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Millennium Point invests in refurbished auditorium for hybrid events

Birmingham events and conference venue Millennium Point has invested over £350,000 to upgrade its 354-seater auditorium and support the delivery of hybrid events.

Originally opened as the first IMAX cinema in Birmingham, the auditorium now hosts large-scale events, conferences, esports tournaments and screenings, and is one of 17 event spaces at Millennium Point.  

The investment includes the installation of a new 10m x 3m participant stage area beneath the 16m x 10m screen and six trusses around the auditorium.

Upgrades to AV equipment have also been made, including an M32R digital mixing desk with 40 input channels and high-fidelity audio, an LED lighting system including a dozen moving wash lights and spotlights, mounted Panasonic PTC-280 cameras controlled remotely for live streaming and a Kramer 8x8 Matrix switcher.

Millennium Point has also revealed new studio spaces alongside the upgraded auditorium, to allow for live streamed performances, meetings and debates. The auditorium is supported by the venue’s ‘Platform’ space and bar, which provides room for networking, dinners, and drinks receptions. 

Rebecca Delmore, commercial director at Millennium Point, said: “Without a doubt the events sector has transformed considerably over the past year, but alongside the challenges that have been faced there are huge opportunities to embrace new technologies and open up events to a much broader and more diverse audience, both on and off-site.

“With this investment in our auditorium we are also supporting and embracing the future of hybrid events to ensure that, wherever audiences are based, they can enjoy a high-quality experience.”