The Theodore

3211 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL
Capacity: 750 people

About The Theodore

Located in the heart of the historic Lakeview Industrial District, the Theodore at the Swann Chemical Laboratory is Birmingham’s newest historic event venue. Built in 1929, this Moderne-style building spans over 20,000 square feet and features exposed brick walls, barrel truss ceilings, and steel windows. Featuring three warehouse bays and a covered porch and courtyard converted from an old railroad platform, The Theodore evokes the timeless grandeur of the Magic City’s roots as an epicenter for the industrial south. The meticulously-restored space is a versatile venue that can accommodate intimate gatherings as well as large gala events. Let our team of experienced and dedicated event specialists bring your vision to life and make your next event historic.

Event Spaces

Beaker Bay
Monitor Bay
Porch & Courtyard
Swann Room
The Lab
Venue Types
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Outside Catering Allowed
  • Valet Parking
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 750
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 1
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 20,000
  • Year Renovated: 2018