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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 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 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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until 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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until Sat 31 Jan

With John Gordillo and James Acaster

Hurst St, Birmingham
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until Sat 31 Jan

A band of accomplished and very individual musicians come together to perform a vast range of soul & funk favourites.

3 - 5 St Paul's Square, Birmingham
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On General Release From Fri 30 Jan

(149 mins) A private investigator with a major drug problem (Phoenix) investigates the disappearance of the boyfriend of his ex-girlfriend. From the novel by Thomas Pynchon. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen…

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On General Release From Fri 30 Jan

(114 mins) Review: If Stephen Daldry’s Trash does not become as universally popular as Slumdog Millionaire, blame the title. Comparisons to Andy Warhol’s 1970 film of the same name aside,…

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On General Release From Fri 30 Jan

The 14-year-old robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada forms a team of crime-fighting robots, along with the eminently outsize, huggable Baymax. Expect a merchandising blitz from Disney. From the Marvel comic. In 3D. Featuring…

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On General Release From Fri 30 Jan

(109 mins) Ewan McGregor returns to his darker side, playing a notorious Australian thug. While in jail he grooms a young inmate, with major plans for the future… Starring Ewan McGregor, Brenton Thwaites,…

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until Sat 31 Jan

(119 mins) Review: There is a danger of ugly narcissism when filmmakers tackle the subject of filmmaking and acting. Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman, which has been praised for its bold…

Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham
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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) 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.
family show at the Grand...
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