Arts Events

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

Saturday Sessions at The Night Owl

Saturday Sessions at The Night Owl

Saturday 8th August: 14:00 – 00:00 Saturday 8th August Unfortunately due to recent government advice there will be no live music. But we will be open from… Read more »

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra – Gramophone Award

Gramophone magazine – one of classical music’s oldest and most prestigious monthly magazines – has announced the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra as amongst 10 nominated ensembles… Read more »

Birmingham Charitable Collective Commences Fundraising with Prints of Forward in Unity Artwork

Art for Charity is pleased to announce the launch of the official commemorative prints of the Forward in Unity mural. The largest of the prints are available… Read more »

Kristof Kintera: THE END OF FUN! 16 Sep – 22 Nov 2020

Kristof Kintera: THE END OF FUN! 16 Sep – 22 Nov 2020

Ikon announces the most comprehensive UK exhibition of work by Czech artist Krištof Kintera (b. 1973, Prague). Internationally acclaimed for his sculptural, often kinetic works imbued with… Read more »

COVID-19: Live Music Stars in Plea for Government Help for £4.5bn Sector

• Ed Sheeran, The Rolling Stones, Dua Lipa, Sir Paul McCartney, Skepta, Rita Ora, Coldplay, Eric Clapton, Annie Lennox, Sam Smith, Sir Rod Stewart, Liam Gallagher, Florence… Read more »

Letter to Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Oliver Dowden

Dear Secretary of State, UK live music has been one of the UK’s biggest social, cultural, and economic successes of the past decade. From world-famous festivals to… Read more »

Stan’s Cafe Announce Stan’s Internet Cafe: A New Digital Season For 2020

• A brand new play, For Quality Purposes, devised by the company with performances streamed from the performers’ homes. • A new adaptation of Robert Burton’s 400-year-old masterpiece, The… Read more »

Argentea Gallery Gallery Discounts

It’s a testing time for all of us at the moment and we hope you’re all managing to stay safe, well and, not least, sane!    We all know… Read more »

Brumbeat Live Stream Guide June 2020

Brumbeat Live Stream Guide June 2020

The Night Owl The Night Owl are holding regular live stream DJ sets and colourful cool Cocktail Classes online, so keep checking their Facebook page each week… Read more »

West-Midlands based theatre company Clown Funeral make previous shows available to stream for free

This summer West-Midlands based theatre company Clown Funeral were due to continue the national tour of their new show A Pattern of Bad Behaviour after initial success… Read more »

Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s Pioneering Lightpost Theatre Company appoints new Artistic Leaders

Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s Pioneering Lightpost Theatre Company appoints new Artistic Leaders

Mathias Andre and CJ Webley, two previous members of Lightpost Theatre Company, have now successfully been employed in leadership roles. In 2015, Birmingham Repertory Theatre took part… Read more »

Suki10c Presents The Virtual Festival

Suki10c Presents The Virtual Festival

Over the course of 8th, 9th and 10th May Birmingham venue Suki10c has pulled together more than 80 performing artists to livestream a total of 11 rooms in… Read more »

Limited Edition Isolate Zine calls on creatives to capture life in Isolation

Limited Edition Isolate Zine calls on creatives to capture life in Isolation

A new Zine, launched by three UK based creatives (Adison Clark, Birmingham UK, Ray Phan, London UK and David Brown, London UK), have called upon amateur and… Read more »

Altern 8 Remix and Release Hit Single For NHS Charity

Altern 8 Remix and Release Hit Single For NHS Charity

Midland’s most iconic label Network Records has long been hailed as a launchpad for many now legendary songs and artists from both Techno and House scenes. Thankfully… Read more »

Launch of The REP’S REP RELOADED to provide pioneering digital engagement for young people

Launch of The REP’S REP RELOADED to provide pioneering digital engagement for young people

Birmingham Repertory Theatre has built a trailblazing national reputation for its innovative engagement projects, including city-wide Youth Theatre groups and creative learning in schools across the region…. Read more »

COVID-19 Prompts Stay At Home Theatre Festival May 2020

A theatre festival that was forced to postpone its annual event due to the Covid-19 pandemic has decided to go ahead and create a digital ‘stay at… Read more »

Flatpack 2020: the Home Entertainment edition, 1-17 May

Like many other events, Flatpack Festival were last month forced to cancel their fourteenth edition scheduled for May. However, their acclaimed and BAFTA-qualifying short film competition will… Read more »

art.quarter Digbeth, a New Creative Hub for Birmingham

Art.quarter aims to make an impact on the surrounding community, by creating an interactive safe space for the diverse cultures of Birmingham. The fun and vibrant space… Read more »

Home Deliveries, Food, Drink, Merchandise, Music Streams & Virtual Quizes – Brum is Bubblin’ Hot!

Come back Brexit all is forgiven (nearly)! With the Coronavirus lock down in full effect, businesses in Brum, the rest of the UK, and most of the… Read more »

Last night I dreamt I went to the cinema…

Last night I dreamt I went to the cinema… Rapidly taking on a nostalgic glow along with pubs and live sport and readily available flour, the communal… Read more »

Escape Hunt Launches Free Print-At-Home Easter Activity Packs To Keep Whole Family Entertained During Isolation!

Escape Hunt launch downloadable interactive games for the whole family. With Easter being celebrated in a different way this year, Escape Hunt want to provide products that… Read more »

Brumbeat Gig Guide April 2020

Thought Brum’s music scene was knocked out cold by the Coronavirus? You couldn’t be more wrong! It takes a lot to keep this city down, there’s a… Read more »

Henry’s Virtual Blueshouse Tuesday 31st March 2020

If the lockdown has you crawlin’ up the walls, well brother we’ve got the cure! Tonight, we’re premiering two brand new videos over on our Youtube channel…. Read more »

SIMON EVANS: The Work of The Devil Tour 2020 Review

One of Britain’s favorite stand-up comedians, defined by the driest of comedy and brilliantly sarcastic stage manner, Simon Evans introduced ‘’The Work of The Devil’’ Tour 2020,… Read more »

Statement from the team at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on Coronavirus

Following the recent government guidelines, The REP has taken the decision to temporarily close the venue to the public with immediate effect in order to help prevent… Read more »

Paperback Theatre presents Me and My Doll

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 »

Brooklyn’s Drag Royalty drops the red velvet curtain turning herself into the main object of art

Brooklyn’s Drag Royalty drops the red velvet curtain turning herself into the main object of art

Winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9, Sasha Velour, steps into UK territory in red stilettos, serving her Smoke & Mirrors extravaganza for the first time to… Read more »

Brumbeat Gig Guide March 2020

Our Birmingham live music & DJ guide for March 2020, offers original and alternative nightlife, gigs, parties and music listings. We work with local promoters and venues each month… Read more »

Supersonic Festival 2020: first line-up announcement!

Building on the success of last year’s sell-out edition, Supersonic Festival organisers, Capsule continue their voyage of discovery – now twenty years strong – celebrating heaviness in a variety of forms, and ever… Read more »

A Thousand Fallen Blossoms Aliki Braine at Argentea Gallery

This spring Argentea Gallery proudly presents the uniquely crafted photography of London-based artist Aliki Braine. Exhibited for the first time, A Thousand Fallen Blossoms brings elements of… Read more »

SOLID PROJECTS presents Retrograde, the first group show of 2020

SOLID PROJECTS presents Retrograde, the first group show of 2020, exhibiting the work of Day Barry, Asuf Ishaq, Francisca Sosa López,  Michal Raz and Monica Perez Vega…. Read more »

Faustus: That Damned Woman review by Emilia Antoniadou

Faustus: That Damned Woman review by Emilia Antoniadou

A destiny signed by blood as hellfire longs for her never-ending torment. A Headlong and Lyric Hammersmith Theatre co-production in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre. After premiering… Read more »

Nativity! The Musical returns to Birmingham Reperatory Theatre for 2020/21

Following its world premiere at Birmingham Repertory Theatre in 2017, the theatre is delighted to announce that Debbie Isitt’s hit productionNATIVITY! The Musical will return to its… Read more »

Cirque Berserk! is back on the road with another exhilarating tour and some new acts to be performed!

A spectacular where traditional circus meets West End productions. Founded by Zippo in 2013, Cirque Berserk! is the biggest real circus made for theatre, appropriate for every… Read more »

The Lighthouse – Worshipping the light’s intoxicating glow as we slowly descend into eternal darkness

Washed up shore from the 1890s, carried by A24 Productions, The Lighthouse (2019) is an art-house psychological thriller, directed by visionary filmmaker, Robert Eggers. After his first… Read more »

Artist Doug Hyde celebrates his tour at Whitewall Gallery Birmingham with new survey

Artist Doug Hyde celebrates his tour at Whitewall Gallery Birmingham with new survey

A bright blue sky on a sunny day, looking at old pictures and cute kittens and puppies are among the little things which make Brits feel happy…. Read more »

Judy Watson and Yhonnie Scarce at Ikon Gallery

Ikon presents exhibitions of new work by Australian Aboriginal artists Judy Watson (b. 1959) and Yhonnie Scarce (b. 1973), as part of an international tour developed in… Read more »

Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story returns to Brum for Anniversary Tour

Through its phenomenal run of productions and performances across five continents, Buddy has become known as ‘The World’s Most Successful Rock & Roll Musical’ and is now… Read more »

Kay Mellor’s Band of Gold at the Alexandra theatre review

Kay Mellor’s Band of Gold at the Alexandra theatre review

As a fan of the original tv show, which first aired back in March 1995, I was excited to hear that the world stage premier of the… Read more »

Chris Bush reimagines the darkly compelling tale of Doctor Faustus

In an exciting collaboration with Headlong and Lyric Hammersmith, Faustus: That Damned Woman comes to Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 26 February – 7 March. Inspired by the… Read more »

The Nightingales have an exciting year ahead

Seminal Birmingham cult post-punk band ‘The Nightingales’ have an exciting year ahead – there is a new album coming out and a film later in the year… Read more »

Slag Mag returns with International Women’s Day Festival

The Serious Ladies of Art and Gigs are fundraising with an all dayer on Saturday, March 7th. Birmingham’s arts and gigs collective Slag Mag (Serious Ladies of… Read more »

Brum’s self-love dance party just landed and it’s getting rave reviews

Brum’s self-love dance party just landed and it’s getting rave reviews

Girl Therapy is a community of self-love gravitated millennial women in Birmingham, originally put on the map with their widely read daily emails (the daily mini self-love… Read more »

1917 Review – A slice of time, where the viewer becomes the third protagonist

1917 Review – A slice of time, where the viewer becomes the third protagonist

Oscar winning director, Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall, Spectre), returns to our screens with his new-born and highly acclaimed war epic, 1917. Historical War Films have always… Read more »

Digbeth First Friday 7 February 4pm until late

This February, get out and about, discover something new and enjoy the fantastic independent culture Digbeth has to offer! On offer this month: Centrala: Paulina Korobkiewicz –… Read more »

Discover Birmingham 2020 Genuine Panama gig review

Discover Birmingham 2020 Genuine Panama gig review

Last month Birmingham Promoters teamed up with BBC Introducing, MAS Records, Born Music and Counteract to bring together a series of live showcases from some of the… Read more »

Brumbeat Gig Guide February 2020

Our Birmingham live music & DJ guide for Feb 2020, offers original and alternative nightlife, gigs, parties and music listings. We work with local promoters and venues each month… Read more »

Argentea Gallery presents the first UK exhibition of photographs by Finnish artist Jenni Granholm

Argentea Gallery is extremely pleased to present the first UK exhibition of photographs by Finnish artist Jenni Granholm. Interested in the invisible struggles everyone faces, Granholm’s work… Read more »

Moseley Record Fair 2020: New Season continues Sunday 2 February

Moseley Record Fair Sunday 2nd February 2020 St. Columba Church Hall, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 8DJ Doors open at 1pm, ends at 5pm Two Rooms Cafe & DJs… Read more »

Family Fun this Feb Half-term at MAC

This February half-term at Midlands Arts Centre, we’re hosting a wealth of family-friendly performances, workshops, creative courses and special events to entertain adults and kids alike. Join… Read more »

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