Converted from a Methodist chapel built in the early 1900s, The O2 Institute (formerly the hmv Institute and The Institute) is a beautiful venue with a lot of history. An essential part of live music culture in Birmingham for the past 30 years, the Institute has hosted bands such a Pink Floyd, The Cure and Arctic Monkeys, as well as multiple club nights. With four separate rooms – the 1500 capacity main room, the 600 capacity O2 Institute2, the 300 capacity O2 Institute3, and a separate VIP area, there is something to cater for all.
The O2 Institute is a strictly 14+ venue, and under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. The venue has a bar in every room, but outside food and drink may not be brought in. A cloakroom is available at most events for a small charge. The O2 Institute is physically accessible for wheelchair users, but they ask for special needs customers to contact them ahead of time via 0121 643 0428, so that appropriate arrangements can be made.