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About this room

Established in 1909, The Electric is the UK's oldest working cinema. Located in the heart of the West Midlands we are neighboring Birmingham new Street Station for great transport links in and out of the city.

Our spacious main auditorium, Screen One is the larger of our two rooms and is located on the ground floor. The back of the room is fitted with 24 luxury sofas seats designed with a living-room so it’ll feel like your watching from the comfort of your own home.

Whether it’s a corporate event, birthday ​celebration​, hen or stag​ party​, or just a fun evening out we are able to cater to your needs. The projector provides a unique opportunity to make an unforgettable impression on your guests. We can display presentations, business logos, or a slide show of photos to create the perfect back drop to your event.

The art deco glamour of The Electric Cinema provides the most romantic setting for your wedding. With raked seating and a central aisle the main theatre on the ground floor lends itself perfectly to marriage ceremonies.

With all private hires there are options for a wide selection of catering, from snacks and treats on arrival to canapés, buffets and waiter service. With our extensive bar we can even design a cocktail menu to suit the theme of your event.




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Starting prices

Hire Fee


11:00 - 23:00

from £270 Per hour

*All guide prices are inclusive of VAT

Note on pricing

Prices listed are per hour and can fluctuate depending on length, date and time of hire. Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget will help me propose the best option for your needs.


In-house catering

Allows external catering

Approved caterers only

BYO alcohol allowed

Can provide alcohol

Kitchen facilities available

Can provide halal

Can provide kosher

Complimentary water

Extensive vegan menu

Extensive gluten-free menu

Complimentary tea and coffee

Buyout fee for external catering


Alcohol licence until 23:00

Wedding licence

Room features

Projector Projector

Audiovisual (AV) equipment Audiovisual (AV) equipment

Air conditioning Air conditioning

Disabled access Disabled access

Parking available Parking available


Flatscreen TV



Conference call facilities

Natural light

Storage space

Accommodation available

Venue welcomes

Ticketed events

VIP events

Enhanced security events

The Electric in the Southside district of Birmingham is the UK’s oldest working cinema and is now home to sofas, a bar and waiter service. We have two digital screens and show a mixture of the latest quality mainstream, independent, foreign and classic films.

The Electric Cinema is one of Birmingham’s most exciting venues. The stunning red and black interiors of our screen rooms and the original art deco chic of our lounge and cocktail bar makes for a most memorable event, whatever the occasion. Our rooms are available to hire and lend themselves to a range of opportunities, be it corporate conferencing or children’s birthday parties.
We offer a range of options for private hires and treat each one as a unique event. We aim to be as flexible as possible and try to cater the event to whatever your imagination can conceive.

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