Free your mind, relax and experience the magic beneath Luke Jerram’s spectacular Gaia display.

After popular demand, we are pleased to announce that we’ve added more dates for Yoga under Gaia. Take a break and enjoy free yoga with Maria Widdows under the breath-taking Gaia. Join her as she leads a grounding, balancing yoga practice, where no experience is needed.

The sessions will be taking place on the following dates:

Have an open mind, take a breath, and connect back to Mother Earth. Spaces can be booked now by visiting Maria’s website.

A magical view of earth in the heart of Birmingham

Created from detailed NASA imagery of the Earth’s surface and measuring seven metres in diameter, Gaia invites guests to appreciate the beauty and majesty of our planet on an awe-inspiring scale. The spectacular artwork is 1.8 million times smaller than the Earth, with each centimetre of the sculpture depicting 18km of the Earth’s surface.

The installation is on display in Millennium Point’s impressive Atrium, suspended from above and slowly revolving, giving visitors the chance to view the Earth from every angle as never before. The artwork is also accompanied by a specially created surround sound composition by BAFTA award-winning composer Dan Jones.

If you can’t make the yoga, why not visit us another time to see the spectacular earth sculpture. Gaia is completely free to attend and requires no booking. Simply visit Millennium Point during our opening hours of 8am to 11pm. For more information please click here.

Share your experience with us on social media with hashtag #EarthArtWork and #MillenniumPoint.


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What to do on a rainy day in the February half term? Millennium point has you covered!

Millennium point is bringing the best of Disney magic this half term, with exclusive screenings of Moana and The Little Mermaid! Stay warm and dry on land whilst experiencing an ocean adventure the whole family can enjoy with your favourite princesses of the sea! We don’t stop there, taking you and your family from the ocean to the stars, experience Luke Jerram’s travelling artwork Gaia!

Enjoy magical half term family film screenings

Let Millennium Point bring the ocean to the Midlands this half term!

Little Mermaid screening half-term

The Little Mermaid: 25TH February 2022, 11:00AM- Join Ariel in her quest to be noticed by the handsome prince Eric! Ariel’s adventure takes her from her home under the sea dreaming of the world above, to fulfilling her dream of walking on the land, but this comes with a price. Will the evil sea witch Ursula get in the way? Or will true love prevail?

Moana film screening

Moana: 26th February 2022, 11:00AM- Watch the experience of a girl meeting the ocean, and the relationship that blossoms between girl and sea. Join Moana on her thrilling adventure to help save her island! With the help of her trusty friends and the ocean at her side, there is nothing this girl cannot do!

Tickets to both screenings are £7.50 (plus fees), and children’s tickets include sweets for each child (with vegan options covered!).

Don’t end the day there! Enjoy more fun and free family activities!

Luke Jerram’s Gaia: 1st February-28th March 2022- Family fun does not have to break the budget! Bring the whole family along to experience this FREE art display from artist Luke Jerram. Feel like an astronaut seeing the earth in its mighty, with real life satellite images used to construct the globe! Learn about just how incredible our planet is, and what we can do in our everyday life to help sustain our beautiful planet.

ThinkTank – Challenge the minds of you little future scientists at Birmingham’s science museum. At ThinkTank learn and play go hand in hand to create a fantastic day for all the family! Expand your mind by exploring particle waves, or let your imagination go wild in minibrum! There is something for every family member to enjoy.

Mulino’s- All this family fun got you feeling a bit peckish? We’ve got you sorted! Mulino’s offers everything from fresh food to rich coffee, giving you the energy to keep exploring!

Award winning conference and events venue Millennium Point has announced a brand-new events programme to celebrate the arrival of Gaia, a major art installation which will be unveiled at the venue next month.

The earth artwork will be free to visit with no booking required.

An unimaginable view amongst the stars, all from the comfort of Earth

Luke Jerram is a British artist that creates sculptures, installations, and live art projects. Having more than 600 exhibitions in 44 countries, he is now known globally for his innovative arts practice and large-scale public artworks.

Luke Jerram’s Gaia aims to create the Overview Effect, but for people standing on Earth. First coined by author Frank White it features the experience that astronauts feel in space. Feelings of awe, an understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment.

Make Millennium Point your place to go

To celebrate its arrival, the venue has announced an exciting programme of film screenings, family activities and themed events, which are now available to book online.

Millennium Point’s 354-seater Auditorium will screen a number of film favourites during Gaia’s installation, giving movie-lovers the chance to combine a visit to the spectacular artwork with a trip to the big screen.

For those looking for a Valentine’s Activity with a difference, visitors can enjoy an exclusive screening of Baz Luhrmann’s epic retelling of the Shakespeare classic, Romeo + Juliet, on Saturday 12 February. Tickets are priced at £20.00 per person and each pair of tickets will include a complimentary bottle of prosecco to enjoy during the film.

There’s plenty of fun for families too, with a series of special film screenings during February half term which are perfect for children of all ages. On Friday 25 February, get ready to go ‘under the sea’ and enjoy Disney classic The Little Mermaid on the big screen. And on Saturday 26 February, youngsters can watch the adventure of a lifetime with a screening of fan favourite Moana.

Tickets for The Little Mermaid and Moana are priced at £7.50 per person, with child tickets including a bag of sweets to enjoy during the screening.

Throughout February, Millennium Point, in partnership with Thinktank Science Museum, will be running a series of interactive drop-in sessions for families and children, hosted under the giant Gaia artwork. From fun-filled experiments and activities to demonstrations and performances, the programme will highlight the fascinating world of environmental science and the actions we can all take to help protect the planet we call home.

And on Saturday 19th March, visitors can see the world in a whole new light, as they enjoy a Silent Disco underneath Gaia. Millennium Point has teamed up with silent disco experts Silent Noize, to give visitors the best night of music from rock, indie and power ballads to RnB, hip hop and old skool club classics. Tickets are priced at £10.00 per person.

What else is at Millennium Point?

Why not grab a bite when visiting? Millennium Point is the home of authentic Italian food experts Mulinos Café, based on level 2. Open from 8am – 5pm, Mulinos is owned by the Brummie favourite Laghi’s Deli, so expect to find a tantalising selection of delicious pizzas, bakery items and more.

Fancy going on a scientific journey of discovery? Plan a visit to the award-winning Thinktank Science Museum. Explore space by visiting the Planetarium, where the theatre is under a dome, specially designed to help you explore astronomy, space and the night sky. Don’t forget to head outside to the Science Garden, which is packed full of surprises and fun activities for the whole family.

Don’t miss out on the breath-taking Gaia

Gaia is free to visit, open to all ages and no booking is required. For more information and to plan your visit, go to: https://www.millenniumpoint.org.uk/gaia/ 

Getting to Millennium Point for Gaia

Millennium Point is in the Eastside of Birmingham City Centre. Just 5 minutes’ walk from Moor Street, and 15 minutes’ walk from Grand Central and the tram. There is also limited parking onsite which means we’re easy to find regardless of how you travel.


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As we head into the festive holidays and approach the end of another year, Millennium Point has achieved some great things in 2021. Here is five key events that have happened at our award-winning venue this year.

Mass Vaccination Centre

Millennium Point made history as we were announced as a mass vaccination centre for Covid-19 in January 2021. It was one of eight centres to be opened across the UK, and the first mass vaccination site in the West Midlands region. Our venue opened it’s doors as a vaccination centre on 11th January 2021. This announcement was welcomed by the general public and top media organisations alike.

The first day saw Sky NewsBBCITVLBC and Birmingham Mail at Millennium Point to capture the first vaccinations, and mark the historic moment that the UK could start the road to recovery. Below shows a video capturing the excitement and relief that accompanied it.

Across the whole time we were a mass vaccination centre, approximately 180,000 vaccinations took place at Millennium Point during this time.

Asima Adnan wins a fully funded degree

In 2021 our Scholarship program crowned it’s 8th winner, with Asima Adnan from Dudley being named the winner of this year’s life-changing Millennium Point Charitable Trust Scholarship, earning a fully-funded degree at Birmingham City University (BCU).

Asima along with the other finalists, attended an assessment day at Millennium Point, where they each presented to a panel of five judges. Asima impressed the panel the most and was selected as the lucky winner.

The 37-year-old mum of five studied Social Science and Humanities at Dudley College, and began her Planning degree at Birmingham City University in September.

Applications open for the 2022 Scholarship on Monday 3rd January. For more information please click here.

Millennium Point hosts first ever hybrid event

As part of our Hybrid and Virtual event packaging, we hosted our first ever hybrid event in May, Talking Point: The Future of Events. The conference included many discussion points from across the events sector, as well as provide valuable insights and a platform to debate the road to recovery, current trends, sustainability, and the impact of Covid-19 on customers’ relationships to events and hospitality.

The event welcomed two panels of industry experts and was hosted by events industry veteran Neil Thompson, Founder of popular event professionals network The Delegate Wranglers. You can watch the replay of the event below:

This follows on from a transformation of our Auditorium with a £350,000 investment, installing a new 10m x 3m participant stage area beneath the 16 m x 10 m giant screen to provide greater space and flexibility for panel events, presentations, and live performances.

With the launch of our Hybrid and Virtual Events package, we also upgraded our AV equipment to support that which includes an M32R digital mixing desk, intelligent LED lighting system, mounted Panasonic PTC-280 cameras and a Kramer 8×8 Matrix switcher which allows switching of screen content seamlessly.

Fans get time of their lives at movie and drinks nights

The well received Millennium Point Presents movie and drinks nights have continued to be a big success throughout 2021. Our partnership with the movie geeks, The Wine Events Company has offered more blockbuster showings including Back to the Future, Top Gun, Dirty Dancing, Rocketman and Love Actually.

With more exciting events on the way in 2022, want to get a feeling of what to expect? Check out our screening of the eighties classic Dirty Dancing below. Guests had the time of their lives with a live band, themed cocktails and movie trivia.

Millennium Point Charitable Trust reaches a £30m landmark in STEM support

In 2021 our Charitable Trust announced that it had reached a landmark £30m in STEM support to organisations across the West Midlands over the last seven years – including £4.98m in the last financial year alone.

For those that are not aware, our commercial activity that takes place in the Millennium Point building feeds back into the Millennium Point Charitable Trust. This enables the charity to donate to, invest in, and facilitate STEM-related projects, events and initiatives in the West Midlands. This has included over £2.7m in STEM grants to schools, not-for-profits and charities in Greater Birmingham and the Wider West Midlands.

To coincide with our grant programme , the trust funds £16,650 in STEM degree scholarships annually, in partnership with Birmingham City University. To date, scholarships have totalled over £83,000.

An example of the type of STEM projects we fund is showcased below.


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Film fans rejoice! We’re back once again with a series of much-loved movie classics in our new and improved giant screen auditorium this summer, complete with special movie-themed cocktails, wine and trivia by our friends and resident film geeks at The Wine & Events Company.

Our Auditorium (formerly the first IMAX cinema in Birmingham), will reopen and screen three classic films this summer – starting with Steven Spielberg’s definitive 80’s classic, Back to the Future on Friday 4th June. Millennium Point events has teamed up with innovative event specialists The Wine Events Company, who will pause the films to provide movie trivia and themed cocktails or wine during the screenings to movie-lovers.

Kicking off we have the 80s sci-fi favourite Back to the Future on Friday 4 June.  Cinema-goers can immerse themselves in the time travelling action, as well as indulge in five movie-themed wines. On Saturday 17 July, guests will have the time of their lives, as they watch Dirty Dancing on the big screen, whilst enjoying four themed cocktails. The final screening at our iconic city centre venue will take place on Sunday 8 August, as film-lovers can enjoy the 70s Spielberg classic Jaws and dive into four delicious themed cocktails.

Keeping Movie-Goers Safe

Our multi-award-winning events team at Millennium Point has introduced several hygiene and safety measures to ensure that the screenings are safe for all film fans to enjoy. These include reduced capacity in the Auditorium with allocated seating, hand sanitising stations throughout the venue, a cashless and contactless experience, as well as social distancing measures and PPE for all staff.

Tickets for Back to the Future are priced at £31.95 per person (plus fees) and include five glasses of themed wine. Tickets for Dirty Dancing and Jaws are priced at £35.95 per person (plus fees) and include four delicious film-themed cocktails, which will be served to visitors throughout the film. Tickets can only be bought in groups of two or more to ensure groups don’t mix.

To book tickets for the Millennium Point cinema screenings, please visit:

We’re very excited to announce our latest partnership with the Wine Events Company, and can’t wait to welcome movie-lovers from across the region back to our big screen this summer to enjoy a truly memorable and immersive experience.

The Auditorium is also available for hire as an events space. For all enquiries, please contact events@millenniumpoint.org.uk or call 0121 202 2200.


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Two new unique and immersive film screenings are coming to our incredible big screen this autumn at Millennium Point.
Our Auditorium (formerly the IMAX cinema), in our Birmingham city centre-based venue, Millennium Point, will show two iconic movies, offering film buffs the perfect night out, with fan-favourites Ghostbusters and Back to the Future coming to the big screen. Both screenings will include a host of drinks served throughout and movie trivia, in partnership with The Wine Events Company.

Ghostbusters (1984) and Cocktails
Visitors can celebrate Halloween in style on Friday 30th October with classic 80’s movie Ghostbusters, with The Wine Events Company offering several themed cocktails while guests enjoy the film. The team will be on hand to serve four delicious cocktails throughout the evening and there will also be live cocktail-making demos and fun movie trivia, creating a one-of-a-kind, immersive experience. Doors open from 6.30 pm, for a 7:30 pm start. Tickets are £34.95 (plus booking fee) per person and include four themed cocktails served throughout the event.

Back to the Future (1985) with Wine
The Wine Events Company then returns to Millennium Point in November with a screening of the iconic movie, Back to the Future, celebrating its 35th birthday. Tickets include five glasses of wine which will be served during the film, with wine buff Tony Elvin carefully selecting five tipples for guests to enjoy. Doors open from 6.30 pm, for a 7:30 pm start. Tickets are £29.95 (plus booking fee) per person and include five glasses of themed wine served throughout the event.

Is it safe (and legal)?
Yes, the current rules for Birmingham state you can still attend this kind of event up to 6 people providing you adhere to social distancing measures. The Millennium Point team have worked tirelessly to implement a number of measures to ensure that the socially distanced screenings are safe for all to enjoy. These include reduced capacity in the auditorium from 354 to 181, wearing facemasks in public areas of the building, temperature checks, sanitisation stations and contactless/cashless experience. Similarly, tickets are only available to purchase in bundles with all seats allocated beforehand to ensure households are not mixing.

Above: Images from Millennium Point’s well-received screening of Sex & the City: The Movie in early August.

“Something normal”
This will be the 6th and 7th socially distanced screening our award-winning Birmingham-based team have organised since lockdown restrictions began to ease in July. Following our socially distanced family screening of Trolls: World Tour in July, one satisfied film-goer commented:

“I just wanted to say how great mine and family’s experience was watching trolls today. I was very anxious but was immediately put at ease from all things you had implemented to make it COVID safe. It was lovely to do something normal again with my child without a worry. So, thank you very much!”

To book tickets for one of Millennium Point’s cinema screening, please visit:

Is Millennium Point a Cinema again? 
No, Millennium Point’s Auditorium is neither an IMAX or a regular cinema and has not been since the closure of the Giant Screen Cinema in 2015. Instead, the space has been renovated as an impressive 354-seat auditorium available for private hire, which includes films screenings. These socially distanced screenings are one-off events organised by Millennium Point as part of our ongoing commitment to providing fun and affordable activities for the general public.

For enquires contact events@millenniumpoint.org.uk or call 0121 202 2200.


 Millennium Point is a landmark public building and multi-award-winning events venue in the Eastside of Birmingham City centre. Profits from our commercial activity are invested by the Millennium Point Charitable Trust into projects, events and initiatives which support the growth of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and education in the West Midlands. Find more interesting content from Millennium Point over at our news section, or follow us for daily updates on FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn with @MillenniumPoint.

Gather your pals and join Millennium Point on 1st August for a (safe and socially distant) screening of Sex and the City: The Movie (2008) in our giant screen auditorium (formerly the IMAX cinema).

Before the movie, you and your friends can enjoy unlimited prosecco served between 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm. Then head up to our gorgeous auditorium with some popcorn to raise a glass of bubbles to the fabulous foursome and their ongoing search for love.

What’s it about?

(Video Credit: Warner Bros Entertainment)

Based on the iconic comedy-drama of the same name. Sex and the City: The Movie takes place four years after the earlier adventures of Carrie Bradshaw and her best gal pals. Carrie and her intermittent lover, Big, are in a committed relationship. Samantha, having survived cancer, has a monogamous relationship with Smith Jerrod. Charlotte and her husband live on Park Avenue, and Miranda, now in Brooklyn, feels the pressure of family life.

Starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristan Davis and Cynthia Nixon; the film was a commercial success on release and spawned a sequel in 2010.

When is it? 
Saturday 1st August | Doors open & Bottomless Prosecco 1:30 pm | Film starts at 3:00 pm (no trailers)

Where to book your tickets.
Tickets are available for purchase through Eventbrite at £20 per person (plus booking fee).  They are only available to purchase in bundles of two, three or four.

Visit our Sex & the City: The Movie page

Bottomless Prosecco
Each ticket includes access to bottomless prosecco between 1:30 pm and 3 pm. Simply turn up with your party and you’ll get a private table where our staff will serve your drinks. Further drinks can be purchased from our bar during the performance.

Wait, but is it safe?
Yes. We have taken steps to ensure the screenings are safe, clean and compliant with the latest government guidelines. This includes reduced capacity and assigned seats in our 354-seat Auditorium to ensure social distancing; rigorous and regular deep cleaning before and after each screening; fully trained staff who will be wearing PPE at all times; and a contact-free and cashless experience.

Read more about social distancing and safety measures.

Image of 350 seat Auditorium at Millennium Point
Our 354-seat Auditorium (formerly an IMAX cinema)

Safe fun for you and your friends
This one-off screening is a perfect opportunity for you and your friends to have affordable and safe fun in Birmingham City centre. For directions on how to get to us please visit this page. Don’t miss out on booking your ticket today.

Visit our Sex & the City: The Movie page


Find more interesting content from Millennium Point over at our news section, or follow us for daily updates on FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn with @MillenniumPoint.

Millennium Point is a landmark public building and multi-award-winning events venue in the Eastside of Birmingham City centre. Profits from our commercial activity are invested by the Millennium Point Charitable Trust into projects, events and initiatives which support the growth of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and education in the West Midlands.