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The RSC's Other Place to re-open in 2016

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s (RSC) iconic studio theatre, The Other Place, is set to reopen in 2016, a decade after it…

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…
until Mon 23 Mar

Exhibition which details the history of the 'Majesty' Haile Selassie 1, famous Emperor of Ethiopia and the Black liberation 'Movement' that takes the Emperor's crown prince title, Ras Tafari.

144 Potters Lane, Birmingham
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until Sat 28 Feb

Enchanting ballet which explores the eccentricities of toymaker Dr Coppelius.

Hurst Street, Birmingham
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until Sat 07 Mar

Jason Donovan & Raymond Coulthard star in a new staging of the story of one-man's struggle to overcome his personal affliction and, in his country's darkest hour, deliver the now iconic speech broadcast across the…

Centenary Square, Broad St, Birmingham
until Sat 28 Mar

Featuring all media with the exception of photography. 

4 Brook St, St Paul's, Birmingham
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until Sat 07 Mar

Blue Orange Arts presents Charlotte Bronte's classic tale of a young woman's courageous fight through injustice and hardship.

118 Great Hampton Street, Birmingham
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until Sat 28 Feb

And Comedy Carousel with Andy Robinson (Thurs). With Robin Morgan and Owen O'Neill ((Fri & Sat).

Hurst St, Birmingham
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until Sat 07 Mar

Highly-anticipated first play by Birmingham-born Steven Camden, more commonly known as the award-winning performance poet Polarbear.

Centenary Square, Broad St, Birmingham
until Sat 28 Feb

Birmingham Conservatoire presents a brand new opera telling an original story by Birmingham-based team Michael Wolters (composer) and Alexandra Taylor (writer).

Sheepcote Street, Birmingham
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until Sat 28 Feb
3 - 5 St Paul's Square, Birmingham
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until Sat 28 Feb

With Ray Mearns and Philberto

259 - 262 Broad Street, Birmingham
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On General Release From Fri 27 Feb

(105 mins) There’s comedy, romance, drama, crime, hoodwinking, Will Smith - what’s not to like? Will plays Nicky Spurgeon, a conman who adopts a young woman to do his bidding, but then gets flutters in his…

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On General Release From Fri 27 Feb

(121 mins) Winner of the Palm Dog Award at Cannes (no, seriously), this Hungarian drama relates the story of a mongrel called Hagen. He moves in with the thirteen-year-old Lili, but then Lili’s father - who is…

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Music

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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Comedy

Film

On General Release From Fri 06 Feb

(128 mins) Review: David Oyelowo had one scene in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln in which, as a Union corporal, he was granted a brief audience with the 16th President (and champion of the freedom of the…

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On General Release From Fri 13 Feb

(125 mins) Review: Warning: Fifty Shades of Grey is pure fantasy. After all, the shady Christian Grey is the world’s most eligible billionaire bachelor, a man – played by former Calvin Klein model Jamie…

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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.
family show at the Grand...
Reginald Rose’s gripping courtroom thriller
Joan Littlewood’s legendary musical, revived to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War One.
Brand new production of one of the most loved dance stories of all time.
Tom Stoppard's Olivier award-winning comedy
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