The Old Joint Stock’s 150th Birthday

Have you ever looked around this wonderful building?


Old Joint Stock at 150


It was designed by renowned architect J. A. Chatwin, who was also responsible for the additions to Birmingham Cathedral – and the Cathedral links don’t end there. Next door was the Parsonage for the Cathedral and The Old Joint Stock was originally built in 1862 as the Parson’s private library, before being taken over as the Birmingham Free Library in 1864 and later becoming The Birmingham Joint Stock & Share Trading Bank – hence the name now. So, if it was built in 1862 and opened to the public in 1864, when to celebrate our anniversary from? Must be 1863…

Join them this Saturday for a 150th Anniversary Celebration!

In the Pub:

1-4pm – Live Swing Jazz

1-5pm – Delicious Hog Roast

Outside in the Cathedral Grounds:

12-3pm – RoguePlay Theatre – Silks and Arial Acrobatics from the trees – watch a performance and even have a go yourself!

4-4.45pm – Pedralta World Fusion Belly Dance – with a special Victorian performance.

And in the Theatre:

8pm – Tea With Oscar (£10)

Tea with Oscar is a Victorian chat show hosted by Oscar Wilde himself! In addition to the witticisms of the fin de siècle wag, guests will include celebrities of the day such as Miss Marie Lloyd, Le Petomane and others. Cake, Pimms and Cucumber sandwiches available.

Old Joint Stock Pub & Theatre

Tel: 0121 200 0946