- From £5000
- 2,489 Standing
- From £5000
- 2,489 Standing
The former retort house was built in 1909 on a gasworks site of 1841-2. It was designed by Birmingham Council’s Gas Department, under the supervision of the Engineer-in-Chief Walter Chaney and with the involvement of the young gas engineer Cecil Carrington Barber. As the site where coal was carbonised to produce crude gas, a retort house was the heart of a gasworks. The former retort house is located behind (south) of 50 Adderley Street and to the west of the Warwick and Birmingham Canal. It is a steel-framed structure which was clad in brick and built on a long, oblong plan.
What this space offers
Food & Drink
Venue Hire & Minimum Spend Per Day
Every day 09:00 - 17:00
£5000 / Venue Fee & Min Spend
More about Crane
Large Victorian Warehouse and ancillary buildings. Combining modern facilities with character
The House is the largest of our 3 theatres, it can accommodate up to 800 theatre style or up to 240 for dinner on the main stage. The possibilities are endless with this space, allowing you to build your own bespoke sets or utilise the current performances set. The Theatre has state of the art technology.
Factory Works is located in the Custard Factory in the heart of Digbeth. The Works comprise the former loading docs for the Factory and have been lovingly restored to show its industrial architecture. It is the ideal venue for conferences, corporate dinners, product launches, festivals, weddings, and private parties. The venue comprises of 1200 sqm of space and is located in the Courtyard of the Custard Factory which is home to a hive of creative businesses, cafes, bars, and independent shops.
The Main Space at the Roundhouse, which is renowned for its stunning architecture, is an exclusive and unique venue ideal for large events such as awards ceremonies, gala dinners, fashion shows, celebrations and more. Make use of our extensive sound and lighting packages that are inclusive of venue hire, worth over £20k! The Roundhouse is so versatile with the ability to really make it your own whilst keeping the history of the iconic building. Bring your event ideas to life at the Roundhouse to truly wow your guests, whether it be carousels or aerial acts, bring us your ideas!
The mezzanine level warehouse is The Mill's largest space, with four bars, two artist dressing rooms and toilet facilities on either side. The room can hold up to 1200 and is the perfect space if you're looking for an industrial and unique backdrop to any of your events. Ideal for brand activations product launches through to wrap parties. 300 theatre style 200 Cab to inc Mezz floor
An elegant ground floor suite situated at the traditional Holte end of the stadium. The Holte Suite having undergone a complete transformation, is a purpose-built conference venue and can cater for events from prestigious conference and sumptuous black tie dinners through to trade exhibitions. The Holte Suite is accessed by its own car park and benefits from a large foyer and a unique mezzanine level which overlooks the main suite.
Explore is thestudio's largest single suite, most appropriate for a dynamic presentation or screening for a maximum of 220 guests. The highest spec integrated AV system with huge projection screen will be a great choice to accommodate presentations or conferences in the heart of the building. Thestudio's friendly staff are always at hand to make sure any event runs faultless.
The Royal Festival Hall is a stunning venue which can seat up to 2,500 guests in a fixed raked seated auditorium. The Hall boasts a state of the art stage and rig, a large number of back of house areas and many of the original 1950s features. The Hall is perfect with excellent transport links for large conferences, AGMs, award ceremonies and graduations.
The East Quarter on Level Three is our largest purpose-built event space and is perfect for large scale conferences, exhibitions and dining events. The double height main space offers the perfect footprint for your event as well as stunning views of the stadium from the entire level. Depending on your event, the room layout is totally flexible to suit your needs. The space can hold up to 1,000 guests for a large drinks reception or party, 800 guests for a theatre-style event, and 500 for a formal dining experience.
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