Originally a methodist congregational chapel, The Institute - previously known as the Digbeth Institute - was bought by Birmingham City Council in the 1950s and used as a civic hall. Since becoming a live music venue over thirty years ago, it’s hosted numerous high-profile performers, including Pink Floyd, Joni Mitchell, the Human League, Arctic Monkeys and The Cure. It’s also played host to a range of famous club nights such as Atomic Jam, Uproar, Slinky and Sundissential, and was the original home of Godskitchen. The venue has three main areas - the six hundred-capacity Library area (formerly The Barfly), the one thousand, five hundred-capacity Institute area and the three hundred-capacity top-floor venue, The Temple.

O2 Institute,

78 Digbeth High Street,


B5 6DY


Telephone: 0121 643 0428

Email: theinstitute_info@mamaco.com