I traveled with my elderly mother to see the Tattoo at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham. It was a compromise. My mother wanted to see a tattoo, but the one in Edinburgh Castle was not under cover and a considerable way to travel from the south of England, by public transport. We had only been to Birmingham once before, many years ago. Firstly I must say we found people very helpful including taxi and bus drivers. Unfortunately it was too busy in the Bullring shopping area on a Saturday to really enjoy the experience.
The Tattoo was on a Sunday afternoon. The arena is much larger than I had imagined. Some of the seating would have been difficult for the less able to access.. Thankfully the seats chosen for us were ideal. The Tattoo was very enjoyable. We would however have bought cushions if we had known the chairs would become uncomfortable to sit on, for any length of time.
We arrived early only to find there was very little seating in the area around the inside of the building before you went into the arena itself. People were sitting on the floor eating their fish and chips. Far more chairs were needed in this area, especially as there were many elderly people visiting on that day. So we had to go into the arena and take up our seats early. Drinks and snacks could be taken in though.
Thankfully the show itself was well worth the trip.