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Whilst the annual St Patrick’s Day parade in Digbeth may not be taking place this year, The Old Crown have a huge 10 day events lineup to celebrate the big day! 

The Old Crown, Birmingham’s oldest secular building and ​​​​winner of ‘best traditional pub’ at the 2019 Midland Food and Drink Hospitality Awards, is a must-visit Digbeth venue. Their Digbeth St Pat’s events are in addition to their celebration of this year’s Six Nation’s. They are giving 250 pubgoers, who have brought a drink before the game is over, a voucher for a free Guinness pint of every match Ireland wins this Six Nations!

Kicking off on Wednesday 8th March with Prof. Carl Chinn and ending on Saturday 18th March The Old Crown’s #DigbethStPats events are set to be the biggest St Patrick’s Day celebration in the area. Find the full list of what’s on here…

Grab tickets for all events here:

🗓️ Wed, 8th Mar 2023 

⏰ 19:00 – 22:00 

💰 Tickets from £15, including a free pint of Guinness on the door

An Evening With Prof. Carl Chinn MBE – The Real Peaky Blinders: An Irish Connection? – an illustrated talk.

Join The Old Crown for an evening with Carl Chinn as he narrates the real history of the Irish in Birmingham and explores the Peaky Blinders in Birmingham during the late 18th century and early 19th century, at The Old Library, Birmingham. 


🗓️ Sat, 11th Mar 2023

⏰ 19:00 – 23:00


Fleetwood Mac Tribute Night.

The “Rumours” are true… Fleetwood Mac tribute band Rihannon will be playing LIVE at The Old Crown as part of their #DigbethStPats celebrations. Fleetwood Mac outfits are encouraged!


🗓️ Sun, 12th Mar 2023

⏰ 12:00 – 23:00

💰 £10 – Tickets guarantee entry BEFORE 3:30pm

The Old Crown St. Patricks Parade Day Party with Fontaines D.C. – On The Sesh + Ash Sheehan + Ire-Ish

The Official #DigbethStPats ‘Parade Day’ Party!

Line up:

  • Dublin’s very own… Fontaines D.C. (DJ Set)
  • On The Sesh
  • Ire-Ish
  • Ash Sheehan
  • DJ Cassie-Philomena Smyth


🗓️ Mon, 13th Mar 2023

⏰ 20:00 – 22:00

💰 £5

#DigbethStPats The Banshees of Inisherin at The Mockingbird Cinema

The Old Crown and The Mockingbird Cinema present this #DigbethStPats… A live showing of The Banshees of Inisherin! ALL PROCEEDS from the event will be donated to the Birmingham Irish Association.


🗓️ Tues, 14th Mar 2023

⏰ 19:00 – 23:00

💰 £7.50

An evening of comedy with Barbara Nice, Mary Flanigan & Dennis Len

Join everyone’s favourite housewife and mayhem instigator, Barbara Nice, as she performs an intimate set at The Old Crown  – this evening promises to be raucous, outlandish and ever so slightly ridiculous. Featuring special guest Mary Flanigan & Dennis Len.


🗓️ Wed, 15th Mar 2023

⏰ 19:00 – 22:00

💰 Tickets from £15, including a free pint of Guinness on the door

An Evening With Prof. Carl Chinn MBE – Making Their Mark. The Irish of Victorian Birmingham – an illustrated talk.

Join The Old Crown for an evening with Carl Chinn as he narrates the REAL history of the Irish in Victorian Birmingham.


🗓️ Wed, 15th Mar 2023

⏰ 18:30 – 22:00

💰 £5

The Big Fat Irish Quiz with Aideen McQueen.

THE BIG FAT IRISH QUIZ! With host and comedian, Aideen McQueen.

Test your knowledge of all things Irish culture, music, film & TV with comedian Aideen McQueen as part of The Old Crown’s HUGE St Patrick’s celebrations this year!


🗓️ Thurs, 16th Mar 2023

⏰ 18:30 – 23:00

💰 £25

An Evening with Paul McGrath – SOLD OUT

Paul McGrath returns to Birmingham THIS MARCH! After 5 sell-out events The Old Crown are so excited to bring back Irish legend Paul for an evening in The Old Library this year explaining how he became one of the most high-profile figures in Irish sporting history.


🗓️ Fri, 17th Mar 2023

⏰ 12:00 – 22:00

💰 FREE ENTRY – Walk-ins only

St. Patrick’s Day 2023 @ The Old Crown – The Gold Cup, Lampa + On The Sesh.


The Old Crown are bringing you one of the most prestigious events in the annual horse racing calendar LIVE on their big screens in Digbeth.

Join them from 12PM with a whole range of drinks available from our indoor + outdoor bars!

Gold Cup race starts at 15:30.

Free entry all-day!

PLUS: Expect live music from Lampa + On The Sesh!

We recommend getting your tickets now to avoid disappointment!