IET Birmingham: Austin Court

About IET Birmingham: Austin Court

Located in the heart of Birmingham's buzzy city centre, IET's Austin Court is a stunning venue which offers a wide range of different spaces that can be hired out for a whole host of different types of event. Bursting with character, the Grade II-listed building is comprised of fourteen different spaces, which range from small meeting rooms to a lecture theatre that is great for talks and conferences. With the outdoor courtyard area also available for hire, the possibilities are endless when it comes to hosting an event at Austin Court.

The red-brick building is found just a stone's throw from the canal meaning that waterside views are ensured at Austin Court, while its many period features add a further level of charm to the venue. However, this charm is balanced with impressive modern technology so that state-of-the-art events can take place at Austin Court. This includes hybrid events, which allow you to combine the perks of a physical event with the reach of a virtual one.

In terms of the different spaces on offer at Austin Court, the largest is the Kingston Lecture Theatre which has a capacity of 150 and features a large stage at the front, and auditorium-style seating. For smaller-scale events, the three lodges can fit 50, 18, and 30 people respectively and have gorgeous exposed beams on the ceiling making them good spots for weddings as well as business events. The adjoining walls of the lodges can also be removed to create one larger space.

More intimate spaces on offer at Austin Court include the Brindley, Boulton, and Faraday rooms which all benefit from the same period charm as the rest of the building. These can be hired by themselves as spaces for meetings, interviews and talks, or can be used in conjunction with other spaces for more major events.

Venue Facilities
Disability access
Outside area
Video conferencing
Wifi available

Good to know

Up to 150
Venue Type
Conference centre, Meeting room

IET Birmingham: Austin Court Rooms

The Crompton Room

Room size: 53m²

This versatile space boasts all the high-end AV facilities an event organiser could wish for. At over 12 metres long and 5 metres wide the Crompton Room can comfortably seat up to 40 delegates in a theatre style or works really well as an exhibition space. The high-beamed ceilings emphasize the room’s spacious feeling and has views over the landscaped Courtyard letting in loads of natural light.

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The Kingston Theatre

Room size: 180m²

Our tiered theatre has been designed with organiser, guest and speaker in mind, with foldaway tables at every seat, an HD projector and wide screen display. You’ll have state-of-the-art AV equipment to make your event the best it can be, whether you’re hosting a talk or seminar as part of a conference, or you’re screening a film in a pop-up cinema!

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Boulton and Faraday


Hiring the Boulton and Faraday Rooms together forms a large vibrant and welcoming space for up to 80 guests. The space features Wi-Fi and state-of-the-art AV, impressive oak beams, large windows and wide double doors opening onto the beautiful courtyard making this combined space the perfect mix of character and technology. The Boulton and Faraday Rooms are fully customisable to meet your event needs and perfect for any setup.

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The Brindley Room

Room size: 20m²

One of our smaller spaces, the Brindley Room has all the high-end AV and period charm of its larger counterparts. It also has lots of natural light, a brilliant and natural stimulant for guests at any meeting. As well as offering organisers a great, stand-alone meeting space, the Brindley Room also works well when used in conjunction with our other suites at much bigger events.

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Our stunning, landscaped garden offers guests the perfect chance to relax in between conference talks. It’s also a fabulous space to enjoy a meal in the sunshine or mingle at a reception. It comprises a network of walkways and seating areas, allowing lots of different areas in which you can position your entertainment and catering facilities.

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80 Cambridge Street , Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 2NP

0121 314 5751


Testimonials For Iet Birmingham: Austin Court

Fantastic location and venueFEBRUARY, 2021

We always look forward to hosting our user conference in Austin Court and will continue to book the venue for as long as our attendee numbers allow. The location and what the venue has to offer is fantastic. The venue team are always very accommodating and professional. We would highly recommend IET Birmingham: Austin Court.

Motor Design Limited

Lovely locationFEBRUARY, 2021

Lovely location beside canal with very nice interior.

Alan Hayes

Amazing FEBRUARY, 2021

We held our wedding breakfast and evening reception at IET, in which we had great reviews about how amazing the venue was. The venue itself was exactly what we were looking for in terms of food, atmosphere, scenery and overall experience. So we would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thanks to the staff for making our day so special. We especially would like to say a big thank you to Angie Devi for all the hard work she put in, we can't praise her enough.Thank you again.

Sharon Fields


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Does IET Birmingham: Austin Court have AV equipment available for events?

Yes. As part of the Institution of Engineering and Technology we are dedicated and passionate about the technical capabilities within our venues. AV and technical options including – but not limited to: High-speed complimentary WIFI access (50mb bandwidth) Dedicated bandwidth for your event Web streaming Video Conferencing In-house technicians Staging Filming MP3 recording Projector and screen included in every room Hard wired internet access available.

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