Forum Birmingham

Forum Birmingham is the exciting, newly refurbished, multi-use entertainment space in the heart of the city.

A reincarnation of ‘The Ballroom’ which stood proudly as the city’s entertainment hub in the 1960’s for over 20 years. In the 80’s, it became known as ‘The Hummingbird’ which hosted some of the most legendary performances of the decade from bands such

as Nirvana and the Beastie Boys. Re-branded in the 2000’s as ‘O2 Academy Birmingham’, it again became the beating heart of Birmingham’s culture with the likes of Amy Winehouse and Ed Sheeran storming the stage. It is a venue with a long-standing reputation for entertaining many generations and now in 2021 it reopens as Forum Birmingham, bringing you the highest level of events and entertainment.

The iconic venue is set across two spacious floors with clear sight lines to the stage and boasts a generous capacity. The lower floor and stage area are overlooked by a spacious balcony which has a large additional room, Space54, a perfect breakout space which features its own state of the art sound system and production options. The venue also features multiple dressing rooms, breakout/catering spaces and given it’s purpose built nature, it

is perfectly set up for large load-ins. It is the perfect setting for a variety of large scale events with the most demanding levels of production.

Alongside its expertly programmed music events, it hosts a range of high calibre award ceremonies, fashion shows, comedy nights and exceptional experiences. It provides a dramatic backdrop for high impact events with endless possibilities. The highly experienced and dedicated team will look after all your event needs from start to finish fulfilling a positively unforgettable experience.

Forum Birmingham Birmingham, UK
Jul 12, 2021
Part time
Head of Corporate Events – Part Time  We are looking for a passionate, customer focussed individual with the ability to work under pressure whilst maintaining a positive, can do attitude. You will need excellent organisation and time management skills with an eye for detail and the ability to use your own initiative. The ideal candidate will display passion and drive for the corporate, wedding and private events industry and have previous event sales/planning experience, i.e. in a venue or events company. Alternatively you will have a degree and demonstrate suitable transferable skills from previous employment roles. This is a brilliant opportunity to identify and implement creative sales strategies, and work closely with the Head of Events & Programming to ensure the most effective use of the commercial diary. You will be responsible for hitting sales targets, managing relationships with clients, suppliers and internal Form teams to the highest possible...
Forum Birmingham Birmingham, UK
Jul 12, 2021
Full time
Venue Technical Manager We are looking for a passionate, experienced venue technician who has the ability to work under pressure whilst maintaining a positive can do attitude to join a fast growing team. You must be highly organised with a keen eye for detail and the ability to use your own initiative. The ideal candidate will display passion and drive for all things production and technical and have previous relevant experience, i.e. in a music venue or events company. The Venue Technicians will be responsible for providing technical support, operating and maintaining Forum Birmingham’s technical equipment including lighting, audio, staging and the various production and seating layouts, and will be expected to make a significant contribution to the organisation.. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES To work closely with the Head of Events & Programming, General Manager, production & technical partner (DMX) and other members of the technical and venue team in...