Arts Events

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

Crescent – Charley’s Aunt

Charley’s Aunt is THE British farce, the best-known and probably the most loved in this genre and, with Birmingham’s Crescent Theatre always offering something special, this is… Read more »

Introducing Birmingham Rep’s 2024 Foundry Cohort

Since 2013, the Birmingham Rep’s Foundry – The Rep’s highly acclaimed artist development programme, has supported West Midlands artists and creatives from a wide range of artistic… Read more »

A theatre production ‘The Waiting Room.’

Join Lemon, a girl trapped in a timeless limbo, pining for her for her lost love, Cactus. As Lemon grapples with the mystery of the door that… Read more »

Ian Stone Announces Edinburgh Fringe Show & UK Tour

Ian will return to Edinburgh Fringe in August 2024 with a brand new show, ‘Ian Stone is Keeping it Together’, from1-25 August (not 12th) atCounting House Ballroom… Read more »

Summer-long cultural festival brings over 40 FREE events to Solihull parks

‘Fresh Air Theatre’ is a brand new cultural festival from Solihull Culture, bringing more than 40 free events to parks across Solihull between 30 June and 31 August…. Read more »

The Night Market UK brings its pop up to Birmingham for its Digbeth debut this month 

The Night Market UK will be holding its debut event in Birmingham at the Secret Space, Digbeth on Friday 28th June from 6-11pm. Rumour has it that… Read more »

Together in Solihull, a FREE event on Saturday 22 June

‘Together in Solihull’ runs from 12pm-6pm in Theatre Square, Solihull (outside The Core/Touchwood). The day features a range of performances including Kathak, belly and bhangra dancing, community… Read more »

Moseley Community Festival – 50th anniversary

Between Thursday 4 and Sunday 7 July, the Moseley Community Festival will be making its return, and this year it’s extra special. Back in 1974, when Tom… Read more »

Music Venue Trust calls on politicians to ‘seize the moment’ in Manifesto for Grassroots Music published today

Music Venue Trust (MVT), the charity which represents hundreds of Grassroots Music Venues (GMVs), has called upon politicians from all parties to “seize the moment” ahead of… Read more »

Night Time Industries Association urges UK political parties to prioritise Night Time Economy

The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) is calling on all Political Parties to recognise the vital importance of the Night Time Economy (NTE) by implementing a comprehensive… Read more »

All Of Us Strangers, Fabulous Femininities and filmmakers discussion

Join Stirchley Open Cinema and Journey Film for a cinematic double-screening followed by a filmmaker’s discussion to celebrate Pride.  Book tickets About the event:  In this special Pride event we’re bringing… Read more »

RUSH – A Joyous Jamaican Journey

Nationally celebrated RUSH Theatre Company will be making their return to the Birmingham Rep later this month with their critically acclaimed production, RUSH – A Joyous Jamaican Journey, which will return to… Read more »

Anniversary of The Rep’s Climate Emergency Declaration

A REMARKABLE JOURNEY TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY  In June 2023 Birmingham Rep declared Climate Emergency. Led by Executive Producer Chloe Naldrett, The Rep’s initial declaration was followed by a week… Read more »

Public call for memories of roller skating at the Tower Ballroom

Bertz Associates are creating a community documentary about the history of roller skating in Birmingham which started in 1876 with the building of the Tower Ballroom at… Read more »

New Exhibition at National Trust property Birmingham Back to Backs – Moving Stories 

A new exhibition highlighting the parallels of residents who were moved out of back-to-back housing in the late 1960s and those being rehomed from tower blocks in… Read more »

Brumbeat Live Music Guide – June 2024!

Here’s our take on the coolest original live music nights in Birmingham this June 2024. We search high and low to bring to you the best original and eclectic music Brum has… Read more »

Pure Evil becomes resident evil at Seventh Circle Gallery

Pure Evil becomes resident evil at Seventh Circle Gallery

Independent gallery Seventh Circle Artworks & Aesthetics is living up to its reputation as an art scene disruptor again, this time bringing Pure Evil (aka Charles Uzzell-Edwards)… Read more »

Les Dennis to Play Bill Bryson in Notes From A Small Island at The Alexandra Next Year

Simon Friend Entertainment is delighted to announce that Bill Bryson’s smash-hit memoir, Notes From A Small Island, will journey to the stage in a national UK Tour starring TV favourite Les… Read more »

Nina Raine’s stunning play CONSENT at The Crescent

Is Justice blind? Or is she blinkered? That’s the question asked by Nina Raine’s powerful, painful and darkly funny play Consent, which hits The Crescent’s stage on… Read more »

Creative Health at Ikon

Ikon presents a programme of exhibitions and events that engage audiences in dialogue about health and wellbeing. Conversations range from infant feeding in public spaces and the… Read more »

Award-winning comic added to festival lineup ahead of thousands of comedy fans arriving in Warwick

Thousands of stand-up comedy fans are set to descend on Warwick Castle this Bank Holiday weekend for the region’s second annual open-air event dedicated to laughter.  Cobra… Read more »

Solihull short film festival invites entry submissions

Solihull Council and Culture Solihull are proud to present the second annual Short is Beautiful Film Festival, which will take place on 22 October at Cineworld in… Read more »

Christmas favourite Love Actually to be presented live in concert – 13 date UK tour announced – December 2024 – Tickets on-sale this Friday 24th

Tickets available at ticketmaster.co.ukPre-sale: Thursday 23rd May, 10am General on-sale: Friday 24th May, 10am This Christmas, Love Actually (2003), perhaps one of the most quotable and adored Christmas films around,… Read more »

Kings Heath Comedy Festival Launches This July

This summer, the vibrant community of Kings Heath, will be buzzing with laughter as it hosts its first-ever Comedy Festival from Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th July. This exciting… Read more »

Everything Digbeth – Open Day coming to the Creative Quarter in June

Studios, shops and businesses will showcase what they do with special offers, entertainment and more on Saturday 22nd June! Zellig presents,in collaboration with Digbeth Arts Space, Everything… Read more »

ALSO24 Festival latest line-up announced

More than 100 events have been added to the line-up for ALSO Festival’s upcoming 11th edition: ALSO24, taking place 12th – 14th July at Park Farm, Compton… Read more »

Van Gogh Immersive Experience Announces Birmingham Dates

A dazzling immersive show which celebrates the life and incredible art of Vincent van Gogh is coming to Birmingham this summer. Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience has… Read more »

Site 2024 – 14 art, craft and design graduates create and showcase new work over four days

In:Site takes place outside at Birmingham Cathedral, 21 – 24 May 2024. Over 4 days, 14 recently graduated artists will work with people passing by to create… Read more »

Little Faces Big Feelings Collection on show at the iconic Library of Birmingham

Public Opening Event Thursday 18th April, 6pm-8pm “Little Faces Big Feelings” is a poignant photographic collection documenting and highlighting the profound impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on… Read more »

Brumbeat Live Music Guide – May 2024!

Here’s our take on the coolest original live music nights in Birmingham this May 2024. We search high and low to bring to you the best original and eclectic music Brum has… Read more »

Frankie Goes To Bollywood

FRANKIE GOES TO BOLLYWOOD is coming to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from 11 – 15 June Rifco Theatre Company’s most spectacular and ambitious musical to date, in partnership with Watford Palace… Read more »

The first national celebration of Vietnamese film in cinemas Star Nha Ease Vietnamese Cinema is coming to Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham

The first national celebration of Vietnamese film in cinemas Star Nhà Ease: Vietnamese Cinema is coming to Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham. The season will introduce Vietnamese cinema to UK audiences… Read more »

MADE Festival Drops Full Lineup For Huge 10th Edition

MADE Festival has announced its full lineup as it reaches an incredible 10-year milestone as the biggest and best music and arts festival in the West Midlands…. Read more »

Here & Now – The Steps Musical at The Alexandra Extended Due to Phenomenal Demand

Due to phenomenal demand, including The Alexandra’s fastest selling on-sale in history, which saw 50% capacity sold within 24 hours, the producers of the brand new musical HERE… Read more »

Roundhouse Birmingham – From Victorian stables to a hub of city centre tours and activities – celebrate 150 years of the Roundhouse

Roundhouse Birmingham is gearing up to celebrate a big birthday this May, as their building – the Roundhouse – turns 150 years old. From Victorian stables and stores… Read more »

Just Be You – a new musical family show premieres in Birmingham 

Just Be You, a new musical family show, a collaboration between Mobilise Arts, a social engaged theatre company and MAC’s Generation Q Collective, an LGBTQIA+ emerging artist… Read more »

The Core brings outdoor theatre to Solihull this August

The Core Theatre is bringing four unique outdoor performances to Solihull’s Brueton Park during August and tickets are on sale now. Gather up your friends and family, pack… Read more »

Spider-Man Across the Spider-Verse In Concert – DEBUT UK Tour Announced – Including Birmingham Symphony Hall – Music by Daniel Pemberton – Turntables/Orchestra/Electronics

THE NEXT CHAPTER OF THE OSCAR®-WINNING SPIDER-VERSE SAGA,  WHOSE SOUNDTRACK HAS BECOME AN AWARD-WINNING PHENOMENON, BROUGHT TO LIFE IN CONCERT INCREDIBLE FUSION OF ORCHESTRA, TURNTABLES AND ELECTRONICS… Read more »

The Programme – World Premiere in Birmingham

We’re excited to announce that The Programme will have its world premiere in Digbeth at 6pm on the 9th of May. The film will show at the Mockingbird Cinema, close to… Read more »

MOSELEY FOLK FEST’ NEWS – Mark Steel, Zoe Lyons, Nick Cope, Carl Chinn + more

Moseley Folk and Arts Festival (Friday 30 August to Sunday 1 September 2024) has revealed it’s ‘Arts’ line-up. Among those heading to the festival’s Speaker’s Corner stage… Read more »

Flatpack Festival 2024 Key Dates 10-19 May

Flatpack announces its 2024 festival programme including award-winning Japanese performance duo Usaginingen, Carrie screened outdoors at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, a BAFTA-qualifying short film competition and an artist-led… Read more »

Music, comedy, theatre and more at The Core!

The Studio at The Core, Solihull plays host to some exciting shows and performances over the coming weeks. The ever-popular Henry’s Blueshouse nights are back, kicking off… Read more »

Martial arts documentary to premiere in Birmingham

A multi-award-winning documentary about an extraordinary martial arts challenge by a woman from Birmingham is to be given its UK theatrical release in the city. Lady Samurai:… Read more »

The mighty SUNN O))) take to the stage in Coventry on 2nd April (Empire) 

SUNN O))) will play a series of live dates in Spring 2024 as part of their Shoshin (初心) Duo tour. See the Sunn O))) Shoshin (初心) Duo in its original, raw form…. Read more »

Teach Your Business How To Swim – Rise and Fall in Digtopia – A Celebration Of Digbrew Cos Legacy

Teach Your Business How To Swim – Rise and Fall in Digtopia – A Celebration Of Digbrew Cos Legacy

Celebrating the legacy of Dig Brew Co and the inclusion of most of its artistic material labels cans coasters memorabilia etc to Birmingham City Universitys ADM Archive we… Read more »

Player Kings starring Ian McKellen comes to The Alexandra from 10 – 13 July

Ambassador Theatre Group Productions today announce Player Kings, adapted and directed by Robert Icke from William Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 is to visit The Alexandra, Birmingham from Wed 10 – Sat 13 July as part of… Read more »

A big year for Roundhouse Birmingham as tours and events return for 2024

Back again for its 4th year, Roundhouse Birmingham – a Grade II* listed building at the heart of Birmingham’s canal network with a renewed purpose as a hub… Read more »

Celebrate Easter at Selfridges Birmingham

Selfridges celebrates the best of Easter as the store is transformed into a fun filled destination with extraordinary experiences for all ages to enjoy. Taking place across… Read more »

Peter Pan Goes Wrong ‘A Brilliantly Entertaining Comedy of Errors’ review

Last night I had the great pleasure of going to see Peter Pan Goes Wrong at The Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham. After relaxing with a couple of… Read more »

Blade Runner Live In Concert – UK Wide Tour Announced – 80’s Classic Brought To Life In Concert

Ridley Scott’s multi-Academy Award®-nominated cult classic, Blade Runner, will be presented live in concert for a UK tour later this September. Having previously been premiered at the Royal Albert… Read more »