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BBC Public Space @ The Mailbox

Girl in the Public Space
Have a go at presenting, in the BBC Public Space

Within the Public Space area you can try your hand at presenting the news or a weather bulletin and take a touch screen tour of the radio drama studio where The Archers is recorded.

Look through the viewing windows into BBC WM and BBC Asian Network to see your favourite presenters live on air and keep a look out for Midlands Today presenters as they prepare for the latest local news bulletin.

Have your photo taken with Doctor Who's Tardis and our resident Dalek, see regular exhibitions about BBC programmes or join us for special children's activities during school holidays.

There are also computers logged on to various BBC websites around the Public Space for visitors to use, including CBBC and CBeebies.

Public Space opening times

The BBC Public Space is open seven days a week.

• Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 5.30pm

• Sundays 11am to 5pm


BBC Birmingham Tours

Have your photo taken with Dr Who’s TARDIS and an old Dalek!

Our experienced Guides will take you on a behind the scenes tour of BBC Birmingham and show you round the state-of-the-art studios situated in The Mailbox. Find out more.

Take a peek behind the scenes of programmes such as BBC Midlands Today and take part in a special recording of a radio drama, complete with sound effects and music!

Tours last approximately 1½ hours and offer a fascinating insight into the world of broadcasting. Please note it is advisable to book tours in advance.

Be on TV

There's an area in the Public Space where you can have a go at presenting a news or weather bulletin reading an autocue. You can even watch yourself on your computer once you get home. Find out more.

Where are we?

CBeebies in the Public Space
CBeebies in the Public Space

The Public Space is situated in BBC Birmingham on Level 7 of The Mailbox. It is just minutes from New Street station. For those driving, there is plenty of parking in the city centre. The canal leading to Gas Street Basin makes a pleasant route for walking.

BBC Birmingham The Mailbox Wharfside Street Birmingham B1 1AY

Phone: 0121 567 6767 Email: publicspaceteam@bbc.co.uk

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