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 that offers a wide range of versatile spaces that can be hired for a host of different corporate events. Bursting with character, the Grade II-listed building is comprised of 14 indoor and outdoor spaces, which range from small meeting rooms to a high-tech lecture theatre perfect for talks and conferences.

Its largest space is the Kingston Lecture Theatre which features a large stage, tiered auditorium-style seating and state-of-the-art AV equipment. This impressive space can hold up to 150 guests for a conference, presentation, screening or award ceremony and you'll also receive a dedicated technician to help with logistics on the day.

It also offers multiple options for mid-sized and small events. The Lodge Rooms, for example, can be set up as one, two or three interconnecting rooms, depending on the size of your occasion, and offers bundles of character thanks to wooden beamed ceilings. 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 gatherings.

If you're looking to host an alfresco event, then the outdoor courtyard is a stunning secluded space which can be used as a space to relax between conference talks, or perhaps as the backdrop to a summer drinks reception.

Austin Court balances period charm with modern technology throughout the venue to offers guests the best of both worlds. This includes high-spec AV equipment in all of its spaces, allowing for virtual and hybrid events to take place if required. 

Finally, the in-house catering team is able to offer multiple food and drink options. From a post-conference dinner to a relaxed buffet or bowl food, they've got it covered. 

Venue Facilities
Disability access
Outside area
Parking
Video conferencing
Wifi available

Good to know

Delegates/Guests
Up to 150
Venue Type
Conference centre, Institutions, Meeting room
Venue Style
Historic, Spacious
Event Atmosphere
Corporate

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IET Birmingham: Austin Court Rooms

The Crompton Room

The Crompton Room

40
Meeting
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

The Kingston Theatre

150
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

Boulton and Faraday

80
Meeting

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

The Brindley Room

6
Meeting
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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Courtyard

Courtyard

100
Meeting

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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Boot Room

Boot Room

8
Meeting

One of the venue’s most intimate spaces, the Boot Room offers a calm and discreet place to hold small meetings, interviews, or presentations. The high ceilings, large windows, and period features help create an inspiring environment in which to do business, while its state-of-the-art facilities ensure that everything runs smoothly.

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Boulton Room

Boulton Room

32
Meeting

The Boulton Room is sure to impress for a variety of event types with its views and access through double doors to our beautiful, landscaped Courtyard for additional outdoor breakout space.

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Edison room

Edison room

4
Meeting

For an intimate yet spacious setting, the Faraday Room is perfectly equipped to host medium to large-sized meetings for up to 30 people.

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Farday Room

Farday Room

30
Meeting

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Lodge rooms 1,2 and 3

Lodge rooms 1,2 and 3

150
Meeting

The Lodge Rooms offer our most versatile series of event spaces and can be set up as one, two or three-interconnecting rooms, depending on the size and purpose of your event. Combined, the characterful spaces can host up to 150 guests and balance a charming mix of modern and period features.

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Randall room

Randall room

15
Meeting

The Randall Room is one of our most intimate and peaceful meeting rooms for smaller events of up to 10 guests.

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Stephenson Room

Stephenson Room

6
Meeting

Conveniently located just above the reception area, this intimate, quirky space provides a creative and inspiring environment in which to hold a small meeting or interview. We’re confident the in-built AV equipment will result in a glitch-free event, leaving you to focus on the bigger picture.

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Telford room

Telford room

50
Meeting

The Telford Room offers a beautiful backdrop for up to 50 guests to enjoy dinners and a range of corporate events. With exposed brickwork, high ceilings, and direct Courtyard views, the Telford Room is full of character. It also boasts state-of-the-art AV equipment and high-speed Wi-Fi to ensure technical professionalism at every event.

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Waterside room

Waterside room

150
Meeting

As our largest and most coveted space, the Waterside Room is as breath-taking as it is versatile. Whether networking, exhibiting, or dressed up for a stunning wedding ceremony, whatever event you’re holding the room is a popular choice for those aiming to inspire.

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Location

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

0121 3145751

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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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Is there accommodation on site?

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Does it offer AV equipment?

Yes. As part of the Institution of Engineering and Technology they are dedicated and passionate about the technical capabilities within their 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 are included in every room. Hard-wired internet access is also available.

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