Arts Events

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

An Unfunny Evening with Tim Minchin and his Piano at The Alexandra on Monday 24 July

Warning: This is not a comedy gig. Attendance is not compulsory. The Olivier Award-winning, Grammy and Tony Award nominated polytalent plays an intimate, informal, solo date at… Read more »

My Night With Reg at The Crescent Theatre

My Night With Reg, the Olivier and Evening Standard award-winning bittersweet comedy about a group of gay men coming to terms with AIDS written by ‘Birmingham boy’,… Read more »

Home of Metal presents “At The Mermaid” a four-part podcast series & limited publication

LISTEN VIA SPOTIFY & APPLE MUSIC Home of Metal presents ‘At The Mermaid’, a four part podcast series and limited edition publication. The Mermaid was a large, dilapidated pub in Sparkhill, a… Read more »

9 to 5 The Musical (BMOS) at The Alexandra from 13 to 17 June 2023

Birmingham’s award winning BMOS Musical Theatre Company returns to The Alexandra stage next month with a spectacular and funny performance of iconic Dolly Parton musical 9 to 5… Read more »

Brumbeat Gig Guide – June 2023!

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

SOS Dance classes Birmingham What’s On in June 

The ultimate feel-good dance experience, SOS Dance, will host four empowering classes in Birmingham this month, including three Beyonce-themed classes to celebrate the star’s Renaissance world tour.  SOS Dance is a global dance brand… Read more »

WORD PLAY festival 5-11 June at How Brave is the Wren bookshop in Kings Heath

WORD PLAY is a reading festival for young folk and their families, taking place 5th-11th June at How Brave is the Wren Bookshop (Kings Heath) and schools… Read more »

The Ocean at the end of the Lane at The Alex by Mazzy Snape

The Ocean at the End of The Lane, National Theatre’s major newstage adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s 2013 book of the same name, launched at The Alex, Birmingham… Read more »

Two local groups have been awarded funding through the Windrush Day Grant Scheme

45 COMMUNITY GROUPS AWARDED WINDRUSH DAY FUNDING 45 groups have been awarded funding through the Windrush Day Grant Scheme for arts, educational and sporting projects across England… Read more »

Dirty Dancing at The Alexandra Birmingham from 18 to 22 July 2023

With standing ovations at every performance this spring at the Dominion Theatre, Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage finished its record breaking run at the end of… Read more »

Xhosa Cole TalkingDrumFest this weekend!

Xhosa Cole is to host a new festival at The Edge in Digbeth this weekend! Performers include: Mark Sanders, Vanley Burke, Chris Radford, Germa Adan, Millicent James,… Read more »

Misfits Music is calling on local people to support bid to win £69,950 of National Lottery funding!

Misfits Music is calling on local people to support its bid to win £69,950 of National Lottery funding in this year’s The People’s Projects ●     The Project Brum… Read more »

Brum’s Conserveatoire Folk Ensemble – New LP ‘Twenty-Five’ + Power Folk 10

Joe Broughton’s Conservatoire Folk Ensemble New album Twenty-Fivereleased27 May 2023 UK dates, spring/summer “Stunning … joyous …” FRUK “One of the great spectacles that folk music has to… Read more »

Medusa Deluxe Screening at The Electric Cinema as part of the Flatpack Festival followed by Q&A with director Thomas Hardiman

MUBI, the global distributor, streaming service and production company, is pleased to announce that Writer/Director Thomas Hardiman’s debut feature, the bold, camp and unique murder mystery Medusa Deluxe, will open theatrically… Read more »

MAC, Southbank Centre and Apple pioneer talent programme supporting Black and Black Mixed heritage creatives

The Southbank Centre is proud to announce the first artists on its pioneering new talent development programme, REFRAME: The Residency, supported by Apple with partners Factory International… Read more »

Myriam Bleau – Soft Revolvers at Printmakers Arms 19th May 2023

The first of two performances by the Canadian composer Myriam Bleau, Soft Revolvers aims to immerse the audience in the music by literally showing us the link… Read more »

The Seventh Wave Festival of Electronic Music – Number 11 

A member of Kraftwerk during the group’s golden era, Wolfgang Flür was the band’s electronic percussionist from 1973 to 1987. The Seventh Wave’s Eleventh Electronic Music Festival… Read more »

Brumbeat – Best Music Events in Birmingham May 2023!

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

Dambala – inspired by the Lost Lineage of Caribbean People, Art Exhibition Digbeth

Michael Clarke graduated from Chelsea College of Art in 2011 and is currently a resident artist at Digbeth Art Space. Michael appeared on the Sky Arts Portrait… Read more »

Chance for public to win a celebrity artwork from Grayson’s Art Club for £2 in charity raffle

For just £2 per ticket, art lovers can enter Midlands Arts Centre’s Charity Raffle to be in with the chance of winning one of six original artworks… Read more »

Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse – Live In Concert with Orchestra & Turntables UK Tour 2023

For the first time ever, the Academy Award® winning film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, is set to tour the UK Live in Concert this Autumn, with tickets on-sale on… Read more »

One-off film events not to be missed at Flatpack Festival this May

Flatpack mixes film and moving image together with live music, history and heritage, technology, and performance, creating a one-of-a-kind experience unavailable anywhere else. The ‘magnificently eclectic’ festival… Read more »

Debut show from B’ham Poet Laureate Dancing To Music You Hate – May 25 @ MAC

Award-winning spoken word artist, beatboxer and Birmingham Poet Laureate Jasmine Gardosi is hitting the road with her debut show, Dancing To Music You Hate.  Combining poetry, beatbox and Celtic dubstep, Dancing To… Read more »

Celebrate the King’s Coronation with the Selfridges Coronation Crockery Painting event

Selfridges Birmingham is hosting a Coronation Crockery Painting Event this Saturday 29th April. Customers can celebrate the King’s Coronation and practice their crafting skills with Selfridges, by joining the family-friendly crockery… Read more »

The Commitments, the stage musical at The Hippodrome review

Do You Like Good Music? Sweet soul music! The Commitments, the stage musical, based on Alan Parker’s 1991 BAFTA award winning film hits Birmingham’s stunning Hippodrome this… Read more »

Enhancing Cultural Connectivity, Grants for Arts and Cultural Organisations from Birmingham City Council

Not-for-profit organisations with arts or culture as their main object or purpose could receive between £20,000 to £30,000 to invest in infrastructure to ‘level up’ our city…. Read more »

One of the worlds most collectable artists will visit Clarendon Fine Art April 26th

One of the world’s most collectable and provocative contemporary artists, Mr Brainwash, flies from LA to the UK to launch his eagerly awaited, new exhibition this month – and… Read more »

111 Places in Birmingham That You Shouldn’t Miss

Out now: 111 Places in Birmingham That You Shouldn’t Miss: by Ben Waddington. The ‘111 Places…’ guidebook series began in 2007 in Köln (a city with the… Read more »

Digbeth Comedy Club Launch

Digbeth Comedy Club Launch

The Old Crown in Digbeth, Birmingham’s oldest pub, is thrilled to announce the launch of their brand new comedy night, which will take place on the last… Read more »

Independent Boldmere record store to throw launch party for latest vinyl release!

Acclaimed singer/songwriter/guitarist CARRIE MARTIN returns with a new album, Evergreen. Two events to launch the album are planned – 21st April in Hull followed by 28th April… Read more »

Exciting Easter Half Term Fun at The Mac

Join us this April for plenty of exciting Easter fun. From famous books performed live on stage, to colourful creative courses, to thought-provoking artistic exhibitions accompanied by… Read more »

Seventh Circle Artworks & Aesthetics – New Artist

Seventh Circle Artworks & Aesthetics – New Artist

You could be forgiven for thinking that Joseph Jones’ skilful and expertly crafted paintings are created by an artist with many years of experience. The reality is… Read more »

Free things to do this Easter holiday at Roundhouse Birmingham

Roundhouse Birmingham are inviting people to come and celebrate the launch of their new season with a range of free heritage themed activities over the Easter holidays.  … Read more »

Seventh Circle Artworks & Aesthetics – New Collection – Sam Weeks

Seventh Circle Artworks & Aesthetics – New Collection – Sam Weeks

This is the work of Birmingham artist Sam Weeks, but not as you may know her! Usually, Sam’s work is all about colour featuring a stylistic stronghold… Read more »

Flatpack Fes 2023 inc live Ukrainian musicians at Moseley Road Baths

Festival dates: Tues 16 May to Sun 21 May 2023 Tickets on sale: Tuesday 28 March  Flatpack Festival announces 2023 programme with special events including Soviet/Ukrainian film ‘In… Read more »

Ricky Gervais – Utilita Arena Birmingham – 4th September

Award-winning comedian, actor, writer, and director Ricky Gervais has announced a Birmingham date for his Armageddon tour. Produced by Live Nation, tickets for Ricky Gervais: Armageddon at Utilita Arena Birmingham will… Read more »

Lifted UK tour to visit Birmingham with upcoming R&B artists including local talent Annatoria

The UK’s brightest gospel, R&B and rap stars are taking to the road for an upcoming tour this May.  Artists on the-rise Annatoria, Asha Elia, and Still… Read more »

Passionate Pilgrim at Ikon

MELATI SURYODARMO: PASSIONATE PILGRIM17 May – 3 September 2023Ikon Gallery, BirminghamFree entry. Open Weds-Sun, 11am-5pm This summer, Ikon becomes home to a major exhibition of ground-breaking performance… Read more »

Gritty dance-theatre show DROWNTOWN tour extends into May 2023 – with date at Birmingham MAC

Double National Dance Awards nominated Rhiannon Faith Company new show visits venues across the UK to hold a tender and honest mirror to a society at tipping… Read more »

New Night! All My Circuits – Loula Yorke at Pan Pan

Live modular synths LOULA YORKE + Abstract organ duo IMPORTER/EXPORTER. Visual artist TBA. ALL MY CIRCUITSEP2//MUSICAMC: LOULA YORKE 31 MAR / 7:30 PM Come down for a night of… Read more »

Vanley Burke sound installation exploring Black culture to open in Handsworth

Celebrated British Jamaican photographer and artist Vanley Burke launches his first outdoor sound installation, Reactivating sounds of Blackness, in Handsworth Park, Birmingham, on Sunday 02 April 2023. Working with… Read more »

Brand New Birmingham Festival INTERMISSION FESTIVAL celebrates diversity, inclusivity & gender balance

TEG Live Europe announce the launch of a brand new festival, InterMission Festival – a one-day multiroom festival featuring live music, sound workshops, industry talks and food… Read more »

Outlands and Centrala presents 33, Alpha Maid and Olan Monk

Outlands and Centrala invite all audiences to enjoy three new live commissions from transnational artist collective and label C.A.N.V.A.S. Alpha Maid , Olan Monk and 33 The evening is… Read more »

Mostly Jazz Festival.. Full line-up reveal, KC & The Sunshine Band +more

US funk/disco legends KC and The Sunshine Band are the latest big-name act set for this year’s Mostly Jazz Funk and Soul Festival (Friday 7 to Sunday 9 July… Read more »

February Half-Term at MAC

Join us this February at MAC for plenty of half-term fun. From exciting performances, to stimulating creative courses, to interactive cinema screenings with workshops – this half-term… Read more »

Becoming a part of Birmingham’s creative community

Becoming a part of Birmingham’s creative community

With the BBC, MasterChef and Steven Knight’s Loc Film Studios moving imminently to Digbeth and with unique venues such as The Floodgate, Golf Fang, The Mockingbird Cinema,… Read more »

Foka Wolf – Why Are We Stuck in Hospital?

7 – 19 March 2023 Ikon Gallery, The Exchange, Jack Arts billboards, Birmingham An impossible maze, with no beginning or end, forms the basis of a new… Read more »

Romesh Ranganathan – 30 & 31 May 2024 – Utilita Arena Birmingham

After a sell-out tour in 2022, Romesh is back with a brand-new show examining the human condition… are people inherently good? Is charity always a positive thing?… Read more »

Selfridges Birmingham invites customers to celebrate love in all its forms this Valentine’s Day

Selfridges Birmingham invites customers to celebrate love in all its forms this Valentine’s Day

Selfridges Birmingham invites customers to celebrate love in all its forms, from the romantic to the platonic, Valentine’s Day is about sharing something special with loved ones…. Read more »

BMusic & BIMM announce lunchtime sessions at BEats where performers and students take stage!

BMusic & BIMM announce lunchtime sessions at BEats where performers and students take stage!

B:Eats, the cafe located within Birmingham’s Symphony Hall, will host a series of live music performances between February and July as part of an ongoing partnership with… Read more »