Arts Events

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

Birmingham Royal Ballet and The Pineapple Club create new Romeo and Juliet cocktail inspired by Romeo and Juliet season!

Fans of Birmingham Royal Ballet can enjoy a trip to a different kind of barre next month with a brand-new cocktail inspired by the Company’s Romeo and… Read more »

Thinktank Science Museum Celebrates 20th Birthday with a Free Weekend

Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum is celebrating its 20th birthday with a free weekend for all the family on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 October 2021. Free tickets… Read more »

New Films 3rd Sept 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Candyman (15) Released in 1992, directed by Bernard Rose,… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List with Danny de Reybekill – 28 August

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List Danny de Reybekill brings you a special 60 minutes of bank holiday listening pleasure from:… Read more »

Dr Willard Wigan MBE microscopic art now on permanent display at The Birmingham Contemporary Art Gallery

Dr Willard Wigan MBE microscopic art now on permanent display at The Birmingham Contemporary Art Gallery

Dr Willard Wigan MBE born June 1957, is a world renowned British sculptor who makes microscopic art. His sculptures are typically placed in the eye of a needle or on the head… Read more »

Owlstock is back at The Night Owl this bank holiday Sunday!

Owlstock is back at The Night Owl this bank holiday Sunday!

The Night Owl are getting ready to welcome all Night Owls to one of their biggest events of the year… A day of peace and music paying… Read more »

Little But Live in Moseley Park, Returns to Celebrate Creativity and Connection

Little But Live in Moseley Park, Returns to Celebrate Creativity and Connection

Birmingham-based company Paperback Theatre are returning to Moseley Park, Birmingham, with their exciting and varied outdoor festival, Little But LIVE! in Moseley Park, to safely bring together… Read more »

The Seventh Wave Festival of Electronic Music Number Ten

Members of Gary Numan’s ‘Tubeway Army’ (Dramatis) return to the live arena! Tenth Electronic Music Festival comes to Birmingham and once again it includes an all-day free… Read more »

Amazon Studios’ Lord of the Rings production should be filmed in Birmingham UK, Tolkien’s spiritual home

Amazon Studios’ £336m production of Lord of the Rings should be filmed in Birmingham, UK  owing to the city’s close association with Tolkien, a film expert at… Read more »

Birmingham Heritage Week Returns Revealing The City’s Hidden Stories and Historical Secrets

The #BHeritageWeek programme is now available atbirminghamheritageweek.co.uk Hundreds of Birmingham’s buildings and spaces, many of which are usually closed to the public, will be opening their doors… Read more »

The Migrant Festival 19 – 22 August 2021

Ikon presents the third annual Migrant Festival. A four day programme mixing visual art, music, film and performance, it celebrates the contribution made by refugees and migrants to… Read more »

New Films 7th August 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Stillwater (15) Directed by Tom McCarthy, written by Thomas… Read more »

Birmingham Comedy Festival returns Friday 1 to Sunday 10 October 2021

After a year online, Birmingham Comedy Festival is back in the room for 2021. Running from Friday 1 to Sunday 10 October 2021, the popular arts festival… Read more »

Selfridges transforms façade of iconic Birmingham store – with monumental public art commission by Osman Yousefzada

Today (Monday 26 July), Selfridges has officially unveiled a new monumental public art commission by multi-disciplinary artist Osman Yousefzada at its Birmingham store. The iconic building, famous… Read more »

Foka Wolf takes over The Old Crown for a one of a kind art exhibition

Foka Wolf takes over The Old Crown for a one of a kind art exhibition

The Digbeth pub will be hosting the Foka Wolf Experience concluding with a charity auction for Parkinson’s UK on 12th September 2021 Foka Wolf brings unseen works… Read more »

Opening this year’s BDF Conference is ‘The Creative City’ a new exhibition of colourful work celebrating Birmingham

Opening this Summer’s postponed Birmingham Design Festival is a new and exciting exhibition launching on Monday 16th August, titled ‘The Creative City’. Aligning with this years theme… Read more »

Foka Wolf Experience – Opening Night at The Old Crown

Foka Wolf presents an experience of installations and new artworks in a special event at The Old Crown, Digbeth. Expect big structures and live performances at the… Read more »

Bill Woodrow Richard Deacon We Thought About It A Lot, and other shared drawings 15 Sept – 21 Nov 2021 @ Ikon Gallery

Ikon is pleased to present We Thought About It A Lot, and other shared drawings, a selection of collaborative works by acclaimed British artists Bill Woodrow and… Read more »

Mit Jai Inn Dreamworld 15 Sept – 21 Nov 2021 @ Ikon Gallery

Ikon presents the first major solo exhibition in Europe by artist Mit Jai Inn (b.1960, Chiang Mai). A leading figure of contemporary art in Thailand, Mit is… Read more »

Birmingham’s Aston Hall Welcomes Visitors Once Again

Aston Hall, one of Birmingham’s most iconic buildings, has today opened to the public for the first time in over a year. Staff and volunteers have been… Read more »

New Films 2nd July 2021 by Mike Davies

With cinemas now open this column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW Another Round (12A) Winner of both the BAFTA and… Read more »

Something for Everyone this Summer with Birmingham Museums

With less than a month to go until schools are out for summer, Birmingham Museums has announced an exciting, action-packed programme featuring trails, outdoor theatre and hands-on-activities… Read more »

Announcing BE FESTIVAL Summer 2021 Programme

Last year theatres across the world closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in the UK, uncertainty remains around the easing of restrictions. Consequently, BE FESTIVAL has… Read more »

Sass-fuelled dance classes inspired by the stars arrives in Birmingham

Calling all fierce females and independent women – if you’ve ever dreamt of strutting your stuff like Beyoncé, a brand new dance and fitness experience has arrived to… Read more »

Historic Blakesley Hall Opens In Time For The Summer Holidays

Blakesley Hall, the picture-perfect timber-framed Tudor house situated just a few miles from the centre of Birmingham, will reopen to visitors on 21 July in time for… Read more »

Ikon Youth Programme Slow BoatLaunching Summer 2021

For ten years Ikon Youth Programme (IYP) has steeredSlow Boat around the canals of the West Midlands and beyond. A converted narrow boat, it is a unique… Read more »

Birmingham Museums Tell Birmingham’s Pandemic Story

Hundreds of photos and videos that tell Birmingham’s story during the Covid-19 pandemic have gone on display at Thinktank Science Museum. The Life on Lockdown project began… Read more »

Tulipomania John Blakemore Exhibition Argentea Gallery 15th July – 28th August 2021

Tulipomania John Blakemore Exhibition Argentea Gallery 15th July – 28th August 2021

As an extension to its usual contemporary programme, this summer Argentea Gallery is delighted to have the exceptional opportunity to present the sublime work of renowned photographer… Read more »

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 »

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 »