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What's on the Stage and Screen

Grab a snack, take your seat and settle in for some of the most spectacular shows around – from state-of-the-art cinema to breathtaking stage productions.

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  • Birmingham Improv Festival

    Following the success of last year’s inaugural festival, tickets are now on sale for Birmingham Improv Festival 2017 which returns this autumn for a side-splitting week of completely improvised plays, musicals, songs, drama, and cabaret. Birmingham Improv Festival 2017 will once again take place at the city’s popular Blue Orange Theatre in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter from Monday 23 – Sunday 29 October 2017. The 7-day Festival features the triumphant return of the West End’s Olivier Award Winning Showstopper! The Improvised Musical which...

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  • Birmingham Literature Festival celebrates 20 years

    Saturday 7 – Sunday 15 October, Library of Birmingham and other venues across the city Celebrating its 20th year, the Birmingham Literature Festival unveiled a programme which includes Brummie comedian and writer Joe Lycett, MP for Yardley Jess Phillips, performance poet Hollie McNish, and writer and broadcaster Stuart Maconie. They will join Booker-longlisted novelist Kamila Shamsie, acclaimed journalist and writer Gary Younge and children’s writer Christopher Edge in the week-long celebration of books and literature. Audiences will also have a chance to experience...

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  • Birmingham Comedy Festival

    The award-winning Birmingham Comedy Festival returns this October with big names, international stars and much more (Friday 6 to Sunday 15 October 2017). Among the acts set to appear at the 10-day event are Man Down, Cuckoo and Taskmaster star Greg Davies (9-10 Oct, Symphony Hall), Doctor Who and Little Britain actor Matt Lucas (14 Oct, Town Hall), and Birmingham’s own rising comedy hero, Joe Lycett (10 Oct, The Glee; 11 Oct, Town Hall). Lending an international flavour are German Comedy Ambassador...

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  • Grab your wingman….Top Gun is heading to Cosford!

    Jumpsuits…check! Aviators…check! Pilots…engage screen! One of the most iconic aviation movies of all time ‘Top Gun’ will be showcased on a giant inflatable screen at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Saturday 23 September 2017. This 80’s cult classic military movie is the first to be shown in the Museum’s new outdoor event which will take place in the spacious grounds, against a backdrop of aircraft. Film buffs can enjoy watching Maverick under the moonlight in what is the perfect setting...

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  • Regency Wharf’s Pop-Up Open Air Cinema

    Rum Runner Yard (hidden away in the middle of Regency Wharf) will be hosting a Pop-Up Open Air Cinema for 14 screenings this summer. After a huge success of a sell out screening during Birmingham On Film and Flatpack Film Festival, RRY have decided to get out the deck chairs, headsets and blankets and put up a huge screen for film and food lovers this summer. Theming up films with food. Each weekend a different Restaurant or Digbeth Dining Club Street...

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  • Drive in Movie Nights at Becketts Farm

    14 & 15 September Come along and park up in the Becketts Farm events field and enjoy a fantastic film night on our giant screen from the comfort of your own car - just like in the movies! 14th September – Top Gun  15th September – Beauty and the Beast   Each event costs £30 per car, bring 4 friends and that's just £6 each for a fantastic night out!  The Becketts Farm Restaurant will be open until late (7pm) with a special movie menu,...

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  • Lord of the Rings Trilogy screening in Moseley Park

    8th-10th September The perfect venue of Moseley Park is synonymous with JRR Tolkien’s childhood. A 300-year-old park formerly part of the Moseley Hall Estate, comprising of gentle sloping pastures nestled within a scattering of coppices and dells. Making a beautiful natural amphitheatre overlooking a picturesque lake and boathouse. Also home to the iconic 18th century ice-house that is rumoured to be the inspiration for Tolkien’s Hobbit House. We offer an evenings entertainment of film and live music to make that weekend an...

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  • Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone™ UK Premiere Live Concert Tour

    10 December, Genting Arena As thousands of fans across the UK begin their journey with The Harry Potter Film Concert Series by attending one of the sold out performances of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone™, CineConcerts, Senbla, and Warner Bros. Consumer Products announce that the second in the series – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ will have its live UK concert tour premiere in December. Get tickets here The film, which follows Harry Potter’s second year at Hogwarts School of...

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  • Michael McIntyre

     11 & 13 May 2018 Don't miss Michael McIntyre at the Barclaycard Arena on his Big World Tour.     Tickets are on sale here with prices starting from £40.45 / £63.05 (Incl admin fee) + £2.55 fulfilment fee per order.

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  • The Tenderloins “Joe, Q, Sal & Murr - Live!”

    12 October, Barclaycard Arena   American comedy sensations, The Tenderloins, will bring their brand-new show to our shores this October for 10 must see dates, including a night at Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena. New York based comedy troupe The Tenderloins have built a huge live audience in the USA, performing over 80 shows a year including a three-night sold out run at New York’s legendary Radio City Music Hall. Sal, Joe, Murr and Q are Staten, Island, New York natives who met while in High...

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  • Bill Bailey: Larks in Transit

    02 June 2018, Barclaycard Arena #BillBaileyBham   “A genuine marvel” The Herald Sun in Melbourne “Virtuoso…Comedy’s Mozart” The Sunday Times  “Joyous, playful, effortlessly funny” Time Out  “A mind to thrill – breathtaking” Metro  “Bailey cuts a world-beating swathe all of his own” Evening Standard   Larks in Transit is a compendium of travellers’ tales and the general shenanigans of twenty years as a travelling comedian. With musical virtuosity, surreal tangents and trademark intelligence, Bill Bailey tackles politics, philosophy and the pursuit of happiness. Plus, he fashions a symphony from a...

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  • Chris Rock 'The Total Blackout Tour'

    25 January 2018, Barclaycard Arena#TotalBlackoutTour Grammy and Emmy Award winning comedian, actor, director, writer and producer, Chris Rock, announced today UK dates to his hit comedy tour, The Total Blackout Tour. The Total Blackout Tour 2018 marks the acclimated comedian’s first U.K. tour in ten years, visiting the Barclaycard Arena in January 2018. Lauded by peers and critics alike, Chris Rock is one of our generation’s strongest comedic voices. As an actor, director, producer and writer he has created many pivotal pop...

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  • Peter Pan - The Arena Adventure

    20-24 December, Barclaycard Arena The producers of ‘THE WORLD’S BIGGEST PANTOMIME’ invite you to spend Christmas in Neverland with ‘PETER PAN’, their stunning new arena production, which is looking to be placed in the Guinness World Records as the World’s Biggest Christmas Show. It’s the perfect funny, festive, fantastic, family treat with a mix of comedy, spectacle, thrills and adventure. Two of the UK’S favourite stars will headline the arena adventure. Comedy legend, actor and presenter Bradley Walsh says, “I’m very excited...

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  • Birmingham Hippodrome's Season

    Take a look at what’s coming to Birmingham Hippodrome in their NEW season trailer below!  

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  • John Bishop: ‘Winging It’

    10, 11 & 12 November 2017, Barclaycard Arena Comedy superstar John Bishop is set to return to Birmingham in autumn 2017, as he announces his long awaited return to stand-up comedy, with a brand new live show, WINGING IT.   On announcing Winging It, John said: When I start this new tour, it will be three years since my last live show Supersonic, which is the longest break I've ever had. I'm very much looking forward to getting back on the road -...

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  • The Mockingbird Cinema & Kitchen

    One of Digbeth’s most popular bars will be launching as a dedicated cinema following major reinvestment. The Mockingbird Cinema and Kitchen, based in the Custard Factory, will become a full-time cinema from November 18 - officially launching with the Warner Bros’ mega-release Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Following 12 months of entertaining audiences with cult favourites, from Brat-pack classics to rib-tickling horrors, The Mockingbird will now be showing the latest blockbusters straight from Hollywood. The 100-seat cinema will typically offer four...

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  • The Glee

    The Glee is the perfect night out…Great food & drink and a guaranteed laugh. The award winning venue has been the place for comedy in Birmingham since 1994.   It is a unique and intimate atmosphere that has seen almost every top comedian perform on its stage. All the greats from Jack Dee to Jo Brand, Russell Howard to Jimmy Carr have appeared over the years.  Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday The Glee is the home of comedy in the Midlands so if...

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  • The RSC's The Play's The Thing

    A new exhibition reveals the secrets behind the world's most famous theatre company...   The RSC will open its first ever permanent exhibition devoted to the making of Shakespeare’s plays in 22 October. The new visitor attraction – The Play’s The Thing – will be in the Swan Wing, at the Company’s home in Stratford-upon-Avon. The project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. For over 400 years, Shakespeare’s plays have inspired audiences and theatre makers. From the eternal love affair of Romeo...

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