or large, we’re here to help you plan your festive party.

Click to see the Private Hire Food Menu

Email us at hello@uponatimein.com today to speak to one of the members of the team.

The Filament: 50 Seated + 50 Standing or 120 Standing - Space includes a private Bar
Electric Eel: 12 Seated + 20 Standing
The Snug of Ten Thousand Tingles: 12 seated + 40 Standing

Rooms can be hired individually or in combinations for larger parties and the venue can be hired exclusively.
Minimum spends apply.


Is there a dress code?
Come however you feel comfortable but if you want to get extra festive choose a colour palatte of red, green and silver and lots of sparkles!

What is the age suitability?
The experience is open for all ages until 6pm and is for 18 and up afterwards. To purchase alcohol Challenge 25 will be in operation. You must be 18 to purchase alcohol and all ticket-holders will be required to present appropriate identification. No refunds will be given on advanced alcohol purchases if guests cannot prove they are 18 or older.

How do I get to Once Upon a Time in Birmingham?
The festive experience can be found at the Bullring, opposite St Martin in the Bull Ring at the site of the old Jamie's Italian, Middle Mall, Birmingham B5 4BE

Is there food and drink?
There will be a fantastic bar with exclusive cocktails designed for the event as well as a fabulous food offering but food is only available for pre-order for larger groups. Please email hello@uponatimein.com to enquire. That’s other than the Festive Tea service of course.

I don’t drink alcohol. Can I still come?
Of course! You’ll be given a magical welcome with lots of delicious options for your festive celebration

Is drunkenness tolerated?
Bompas & Parr supports and implements the responsible service of alcohol and any guests who are considered to be acting inappropriately or to be intoxicated will be refused entry or may be asked to leave.

My question isn’t listed here
If your question hasn’t been listed here, please email: hello@uponatimein.com