Types of Events

The ICC Birmingham has an enviable reputation for quality and experience built over 23 years of hosting some of the world’s most high profile events including The G8 Summit, The NATO Defence Ministers and Party Political Conferences for all three of the major UK parties. The ICC hosts hundreds of events each year, including regular events for companies including, Vauxhall, Peugeot, National Farmers Union, Poundland, Specsavers and Iceland, as well as many national and international associations.

With 9,104m² of premium conferencing, banqueting, meeting and exhibition space across 10 halls and 10 meeting rooms, the ICC is infinitely flexible and offers organisers fantastic choice when it comes to organising an event.

Bespoke packages are tailored to client needs and our in-house planning, catering, technical, graphics and venue decoration services help you to create the perfect backdrop for your event. Whatever the size or nature of your event, the ICC team are ready to listen, understand and advise you to ensure your event runs perfectly from start to finish.


The ICC Birmingham has built its international reputation through dedication, expertise, experience and quality since 1991. With over 7,000m² of premium conferencing space, you benefit from the peace of mind of that comes with bespoke service and a purpose-built venue.

The flexibility of our facilities makes the ICC Birmingham a unique setting for any meeting. The main Hall 1 has an impressive capacity of 1,500; while Hall 5, our smaller auditorium, holds 300 people.

Purpose-built to the highest quality, the venue has another eight halls and 10 executive meeting rooms.

The ICC also benefits from being located at the heart of one of the most progressive, modern cities in Europe. As well as being highly accessible - located at the centre of the UK’s transport network - Birmingham is home to an extraordinary mix of culture, restaurants, hotels and shops. Everything is within easy reach of the ICC and organisers and delegates consistently comment that Birmingham is a great place to visit and to do business.


10 conference halls and 10 executive meeting rooms in a range of different shapes and sizes including sub-divisible options, delivering capacities between 2 to 2,700 delegates, with layout options including theatre style, boardroom, classroom, cabaret or banqueting.

For smaller events, this means that we can always find a room to fit your needs.

For larger events, these space combinations amount to 6,426m² of venue exhibition space using all flat-floored halls and up to 3,856m² of space for gala and themed dinners using our two larger halls.


The ICC Birmingham has a choice of eight halls ranging in size from 113m² to 3,050m² designed to accommodate exhibitions. The venue has played host to a diverse catalogue of exhibitions ranging from public shows to high profile industry exhibitions by many of the world’s leading companies. Exhibitors and Organisers will benefit from comprehensive support provided by dedicated exhibitor services that include everything from stand marking out to stand catering.

The venue itself can be adapted to accommodate the majority of creative requests, helping you maximise the opportunities available in our impressive halls.


The ICC Birmingham offers fantastic facilities for banquets with our venue decoration specialists able to transform spaces to create a spectacular backdrop to your event. At the heart of our banqueting credentials sits our catering team, which has one vision: to be acknowledged as the benchmark for catering excellence in the events industry.

As part of the NEC Group’s award-winning catering business Amadeus, the ICC catering team is renowned for passion, innovation and sheer class when it comes to food. Over 30 experienced chefs work to the highest standards in state-of-the-art on-site kitchens. From planning to delivery, we work with you to combine your vision with our knowledge and expertise to create a memorable dining experience for each and every guest.

Concerts and Theatre

The ICC Birmingham makes a wonderful venue for any performance-based event from music concerts to theatrical performances. Hall 1 offers theatre-style seating for up to 1,500 guests and benefits from an adjustable proscenium to a full and extensive counterweight flying system with access to load directly from a street-level loading bay. This versatile hall also includes a 17m x 7m cinema screen, an extensive stock of panels and drapes, an audio visual package complete with projector not to mention six dresing rooms and an artists lounge. Simultaneous interpretation can also be facilitated through the use of 12 purpose built interpretation booths. Included within our unique venue package is a purpose built sound system designed to allow control from two points, an impressive array of static theatre lights pre-rigged on stage bars and from bridges including control desks.

We also offer Hall 5, our tiered auditorium for up to 300 guests, which would be suitable for smaller productions and offers many similar features to Hall 1 including direct loading bay access, cinema screen, extensive audio visual package, three simultaneous interpretation booths and three dressing rooms.

All of this is seamlessly supported through our professional and experienced technicians, whose expertise can be relied upon to manage and support the most creative of events.

Symphony Hall, with its world class acoustics and stunning auditorium, is considered one of the finest concert halls in the world. Symphony Hall is located within the ICC building, and is managed through the Town Hall Symphony Hall charitable trust due to its position as an important cultural destination within the city. However, it can still be booked as part of your event at the ICC subject to availability.