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Steeped in history, The Exchange combines grandeur with contemporary flexibility, in an outstanding central location.

An iconic Birmingham landmark, The Exchange was once home to the Municipal Bank. Now, it’s a hub for creativity, collaboration and celebration, right in the heart of the city.

Built in 1933, the pillared aspect of this impressive building sits opposite Centenary Square, which has recently been transformed with a reflecting pool beside the distinctive Library of Birmingham.

Retaining many of its unique period features, The Exchange’s varied rooms give you the flexibility to transition from important meetings and breakout discussion to press announcements, ceremonies, receptions and dining – all in one central venue.

Perfectly placed in the heart of the city

The Exchange boasts an enviable city-centre location, with all of Birmingham’s amenities on its doorstep, and is easily accessible from the city’s main transport links. The venue is a 12-minute walk from Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Airport is just 30 minutes away by car.

All sorts of events for all sorts of people

From large-scale conferences and networking events to intimate drinks receptions and VIP dinners, The Exchange caters for it all. Our experienced Conferences & events team will provide everything you need for a stand-out event from start to finish.

Designed with accessibility in mind

When visiting the building, we recommend that wheelchair users and those with limited mobility access the venue via Bridge Street, before entering through the North Entrance. This entrance is accessible by ramp and has fully automated doors for easy entry. You’ll also find ramp access at the South Entrance, which is located off Bank Court.

The nearest car park to The Exchange with designated Blue Badge parking bays is Cambridge Street. From here, the venue is just 192 yards away. A good alternative is Paradise Circus multi-storey car park (243 yards away).

Contemporary flexibility at its finest

The Vaults

This dramatic space, with its original floor-to-ceiling bank vaults, will wow your guests and supply a memorable talking point for any occasion.

The Banking Hall

It’s easy to picture this as the hub of activity for the original bank. Recreate that buzz in this remarkable space, with striking high ceilings and natural light.

The balcony

With views across the ever-evolving Birmingham skyline, this impressive outdoor space provides the perfect backdrop for any world-class event.

Is The Exchange perfect for your next event?

Get in touch with the team today to talk over your plans and find out further details regarding capacity.

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Ground Floor

Banking HallDhani Prem (Conference A)Mary Sturge (Conference B)
Theatre Style-3036
Cabaret 6 ft rounds x 7 people-2414
Banqueting 6 ft rounds x 10 people---
Classroom 2 seats per desk-1832
Width20.3 m7.5 m7.9 m
Length15.9 m6.9 m6.9 m
Height8.5 m2.95 m2.95 m

First Floor

Benjamin Zephaniah (126)Winifred Hacket (125)Stuart Hall (123)
Theatre Style25-35
Cabaret 6 ft rounds x 7 people---
Banqueting 6 ft rounds x 10 people---
Classroom 2 seats per desk---
Width5.7 m4.5 m8.3 m
Length6.85 m6.85 m6.85 m
Height2.3 m2.3 m2.3 m

Second Floor

Assembly RoomFoyerBoard Room
Theatre Style120--
Cabaret 6 ft rounds x 7 people63--
Banqueting 6 ft rounds x 10 people80--
Classroom 2 seats per desk70--
Width14.75 m15.5 m5.6 m
Length12.2 m10.4 m9.95 m
Height4.2 m2.6 m4.0 m

1 min from Library Tram Stop
5 min from Paradise Circus Car Park
10 min from Birmingham New Street station
12 min from Birmingham Snow Hill station