Located in a Grade II* listed building, the BMI has a thriving programme of cultural and educational activities, which includes a wide spectrum of arts and science lectures, exhibitions and concerts. The building is also a venue for many externally-organised events and can be booked for conferences and meetings. Situated on Margaret Street beside the Birmingham School of Art and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, we are within walking distance of local and national travel networks, including tram, bus and train; our building is conveniently located just 5 minutes from Snow Hill station. Each room in the BMI is fitted with AV equipment and there is free Wi-Fi throughout the building. We have spaces suitable for small and large scale events such as meetings, training days, conferences and performances. We also boast two large auditoria which seat up to 250 people. We have in-house caterers who can provide delicious food and refreshments for your event.
Our extensive Grade II*- listed building has a number of rooms, halls and theatres available for hire. By hiring a room in our building, you are also contributing to the BMI’s charitable aims; revenue raised from room hire contributes to our cultural programme.
THE LYTTELTON THEATRE
Named in honour of our long association with the Lyttelton family, many of who have been Presidents.
Accommodates up to 240 people. Accessible to wheelchair users.
No natural daylight
THE CHARLES DICKENS HALL
Charles Dickens was our 16th President and gave talks to raise money to build the original Institute building.
Accommodates up to 150 people. Accessible to wheelchair users.
THE JOHN PEEK ROOM
Accommodates up to 60 people. Accessible to wheelchair users.
THE GUGLIELMO MARCONI HALL
Named after our 68th President, Guglielmo Marconi, the winner of the 1909 Nobel Prize for Physics and inventor of radio.
Accommodates up to 80 people. Accessible to wheelchair users.
No natural daylight
THE WOODWARD ROOM
Accommodates up to 18 people. Accessible to wheelchair users.
THE SIR WILLIAM BLAKE RICHMOND GALLERY ROOM
Named after Sir William Blake Richmond, our 55th President and prominent artist, who is noted for his mosaics in St Paul’s Cathedral.
Accommodates up to 40 people. Accessible to wheelchair users.
MEETING ROOM 30
Accommodates up to 20 people.