Arts Events

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

First of its kind 4D virtual reality experience launches in Digbeth

First of its kind 4D virtual reality experience launches in Digbeth

Tickets for Digbeth, Birmingham based In A Box, In A Box, In A Box go on sale today Hollywood screenwriter, Jeremy Drysdale penned the script for the… Read more »

‘Lockdown FM Broadcasting In a Pandemic’ by Gilles Peterson.

‘Lockdown FM Broadcasting In a Pandemic’ by Gilles Peterson.

Lockdown FM: Broadcasting In a Pandemic is a 600+ page cultural documentation of a year in lockdown. Densely populated and rich in imagery, it records the response of London based DJ and… Read more »

One of Birmingham’s Most Iconic Buildings Set to Welcome Visitors

Aston Hall, one of Birmingham’s most iconic buildings, is set to welcome visitors as it reopens on 7 July after being closed for more than a year…. Read more »

Birmingham theatre group to host summer school at Kingsbury Theatre Tamworth for children from West Mids interested in acting, singing, dancing and comedy

Calling all Midlands performers! Round Midnight Ltd, the Birmingham based theatre group, is offering children aged between 6-11 years of age, the chance to go to summer… Read more »

This Is My City festival to take place on June 12th to 13th

This Is My City festival to take place on June 12th to 13th

The annual festival celebrating the diverse communities of Birmingham, ‘This Is My City’, will take place on June 12th – 13th and this year will welcome a… Read more »

Summer schedule of pop-up events announced to welcome people back to Brindleyplace

Brindleyplace is set to go pop this summer after announcing a series of events to be held at a brand new pop-up garden which will be located… Read more »

Birmingham Museum Full of Smiles as Thinktank Opens To Visitors

Birmingham Museum Full of Smiles as Thinktank Opens To Visitors Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum finally opens to visitors after 432 days of closure. With reduced capacity in… Read more »

Luna Springs Brings Two New Exciting Events to Brum for First Time!

Luna Springs Brings Two New Exciting Events to Brum for First Time!

As restrictions lift on the 21st June, the outdoor venue will stage a series of large-scale events and parties  This summer Luna Springs is bringing a series of… Read more »

Jazz Trumpet Legend Coming To Birmingham

Summer 2021 marks the UK tour of Portrait: Reflections On Belonging, the new and much anticipated album from innovative UK trumpeter Byron Wallen. Having been struck by… Read more »

Freedom 50 – New Outdoor Exhibition Opens in Birmingham’s Centenary Square

A new outdoor exhibition showcasing photographs taken over the last five decades will open in Birmingham’s Centenary Square tomorrow, Saturday 22 May. Organised by Legacy West Midlands… Read more »

A Very Special Place Ikon in the 1990s, 18th June – 30 August 2021

Ikon presents A Very Special Place: Ikon in the 1990s, an exhibition featuring 40 artists from the gallery’s 1990s programme. It comprises work by those who featured… Read more »

Brand new comedy night launches at The Night Owl this month

Brand new comedy night launches at The Night Owl this month

Head to The Night Owl for a night of live comedy on Thursday 27th May, The Night Owl & James Cook present THE HOOT COMEDY NIGHT Introducing… Read more »

meetspaceVR Birmingham Arena returns 17th May 2021!

meetspaceVR Birmingham Arena returns 17th May 2021!

meetspaceVR Birmingham Arena is now the biggest VR Park in Europe at over 15,000 sq ft. Having opened two weeks before lock down the team are ready to… Read more »

A Thousand Fallen Blossoms Aliki Braine Extended until 29th May at Argentea Gallery

Inspired by a trip to Tokyo and Kyoto during the Sakura cherry blossom season, Braine has created extraordinary images that offer a fresh sense of awe and… Read more »

Actor, comedian, radio and television presenter Adil Ray OBE has become the first Patron of Screen and Film School Birmingham

The new college, which opens its doors in September 2021, will also be introducing the Adil Ray OBE Scholarship worth £30,000and implementing a Fair Access Fundto ensure students are supported during… Read more »

The Wicked Lady at The Blue Orange Theatre 28 September – 10 October 2021

Look over your shoulder as you try to sever the grip of The Wicked Lady Birmingham, brace yourself for the ghost story experience of the year… The… Read more »

6 Summer Festivals in Birmingham not to miss in 2021!

6 Summer Festivals in Birmingham not to miss in 2021!

Birmingham festival goers have had a tough 2020, with most festivals cancelled or taken place online virtually due to the pandemic, but 2021, brings hope with large… Read more »

Alex Westwood first release Clouds

Alex Westwood first release Clouds

Alex Westwood is a 19 year-old, midlands-based singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist & producer who independently conjures up creative, experimental and organic music which distorts the definition of genre,… Read more »

MAC Welcomes Back Visitors on May 24th 2021 and Celebrates with New Cafe and Restaurant KILN

MAC Welcomes Back Visitors on May 24th 2021 and Celebrates with New Cafe and Restaurant KILN

Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) is launching a brand new café and restaurant, KILN, on Monday 24th May 2021, situated in the heart of one of the U.K.’s… Read more »

Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum Invites Visitors to Explore a World of Wonder

Steam engines, interactive technology displays, spectacular Planetarium shows and the child-sized world of MiniBrum will all spring back to life as Thinktank, Birmingham’s award-winning science museum, reopens… Read more »

Flatpack Festival 21-31 May 2021

“The festival that defines the word eclectic” – Sight and Sound Flatpack kicks off a four-month season of events on 21 May with a full-to-bursting programme of… Read more »

Capital Investment Supports On-Site Developments at MAC Including Launching New Cafe and Restaurant KILN

Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) is launching KILN, a new café and restaurant,as part of a wider, ongoing redevelopment capital project, Making MAC More, whichbegan in 2018. KILN… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 17 April

Saturday is THE day for the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List – and this week Pete Steel celebrates his birthday by unwrapping brand new music from: Itona // Lady Sanity // DAME // Chris Cleverley // Molly // Quentin… Read more »

New 3,500 capacity music venue launches in Birmingham in time for lockdown easing

New 3,500 capacity music venue launches in Birmingham in time for lockdown easing

Stay at home orders are easing. Lonely nights are almost over. And now, just in time for our return to the dance floor, newly renovated, multi-faceted 3,500… Read more »

Films For Lockdown by Mike Davies Part 24

With cinemas still closed, until things change this column will focus on films being made available on the various streaming platforms. NEW Promising Young Woman (15) BAFTA… Read more »

Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum To Reopen In May

Birmingham Museums Trust today announces plans to reopen Thinktank, welcoming visitors back to the award-winning science museum for the first time since closing in March 2020. Visitors… Read more »

The Prodigy Star and Dan Pearce launch Art, Film and Music Project

The Prodigy frontman and artist, Maxim and mixed-media artist, Dan Pearce have collaborated on the powerful and poignant, pandemic Hope project, which will see the May 20 launch of 50 limited edition sculptures, containing an exclusive, four-track Maxim… Read more »

The Kingsway gearing up for reopening April and May

The Kingsway gearing up for reopening April and May

Over at the Kingsway, the team are planning on taking everything very gently in April/May and until the regulations finally relax. They will be bringing back the weekend… Read more »

Birmingham Museums Trust receives £820,841 from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

Birmingham Museums Trust has received a grant of £820,841 from the second round of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund helping to ensure the independent charity… Read more »

Explore The Night Sky and Step Back In Time This Easter With Birmingham Museums

Easter is just around the corner and parents desperate for things to keep their kids entertained will be thrilled to hear that Birmingham Museums has plenty to… Read more »

Paperback Theatre presents Me and My Doll online from the Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton

She’s a workaholic executive with an aggressive streak. He’s an inflatable doll. The course of true love never did run smooth. When workaholic Kate is “gifted” a… Read more »

Birmingham Museums’ New Online Shop Celebrates The Best of Brum

Birmingham Museums’ new online shop is set to celebrate the best of Brum with a unique range of products created by the very best local independent makers… Read more »

Ikon for Artists: Art Sale 17 – 31 May 2021

On Monday 17 May Ikon reopens after lockdown*, devoting its galleries to an exhibition of artworks for sale by over 250 Birmingham artists. Submitted through an open… Read more »

Art Competition asks Young People to Celebrate Nature and the Environment

Birmingham Museums Trust is launching its annual art competition aimed at celebrating the creativity and imagination of young people across Birmingham and the West Midlands. Now in… Read more »

Birmingham Museums on Demand Releases Fascinating Stories for March and April

Birmingham Museums on Demand Releases Fascinating Stories for March and April

Birmingham Museums has today announced the captivating stories to be included in its digital content packages for March and April. From the Pre-Raphaelites to Tolkien and Constable… Read more »

Films For Lockdown by Mike Davies Part 19

With cinemas still closed, until things change this column will focus on films being made available on the various streaming platforms. NEW Words On Bathroom Walls (12)… Read more »

Birmingham Museums Commemorate 50th Anniversary of Independence in Bangladesh

2021 marks 50 years since the independence of Bangladesh and to commemorate this significant anniversary Birmingham Museums, in partnership with the Bengal Foundation, will host a programme… Read more »

Antiques Roadshow are preparing to film at Aston Hall for the first time

The Antiques Roadshow team are preparing to film at Birmingham’s Aston Hall for the first time this year as part of the 44th series of the much-loved… Read more »

Films For Lockdown by Mike Davies Part 18

With cinemas still closed, until things change this column will focus on films being made available on the various streaming platforms. NEW Moxie (12) Directed by and… Read more »

Iconic rock frontman and Heart Research UK patron Robert Smith selling special edition artwork raising money for charity

Robert Smith, of alternative rock band The Cure, is selling off prints of his original artwork to raise money for Heart Research UK. Robert became a patron… Read more »

The Old Crown’s Reopening Roadmap

12th April – 24th April 2021 What’s on? Monday 12th April – Heavy Beat Brass Band 🎶 + DJs outside 📀 17:00PM – Midnight. Tuesday 13th April… Read more »

Films For Lockdown by Mike Davies Part 17

With cinemas still closed, until things change this column will focus on films being made available on the various streaming platforms. NEW I Care A Lot (15)… Read more »

It’s The End Of Peaky Blinders As We Know It

According to the series showrunners, the sixth season of award-winning UK-based gangster drama Peaky Blinders will be last, but that doesn’t mean we have seen the last… Read more »

Filmwire February and March 2021

As we continue to doggy-paddle our way towards spring and (we hope) better times ahead, thanks are due to all those beavering away to bring us high-quality… Read more »

Restorative Rituals: Connecting Through Light

Highbury Orchard Community is very pleased to announce its successful funding application to The National Lottery Community Fund for the project, Restorative Rituals, connecting through light! This is… Read more »

Overhear Proudly Partners Highbury Community Orchard Free Plant-A-Poem Workshops

Overhear is delighted to announce a partnership with Highbury Community Orchard to present two free family friendly workshops of growing, grafting and foraging poems, guided over Zoom… Read more »

2 new HE colleges to open in Birmingham this year

The BIMM group is opening two new colleges in Birmingham this year to meet the spectacular demand for industry-ready graduates in the creative sector. Screen and Film… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 20 February

It’s another 60 minutes of beautiful Birmingham music with Danny de Reybekill introducing brand new tunage from: Renny Jackson // Stone Foundation // T8PES // RISCAS // Lyon Tide // Overpass. // The Line Managers There’s another track from our… Read more »

Films For Lockdown by Mike Davies Part 16

With cinemas still closed, until things change this column will focus on films being made available on the various streaming platforms. NEW Malcolm and Marie (15) While… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 13 February

Love is in the air and Pete Steel has another 60 minutes of brilliant, Birmingham music you’ll fall for at first listen. With new entries from… Katherine Priddy // TrueMendous // Georgia Chanel // Lycio // Chartreuse // Jacob… Read more »