Where to watch the Commonwealth Games on the big screen in Birmingham

Victoria Square and Smithfield have two large screens to show the games, but there are plenty of other venues spread across the West Midlands.

The Birmingham venues will have the big screens where you can watch action from the Commonwealth Games 2022 between July 27 and August 8.

Victoria Square and Smithfield have been transformed for the next 11 days so people can come when they want to watch the TV competitions and have fun, including on the big screen. And those are just two places where you can watch sports with others.

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The places in Birmingham City where you can watch the matches on the big screen are:

Birmingham city center big screens

Birmingham City Council House, Victoria Square

If you wish to take part in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies celebrations as well as catch the sporting action, you will need to visit the Victoria Square Festival site. There will be plenty more action, music, dancing, food and fun here every day for the next 11 days.

Smithfield Commonwealth Games Festival of Festivals

This festival site will have a live feed of the performances taking place on the site and live coverage of the sporting action taking place across the Games. The three-sided screen and stage structure will keep you hooked all day long.

3. King Kong Park in the Jewelery Quarter

The park has a large replica of the famous 1970s King Kong statue that stood in Birmingham. Catering options are also available. The nearest trolley stop is St. Paul’s, then the temporary park is a short walk away.

King Kong Commonwealth Games pop-up park in the Jewelery Quarter

4. Place Martineu Shopping Center

Located on Corporation Street, this mall also offers plenty of food and drink options. You can watch swimming, hockey, boxing, women’s gymnastics, basketball, track and field, men’s weightlifting, powerlifting, wrestling, netball and diving.

Place Martineu Shopping Center

7 Out-of-Town Neighborhood Festival Sites

Neighborhood festivals during the Commonwealth Games

You can watch the opening ceremony on the big screen at the Castle Vale venue at Farnborough Fields on July 28 and 29. The site will also offer many other activities such as a silent disco. You can also attend live performances on site.

On July 29 and 30, the TouchBase Pears Casual Festival Site will host a unique and inclusive experience so that everyone, valid or not, can enjoy the festive atmosphere. You can also watch the projection of sporting events here on the big screen.

On July 30 and 31, Sparkhill Park, Stratford Rd, will connect people from different countries bringing together the rich and multicultural tapestry of Birmingham. Besides various shows, dishes and activities, you can also watch the Commonwealth Games here.

On August 1 and 2, you can watch Commonwealth Games highlights being screened at Edgbaston Reservoir. People can also try their hand at water sports at this site while listening to local artists.

Neighborhood festivals during the Commonwealth Games

On August 3 and 4, Oaklands Recreation Ground will welcome the community of Yardley to explore and play together. You can take part in a range of courses and activities, rock climbing and skateboarding. You can also watch the matches on the big screen here.

On August 5 and 6, the beautiful, award-winning Handsworth Park will offer creative sessions and wellness workshops. You can also watch a live stream of the games here and also watch live performances.

On August 7 and 8, Ward End Park will champion multiculturalism at the end of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. The venue will bring community and sport together through various workshops and performances. You can also watch the final day of events here.

A festival of festivals in Smithfield for the Commonwealth Games

Outside Birmingham to Solihull, Sandwell and across the West Midlands

If you are further afield than Birmingham there will also be screenings in Solihull, Coventry, Tamworth, Telford, Warwick, Leamington Spa, Sandwell, Dudley and Wolverhampton.

This is where you can watch live matches out of town:

  • Coventry – Assembly Festival Garden
  • Tamworth – Castle Gardens
  • ​Solihull – Place Mell and ​Place du Théâtre
  • Leamington Spa – Pump Room Gardens
  • Warwick Festival Site – Market Square
  • West Bromwich – Sandwell Valley Showground
  • Telford -Southwater One Gate of Telford St Quentin
  • Wolverhampton – Market Square
  • Dudley – Huntingtree Park, Silver Jubilee, Mary Stevens Park, Heath Lane, The Dell Stadium, Netherton Park, Stevens Park

On each of the festival sites, sports workshops and activities will be organized. These will include activities linked to the Birmingham 2022 program such as volleyball, judo, squash, athletics, table tennis, swimming, hockey, gymnastics, triathlon and cricket.

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