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Birmingham Hippodrome boss steps down after twelve ‘exciting and rewarding’ years

Birmingham Hippodrome’s Chief Executive, Stuart Griffiths OBE, has announced he’s to step down after twelve years in…

New home for Birmingham theatre company

Birmingham Stage Company (BSC) has announced it’s to make the city’s New Alexandra Theatre its new home after…

Darcey attends launch of BRB’s new facilities

Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB) has unveiled its new-look home following a ‘dramatic’ transformation costing around…

Sound Investment continues to fund commissions

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group’s (BCMG) Sound Investment programme is this month celebrating the completion of its…

Phill Jupitus to star in Mel Brooks’ hit musical comedy

New Alexandra Theatre has confirmed that Phill Jupitus is to join Jason Manford, David Bedella and Louis Spence in Mel…
until Wed 28 Jan

(106 mins) If you’ve seen the films Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone and Shutter Island - based on the novels of Dennis Lehane - you’ll be familiar with the textured mix of neighbourhood and violence re-visited…

Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham
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until Sat 31 Jan

Twenty-fifth anniversary tour of the critically acclaimed Olivier Award-winning rock spectacular.

Station St, Birmingham, West Midlands
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until Sat 09 May

Exhibition featuring new techniques such as 3D-printing to examine current trends in ceramics &?jewellery.

4 Brook St, St Paul's, Birmingham
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until Sun 01 Feb

The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society set out to present J.M. Barrie's classic tale of Peter Pan, but as the title suggests, everything, everything that can go wrong... does, as the accident prone thesis embark on a…

Centenary Square, Broad St, Birmingham
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until Thu 29 Jan

(115 mins) Monsieur Hulot has a job interview - but before he can worry about impressing his future employer, he'll need to find them first. Landing in a reimagined modernist Paris, he has to navigate endless…

Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham
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Wed 28 Jan

Programme includes works by Bernstein. Gershwin and Korngold.

Broad St, Birmingham
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Wed 28 Jan
3 - 5 St Paul's Square, Birmingham
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Wed 28 Jan

By popular demand the Strawbs are back again! They began as one of the better progressive bands of the early '70s, their sound based upon English folk music rather than rock.

Vicarage Rd, , Kings Heath
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Wed 28 Jan - Sun 01 Feb

Stage adaptation of Julia Donaldson's best-selling book that's sure to provide a magical, musical treat for children and families alike.

Centenary Square, Broad St, Birmingham
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Wed 28 Jan - Sat 31 Jan

World premiere of Stephanie Ridings' darkly comic play which won the Peter Brook / Mark Marvin Rent Subsidy Award 2014.

Centenary Square, Broad St, Birmingham
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Wed 28 Jan
17 York Rd, Kings Heath, Birmingham
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Wed 28 Jan

(123 mins) The story of Stephen Hawking is one of the most remarkable and stirring of the twentieth century. That is why it was turned into a TV movie - the BBC’s riveting Hawking, with Benedict Cumberbatch - and…

181 Broad Street, Birmingham
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Sat 28 Mar - Sun 29 Mar

Mcfly and Busted re-group as one band.

King Edward Rd, Birmingham
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Fri 17 Apr


Victoria Square, Birmingham
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On General Release From Fri 06 Feb

(128 mins) In total (so far), this historical drama has accumulated forty-nine awards’ nominations, including Golden Globes for best motion picture, director and actor (Oyelowo). It’s the story of Martin…

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On General Release From Fri 13 Feb

By being released on St Valentine’s Day, Fifty Shades Of Grey has really become a mainstream phenomenon. The first volume of EL James’ ‘literary’ trilogy was initially deemed smutty, even…

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Maureen Lipman and James Dreyfus star in Elwood P. Dowd's classic tale...
Jason Donovan & Raymond Coulthard star in new staging...
Fusion of cirque skills & thrilling stunt action in a danger-filled spectacle that promises to amaze audiences of all ages.
Talawa Theatre Company presents Arthur Miller's searing investigation of honesty, guilt & the corrupting power of greed.
World premiere of Steve Thompson's political comedy
Kneehigh Theatre present Emma Rice's adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's timeless tale.
Joan Littlewood’s legendary musical, revived to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War One.
Birmingham Repertory Theatre Company & West Yorkshire Playhouse present Jim Cartwright's award-winning comedy.
Highly acclaimed National Theatre production based on Mark Haddon's award-winning novel.
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