The Old Library at The Custard Factory Birmingham

Conference Centre, UK
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  • Nearest Motorway: A4540
  • Nearest Train station: Birmingham Moor Street
  • Nearest Airport: Birmingham International

The Custard Factory, set in the Bohemian Quarter of Birmingham, is made up of a community of small creative enterprises, unique retail outlets and 500 artists. Threaded by green spaces, fountains and sculptures and complemented by all manner of shops from boutique vintage clothing and furniture outlets to complementary therapies, hair and beauty offerings.

Located just ¼ mile from Birmingham City Centre, The Custard Factory is made up of a unique collection of compelling buildings which form inspiring backdrops to all manner of events. The facilities are as dramatic as they are diverse, providing organizers with the ultimate location for quality events ranging from conferences and major product launches to awards dinners and cocktail receptions for up to 1000 guests.

Events spaces at The Custard Factory site include The Old Library, Space 2 Warehouse, The Factory Club (formerly The Medicine Bar), Kitchen Café,
Ornamental Lake, The Theatre, Vaad Gallery and Danceworks dance studio

The Old Library
First established in 1866 as one of Birmingham’s first free libraries, this architecturally stunning building has been gently restored to create an enchanting venue suitable for: Conferences, Seminars, Corporate Dinners, Exhibitions, Performances, Wedding Receptions and Private Parties. The Old Library is located at the heart of the acclaimed Custard Factory – originally the Birds Custard plant. It is now nationally and internationally recognised as an innovative development and the creative quarter of Birmingham. The Old Library accommodates up to 150 people for banquets/conferences and up to 300 for drinks receptions.

The Study
The Study room caters for up to 20 people and for more private meetings; we also offer our clients alternative rooms or workshop facilities throughout the Custard Factory
The Theatre
The Theatre is the pearl in the crown of the events space offerings at The Custard Factory. Comprised of a 105 seated, tiered auditorium, stage area, 2 dressing rooms plus state of the art audio visual equipment.
The Theatre is the obvious choice for intimate screenings, premier’s as well as product launches. The stage area also provides an extra dimension to The Theatre, enabling combinations of presentations, screenings and workshops for corporate events.

The Gallery
The Gallery is situated opposite the Theatre and Kitchen Café and is a haven for new and established artists to exhibit their works in a quality environment specially designed for exhibition purposes. Overlooking the Ornamental Lake, The Vaad Gallery is a fascinating environment for corporate events, cocktail parties and buffet receptions. Clients seeking an inspirational backdrop to their event will not be disappointed.

The Factory Club
The Factory Club is a 500 capacity venue, operating at weekends as a music venue, also offering a bespoke service to suit individual events, from daytime luncheons and corporate buffets, break out rooms with refreshments, to evening parties with music. This industrial contemporary space has three floors, a dance room and outdoor seating, both on ground and mezzanine levels

Space 2
Space 2 is a 1200 capacity venue, which formerly was a working industrial factory. It has been lovingly restored to form the largest event space at The Custard Factory. Original features have been retained and restored such as exposed brickwork and metal piping, forming a particularly modern venue, perfect for all manner of events such including conferences, exhibitions, product launches and gigs.

The Ornamental Lake
The Ornamental Lake is situated at the heart of the Custard Factory and is surrounded by retail outlets, as well as events spaces in the form of The Vaad Gallery, The Kitchen Café and the famous Factory Club. The Ornamental Lake can be used as a backdrop to your event or alternatively it can be drained and a marquee erected, providing another dimension to the events capabilities at the Custard Factory. Dressing options for the marquee are extensive, ranging from Bedouin influences to classic bistro furniture with wooden flooring and a chandelier.

The Kitchen Café
The Kitchen Café is a small venue overlooking the lake, with outdoor seating. The venue has WIFI and serves hot food throughout the day. The Kitchen Café can be utilised as a breakout space for small groups and is ideal for networking events and cocktail receptions for up to 70 people.

Suite Name Capacity (people) Dimensions(m)
Theatre Classrm Boardrm Cabaret Banquet Ushape Rec. H W L A
Old Library 160 80 100 150 10  – 12.38  19.72  223.08
The Study 30 20 16 24  – 5.77  5.69  –
The Theatre 105  –  –  –
The Gallery 40 20  – 16.5  30  –
Space 2 900 200 0 300 350  – 24  30.7  –
The Factory Club 50 20 11  –  14  –



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