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Review of Eric Benet

Overall rating: 5

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Review of Eric Benet

Overall rating: 5

Big shame about the finishing early.... The earliest finish to a concert that I have ever been to... I was expecting a support act too and there was not any, where Eric Benet was supported by Omar in London and Natasha Watts in Manchester.... So yes, felt a bit robbed of that in Birmingham.... Otherwise, Eric Benet was brilliant and on point with his singing.... Organisation of the VIP guests could have been better... What should have happened is that they should have been placed at the very front before the regular punters were allowed in, with even a cordoned off area possibly, instead of asking regular punters to step back to allow them to get their spot... In all honesty, I wasn't stepping back for no one and kept my spot near the stage... The other thing about the meet and greet... Don't be asking fans to pay to meet you Eric!!! Yes we live in capitalist times... I've been to quire a few dos where I have had pics taken with the artist... They never asked me for any money... They were happy to meet the fans and more respect to them for taking the time to do that... As soon as it was announced that they wanted us to by a t-shirt to get a pic with Eric, me and many other fans were out of there... If people were not being forced to buy merchandise to get a pic I bet more people would have hung around and a bet more merchandise would have been sold just because more people would have been in a good frame of mind and would have been around the merchandise... However, saying all that I still enjoyed the night, as long as it lasted, lol 😂

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Review of Eric Benet

Overall rating: 4 Verified review

Sorry but when it said O2 I expected somewhere far more decent. The place was filthy, small and cramped. Very disappointing venue but Eric Benet was da bomb! Excellent entertainer. Thoroughly enjoyed his show.

The staff were lovely, friendly and helpful.

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O2 INSTITUTE 3 (BIRMINGHAM) venue information

O2 Institute
Digbeth Institute (1).jpg
Exterior of venue (c.2010)
Full name O2 Institute Birmingham
Former names Digbeth Institute (1908–55; 1990–98)
Digbeth Civic Hall (1955–90)
The Sanctuary (1998–2008)
HMV Institute (2010–15)
Address 78 Digbeth High St
Birmingham B5 6DY
Location Digbeth
Owner Academy Music Group
Operator Live Nation
Capacity 2,000 (O2 Institute)
600 (O2 Institute2)
250 (O2 Institute3)
Broke ground 1906
Opened 16 January 1908
Renovated 1957, 1985, 1997, 2008–10
Architect Arthur Harrison
Venue Website
The O2 Institute (originally known as the Digbeth Institute) is a music venue located in Birmingham, England. The venue opened in 1908 as a mission of Carrs Lane Congregational Church. It has also served as an event centre, civic building and nightclub.

It has three main rooms: the 2000-capacity main auditorium called "The Institute" which has a seated upper balcony, the downstairs room which holds up to 600 people called "O2 Institute2" (formerly "The Library") and the 250-capacity upstairs room "O2 Institute3" (formerly "The Temple").[1]

The venue also houses "Un-Plug", an intimate club with a capacity of 400, located in the building's cellar. The space formerly operated as the "Midland Jazz Club", "Jug 'O Punch Folk Club", Dance Factory and "Barfly".

Venue contact details and info


Phone: 01214374150

Venue short url: https://www.skiddle.com/venues/73030/

Type of venue: Live

Drinks served: Yes

Disabled facilities: Yes

Nearest Bus Stop: 37, 6, 5, 31, 2, 900, 57, 57A, 60

Address: 78 Digbeth High Street, Birmingham, B5 6DY

Website: https://www.academymusicgroup.com/o2institutebirmingham/

Capacity: 250 Capacity

Opening hours: Gig times: 7pm - 11pm, Club events: 10pm - 4am

Food served: Yes

Parking: Street parking is very limited

Nearest Train Station: New Street Rail, Moor Street Rail and Bordesley Rail

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