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Keep up to date on all the latest news, info, events, charity work and how you can get involved with Millennium Point, Birmingham, and the Millennium Point Charitable Trust.

Event Spotlight: Hosting Lectures at Millennium Point

Millennium Point is a multi-award-winning events and conference venue with a range of meeting and conference spaces ideal for hosting your next Lecture. Larger Lectures & Talks The Auditorium at Millennium Point is a spacious 354-tiered seated (115 with social distancing) theatre. Our giant screen measures 24m x 12m in size, with a 6.2m x […]

Indie Double Bill Coming to Millennium Point’s Giant Screen Auditorium

Millennium Point’s Giant Screen Auditorium will play host to two acclaimed indie films this month brought to Birmingham for the first time in a safe and socially distanced double feature by Birmingham Indian Film Festival. On Sunday 20th September from 5 pm, Birmingham Indian Film Festival will be screening an indie double-bill of Natkhat (The […]

Event Spotlight: Outdoor Networking

Millennium Point’s multi-award-winning venue has two outdoor spaces ideal for hosting a safe and socially distant outdoor networking event from as little as £260+VAT. Here are the reasons why you should choose Millennium Point for your outdoor networking event. It has benefits in 2020 which indoor networking doesn’t. The networking landscape is changing with more […]

A Cinematic Classic Film is Coming to Millennium Point this Week

Tickets are on sale for a socially distanced screening of an all-time cinematic classic film in Millennium Point’s giant screen auditorium in the eastside of Birmingham city centre. Our multi-award-winning conference and events venue announced early this month a socially distanced screening of The Shawshank Redemption (1994) which will take place this Thursday 27th August […]

Millennium Point’s Giant Screen Auditorium is available to hire

Millennium Point is a multi-award-winning event and conference venue in the Eastside of Birmingham City centre.  Home to 17 spacious and flexible event spaces, we’re home to a large variety of exciting and vibrant events – none more so than in our giant screen auditorium. Here’s everything you need to know about hiring one of […]

4 Free Family Things You Can Do in Birmingham

Summer holidays are well underway and due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many families have been looking locally for things to do in lieu of holidays abroad or cross country excursions. Luckily, Birmingham has an abundance of green spaces and free activities that make the perfect excuse for you and the family to get out […]

Esports Tournaments at Millennium Point

Esports tournaments have been gaining lots of momentum in the UK over the past decade. More big-name brands invest in the industry year on year as it’s global audience skyrockets and we’ve previously covered the impact it’s having in STEM during the coronavirus pandemic. Now it’s time to look at why Millennium Point is the […]

Socially distanced cinema returns to Millennium Point with these three classic films

Back by popular demand, MP Presents is offering film fans the chance to get up close to the big screen whilst remaining safely distanced from each other, with three screenings of classic films. Perfect for families, cult film fans and those looking for a fun evening out with friends, we’ve chosen three more films which […]

Five COVID-19 considerations when returning to work

Lockdown sanctions are easing and employers are now looking at how to reopen their businesses, as the UK looks towards establishing a “new normal”. Using our experience through the pandemic as a landmark public building, award-winning venue and charitable trust, we have created a list of five COVID-19 considerations when returning to work for both […]

Learn code and get employed with a free bootcamp

The next round of applications for School of Code’s free remote Bootcamp is closing on 3rd August. What is it? Founded by Dr Chris Meah in 2015, the School of Code aims to teach people programming skills in a free, immersive short course designed to address the UK’s growing science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) […]

Millennium Point Supports Woodland House Appeal

Millennium Point has featured in the latest video for Birmingham Women’s Hospital Charity to voice its support for the Woodlands House Appeal. The Woodland House Appeal is a £3.5million project to create a brand-new, purpose-built, bereavement centre separate from the main hospital, where families experiencing pregnancy and baby loss can spend time. Abigail Vlahakis, Millennium […]

Trolls: World Tour (2020) Socially Distant Family Screening

Treat the family to a (safe and socially distant) screening of Dreamworks’ Trolls: World Tour (2020) in our giant screen auditorium (formerly the IMAX cinema), this summer. There is only five days left to book your family ticket. Released to universal success online, this is your chance to see this year’s hit family film, Trolls […]

Finalist bid a fond farewell to Millennium Point Scholarship 2020

Finalists of the latest round of the Millennium Point Scholarship reunited over Zoom one last time this month to bid a fond farewell to the competition. Millennium Point’s annual competition awards a fully funded degree to one young person in the West Midlands. This year’s competition took place in March and followed five young hopefuls […]

4 Socially Distant Family Days Out Right Now in Birmingham

Summer holidays are here and lockdown is easing, which means you can now treat the kids to a fun and safe day out in Birmingham. While the pandemic is not over, attractions and venues across the country, like us, have implemented social distancing and hygiene measures to minimise risks without impacting on your fun. With […]

Millennium Point broadcast gig on Facebook Live

Following the immense success of our first gig, Millennium Point once again partnered with a popular local acoustic duo for a feel-good Friday concert broadcast to hundreds of viewers on Facebook Live. On Friday 17th July, we invited popular local musicians, Jade & JP Acoustic Duo, back once again to perform in our multi-award-winning venue’s […]

Students Unveil First Digital TEDxAston Event

Students from Aston University’s TEDx Society have announced their first-ever virtual TEDxAston event. What’s the event? TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. First announced on their website, the event will be held on 1st August 2020 and centred around the theme of ‘Journeys’. This […]

Event spotlight: Training Providers

Training providers looking for venues in Birmingham and the midlands should consider Millennium Point. Easy to get to. Millennium Point offers a unique and flexible setting in Birmingham City Centre for training providers. Located next to Hotel Clayton, Millennium Point has an on-site 900 space multi-story car park and is just 15-minutes-walk from Birmingham New […]

Something for everyone as we launch our socially distanced cinema

We’re offering film fans the chance to get up close to the big screen whilst remaining safely distanced from each other, with a series of popular movie events later this month. Perfect for families, cult film fans and those looking for a fun afternoon out with friends, the venue’s giant Auditorium (formerly the IMAX cinema) […]

Millennium Point presents… an acoustic session with Jade & JP

After an exceptional first performance, Millennium Point is delighted to welcome back Jade & JP Acoustic Duo for another acoustic session broadcast live from our award-winning venue. Taking place on Friday 17th July at 7:30 pm, bring your household together for 90 minutes of feel-good hits and timeless classics broadcast live from our award-winning venue […]

Sex & the City: The Movie (2008) Screening + Prosecco

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 […]

Pulp Fiction (1994) Screening + Drinks

Gather your friends and join Millennium Point on Friday 31st July for a (safe and socially distant) screening of American cult classic Pulp Fiction (1994) in our giant screen auditorium (formerly the IMAX cinema). Each ticket includes two drinks (bottled beer, two glasses of wine or soft drinks) as well as entry to the screening. […]

Trolls: World Tour (2020) Family Screening at Millennium Point

Treat the family to a (safe and socially distant) screening of Dreamworks’ Trolls: World Tour (2020) in our giant screen auditorium (formerly the IMAX cinema), this summer. There are two dates to choose from, Monday 27th July at 2:30 pm or Saturday 1st August at 11 am. Screenings will take place at Millennium Point in […]

Millennium Point 18th Birthday Countdown – Stories from 2018/19

With our 18th birthday on the horizon, we decided to take a look back at some notable events and highlights over the years so far. This week we are focusing on two key openings that help make Millennium Point the attraction it is today. 2018 – Platform launches after refurbishment In 2018, we launched Platform, […]

Millennium Point 18th Birthday Countdown – Stories from 2016/17

With our 18th birthday on the horizon, we decided to take a look back at some notable events and highlights over the years so far. This week we are reminiscing on when we hosted young creatives for Gallery 37 and the following year when we hosted the largest ball pit in the country! 2016 – […]

Venue Booking Agents Now Receive Upfront Commission

We are proud to announce our Upfront Commission Pledge which gives venue booking agents 50% of their commission up front.  At Millennium Point we believe that now, more than ever, we need to support our agents as much as they support us. Moving forward we will be giving booking agents 50% of their commission up […]

Millennium Point is Reopening for Events

We’re delighted to announce that we are planning to open our doors on Monday 6th July. Here at Millennium Point, we value the wellbeing of our team and all of those who work and visit our multi-award-winning venue above all else. Our highly accredited team have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that […]

Celebrating International Women in Engineering Day

Today is International Women in Engineering Day and we’re here to give you a quick lowdown on what it is and why it is important. WHAT IS INTERNATION WOMEN IN ENGINEERING DAY? International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) is an annual day of celebration which highlights the achievements of women in Engineering today and in […]

Event spotlight: Small Meetings at Millennium Point

As the lockdown eases across the UK, businesses are gearing up for a full return to work and with it, many event bookers are now turning their attention in earnest towards event planning. The Millennium Point team have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure our landmark public building and multi-award-winning venue is safe, […]

Millennium Point Birthday Countdown : Stories from 2014/2015

With our 18th birthday on the horizon, we are taking a look back at some notable events and highlights over the years so far. Millennium Point was conceived in 1999 as the catalyst for the regeneration of the Eastside of Birmingham city centre. It was opened officially on 2nd July 2002 by HRH Queen Elizabeth […]

5 free online courses to help you make the most of lockdown

As we approach the three-month mark since lockdown began. While measures are easing and shops and businesses are slowing starting to open up; many of us may feel we have a little too much spare time on our hands, now that we’ve watched every movie on our list and baked every possible variation of banana […]

Millennium Point announces contact free venue tours to event bookers

We are delighted to announce contact-free tours of our venue available now for event bookers. WHAT IS IT? Our contact-free tours offer event clients more flexibility to start planning their events safely and in a way suitable to their needs. This forms part of what we’re doing as an events venue to ensure we minimise […]

Millennium Point 18th Birthday Countdown – Stories from 2012/2013

With our 18th birthday on the horizon, we decided to take a look back at some notable events and highlights over the years so far. This week, we are looking at our car park getting recognition as one of the ‘coolest’ in the world (you read that right) and our role in one of the […]

How Your PC Can Help Fight Coronavirus

Thousands of computers around the world are already using the Folding@home software to fight the novel coronavirus and save lives across the globe. Are you looking to make an impact in the fight against coronavirus but not sure how? Why not join a world-wide network of computers running calculations to help scientists understand and fight […]

Event spotlight: Hosting an Outdoor Party

In the current climate, outdoor events are becoming an increasingly attractive idea for event organisers. The fresh air and natural daylight will keep your audience happy and engaged. Most importantly, it’s a simple twist which makes it easy to implement social distancing measures to protect your delegates without compromising the scope of your event. Millennium […]

Millennium Point bring the music in first Facebook live concert

Millennium Point partnered with a popular local acoustic duo for a feel-good Friday concert broadcast to hundreds of viewers on Facebook Live. On Friday 5th June Millennium Point invited popular local musicians, Jade & JP Acoustic Duo, to perform in the multi-award-winning venue’s Platform event space for the enjoyment of people online. The performance included […]

Three Ways Technology can Assist Businesses in a ‘Return to Normalcy’

Let’s be honest, nobody expected 2020 to go the way it has (and we’re only halfway through). However, despite the various challenges the world is currently facing, there have also been some unexpected but welcome changes in how we are adapting through the support of technology. Companies across all sectors have relied heavily on the […]

Event spotlight: Outdoor Screening

In the current climate, outdoor events are becoming an increasingly attractive idea for event organisers. The fresh air and natural daylight will keep your audience happy and engaged. Most importantly, it’s a simple twist which makes it easy to implement social distancing measures to protect your delegates without compromising the scope of your event. Millennium […]

Five STEM Careers You Should Know About

At Millennium Point, we are committed to boosting science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) learning across the region – it is our belief that the jobs of the future fall into this category and we want to put the Midlands at the front of the queue when these jobs are created. But what sort of […]

Millennium Point 18th Birthday Countdown – Stories from 2010/2011

With our 18th birthday on the horizon, we thought it might be nice to take a look back on some of our key events and highlights over the years so far. This week has an entertainment focus, as we look back at the refurbishment of our IMAX and unique art installation. 2010 – Gunther Von […]

Millennium Point Events Announce Covid-19 Client Protection Plan

Millennium Point Events has unveiled a new five-point plan outlining our strategy for delivering events once the building reopens and lockdown measures are lifted. What’s it for? The Millennium Point Events Client Protection Plan (CPP) outlines how we as a venue are creating a safe and controlled environment for our clients and their delegates in […]

Millennium Point presents… an acoustic session with Jade & JP

Bring your household together for an evening of feel-good hits and timeless classics from our award-winning venue straight to your smart devices. Millennium Point has teamed up with popular local acoustic duo Jade Duncombe and JP Haslam, known collectives as “Jade & JP”, to present an evening of live music streamed straight to your living […]

Millennium Point 18th Birthday Countdown – Stories from 2008/2009

With our 18th birthday on the horizon, we thought it might be nice to take a look back on some of our key events and highlights over the years so far. This week we look back at hosting a charitable institution broadcast to the nation and a major coup for cinema fans in the city. […]

Four Emerging Events in the West Midlands

While it is an unprecedented and challenging time, we believe it’s never been a more important time to recognise how Birmingham and the wider region is attracting a diverse number of emerging event types. Millennium Point is a city-centre event and conference venue. We’ve seen lots of different events take place within our building, from […]

Investment in construction could kick start UK’s economic recovery

Experts at Birmingham City University believe an £11.27bn investment in construction and a series of strategic decisions around the new home building can kick start the UK’s economic recovery and deliver a £33bn return for the Government. Experienced regional economist Dr Steve McCabe and construction expert Mike Leonard have produced the Build Back Better: Covid-19 […]

Five things you (probably) didn’t know about Millennium Point

Millennium Point has been around since the turn of the century. Yet when asked “what is Millennium Point?” you will get a number of different answers depending on who you ask.  That’s because since our building opened 18 years ago (19 technically but we won’t tell if you don’t!), not only were we the catalyst […]

Your event can reach more people with live streaming from Millennium Point

Maximise the reach and impact of your event at Millennium Point by adding our live video streaming bolt-on to your events package. We’re always looking for more opportunities to maximise the success of our client’s events here at our award-winning venue. Our latest bolt-on of live video streaming is designed to help you elevate your […]

Millennium Point 18th Birthday Countdown – Stories from 2004/2005

With the countdown to our 18th Birthday officially on, we take a look back on some of our key events and highlights over the years so far. This week we are looking back at a festive celebration in 2004 and the opening of a unique attraction in 2005. Hosting the Birmingham Christmas Lights Switch-On in […]

Take our Survey to help shape Millennium Point

Fill in our quick survey below and you will be helping us to shape how we continue to operate while keeping our friends, visitors and clients safe. We don’t have to tell you that the spread of COVID-19 has changed the way all of us think and feel about social interaction, none more so than […]

Why Birmingham’s Eastside is the place to hold your event

While we hope you are all staying home and staying safe, it’s never too early to start planning for the future. Speaking as one of the area’s landmark venues here are five “no-brainers” as to why you should consider holding your next event here. The city of Birmingham has been on an upward trajectory for […]

Five Ways You Can Use Millennium Point’s Event Spaces (as shown by Star Wars Characters)

Disclaimer: The content of these photos in this blog were taken in May 2019, for further information on our response to Covid-19 please see here. Whether you’re a scruffy-looking nerf herder from Tatooine or emperor of a fascist galactic government, it’s important to know how to organise a (Star)killer of an event. To celebrate Star […]

Start planning your Christmas Party at Millennium Point

Give your colleagues something to look forward with a Christmas party at Millennium Point. We have three packages available for up to 354 guests*, from exquisite fine dining to the private cinematic experience, there’s so much our award-winning venue can offer this festive season from as little as £35 per person! Your party will come […]

Millennium Point 18th Birthday Countdown – 2002/2003

With the countdown to our 18th Birthday officially on, we take a look back on some of our key events and highlights over the years so far. This week we are looking back at our official opening ceremony and a visit from the only female speaker to ever serve in the House of Commons. We […]

STEM Heroes: Local Students Hack Coronavirus

Students from the University of Birmingham spearheaded a fully online, people-focused hackathon, Hack Quarantine, which brought people together virtually from across the globe to use their skills to help combat the issues the world is facing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Wait, what’s a hackathon? It’s not about hacking into a system. A hackathon is an […]

STEM in focus: The impact of eSports during the Coronavirus

We don’t have to tell you that sport is one of several industries that has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, from the pausing of the football Premier League and F1’s Grand Prix to the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to 2021. However, as mainstream sports are being put on pause, athletes […]

How STEM is helping businesses in exceptional circumstances

Organisations worldwide have been able to carry on with business (almost) as usual, thanks to advances in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) that may have seemed a pipe-dream not so long ago. Digital and tech are helping to keep the wheels of business turning through super convenient video conferencing, highly effective remote working and […]

7 Tips To Stay Productive While Working From Home

With a lot of businesses and employees in the West Midlands now working from home, we get that staying motivated and productive while working from home is easy for some, but near impossible for others. That’s why we’ve asked our team at Millennium Point to share 7 of their top tips to help you do […]

Engineering comes to life with the Play House

Over the last 12 months, we have visited numerous recipients of our Millennium Point Charitable Trust Small Grant programme to see how they are progressing with their respective projects. Our visit to Montgomery Primary Academy school in Sparkbrook, Birmingham, proved particularly insightful and interesting. The school welcomed grant recipients The Play House, a leading theatre-in-education […]

7 Ways to Keep the Kids Entertained During Lockdown

We’ve asked our mums and dads in the Millennium Point team to share some easy ways to keep the kids entertained while in lockdown, and hopefully help reserve a bit more time for parents to wind down during all this chaos. Now that the Easter holidays are over, the kids would usually be back at […]

Student aspirations STEM from West Midlands careers festival

250 students from 22 schools and colleges across the West Midlands descended on our landmark venue, Millennium Point, last month in Birmingham to take part in an eclectic festival of employment workshops and careers activities, designed to inspire interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) opportunities. What is it? Funded by our charitable trust […]

World’s oldest railway roundhouse unearthed opposite Millennium Point

What is thought to be the world’s oldest railway roundhouse has been unearthed by HS2 Ltd at the construction site of its Birmingham Curzon Street station, opposite Millennium Point. What was found? The discovery was made during archaeological investigations ahead of the construction of the station as part of HS2’s initial programme of trial trenching […]

Grant recipient supporting NHS with PPE equipment

Staff at Bishop Vesey Grammar School, Sutton Coldfield, have been putting their design technology equipment and technical knowledge to good use to produce crucial personal protective equipment (PPE) for NHS staff and key workers at several hospitals and nursing homes across Greater Birmingham and the Black Country. What are they doing? Staff with the help […]

Our Scholarship competition provides start of new chapter for finalists

Our latest scholarship competition ended in style in mid-March with a fantastic live final following a record-breaking year for applications. What’s the Scholarship? Our Millennium Point Scholarship is an annual competition open to students across the West Midlands. It provides one lucky winner with a fully funded undergraduate degree and opportunities and support for up to five finalists.   This year we […]

Flexible bookings at Millennium Point

Due to the ongoing situation with Coronavirus, we are aware that everyone is facing uncertain times with strict rules on social distancing. We understand many people organising events will be concerned about what happens if the event cannot go ahead as planned. At Millennium Point we want to put your mind at ease by introducing […]

Coronavirus Update

Update: 6th July 2020 Millennium Point is delighted to announce that the building is now back open to the public. Following the latest UK Government Guidelines on Coronavirus, we are now able to welcome you back into our building safely and with confidence. Over the past four months, our team have been working tirelessly behind […]

Sixth Winner of the Millennium Point Scholarship Announced

We’re delighted to announce the latest recipient of the Millennium Point Scholarship, which fully funds an undergraduate degree at Birmingham City University. Shennice Talburt, currently working as a paralegal, will now study Real Estate at Birmingham City University’s Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment, with her degree paid for by the Millennium Point […]

Meet the Judges for the Millennium Point Scholarship

The judging panel for the Millennium Point Scholarship, which will award one student a fully funded degree at Birmingham City University, has been named. The five-strong panel will be headed by Professor Hanifa Shah, Pro Vice-Chancellor & Executive Dean of the University’s Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment (CEBE), which is to host […]

Book our amazing Auditorium

Are you looking for a large private event space in the heart of Birmingham city centre? Look no further than our award winning Auditorium event space at Millennium Point. Accommodating up to 354 delegates, our Auditorium is the perfect location for film screenings, award ceremonies, conferences, lectures, product launches and AGMs. Make your event a […]

Millennium Point take on the Acorns Firewalk 2020

On Thursday 12th March 2020, the Millennium Point team will take on the Acorns Firewalk challenge at the Black Country Living Museum. Interim CEO, Abigail Vlahakis, Commercial Director, Rebecca Delmore and Sales Manager Victoria Webb, will brave the heat and walk across hot coals to raise money for Acorns, the largest children’s hospice in the […]

20% OFF ALL ROOM HIRE*

We are delighted to announce a NEW SPECIAL OFFER with 20% OFF* all room hire for events taking place between 1st January and the 31st March 2020. Millennium Point is an award winning iconic landmark and a unique venue in the continuously developing city of Birmingham. Our city centre location is easily accessible with New […]

APPLICATIONS OPEN ACROSS REGION FOR STEM LEARNING GRANTS

A grant funding pot of more than £400,000 is now open to schools, charities and not-for-profit organisations across the West Midlands as part of a major Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) education initiative. The Millennium Point Charitable Trust has opened its latest Small Grants Programme for applications, with up to £20,000 available for individual […]

CALLING ALL TEACHERS: You could win £2,000 for your School or College in the West Midlands

The Millennium Point Charitable Trust will award £2,000 to one school or college in the West Midlands as part of our 2020 scholarship programme. The school or college that provides the most applicants for our 2020 scholarship programme will be awarded £2,000 to enhance their science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) curriculum. The incentive forms […]

G4 IS BRINGING A FREE SHOWCASE OF FESTIVE CLASSICS TO MILLENNIUM POINT THIS DECEMBER

Singing sensations G4 are set to bring the festive spirit to Millennium Point with a free-to-attend set of Christmas classics. Our first ever Christmas celebrations are being taken up a notch with the announcement that G4 will be giving a free performance at Millennium Point in Birmingham city centre. The operatic four-piece, who rose to […]

DATE ANNOUNCED FOR ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The Millennium Point Trust and MPPL Annual General Meeting will take place on the 16th December from 1pm, in Connect on Level 2. Download the signed MPPL AGM Notice  Download the signed MPT AGM Notice 

FESTIVITIES UNDERWAY AT MILLENNIUM POINT WITH CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH-ON

The first-ever Christmas celebrations at landmark Birmingham venue Millennium Point are officially underway. BBC Radio 2 Zoe Ball Breakfast show co-host Richie Anderson and BBC Midlands Today presenter Rebecca Wood were joined by Santa and staff at the Curzon Street site for a light switch-on event signalling the start of festivities. The trio pushed the […]

FAMILIES CAN MEET SANTA FOR FREE AT MILLENNIUM POINT THIS CHRISTMAS

Families in Birmingham can meet Santa for free as part of the first-ever Christmas celebrations at Millennium Point. Three Santa Family Day events will be held in our atrium across the festive season under a 39-foot artificial tree, which is one of the biggest in the city and will be brought to life by more […]

Major Public Exhibition SIXTEEN coming to Millennium Point

The major nationally touring exhibition, SIXTEEN, will open to the public on the Promenade outside Millennium Point in Birmingham City Centre. This important exhibition, which will run from 4th October – 11th November, is coming to Birmingham for the first time which coincides with the national photography conference; The State of Photography III. SIXTEEN is […]

Our small grants are boosting STEM across the West Midlands

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) learning across the West Midlands has been given a major boost after a charitable trust issued more than £410,000 of grant funding. Grants of up to £20,000 from the Millennium Point Charitable Trust’s Small Grants Programme have been issued to 34 schools, charities and not-for-profit organisations in a bid […]

Millennium Point secures place on innovation list

Millennium Point has been named as one of the most innovative businesses in the Midlands. Our ‘unique offering’ and ability to ‘make a real difference in the community’ has been recognised in the latest Mills & Reeve Innovation 50 campaign, which lists some of the most forward-thinking businesses across the region. The law firm’s report […]

Our fully funded undergraduate scholarship is back

Applications are now open for our life-changing scholarship at Birmingham City University. Each year, the Millennium Point Charitable Trust fully fund an undergraduate degree at Birmingham City University’s Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment, which covers over 20 different courses ranging from civil engineering to video game design and film production. Now in […]

Millennium Point named Third Sector Organisation of the Year

Millennium Point is celebrating after being named Third Sector Organisation of the Year at a major Birmingham awards ceremony. The team donned black-tie attire to attend this year’s Birmingham Post Business Awards event, held at the International Convention Centre. Being shortlisted alongside Baby Lifeline and Witton Lodge Community Association was already an honour but the […]

Event bookers: Save money on your bookings with this offer

Choose a day delegate package with Millennium Point Events between now and 1st December and we’ll let every 1 in 10 delegates go free – to put that into perspective, that could save your business over £350 on your event costs! All you need to do to redeem this offer is call up our friendly […]

Our top 5 things to do while the kids are off school

From an interactive science and engineering play park at ThinkTank Science Museum to Alice in Wonderland at Botanical Gardens, there are lots of fun activities to keep the kids occupied this summer. It’s that time of year again where the calculators have been pushed to the bottom of the bag and the whiteboards have been […]

Careers in STEM – Marcus Jenkins, Sound Engineer

There are some professions out there that may not spring to mind when you think of STEM (science, tech, engineering and maths), most people think of scientists in lab but there’s so much more to these four subjects and the careers those who study them find themselves in. We caught up with Marcus Jenkins, a […]

An MP astronaut’s day out #Apollo50th

As a STEM charity, we love anything science, tech, engineering and maths – so you can imagine our faces lit up with child-like glee when we heard it was the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission this week! In true Millennium Point style, we knew we had to celebrate one of the biggest achievements […]

Millennium Point awarded AIM accreditation by the Meetings Industry Association (mia)

We’re excited to announce we’ve been awarded AIM accreditation by the Meetings Industry Association (mia). Aim accreditation is the UK’s only recognised quality standard for the meetings industry. To achieve this our facilities and services had to pass a stringent quality assurance assessment, which means that when you book our spaces you can be confident […]

Millennium Point needs your vote!

Each year, the Midlands Food, Drink and Hospitality Awards bring together the best venues, eateries, restaurants, bars and pubs across the region to celebrate their success within the industry. We’re over the moon to share that Millennium Point has been shortlisted for Best Venue 2019, but we’re up against some stiff competition and need your […]

DIDFest 2019 Finale Party – Meet the speakers

The list of speakers for DIDFest 2019 Finale Party have been announced and they’re a great mix of professional from across the digital/tech industry! Following four weeks of 50 outstanding events across Birmingham with over 1,000 attendees #DIDFest2019 wraps up with a celebratory closing party at Millennium Point in Birmingham City Centre. Whether you attended […]

A galactic take over at Millennium Point!

In a galaxy not so far away – in fact, just a 15 minute walk from New Street station and 5 minutes from the new Primark – Millennium Point was taken over by the good, the bad and the bantha fodder of the Star Wars universe. On Saturday 4th May, to celebrate Star Wars Day, […]

Millennium Point Charitable Trusts Grants 2019 Now Open!

Did you know that Millennium Point is actually a charity? Last year alone we contributed more than £4.8 million back into the region. It’s our aim to support the growth of science, technology, engineering and Maths (STEM) throughout the West Midlands. Each year, not-for-profits and schools across the region can apply for funding that enables […]

5 Experiments to do at home with the kids this Easter

Call us geeky, but we love a good STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) activity here at Millennium Point! So we thought we’d put together some egg-cellent Easter activities you can do with the kids this Easter break – from rainbow rubber eggs and edible jelly bean slime, to egg drops and stop frame animation… […]

Laura Avis named Millennium Point Trust Scholarship Winner 2019

Laura Avis, 17, from Redditch, was last night (March 27th) named as the winner of this year’s Millennium Point Trust Scholarship programme. Laura, who is set to begin studying Film Production Technology at the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment at Birmingham City University (BCU), secured a fully paid-for degree, after presenting to […]

Millennium Point Trust Scholarship Judges Announced

Industry experts from the worlds of journalism, gaming, architecture and art are among the impressive panel of judges for this year’s Millennium Point Trust Scholarship.

Millennium Point Supports International Women’s Day

Exactly twelve months ago today, I was standing on the Promenade of Millennium Point’s Southside entrance with my fellow executive team members, looking out at a crowd of people gathered waiting expectantly for HRH Prince Harry and his then soon-to-be-wife Meghan Markle to arrive. Whilst this was a once in a life time moment for […]

Millennium Point Scholarship Finalists Revealed

After a record number of applications, Five West Midlands-based students have been shortlisted as finalists in this year’s Millennium Point Trust Scholarship programme. Hoping to secure our fully paid-for degree in partnership Birmingham City University (BCU) faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment, the shortlisted candidates will present on issues hindering the growth of […]

5 things to consider when booking an event

As event planners look ahead to 2019, what are the key considerations they should have at the front of their mind when researching suitable venues? We asked our Commercial Director, Rebecca Delmore, to list five things which every event organiser should bear in mind. ONE – LOCATION AND ACCESSIBILITY The adage ‘location, location, location’ still holds […]

Record applications for Millennium Point Trust Scholarship

We’ve received a record number of applications for our 2019 Millennium Point Trust Scholarship. Now in it’s fifth year, our programme offers one lucky undergraduate in the West Midlands a fully paid-for degree, from a choice of courses at the faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment at Birmingham City University (BCU).  Almost 100 people across […]

We introduced students to a world of tech in GirlTechBrum

In December 2018, we partnered with not-for-profit Ahead Partnership to introduce opportunities within the tech industry to female students from across Birmingham. Taking place in our 350-seat AUDITORIUM and open-plan PLATFORM spaces inside Millennium Point, the event was attended by more than 130 students and 11 leading digital firms from the local area. GirlTechBrum event […]

Millennium Point Charitable Trust donations top £4.8M

Our Charitable Trust has announced donations of more than £4.8m to science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) projects across the West Midlands in 2018. All of the commercial activity that takes place in our landmark building, whether it’s running an event or leasing workspace, feeds back into our charity. This enables us to donate and […]

Advice from previous winners of the Millennium Point Scholarship

With the deadline for applications fast approaching for the Millennium Point Scholarship; quality and passion are some of the words of advice offered by previous winners of the fully paid-for degree in partnership with Birmingham City University. Now in its fifth year, our Scholarship awards one person in the West Midlands a free degree at […]

Our team was named Not For Profit Finance Team of the Year!

Our Finance team was named Not for Profit Finance Team of the Year at the West Midlands Finance Awards 2018. Recognised for demonstrating excellence in its field in the last 12 months, our finance team successfully proved ‘having positively impacted the wider business through outstanding achievements in the delivery of its projects, whilst maintaining an […]