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VENUE: Birmingham and Midland Institute – Lyttelton Theatre

9 Margaret Street, 
Birmingham,
B3 3BS

Founded in 1854, the Birmingham and Midland Institute is a charity dedicated to the promotion of learning across all sections of society in Birmingham and the Midlands. Housed within a Victorian edifice in the heart of the city, the Institute has its own Library and lecture theatres.

Wheelchair accessible. Please ring the bell outside the main entrance for assistance. Access provided by a portable ramp, so wheelchair users are advised to call the venue directly to arrange access in advance. For additional access information: http://bmi.org.uk/disabled.html

Did You Know… The BMI was originally built next to the Town Hall but moved to its current location in 1965. It was originally built through an Act of Parliament in 1852 “for the Diffusion and Advancement of Science, Literature and Art amongst all Classes of Persons resident in Birmingham and the Midland Counties”.



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Some Past Events


Giant Axe Field: thaumatos

April 22, 2016 @ 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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Cert (PG) * Following their blistering cut-up of Czech sci-fi film Ikarie XB1 at Flatpack 9, Giant Axe Field are back with an improvised audio-visual tribute to ‘Cinema Fantastique’. For the past year they’ve lost themselves in the world of director Georges Franju, in particular the magic surrealism of Judex (1963) and Nuits Rouges (1974). […]

Zeno van den Broek: Shift Symm

Saturday April 8th, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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It’s always exciting to bring someone to Flatpack to perform in the UK for the first time, but it’s extra special when it’s someone of Zeno van den Broek’s calibre. Shift Symm is the Dutch artist’s latest audio-visual construction, drawing inspiration from architecture and mathematics to create pulsating geometric shapes which collide perfectly with raw […]

The Cabinet of Living Cinema: The Sound of Mind

March 21, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm

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The Cabinet of Living Cinema delve into film’s relationship with psychoanalysis, artificial intelligence and neuroscience. Building up live scores using an array of instruments and live foley, the Cabinet explore three themes: Mind, Dreams and the Self. The programme includes excerpts from ground-breaking cinema, award-winning animation, and readings from Mary Shelley and Shakespeare, all exploring what it means to […]