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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: 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

  In a bid to help mitigate the spread of Coronavirus, Millennium Point will be closed to the public, with immediate effect. In line with action taken by our tenants Think Tank and Birmingham City University, we feel that this is necessary in order to play our part in reducing the spread of the virus. […]

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 […]

Lighter menu packages now available at Millennium Point Events

Did you know that 36% of New Year Resolutions involve improving what we eat and drink? The human brain is composed of 95% water, our lungs are 90%, blood is 83%, muscles are 76%, and even our bones are 22% water. And, of course, it’s no secret that more fruit and veggies in our diet […]

Welcome to our new website!

New year, new website! Designed to offer you easy access to the latest information and news from our award-winning venue and charity; our shiny new website will better capture who we are and what we do, making it as accessible as possible for both our public and professional visitors. We’ve designed the site with simplicity […]

Bombardier Transportation & Hitachi Rail open new HS2 development centre at Millennium Point, Birmingham

Two British-based global rail giants have selected Millennium Point to develop their plans to build an iconic train for High Speed 2. A team of up to 50 experts from Bombardier Transportation and Hitachi Rail, including engineers, designers and environmental specialists, have come together in the new HS2 bid centre to work up the proposals. […]

10 projects the Millennium Point Trust has supported

Wait, Millennium Point is a charity? We are! Profits from our commercial activity as a property owner, events venue and office space are used by the Millennium Point Trust to fund initiatives, which support science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), and education in the region. Awesome, no? The Millennium Point Scholarship is funding over £24,000 […]