5216 Messer Airport Highway
Birmingham, AL 35212
Phone: (205) 591-7900
Fax: (205) 591-6004
The Forge is a multicultural venue for various community events. It amalgamates music, art and literary programs for a holistic experience. There are creative and do-it-yourself projects for children and adults alike. Visitors can attend film screenings, concerts, art exhibitions and classes at this place. It aims to aide the cultural development of the surrounding community, especially children.
Sound & Page is a space for hosting small-scale concerts and musicals. The room seats 50 people and can accommodate 75 when standing. The founders Caleb Chancey, James Kling and Corey Scogin started this music venue in 2013 to bring together music connoisseurs in a private space, where everyone knows everyone else. The bookshelves against the walls contain numerous volumes and the stage is often decorated with interesting props such as tree leaves. Though the venue is small, it ensures ample socializing opportunities among like-minded people and the room has excellent acoustics. Check the website for the event schedule.
The biggest blockbusters are shown in comfort at The Edge 12. In addition to the movies, which are of course the main attraction, there is more to draw you to this more unique theater. There is a fine selection of arcade games for the kids (and kids at heart) to enjoy. And from the concession stand, aside from the usual soda, candy and popcorn, adults can also indulge in wine or beer during the movie.
A community space that welcomes all regardless of age, gender, or race, the Spring Street Firehouse is a vibrant, lively, and welcoming event venue in the city. Built in 1890. the building was originally home to the Avondale Fire Department. After passing through the hands of many, the firehouse was eventually converted into a DIY music venue and community space for all to enjoy. The Firehouse offers a diverse variety of events, ranging from concerts and other live performances, to art shows, and fun-filled festivals. The firehouse hosts fund raisers, benefits and other community events as well.
Formerly The Summerfest Musical Theatre, this nonprofit company offers diverse productions along with education and performance opportunities for emerging artists.
The Furnace is Brimingham's Premium Gentleman's Night Club offering a complete package with beautiful women, good food and cool drinks. Come to this place to watch the city's best women dancers groove to the beats. There is a full service bar, a VIP lounge, state-of-the-art lighting and some terrific gourmet menu. Besides regular special events held at the club, this place is also rented out to the public for hosting parties and events. VIP members can get access to the best parties at the club and to a number of services at reasonable prices.
If you’re looking for a serious, organized night at the theater, then the Terrific New Theatre is not where you need to be. Founded in 1986 by Carl Stewart and Steve Stella, the Terrific New Theatre prides itself on being a live performance theatre with plenty of unexpected surprises for a "night you will talk about,"--trust me. Previous shows have included Of Grapes and Nuts - a hilarious tribute to John Steinbeck’s classic and China: The Whole Enchilada - a funny, yet, provoking look at 4000 years of Chinese history. Visit their website for the current season’s shows.
The Rare Martini is one the best options for the proverbial night out on the town in Birmingham. With a slightly upscale vibe, this nightclub is perfect for those who want to shake their tail feathers but want to do so with a tinge of class. To keep things fresh, The Rare (as locals call it) holds weekly events, ranging from open mic comedy night to karaoke. After you've sufficiently gotten down on the floor, re-energize with something off of the food menu – the lobster mac and cheese is a seemingly incongruous but ultimately delicious combination. Go here to eat, drink, dance or any combination of those three.
A venue that hosts a passel of events all year round, Das HAUS is a culture club that brings the partying and music scene of Germany to downtown Birmingham. Centrally located and easily accessible, this club is an ideal spot to head to on a Saturday evening, when the music scene is at its most vibrant. Bands and musicians from all over the state come here to perform in front of an equally lively audience. Also, there is food and drinks on offer, so you won't have to head out to refuel. Call for more information.
The Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex is the primary meeting facility for large events, conferences and conventions. Complete with 220,000 square feet of exhibition space and state of the art facilities, it is located in the heart of the city. Several of Birmingham's best hotels are located within 15 minutes of The Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex and The Birmingham International Airport. Easy flight access is available with almost 160 daily flights. Whether it is a tour, event, exhibition or just a reunion, this is a good location in an affordable city.
With seating for over 19,000, the BJCC Arena is nothing short of impressive. The arena has an open-beam ceiling, making it an ideal venue for major events like the Southeastern Conference, Sunbelt Conference and NCAA's Mens' Football Tournament. Top artists hold concerts at this arena, and events like the Barnum & Bailey Circus have even made cameos here. Home to the Birmingham Steeldogs, the BJCC Arena is equipped with lighting, sound, scoreboard, video production and telecommunication facilities.
Acclaimed for its phenomenal acoustics, the BJCC Concert Hall wows performers, critics, audiences alike. With its 3,000 seats, the concert hall can also accommodate large business meetings very well with its facilities of sound, light, and telecommunication. Home to the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and many Broadway roadshows, the place is a haven for memorable events and business meets.