Arts Events

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

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


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 »

The Digbeth Challenge returns for 2024 with £1000 in amazing prizes

The Digbeth Challenge returns for 2024 with £1000 in amazing prizes

A whopping 45 of Birmingham’s ‘Creative Quarter’ hospitality venues are coming together this year to see who’s got what it takes to win the Digbeth Challenge! Make… Read more »

Casting Announced for Here You Come Again – The New Dolly Parton Musical

Simon Friend Entertainment and Leeds Playhouse are delighted to announce that West End star Steven Webb (Oliver!, Book of Mormon), will join the company of Here You Come Again as ‘Kevin’, a 40-year-old, has-been-who-never-was… Read more »

Power to the People Join Birmingham Arts Ensemble for a African Diaspora History Performance

The past cannot be disconnected from the present. However, the study of history which helps us get a better understanding of the past is absent in many… Read more »

The Heath Bookshop Literature and Music Festival announce full programme

The Heath Bookshop announce the full programme for their inaugural The Heath Bookshop Literature and Music Festival which takes place in and around Kings Heath, Birmingham 18… Read more »

Birmingham 4 Peace in Palestine 2024

Sun, 3 Mar 2024 15:30 – 21:30 GMT Centrala, Fazeley Street, Birmingham, UK158 Fazeley Street Birmingham B5 5RT SPECIAL MENTION TO SERENA AND ZEE, TWO ANGELS I… Read more »

Thomas Truax / The Retinal Circus / Kate Arnold @ Centrala 8th March 2024

Thomas Truax Merging a fevered imagination and solid songwriting with a mad scientist’s brain for weird gadgets, American singer Thomas Truax is a true one-off.  He is… Read more »

MADE Festival Announces Headliners For 10th Anniversary

The West Midlands’ biggest and best-loved festival of music and arts returns to Digbeth in the heart of Birmingham as it celebrates 10 years. Headlining on Saturday… Read more »

X-Factor Winner Joins New-Look Children’s Activities Week 2024

The annual national campaign sees thousands of children fundraising for charity Children’s Activities Week (CAW), the UK’s largest annual celebration of children’s activities and fundraising event is… Read more »

Metropolis Music announces the inaugural Centenary Square Summer Series – a four-day festival series in the heart of Birmingham

Metropolis Music has announced the inaugural Centenary Square Summer Series – a four-day 4,999 capacity festival series in the heart of Birmingham. Taking place across the August Bank Holiday weekend… Read more »


JAMES LAVELLE | MR SCRUFF | DAWN RICHARD | MUNGO’S HI FI | JAMES HUNTER   | RYAN HOPE + MORE Leftfield, Yussef Dayes and The Blackbyrds are among the headline… Read more »

The Programme – First Film from award winning Birmingham Director

The Programme is the first short film from Sam Grierson, an award-winning writer and director of plays, and now filmmaker. The work began after a two-year writing hiatus… Read more »

Rosie Tee – new mini-album ‘Night Creature’ + UK tour

Rosie Tee is the musical project of the composer and performer of the same name, alongside a group of a close-knit musician friends and collaborators, who collectively forge… Read more »

Birmingham’s Eloquent Dance Company awarded life-changing Youth Investment Fund grant to transform Arts Centre in Aston

Eloquent Dance company, who support hundreds of young people from across the city, have been awarded a transformational grant from the Youth Investment Fund, which will see… Read more »

Sacred Funk Quartet announce debut album Tales of Orisa, with live premiere in Birmingham UK

Enchanting record celebrates Orisa music from the Yorùbá people of West Africa – Co-written by two-time Grammy Award-winning percussionist Lekan Babalola – SQF co-founder Kate Luxmoore joined… Read more »

Kings Heath United Against Racism Organises Birmingham Palestine Weekender Music & Arts Fest 30 – 31 March 2024

Kings Heath United Against Racism, in collaboration with local venues, proudly announces the Birmingham Palestine All-Dayer Festival, scheduled to take place on Sat 30 & Sun 31… Read more »

Game-changing UK arts and social space relaunches with world-class cultural programme

– Hockley Social Club in Birmingham will present cutting-edge and diverse arts, comedy, music, and talks alongside award-winning street food, following significant investment in revamp of 10,000… Read more »

Carmen (14 February) and Madama Butterfly (21 April) at The Alexandra Birmingham

Senbla, by arrangement with Opera International, proudly presents two Ellen Kent productions featuring the Ukrainian Opera & Ballet Theatre Kyiv with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full… Read more »

ONE | BIRD – Amina Khayyam Dance Company at Birmingham Hippodrome 28-29 February

Amina Khayyam Dance Company is returning to the Birmingham Hippodrome‘s Patrick Studio on 28th and 29th February with ONE | BIRD, a double-bill of high intensity Kathak, south Asian classical dance. Following… Read more »

Dear Evan Hansen at The Alexandra 22 to 26 October – TikTok talent search

The casting team of DEAR EVAN HANSEN, in collaboration with TikTok, are searching for the next generation of talent to star in the first ever UK tour of… Read more »

New theatre show at MAC for IWW

Arts Council England NPO (National Portfolio Organisation) Gazebo Theatre are set to captivate audiences on a nationwide tour this March, with ‘WANTED,’ an innovative, unique, and truly… Read more »

Two night festival celebrates Solihull art and artists

Small is Beautiful is a two night event (Thursday 1 and Friday 2 February, 7pm-9pm) at The Core, Solihull celebrating and showcasing work created by artists living and working in… Read more »

Love Brum launch Hidden Heroes

LoveBrum, a charity dedicated to supporting small and volunteer-led projects and causes across Birmingham, is excited to announce the launch of its “Hidden Heroes” campaign, a celebration… Read more »

Original Theatre’s The Time Machine – A Comedy coming to Lichfield

Original Theatre is bringing Steven Canny and John Nicholson’s hit play The Time Machine – A Comedy to the Lichfield Garrick Theatre from Tuesday 19 to Saturday 23 March… Read more »

Exciting Culinary Adventures at GULP in 2024

Belly Laughs Thursday 11th and Wednesday 24th January, 6:30-9:30pm, £35This sell-out comedy festival pairs hilarious acts with delicious food, all in the name of supporting independent businesses… Read more »

Brumbeat Live Music Guide – January 2024!

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

Belly Laughs is returning to Birmingham for a second time to support SIFA Fireside

Belly Laughs 2023 included 4 cities, 100 comedians and 117 gigs. There were 5046 tickets sold, £33,000 raised for local charities and £100,000 went into local businesses!… Read more »

The Alexandra Spring 2024

Prepare to be enraptured by the many shows arriving at The Alexandra, Birmingham in late 2023 / early 2024, bringing laughter, suspense, romance and entertainment for all… Read more »

Pop-Up Shop to raise vital funds to tackle homelessness

For one weekend only, the Zellig building in Digbeth’s Custard Factory will play host to the SIFA Fireside and Friends shop in a bid to raise vital… Read more »

Experimental Sounds comes to Centrala in January and February 2024

Experimental Sounds comes to Centrala in January and February 2024

Mary Ocher / Hassan K / Rosie Tee / SteckdoseVenue: CentralaData: 26 Jan 2024Tickets: Overview: Experimental political pop artist Mary Ocher returns to European stages with an exceptional… Read more »

Brumbeat Live Music Guide – Christmas 2023!

Here’s our take on the coolest original live music nights in Birmingham this December 2023. We search high and low to bring to you the best original music Brum has to offer… Read more »

Cluedo 2 The Next Chapter at The Alexandra Birmingham from 23 to 27 July 2024

Helen Flanagan – known to millions as Rosie Webster in Coronation Street – will make her theatrical stage debut as Miss Scarlett in the world premiere UK… Read more »

The Syndicate at The Alexandra Birmingham from 9 to 13 July 2024

Max George is set to make his stage acting debut in the world premiere of Kay Mellor’s The Syndicate UK, arriving at The Alexandra, Birmingham from 9… Read more »

Ashokkumar D Mistry: Don’t Stare – Opens 23 November

23 November – 3 December 2023Tuesday – Sunday, 11am-5pmFree entry, just drop inIkon Gallery, Brindleyplace Ikon Youth Programme (IYP) showcases new photography and moving image by artist… Read more »

Dear Evan Hansen at The Alexandra Birmingham 22 to 26 October 2024

Ambassador Theatre Group Productions and Nottingham Playhouse are delighted to announce a new production of the Olivier, Tony and Grammy award-winning Best Musical Dear Evan Hansen. Directed by… Read more »

“Art is Here” brand new art exhibition opens in the heart of Birmingham City Centre Golden Mile

Birmingham Art Zone in conjunction with our partnership with Westside Bid Mike Olley & his team are pleased to announce that it is moving into two brand… Read more »

New Book and Documentary ‘Legacy’ to explore Untold Story of Birmingham’s Grime, Hip Hop and Rap Scene

FEATURING EXCERPTS FROM MIST, JAYKAE, REMTREX, STARDOM, LADY LESHURR, SAFONE AND MANY MORE Today, Birmingham based agency PUNCH announces the release of its latest venture, a 5… Read more »

Brumbeat Live Music Guide – November 2023!

Here’s our take on the coolest original live music nights in Birmingham this November 2023. We search high and low to bring to you the best original music Brum has to offer… Read more »