Arts Events

Information on the latest Arts events in Birmingham, featuring performing art, comedy, dance, music, theatre and art exhibitions.

Schools line up for Brummie-inspired Wizard of Oz

Schools in Birmingham will be heading along the Yellow Brick Road next Friday (September 22) for a special sold-out performance for students of a Brummie-inspired version of… Read more »

MAC announces three-year supported project with Film Hub Midlands to make cinema more accessible

Expanding the Frame will open doors and break down barriers for disabled audiences. Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) have announced a three-year project supported by Film Hub Midlands… Read more »

Madagascar The Musical at The Alexandra Birmingham from 14 to 17 March 2024

Selladoor Worldwide and Theatre Royal Plymouth are delighted to announce that popular TV Presenter, theatre performer and Strictly Finalist Karim Zeroual will lead the cast of the… Read more »

Announcing Breaking Talent Award 2023 shortlist / WMids biggest comedy prize!

Birmingham’s long-running comedy festival has finally revealed the shortlist for its prestigious 2023 award. The region’s biggest comedy prize, the Birmingham Comedy Festival Breaking Talent Award recognises the very… Read more »

Moseley Folk ends on a high / Wilco & Billy Bragg reunite

Birmingham’s Moseley Folk and Arts Festival 2023 wrapped up on Sunday night (3 September) with the unexpected reunion of Wilco and Billy Bragg. The headlining Americana stars… Read more »

MOBO / Mercury pianist Zoe Rahman in Birmingham

“A remarkable pianist, by any standard.” – The Observer “Her sound is drenched with originality and jazz legitimacy….a world class artist, composer and performer… Zoe shines as one of… Read more »

The Glee Club Birmingham – Event Listings September 2023

BIRMINGHAM COMEDY LISTINGSHighlights include: Jordan Gray, Gareth Reynolds, Robert White, Jackie FabulousFull listings here. BIRMINGHAM MUSIC LISTINGSHighlights include: This Is The Kit, Emilio Santoro, Thea GilmoreFull listings… Read more »

MAC Autumn Season Announcement

As summer draws to a close, it’s time to welcome a host new of events at MAC – from family-friendly shows, tantalising cinema screenings, exciting outdoor performances… Read more »

Autumn 2023 at GULP

Autumn 2023 at GULP

To celebrate heading into our second year in the Jewellery Quarter, GULP has been beautifully redecorated and has a new website listing all our events. The next… Read more »

The Alexandra Birmingham’s Heritage Open Day on Saturday 9 September 2023

On Saturday 9 September 2023, from midday until 4pm, visitors will be welcomed at The Alexandra for a day of ‘unwrapping creativity’ at one of the second… Read more »

Friendly Neighbourhood Cinema @ Ryemarket

Independent Stourbridge pop-up Friendly Neighbourhood Cinema is taking over a shop at the Ryemarket Shopping Centre for BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND ONLY. Screening a varied programme of family… Read more »

The Countdown is on Only a Matter Of Days Until Pairc Festival comes to Birmingham UK

Páirc Festival is set to bring the biggest names and best talent from Birmingham and Ireland to the outdoor grounds of the former Stadium Club, the New… Read more »

Billy Bragg returns to Moseley Folk & Arts Festival (1-3 Sep)

With just over two weeks to go, Birmingham’s Moseley Folk and Arts Festival (Friday 1 to Sunday 3 September 2023) have announced the addition of Billy Bragg to… Read more »

Brum’s Little but LIVE! festival hits the yellow brick road

Brum’s Little but LIVE! festival hits the yellow brick road

Birmingham’s burgeoning community arts festival Little but LIVE! returns to Moseley Park for the fourth year running. The family-friendly festival brings with it with a brand-new, Birmingham-inspired version of… Read more »

Mostly Jazz All-Dayer Bank Holiday party ft Hot Chip, Crazy P +more

The team behind Birmingham’s Mostly Jazz Funk and Soul Festival are ensuring August Bank Holiday gets off to a cracking start by throwing a very special All-Dayer…. Read more »

Ray Richardson Exhibition has come to Digbeth

Ray Richardson Exhibition has come to Digbeth

Ray Richardson’s new show; MYKINDATOWN’ sees Ray Richardson return to the Digbeth Art Space, with a graphic based collection featuring conté drawings on board, acrylic painted drawings… Read more »

Brand new season announced at The Alexandra Birmingham

BRAND NEW AUTUMN / WINTER SEASON ANNOUNCED AT THE ALEXANDRA BIRMINGHAM A fantastic variety of shows are arriving at The Alexandra, Birmingham in late 2023 with musicals,… Read more »

Cluedo 2 – The Next Chapter at The Alexandra Birmingham 23 to 27 July 2024

Following the huge success of the critically acclaimed original play, Cluedo is back on stage in 2024 with a brand new comedy mystery. The hilarious whodunnit returns with a… Read more »

What’s On call out for Hip Hop/break dancers at jam’ Sat 12 Aug 12.30 – 2.30pm

Jams: City Park, Bradford Sat 5 August, 3 – 6pm The Lowry (Open Day), Salford Sunday 6 August, 1.30pm – 3.30pm. Graffiti artist Sam Hain will also be creating some graffiti… Read more »

MADE Festival Reveals Line Ups For Huge Weekend of Events, and a Return To Digbeth 

MADE Festival has announced its lineup as it returns to its original inner-city site of The Digbeth Triangle this summer, bringing with it a huge weekend of… Read more »

Improv Wolves at Tilt Birmingham 25th August

Improv WolvesImprov Wolves is a short form comedy improvisation group featuring some of the best improvisers in the Midlands. They create completely new comedy sketches on the… Read more »

Selfridges Birmingham hosts Kids Summer Party 

School’s out for summer, so Selfridges are having a party to celebrate! On Saturday 29th July, Selfridges Birmingham invites families to kickstart their summer holidays by heading in… Read more »

MOSELEY FOLK NEWS Janice Long bursary scheme now open for applications

Moseley Folk and Arts Festival has announced the opening of their annual bursary scheme in honour of renowned broadcaster, and friend, Janice Long. Hello You! The Janice… Read more »

MAC Summer 2023

Make long-lasting memories with MAC this summer – from exciting outdoor performances to one-of-a-kind interactive cinema screenings, fabulous creative courses and much more – this summer MAC’s… Read more »

THE GOON SHOW returns! Brum festival celebrates ‘the forgotten Goon’

The Goon Show will be making a triumphant return to the stage on Sunday 8 October 2023 at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall – as part of this year’s… Read more »

BBQ Fest 2023 – celebrating sizzling flavours and summer vibes!

BBQ Fest 2023 – celebrating sizzling flavours and summer vibes!

Get your taste buds ready for a sizzling summer event like no other. Seasonal Markets proudly presents BBQ Fest, an ultimate celebration of mouth watering flavours and… Read more »

Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival 2023 nearly here!

It’s a big weekend coming and we’d highly recommend getting a rough idea of where you want to be and when, so you don’t miss out! 5… Read more »

Trio of BAFTA winners join Birmingham Film Festival grand jury

A trio of high calibre BAFTA winners will be joining the grand jury for this year’s prestigious Birmingham Film Festival – and there’s still time for the… Read more »

Fluff – (24-25 July 2023) at Blue Orange Theatre

When it comes to the end of your life, what will you remember? Fluff, a one woman show, tells the story of an imperfect woman navigating her… Read more »

Black Country Type now available through Seventh Circle – Artworks & Aesthetics

Black Country Type now available through Seventh Circle – Artworks & Aesthetics

Black Country Type is a photography project led by artist Tom Hicks and shared from his influential Instagram account @blackcountrytype. Through his photography, Tom applies his unique… Read more »

Listening Sessions to take place at Tilt Pinball Bar

A new Listening Sessions off-shoot event is taking place at Tilt Bar in central Birmingham called Listening Lounge.  This new event will be exactly the same format… Read more »

New Events by Blow Water inc Skybar Party!

Blow Water Cafe are working with local artists including Drink and Draw, candling making, indigo dyeing and Malaysian Batik Drawing plus many more… In addition, Blow Water… Read more »

MAC and Elan Links present exhibition on history and future of our water, 29 June – 5 November

Open daily, 9am – late | Community & Terrace Galleries | FreeFeatured artists: Zillah Bowes, Daniel Crawshaw, Kate Green, Rowena Harris, Antony Lyons, Isa Suarez, and Eustace… Read more »

Moseley Community Festival 2023

The plans for this year’s Moseley Community Festival have been revealed. This year’s festival in the lively Birmingham suburb will include everything from a pirate-themed party to… Read more »

Ministry of Sound Classical comes to Lichfield

It has just been announced that the electrifying Ministry of Sound 31-piece classical orchestra event will be coming to Lichfield this August Bank Holiday. This is no… Read more »

The Migrant Festival 2023

For five years, Ikon has produced The Migrant Festival, a free annual event that celebrates Birmingham, UK, as a city of migration, sanctuary and refuge. From 17… Read more »

Classical concert series in clubs returns to Birmingham after sold-out debut

After presenting Sheku Kanneh-Mason in Digbeth last December, through the noise today announced a return to Birmingham for a series of shows later this year. This autumn’s… Read more »

What’s on at Stirchley Open Cinema in June?

2 fantastic film nights are coming right to your doorstep Stirchley Open Cinema (SOC) is a not-for-profit community cinema run by a small team of film-loving volunteers…. Read more »

Punch Records Launches Gallery37 Residency Nurturing Birmingham’s Emerging Talent

Birmingham’s Premier Creative Development Program Returns, Investing in the Next Generation of Creatives with the Theme ‘Elements’ for 2023.  The Gallery37 residency is a two-week experience with… Read more »

More than 6,000 Young People set to Perform at Music Festival in Birmingham 

A two-day music festival featuring more than 6,000 talented young musicians will take place in Birmingham on July 7-8. The annual Music for Youth National Festival will… Read more »

The JQ Festival is back for 2023!

On Saturday 22nd July, the Jewellery Quarter will be buzzing with live music, tours, maker demonstrations and so much more. Keep an eye out for posters appearing around… Read more »

What does culture and creativity mean for younger generations?

Dance. Music. Spoken word. Arts. Crafts. Graphic design. Reading. Visiting museums and galleries. Going to the library. Attending festivals, events and cultural celebrations. Making films or video… Read more »

Vivid Projects announce Useful Tools – A Collaborative performance with Hannah Sawtell taking place at Centrala on the 23rd of June

We are delighted to confirm a live performance featuring participants who are taking part in Useful Tools – an electronic sound project with artist Hannah Sawtell. Through… Read more »

Supersonic celebrating 20 years since inception with weekend championing all elements of the underground


An Unfunny Evening with Tim Minchin and his Piano at The Alexandra on Monday 24 July

Warning: This is not a comedy gig. Attendance is not compulsory. The Olivier Award-winning, Grammy and Tony Award nominated polytalent plays an intimate, informal, solo date at… Read more »

My Night With Reg at The Crescent Theatre

My Night With Reg, the Olivier and Evening Standard award-winning bittersweet comedy about a group of gay men coming to terms with AIDS written by ‘Birmingham boy’,… Read more »

Home of Metal presents “At The Mermaid” a four-part podcast series & limited publication

LISTEN VIA SPOTIFY & APPLE MUSIC Home of Metal presents ‘At The Mermaid’, a four part podcast series and limited edition publication. The Mermaid was a large, dilapidated pub in Sparkhill, a… Read more »

9 to 5 The Musical (BMOS) at The Alexandra from 13 to 17 June 2023

Birmingham’s award winning BMOS Musical Theatre Company returns to The Alexandra stage next month with a spectacular and funny performance of iconic Dolly Parton musical 9 to 5… Read more »

Brumbeat Gig Guide – June 2023!

Here’s our take on the coolest original live music and DJ nights in Birmingham this June 2023. We search high and low to bring to you the best original music Brum has to… Read more »

SOS Dance classes Birmingham What’s On in June 

The ultimate feel-good dance experience, SOS Dance, will host four empowering classes in Birmingham this month, including three Beyonce-themed classes to celebrate the star’s Renaissance world tour.  SOS Dance is a global dance brand… Read more »