Arts Events

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

ALL OUR MONEY – new comedy ponders where B’ham City Council’s £££ goes!

Each year Birmingham City Council spends £3bn of our money. But where does it all come from? And where does it all go? In 50 fascinating minutes,… Read more »

The Holy Palate Supper Club

The Holy Palate Supper Club23 & 24 February 2023, 7.30pmProduced by Kaye Winwood (Gulp) and Matt O’Callaghan (Mangia! Mangia!)£50 for an unforgettable edible adventure Are you ready… Read more »

Join Stirchley Open Cinema for the classic family crime drama – The Godfather

Stirchley Open Cinema (SOC) are going to make you an offer you can’t refuse! They are screening the classic family crime drama – The Godfather. Telling the… Read more »

Award-winning writers premiere new Midlands-based ITV drama, Nolly in Birmingham

Award winning writer Russell T Davies (It’s a Sin, Dr Who, Queer as Folk) and Director Peter Hoar (The Umbrella Academy, It’s a Sin) join the Royal… Read more »

Girls that Geek 2023 Getting young women into the arts, tech, and digital industries

An opportunity for young women from schoolyear 7 upwards to explore career opportunities in the arts, tech, and digital industries Special guest speakers from the tech and… Read more »

2023 Begins Seasonal Highlights Here at MAC

Goodbye 2022. Hello 2023!Here at MAC we can’t wait to welcome you all back for a fresh season of exciting and brand-new events. With our wide and… Read more »

Stirchley Open Cinema team up with Birmingham Brewing Company to bring you ultimate bar film, ROAD HOUSE!

The Double Deuce is the meanest, loudest and rowdiest bar south of the Mason-Dixon Line, and Dalton (Patrick Swayze) has been hired to clean it up. He… Read more »

Neurodivergent people are the future of the arts

Neurodivergent people are the future of creativity according to Spectra, a Midlands-based arts organisation that seeks to create professional works of performance art rooted in the idea… Read more »

Brian Eno & Roger Eno Announce Live At The Acropolis, Concert Film of Their Only Ever Live Performance – Exclusive to UK Cinemas 2nd March 2023

“The Eno brothers make their much anticipated live debut on the slopes of the Acropolis. Were the gods listening they couldn’t help but be moved.” ~ Uncut September,… Read more »

Peter Gabriel new song and Birmingham date

PETER GABRIEL has revealed the first new song from his forthcoming album i/o. The track is accompanied by a cover image by the artist David Spriggs. LISTEN… Read more »

January Japes with Belly Laughs x SIFA Fireside

This month, The Belly Laughs comedy festival is launching in Birmingham to raise funds to support Birmingham’s homeless AND banish the winter blues! #BellyLaughsBrum This month Birmingham… Read more »

Vital Signs Judith Alder’s new solo show at RBSA

Vital Signs: complex networks, meshes and entanglements in a new solo show from artist Judith Alder at The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Gallery Judith Alder’s Vital Signs reflects… Read more »

The Best Art Galleries in Birmingham

As John Lennon once said, “Life doesn’t imitate art…it is art!” and this past two years life has been pretty tough, with a traumatising pandemic, a horrific… Read more »

Julian Siegel – Tales From The Jacquard Tour – February 2023

TUESDAY 7th FEBRUARY BIRMINGHAM SYMPHONY HALL STAGE THURSDAY 9th FEBRUARY TURNER SIMS, SOUTHAMPTON FRIDAY 10th FEBRUARY SHEFFIELD JAZZ SATURDAY 11th FEBRUARY DERBY JAZZ, DEDA STUDIO THEATRE SUNDAY 12th FEBRUARY LONDON, RONNIE SCOTTS… Read more »

Neurodiverse theatre company take Moseley Bog into homes

What would it be like to immerse yourself in a forest surrounded by a kaleidoscopic array of sights, smells and tastes all from the comfort of your… Read more »

Vanley Burke: A Gift to Birmingham – Handsworth Library

Ikon tours A Gift to Birmingham by Vanley Burke to Handsworth Library. The exhibition features seventeen portraits of members of Migrant Voice, a migrant-led national organisation with a hub in… Read more »

Goldie, Fat Freddy’s Drop + more set for Brum’s Mostly Jazz 2023

Fat Freddy’s Drop, Goldie and Jungle DJ Set announced. Friday 7 to Sunday 9 July 2023, Birmingham. Mostly Jazz Funk and Soul Festival has revealed the first… Read more »

Dreamgirls at The Alex review by Mazzy Snape

Dreamgirls, thestage musical, a multi award winning production is currently in residence at The Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham until 31 December. You might be familiar with the… Read more »

Friendly Neighbourhood Cinema Life of Brian + more!

Friendly Neighbourhood Cinema Life of Brian + more!

Independent Stourbridge pop-up, Friendly Neighbourhood Cinema presents Monty Python’s anarchic, religious satire LIFE OF BRIAN screening inside of Stourbridge’s beautiful St Thomas’ Church on Sat 17th December,… Read more »

Live music and more at the We Are Birmingham ’22 Finale

This year is the 20th Anniversary of Celebrating Sanctuary Birmingham. To mark the occasion, we launched a year long program called We Are Birmingham 2022. The programme… Read more »

Birmingham graffiti artist, Robbie Jeffcott pays tribute to Ozzy Osbourne in the Custard Factory

A local graffiti artist has created a mural for the Birmingham legend, located on the Digbeth Estate Birmingham graffiti artist, Robbie Jeffcott, has paid tribute to famous Brummie and Prince… Read more »

Peter Kay announces extra Birmingham date for 2023

Following the announcement of a nationwide arena tour, one of Britain’s best loved comedians, Peter Kay, has announced an extra Birmingham date for 2023 Tickets for Peter… Read more »

Legendary Birmingham club & birthplace of Duran Duran, The Rum Runner to be awarded Blue Plaque

This December 16th, The Birmingham Civic Society are unveiling a Blue Plaque on the site of the legendary Rum Runner Club in Birmingham. The former Broad Street… Read more »

Secrets to my success Tony Matters, Faber Design by Mazzy Snape

Secrets to my success Tony Matters, Faber Design by Mazzy Snape

Tony Matters started Faber Design almost 10 years ago with the idea of creating a design agency focused on the restaurant sector.  Originally from Grimsby, Tony’s father… Read more »

First acts for MOSELEY FOLK 2023 Wilco, Squeeze + more

Birmingham’s ever-popular Moseley Folk and Arts Festival returns for its 17th edition from Friday 1 to Sunday 3 September 2023. Adored for its forward-thinking yet accessible programming,… Read more »

The Bodyguard at The Alexandra Birmingham from 4 to 30 December 2023

The Bodyguard at The Alexandra Birmingham from 4 to 30 December 2023

Producers, Michael Harrison and David Ian are delighted to announce that the award-winning international smash hit musical THE BODYGUARD will arrive at The Alexandra Birmingham from 4 to 30… Read more »

Stirchley Open Cinema to screen Old Dark House & Muppets Christmas Carol

Stirchley Open Cinema to host alternative and traditional festive fun film nights with The Old Dark House and The Muppets Christmas Carol Stirchley Open Cinema (SOC), a… Read more »

Brumbeat – Best Music Events in Birmingham Christmas & NYE 2022!

Here’s our take on the coolest original live music and DJ nights in Birmingham this December, including the best Christmas and NYE parties for 2022. We search… Read more »

The King and I at The Alexandra Birmingham from 28 February 2023

Helen George, known to millions for the past decade as Trixie in the hit BBC One series Call The Midwife, will star as Anna Leonowens in a major… Read more »

Saturday Night Fever at The Alex review by Mazzy Snape

Saturday Night Fever, thestage musical, is a homage to the 1977 Robert Stigwood film in which John Travolta stars in possibly his most career defining role. The… Read more »

The Alexandra Birmingham’s Stage Experience 2023 – Bring It On – applications now open

The Alexandra’s Stage Experience is back for its 18th year, with the Birmingham premiere of Bring It On. Rising stars from across the West Midlands will have the chance… Read more »

Steel Magnolias at The Alexandra Birmingham from 21 to 25 March 2023 – casting announced

Steel Magnolias, the hilarious and heart-warming play based on a true story, which enjoyed huge global success in the hit 1989 film adaptation starring Dolly Parton and Julia… Read more »

Peter Kay Announces Return to Stand-up with First Live Tour in Twelve Years

“It’s good to get back to what I love doing best, stand-up comedy and if there’s ever a time people need a laugh it’s now” “And with… Read more »

Disney 100-The Concert – 6th June 2023 – Resorts World Arena

A brand new concert will tour UK arenas in 2023, in celebration of 100 years of Disney!  Presented in the UK by Senbla and produced by Semmel… Read more »

Seventh Circle Launch – Introducing Daniel Lopez

Seventh Circle Launch – Introducing Daniel Lopez

Daniel López Villacañas often sees beauty where others may not, and he has even used the British rain to fuel his creativity. Originally from Andalusia, Spain, he… Read more »

Home I’m Darling at The Alexandra Birmingham from 25 to 29 April 2023

Bill Kenwright presents a Theatr Clwyd / National Theatre production of Laura Wade’s Home, I’m Darling, winner of the 2019 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy and directed… Read more »

Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells 50th Anniversary Live in Concert at The Alexandra Birmingham 13 February 2023

To celebrate next year’s 50th anniversary of Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells, the multi-million-selling and multi-award-winning album will be performed live in concert at The Alexandra Birmingham on Monday… Read more »

Diversity Supernova at The Alexandra Birmingham 17 & 18 November 2023

Britain’s most-successful dance group, Diversity, have announced their brand-new UK and Ireland tour, Supernova. The tour will arrive at The Alexandra Birmingham on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 November… Read more »

Beauty into Beast Monsters Season at The Electric Birmingham

Modern & Classic Horror at The Electric Birmingham,Screening as Part of the BFI’s In Dreams are Monsters SeasonThe Electric, Station Street, BirminghamSunday 13th November – Sunday 4th… Read more »

Dreamgirls at The Alexandra Birmingham from 6 to 31 December 2022

Sonia Friedman Productions’ dazzling, multiple-award winning musical Dreamgirls, has been receiving five-star critical acclaim and standing ovations in cities throughout the U.K. as part of its first ever… Read more »

Tim Vine ‘Breeeep!’ at The Alexandra Birmingham on 1 June 2023

Tim Vine returns with his brand new stand-up show Breeeep!, prompting The Times newspaper to ask: “Is there a more ludicrous comedian in Britain than Tim Vine?” Arriving at The… Read more »

Death Drop Back in the Habit at The Alexandra Birmingham 13 – 18 March 2023 – Casting announced

RuPaul’s Drag Race Superstar Jujubee will be joining the cast of Death Drop: Back in Habit UK tour, playing Sister Maria Julie Andrews at The Alexandra, Birmingham from 13… Read more »

The Flapper launches ‘Shop Small’ community project with new winter market

The Flapper launches ‘Shop Small’ community project with new winter market

A festive market is coming to The Flapper at the end of this month, as part of a campaign to encourage people to ‘shop small’ this Christmas… Read more »

New Years cinema event – Andre Rieu in Dublin – coming to Birmingham Cinemas 7th & 8th Jan 2023

Kick off 2023 in style with André Rieu in Dublin – André’s celebratory concert is exclusive to cinemas across the UK and is the only way to start the new year with… Read more »

The Christmas Feast at The Bond Company, Fazeley Street, Digbeth

The Christmas Feast at The Bond Company, Fazeley Street, Digbeth

We are finishing 2022 off with a bang, returning to a beloved venue, for our final event of the year…  THE CHRISTMAS FEAST  So you better wrap… Read more »

The Shawshank Redemption at The Alex review by Wallis Brown

The Shawshank Redemption at The Alex review by Wallis Brown

The Alexandra Theatre welcomed us in the from the cold, dreary weather of a Monday evening with their exemplary hospitality and the promise of talent and the… Read more »

Vital Signs – complex networks, meshes and entanglements in a new solo show from artist Judith Alder

Judith Alder’s Vital Signs reflects the milieu of science fact, science fiction, and some of life’s big questions; ‘where we come from and what we’re made of, and what… Read more »

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel at The Alexandra Birmingham – casting announced

Simon Friend Entertainment is delighted to announce the full cast for Deborah Moggach’s The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel which opens at The Alexandra Birmingham on 21 February 2023. Joining… Read more »

GULP & Crazy Gin review by Ning-ning Li

GULP & Crazy Gin review by Ning-ning Li

As if you didn’t love Brum enough already, this one concretes that very feeling. We happened upon something special that Saturday evening, owing to Birmingham-based artist Kaye… Read more »

Burt Kreischer at The Alexandra Birmingham on 29 January – limited availability

Renowned comedian, podcast host, and author Bert Kreischer announced his Tops Off World Tourwhere he will perform at The Alexandra, Birmingham on Sunday 29 January 2023. Wrapping up The Berty Boy… Read more »