Belgrade Theatre - Upcoming events http://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/rss/ Upcoming events at Belgrade Theatre en-gb <![CDATA[Three Sat Under the Banyan Tree]]> B2 stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Three Sat Under the Banyan Tree is based on The Panchatantra, India’s Aesop’s Fables

Three Sat Under the Banyan Tree *"If kindness is not shown to friends in pain, What use in life, what gain?"* How can three ignorant princes learn to rule wisely? How did a crow, a mouse, a turtle and a deer become inseparable friends? And how did the jackal fool the lion? For the first time ever, Shamser Sinha brings India’s extraordinary collection of fables, The Panchatantra - India’s most frequently translated literary work - to the stage. A cast of three explore the good life through a range of fabulous animal characters. Running time: approx 90 minutes including interval. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Qdsp_j6SDak" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> ]]>
2018-10-24T18:30:00 2018-10-27T18:30:00
<![CDATA[Sleeping Beauty - Page to Stage ]]> Belgrade Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join us for our Sleeping Beauty Page to Stage even where you will follow the creative process of transforming the idea of the pantomime into the glittering spectacle you see on our Main Stage.

Sleeping Beauty Page to Stage Our *Page to Stage* series of events follow the creative process of transforming the ideas of the pantomime into the glittering spectacle you see on our Main Stage. Written and directed by the Belgrade’s own Panto Dame, Iain Lauchlan, _Sleeping Beauty_ is packed with sing-a-long songs, amazing sets and extravagant costumes. The enchanting tale of true love is an unmissable Christmas tradition and festive fun for all the family. Our *Page to Stage* events for Christmas 2018 include: *Workshop Tour* Thursday 25 October Take a peek around our "Red Lane":http://www.belgradeproductionservices.co.uk/ workshop to see some of our sets being built and our pantomime dame’s costumes up close. This event will take place at: Belgrade Production Services, Aintree Close, Coventry, CV6 5QB and will last no more than 1 hour. *Meet & Greet* Monday 29 October Welcome the cast and crew of _Sleeping Beauty_ on their first day at the Belgrade and sit in on part of a read through of the script. This event should last no more than 2 hours. *Dress Rehearsal* Tuesday 20 November Attend the first half of a dress rehearsal of _Sleeping Beauty_. This event should last no more than 1.5 hours. *VIP Night* Friday 23 November Join an invited audience to see how the pantomime has changed since the dress rehearsal and find out how it all ends. Your ticket includes a drink and post-show nibbles. ]]>
2018-10-25T11:00:00 2018-10-25T11:00:00
<![CDATA[Nativity! The Musical]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 A major new musical adaptation of everyone’s favourite festive film, Nativity! is returning home to Coventry this October!

Nativity! The Musical Following a smash-hit 2017 run in London, *Nativity! The Musical* is coming home to Coventry! Feel-good, funny and full of yuletide joy, this cracker of a musical was adapted for the stage by Debbie Isitt, the creator of the much-loved films. Every child in every school has one Christmas wish, to star in a Nativity, and at St Bernadette’s School they’re attempting to mount a musical version! Only trouble is teacher Mr Maddens has promised that a Hollywood producer is coming to see the show to turn it into a film. Join him, his teaching assistant the crazy Mr Poppy, hilarious children and a whole lot of sparkle and shine as they struggle to make everyone’s Christmas wish come true. Featuring all of your favourite sing-a-long hits from the movies including _Sparkle and Shine_, _Nazareth_, _One Night One Moment_, _She’s the Brightest Star_ and a whole host of new songs filled with the spirit of Christmas, *Nativity! The Musical* is the must see show this festive season! Cast includes West End favourite Simon Lipkin as he reprises his role as ‘Mr Poppy’, Scott Garnham (_Billy Elliot The Musical_) and Ashleigh Gray (_Wicked_). Book now and join us for some MAYHEM in Bethlehem! Running time: approx 2 hours plus interval Most of our seating require use of steps to access them. For further details please see information on our Access page or speak to one of our box office team. ]]>
2018-10-23T19:00:00 2018-10-28T17:00:00
<![CDATA[Black History Month Storytelling]]> Burbidge Room 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join us for a session with the Imagination Reading Cafe Storytellers, Kushumika Chatterjee and Coventry’s Lady Godiva, Pru Porretta. With live African drummer and musican Jahman Aggrey, this interactive session with puppets, mime and instruments is suit

Join us for a session with the Imagination Reading Cafe Storytellers, Kushumika Chatterjee and Coventry’s Lady Godiva, Pru Porretta. With live African drummer and musican Jahman Aggrey, this interactive session with puppets, mime and instruments is suitable for all ages. ]]>
2018-10-27T11:00:00 2018-10-27T11:00:00
<![CDATA[Foster and Allen Live In Concert]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Foster & Allen live in concert performing their many hits including Old Flames ,Bunch of Thyme, Maggie and many more.

Foster & Allen *Foster & Allen* make their first Coventry appearance for many years when they bring a wonderful night of melodic Irish music to the Belgrade Theatre main stage. The ever popular duo – Tony Allen and Mick Foster – were formed in 1975 and have enjoyed over 40 years of success in record and CD sales, TV performances and their hugely popular live concerts. Hear the masters of Irish ballads and traditional Irish music perform their many top hits, including _Old Flames_, _I Will Love You All My Life_, _After All These Years_ and the classics, _Bunch of Thyme_ and _Maggie_ plus many more. They will include a rich array of well-known Irish songs in their Belgrade performance, including _The Fields of Athenry_, and other Celtic classics that will bring the green fields of Ireland a little nearer to Coventry`s large Irish community. Most of our seating require use of steps to access them. For further details please see information on our Access page or speak to one of our box office team. ]]>
2018-10-29T19:30:00 2018-10-29T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Black History Month - Comedy Shutdown]]> B2 stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join us for Comedy of Black Origin - Black History Month Special presented by acclaimed comedy club Desi Central

Comedy of Black Origin - Comedy Shutdown Join *Comedy Of Black Origin* as we bring our *Black History Month Special* to the Belgrade Theatre with an almighty bang! Join *Simon Clayton*,*Aurie Styla*, *Lateef Lovejoy* and *Slim* for an evening of laughter*. Age 16+. *Acts subject to change. Most of our seating require use of steps to access them. For further details please see information on our Access page or speak to one of our box office team. ]]>
2018-10-29T19:45:00 2018-10-29T19:45:00
<![CDATA[One Night of Elvis]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 One Night of Elvis starring Lee Memphis King returns to the Belgrade with a brand new production dedicated to 'the Vegas Years'.

One Night of Elvis There are Elvis tributes..... and then there’s Lee Memphis King. Lee Memphis King, Europe’s most successful Elvis Presley tribute artist, recreates the essence of the King with consummate ease and an almost unbelievable combination of stunningly accurate vocals and incredible passion in every performance. This brand new production is dedicated entirely to the ‘Vegas Years’ when Elvis would perform in Las Vegas and tour throughout the US and Canada - the definitive record of these performances are contained in the films ‘Elvis- That’s the Way It Is’, ‘Elvis On Tour’ and the ‘Aloha from Hawaii’ concert. The show is enhanced by an orchestra of world class musicians and backing vocalists coupled with impressive video screen projection mapping out Elvis’s life and music. Lee Memphis King recreates it all with stunning authenticity - the voice and equally important for Lee, the passion and energy that Elvis put into his songs. He leaves audiences in no doubt that they are witnessing the world’s No 1 Elvis Tribute Artist. Pure entertainment and Pure Presley. Most of our seating require use of steps to access them. For further details please see information on our Access page or speak to one of our box office team. Running time: Approx. 2hrs, 20mins including interval. Please note: If you want to dance, book a seat in the stalls. If you want to stay seated, book a seat in the circle where the rake is too steep for us to allow dancing. More details can be found on the Extra Info tab. ]]>
2018-10-30T19:30:00 2018-10-30T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Tassels - An Evening of Burlesque]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Enter the titillating world of Tassels … Burlesque, but not as you know it.

Tassels an evening of burlesque Enter the titillating world of *Tassels* … Burlesque, but not as you know it. Leave your inhibitions at the door and experience the UK’s biggest burlesque extravaganza. With a bevy of beautiful stars, speciality variety artists and fabulous costumes *Tassels* brings this classic variety art form into the 21st Century with a glamorous new show. The show is filled with the glamour and artistic spectacle that has enraptured audiences for centuries. Prepare to be entertained by some of the world’s top Burlesque, comedy and Circus performers who present a truly unrivalled show. *Tassels: An Evening of Burlesque* creates the perfect blend of danger and delight... Naughty has never been so nice! Over 18s only. Running time: approx 2 hours 10 minutes Most of our seating require use of steps to access them. For further details please see information on our Access page or speak to one of our box office team. ]]>
2018-10-31T19:30:00 2018-10-31T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Working with Young People with Learning Disabilities -Training Course]]> Burbidge Room 0.00000000 0.00000000 This a three day training course for up to 20 arts practitioners and artists who want to extend and adapt their practice to be more inclusive of young people with learning disabilities.

*Please note:* This course is now full but if you would like to join the waiting list or to be considered for repeat free sessions we plan to run in the near future please contact Box Office via 024 7655 3055 or email "boxoffice@belgrade.co.uk":mailto:boxoffice@belgrade.co.uk We are offering a 3-day training opportunity for up to 20 arts practitioners and artists who want to extend and adapt their practice to be more inclusive of young people with learning disabilities. The three day training course will involve an exploration of the theatre methodology developed by Open Theatre Company over a period of 25 years of working with adults and young people with learning disabilities and of its application within special schools. The key elements of this methodology are as follows: * It is essentially interactive, non-verbal, physical and music-led * It places the creativity of people with learning disabilities at the heart of the process * It has significant impact on children and young people’s learning within the school curriculum * It develops the skills, abilities and qualities that these young people need to survive and thrive as they make the * transition into adulthood * It creates performance work on the borderlines of theatre, dance and mime, physical theatre at its best - a new kind of aesthetics. * It trains people with learning disabilities as performers of professional standard The three day training course will develop an understanding of and skills in this way of working through apportioning the time roughly as follows: two days of practical work; a half-day of discussion and analysis of the theoretical base of the work: a half-day of working with the client group. The format for the three days work will be roughly as follows: Day One: practical and theoretical session in developing skills in the theatre methodology Day Two: practical and theoretical session in developing skills in the application of the methodology in special schools Day Three: how to plan sessions and hands-on experience of working with young people with learning disabilities It will be led by key OTC practitioners, including some experienced young people with learning disabilities. ]]>
2018-11-01T10:00:00 2018-11-01T10:00:00
<![CDATA[Swan Lake ]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Russian State Ballet and Opera House presents Swan Lake – a timeless ballet with exquisite dancing.

Swan Lake The Russian State Ballet and Opera House presents *Swan Lake* – a timeless ballet with exquisite dancing. Music by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky and featuring a live Orchestra with over 30 musicians. After sell-out performances last year, the Russian State Ballet and Opera House is back for its annual UK tour with a spellbinding, lavish, full-production touring ballet. One hundred and thirty-five years ago audiences heard *Swan Lake* by the great Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky for the very first time. From that moment on, the world of ballet would never be the same. *Swan Lake* is a tale of two young women, Odette and Odile, who resemble each other so strikingly that one can easily be mistaken for the other. It is the compelling legend of a tragic romance in which a princess, Odette, is turned into a swan by an evil curse. Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful young woman he is instantly captivated – will his love prove strong enough to break the evil spell that she is under? From the opulent splendour of the palace ballroom to the moonlit lake where majestic swans glide in perfect formation, this compelling tale of tragic romance has it all. *Swan Lake* captures, like no other ballet, the full range of human emotions – from hope to despair, from terror to tenderness, from melancholy to ecstasy. A wonderful evening out, the memories of which you will cherish long after the final curtain falls. For more information, please go to "www.russian-state-ballet.co.uk":http://www.russian-state-ballet.co.uk Running time: approx 2 hours plus interval Most of our seating require use of steps to access them. For further details please see information on our Access page or speak to one of our box office team. ]]>
2018-11-01T19:30:00 2018-11-01T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Giselle ]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Russian State Ballet and Opera House presents Giselle - A Romantic Ballet in which love triumphs over betrayal.

Giselle The Russian State Ballet and Opera House presents *Giselle* - a romantic ballet in which love triumphs over betrayal. Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a live Orchestra with over 30 musicians. After sell-out performances last year, Russian State Ballet and Opera House return for their annual UK tour with the premiere of the most romantic ballet in the world, *Giselle*. The gravely ill peasant girl Giselle falls in love with the handsome Prince Albrecht, who has been unfaithful to her. When jealous rivals claim her fiancé, the heartbreak is too much for her to bear. Weakened by her ill health and driven mad by despair, Giselle takes her own life. After her funeral Prince Albrecht visits her grave. The spirits of women betrayed before their wedding days return to take revenge on their philandering fiancés by dancing them to death. Only Giselle’s powerful love saves the remorseful Albrecht from this cruel fate, proving that love can conquer all – even death. This is an opportunity for ballet lovers to see *Giselle* as never before. Former award-winning Bolshoi Ballet Soloist Konstantin Uralsky has created an original production with a new twist to this classical ballet, with new set and superb, handmade costumes. *Giselle* remains one of the most celebrated classical ballets. For more information, please visit "www.russian-state-ballet.co.uk":http://www.russian-state-ballet.co.uk Running time: approx 2 hours plus interval. Most of our seating require use of steps to access them. For further details please see information on our Access page or speak to one of our box office team. ]]>
2018-11-02T19:30:00 2018-11-02T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Nutcracker ]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Russian State Ballet and Opera House presents The Nutcracker – a lavish ballet of festive season.

The Nutcracker The Russian State Ballet and Opera House presents *The Nutcracker* – a lavish ballet of festive season. Featuring live Orchestra with over 30 musicians "For many people, *The Nutcracker* is the true curtain-raiser to Christmas, bringing a special magic to the advent season. This production holds nothing back in any department, and the audience was rewarded with a show of great power and presence." – Review Hub. Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a trip to your local theatre for a dazzling production of the most famous ballet in the world – *The Nutcracker*. Traditionally, Russian State Ballet and Opera House returns for their annual UK tour with a vibrant and enchanting full touring ballet production. Snow flurries, sweets, princes, magic and love are just some of the elements that will be brought together by this renowned Russian company. A highly accessible ballet, full of familiar music such as the _Waltz of the Flowers_ and the _Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy_. *The Nutcracker* is an eternal seasonal favourite, directed and choreographed by the former award-winning Bolshoi Ballet Soloist, Konstantin Uralsky. This ballet continues to capture the hearts and imaginations of all generations across the world. It is a truly captivating piece of theatre, a wonderful introduction to ballet whilst retaining its appeal for anyone who is familiar with it. For more information, please go to "www.russian-state-ballet.co.uk":http://www.russian-state-ballet.co.uk Running time: approx 2 hours plus interval. ]]>
2018-11-03T14:00:00 2018-11-03T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Shakespeare Schools Festival 2018]]> B2 stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join us from 6 – 8 November for an exhilarating evening, featuring a series of unique abridged Shakespeare productions by local schools.

Shakespeare Schools Festival Shakespeare Schools Foundation is proud to present the world’s largest youth drama festival at the Belgrade Theatre. Join us from 6 – 8 November for an exhilarating evening, featuring a series of unique abridged Shakespeare productions by local schools. See Shakespeare’s timeless stories brought to life like never before, and support young people from your community as they take to the stage. Details of the schools performing at The Belgrade Theatre can be found on SSF’s "website":shakespeareschools.org/the-festival/whats-on/venue/the-belgrade-theatre: Join in the conversation using @SSF_UK #OurStage ]]>
2018-11-06T19:00:00 2018-11-08T19:00:00
<![CDATA[The Habit of Art]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Multilayered masterpiece examining joy, pain and emotional cost of creativity

The Habit of Art Alan Bennett is one our greatest and most celebrated playwrights, with a cavalcade of stage and screen blockbusters including <i>The History Boys, The Madness of King George</i> and <i>Talking Heads</i>. He is applauded as a genius for his sharp character observations and treasured for the way he beautifully balances wit, wistfulness and compassion. In <b>The Habit of Art</b>, Bennet gives us a play about a meeting between the poet WH Auden and the composer Benjamin Britten. Exploring friendship, rivalry and heartache this multilayered masterpiece examines the joy, pain and emotional cost of creativity. This production directed by Philip Franks marks the first ever revival of the play and stars the Olivier Award winning Matthew Kelly (<i>Of Mice and Men, Toast</i> and <i>Pride and Prejudice</i>) and David Yelland (<i>Chariots of Fire</i> and <i>The Crown</i>). <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Yuk9U1Ye974" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> Contains some mild swearing. ]]>
2018-11-06T19:30:00 2018-11-10T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Midday Variety - Pack Up Your Troubles]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join us for a night of great British variety as we celebrate the centenary of Armistice Day.

Midday Variety - Pack Up Your Troubles _Good Old Days_ star *Jan Hunt* presents an authentic music hall show to mark the centenary of Armistice Day. With singers *Judith Hibbert* and *Ross Tomlinson*, character comedian *John Styles*, your worthy chairman *David Graham* and members of the *Paper Moon Theatre Company*, the show will blend a perfect balance of humour and pathos to commemorate a very special anniversary. Not to be missed! Most of our seating require use of steps to access them. For further details please see information on our Access page or speak to one of our box office team. ]]>
2018-11-07T13:30:00 2018-11-07T13:30:00
<![CDATA[All You Need is LSD]]> B2 stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Does the world still need a psychedelic revolution?

In 2015, acclaimed British playwright Leo Butler accepted an invitation from former Government drugs tsar, Professor David Nutt, to be a guinea pig in the world’s first LSD medical trials since the 1960s. <i>Monty Python, Being John Malkovich</i>, and <i>Alice in Wonderland</i> all resonate in this exhilarating and original comedy as we watch Leo jump down the rabbit-hole of a medical trial in search of enlightenment - and a good story. Along the way he meets an array of characters from Aldous Huxley and The Beatles, to Steve Jobs and Ronald Reagan, whose own stories in the history of LSD are hilariously and poignantly uncovered. Does the world still need a psychedelic revolution? And will Leo make it back home in time for tea? Part history, party wild fantasy, this darkly humorous new play illuminates the drugs debate that won’t go away and examines the freedom we have to make our own choices in life, and death. <i>‘The drug laws in this country- the drug laws IN THE WORLD - all stem from this attitude that pleasure is a bad thing’</i>. In their 25th year, critically acclaimed theatre company Told by an Idiot collaborate with one of the UK’s finest playwrights to continue to create the unexpected. An "integrated signed performance":http://www.belgrade.co.uk/your-visit/access-information/ of this show will take place on Friday 16 November. In an integrated British Sign Language performances the interpreter is incorporated int the action on stage, making the interpretation easier to follow. The interpreter works alongside the actors, rather than standing to the side of the stage. Recommended for ages 14+ Running time: 90 minutes, no interval. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/qRLoPQnjd-8" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/I0EPQbjiAEw" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/x1Q4ZkPrqyk" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> Most of our seating require use of steps to access them. For further details please see information on our Access page or speak to one of our box office team. ]]>
2018-11-15T19:45:00 2018-11-17T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Monologue Slam UK Masterclass ]]> Burbidge Room 0.00000000 0.00000000 Monologue UK Masterclasses are fun, interactive, constructive sessions aimed at stretching you as a performer

Monologue Slam Masterclass *MonologueSlam UK Masterclasses* are part of TriForce's continued drive to promote and develop talent. These workshops are open to all those that audition or are considering auditioning for "MonologueSlam UK":http://www.belgrade.co.uk/event/monologue-slam; whether you are selected to perform at the Slam or are still waiting for your chance. Please be aware that these workshops are robust and are aimed at stretching you as a performer by introducing you to new ideas and techniques. The workshop is a fun, interactive and constructive session over four hours with a short break. The focus of the session is to analyse the quality and control of your monologue performance, highlighting strengths to build on and weaknesses to avoid or eliminate. *Monologue Masterclasses* are open to ages 14+ You will need to prepare a 1 minute or a 3 minute monologue to work on during the class. Two performers will be chosen from the Masterclass to perform at "MonologueSlam UK":http://www.belgrade.co.uk/event/monologue-slam. ]]>
2018-11-17T10:30:00 2018-11-17T15:00:00
<![CDATA[Silver Screen: On the Waterfront ]]> Burbidge Room 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join us for Afternoon Tea and a screening of the classic movie On the Waterfront

Silver Screen Join us in our Burbidge Room for an afternoon of Hollywood glamour with a screening of the classic movie, *On the Waterfront*. This special Silver Screen event will include Afternoon Tea followed by a screening of the film in the intimate surroundings of our first-floor Burbidge Room. Places are limited and must be booked in advance. ]]>
2018-11-20T13:30:00 2018-11-20T13:30:00
<![CDATA[Sleeping Beauty ]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Sleeping Beauty is the Belgrade's pantomime for Christmas 2018!

Sleeping Beauty Don’t get caught napping this Christmas when the nation’s dreamiest pantomime Sleeping Beauty comes to the Belgrade Theatre. Featuring a dragon, a dame and a dozing Princess, the Belgrade’s legendary panto will once again bring a touch of magic and mayhem to your festive celebrations. *“An unforgettable evening of Christmas entertainment”* Coventry Telegraph on last year’s panto When Princess Belle pricks her finger on an enchanted spinning wheel she’s cursed to fall asleep for 100 years, unless she’s kissed by her one true love. Enter the dashing Prince Valiant, along with Nanny Fanny McWheeze and Muddles, who embark on a brave adventure to save the Princess from her terrible fate. But with the wicked Fairy Carabosse determined to ruin their plans, will our trusty trio be triumphant or is the Princess doomed to a century of snoozing? Once again written and directed by Iain Lauchlan, *Sleeping Beauty* will feature the spectacular sets, lavish costumes and incredible performances that make a trip to the Belgrade panto an unmissable Christmas treat for hundreds of families every year. Festive, funny and unbelievably feel-good, *Sleeping Beauty* is guaranteed to delight the whole family and bring lashings of sparkle to your festive celebrations. *“Lauchlan and Co. have succeeded in working their magic once again.”* Stratford Herald With tickets already moving faster than a spinning wheel, don’t miss your chance to see *Sleeping Beauty* at the Belgrade Theatre, where Coventry celebrates Christmas. Go set your alarms now, it would be a nightmare to miss it! <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/IE5P-w-BGAY" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> Join in the fun by playing our "Sleeping Beauty game":https://www.waltimation.co.uk/theatres/BTC/sleepingbeauty/BTC_SB001.html Don't forget to share your scores. This Christmas you’re invited to a Royal Ball at the Belgrade Theatre with the nation’s favourite panto, Cinderella. This wonderful rags-to-riches tale is guaranteed to delight all the family and bring a touch of magic and make-believe to your festive celebrations. “Could be Coventry’s best panto in years” ★★★★★ Coventry Telegraph on last year’s panto Join Cinderella on her quest to win the heart of the dashing Prince Charming, with a little help from her best friend Buttons and the enchanting Fairy Godmother. But with her evil Ugly Sisters determined to ruin her chances and the clock about to strike midnight, will Cinders manage to win the Prince’s love before the spell runs out? Once again written and directed by Iain Lauchlan, this year’s panto will feature the spectacular sets, lavish costumes and sing-along-songs that make a trip to the Belgrade a truly unmissable Christmas treat. What’s more, with not one but two dastardly dames in the shape of the Ugly Sisters, this year’s show is set to be double the fun! “The Belgrade Team has done it again” ★★★★ What’s on Live on last year’s panto So pick up a pumpkin, grab your glass slippers and join us for some sparkling festive fun at the Belgrade Theatre, where Coventry celebrates Christmas. Hurry now, the clock is ticking… "Book here":http://www.belgrade.co.uk/event/relaxed-performance-familiarisation-session for the familiarisation session on Saturday 15 December ahead of the relaxed performance of *Sleeping Beauty*. For more information on the relaxed performance, please see the Extra Info tab. Most of our seating require use of steps to access them. For further details please see information on our Access page or speak to one of our box office team. ]]>
2018-11-21T18:30:00 2019-01-05T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Monologue Slam UK]]> B2 stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join us for Monologue Slam UK at the Belgrade Theatre and witness the most exciting talent that Coventry has to offer.

Monologue Slam Following a lengthy audition process, a selection of actors (including a youth round for 11-17 year olds), go head-to-head to perform for a welcoming audience and a panel of industry professionals including agents, casting directors and directors. With many previous participants going on to secure agents and work, this is the only industry showcase to be endorsed by casting directory Spotlight and Equity. Renowned for offering a direct link between talent and the industry, come along and witness the most exciting new talent that Coventry has to offer. *Monologue Slam UK* offers a fast paced, fun night out, with a celebrity host, showcasing local talent from actors to musicians. Want to take part? Auditions will be held at the Belgrade on Fri 12 Oct (11-17 year olds) and Sat 13 Oct (18+). For more information on how to book an audition and what to prepare, visit our "Take Part":http://www.belgrade.co.uk/take-part/monologue-slam/ page. Those aged 14+ can can also join us for a "Monologue Slam UK Masterclass":http://www.belgrade.co.uk/event/monologue-slam-masterclass on Sat 17 Nov. Most of our seating require use of steps to access them. For further details please see information on our Access page or speak to one of our box office team. ]]>
2018-11-22T19:30:00 2018-11-22T19:30:00
<![CDATA[VIP Night for Sleeping Beauty]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join us for the VIP performance of this year's pantomime Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty VIP Night Join us for the VIP performance of *Sleeping Beauty*. The Belgrade’s legendary pantomime is where Coventry celebrates Christmas. You can’t beat the Belgrade when it comes to stunning sets, lavish costumes and fantastic performances. *Sleeping Beauty* is the tale of a beautiful Princess who is cursed at her christening by the wicked Fairy Carabosse, which means that on her 18th birthday she will prick her finger on a spinning wheel and die. The good Fairy Azuriel offers some hope, she changes the spell to ensure that the Princess won’t die, merely fall into an enchanted sleep for 100 years from which she will wake if kissed by the one she loves. Join Nurse Nanny McWheeze, Muddles the Jester and the dashing Prince Valiant as they battle to ensure that the Prince is ready to wake the sleeping Princess on time! ]]>
2018-11-23T19:00:00 2018-11-23T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Silver Screen: Singin' in the Rain]]> Burbidge Room 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join us for Afternoon Tea and a screening of the classic movie Singin' in the Rain

Silver Screen Join us in our Burbidge Room for an afternoon of Hollywood glamour with a screening of the classic movie, *Singin' in the Rain*. This special Silver Screen event will include Afternoon Tea followed by a screening of the film in the intimate surroundings of our first-floor Burbidge Room. Places are limited and must be booked in advance. ]]>
2018-11-27T13:30:00 2018-12-18T13:30:00
<![CDATA[Over the Top]]> B2 stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Over The Top is a heart-stopping, pun-filled adventure, overflowing with uplifting Christmassy comedy.

Over The Top This year’s annual alternative pantomime, *Over The Top*, is a heart-stopping, pun-filled adventure, overflowing with uplifting Christmassy comedy. The year is 1918 and the troops on the Western Front have had a surprise visit from a fearless group of suffragettes who've come to perform a show to lift their spirits. But with bullets whizzing over their heads and howitzers shaking the ground, the troupe get stuck behind enemy lines and a rescue mission is needed. Hashtag #FirstWorldWarProblems. Sergeant Beauty and a crack team of daredevils soon set off on the perilous journey to rescue them, but will any of them make it back to Blighty for Christmas? Featuring an all-female cast, this show really is set in No Man’s Land. But fear not, these suffragettes definitely have our vote, and we’ll be rifling through the joke book to make sure the performance doesn’t tank. If you’re looking for a fun-filled night out away from the kids this Christmas then look no further! <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/8Yll8aMLC1M" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> Most of our seating require use of steps to access them. For further details please see information on our Access page or speak to one of our box office team. ]]>
2018-12-01T20:00:00 2018-12-29T20:00:00
<![CDATA[VIP Night for Over the Top]]> B2 stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 You're invited to the VIP night performance of our alternative pantomime Over the Top

Over the Top VIP night performance Join us for the VIP night performance of our alternative pantomime, *Over the Top*, a heart-stopping, pun-filled adventure, overflowing with uplifting Christmassy comedy. The year is 1918 and the troops on the Western Front have had a surprise visit from a fearless group of suffragettes who’ve come to perform a show to lift their spirits. But with bullets whizzing over their heads and howitzers shaking the ground, the troupe get stuck behind enemy lines and a rescue mission is needed #FirstWorldWarProblems. Sergeant Beauty and a crack team of daredevils soon set off on the perilous journey to rescue them, but will any of them make it back to Blighty for Christmas? Featuring an all-female cast, this show really is set in No Man’s Land. But fear not, these suffragettes definitely have our vote, and we’ll be rifling through the joke book to make sure the performance doesn’t tank. If you’re looking for a fun-filled night out away from the kids this Christmas then look no further! ]]>
2018-12-06T19:00:00 2018-12-06T19:00:00
<![CDATA[The Desi Central Christmas Special]]> B2 stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join us for the Desi Central Comedy Special featuring a stellar line-up of comedians.

Desi Centre Comedy Show Desi Central is back with another amazing line-up and night of nothing but laughter with *Patrick Monahan*, *Mickey Sharma*, *Aatif Nawaz* & *Tez Ilyas*. Age recommendation: 14+ ]]>
2018-12-10T19:45:00 2018-12-10T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Santa's Sparkly Surprise]]> B2 stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Child ticket price includes gift from Santa. Please charge a £5.00 gift to lap seats and babe in arms for those wishing their child to receive a gift.

Santa's Sparkly Surprise Bring your little ones to see Santa, Ellie the Elf and the gang. They have been so busy getting all the presents ready for the boys and girls around the world that they have forgotten to get ready for Christmas themselves. Rudolph and Mouse are very sad that the workshop has no decorations or a Christmas tree and that there are no presents for them! They are going to need the help of all the children in the audience to make Christmas as special as it should be. Santa’s Sparkly Surprise is the fifth show in the series written by Iain Lauchlan for the preschool audience. It will offer just as much fun, interaction and great songs to sing as all the others and the show will, of course, have a great storyline that the children can get involved in. So join us to get the festive season off to a magical start by helping Rudolph and Mouse bring Christmas to the North Pole and meeting Santa to give him your Christmas list and receiving an early Christmas gift from him. Running time approximately 35 minutes followed by a meet and greet with Santa. If you’re bringing children with additional needs and have any concerns about meeting Santa, please get in touch with one of our Box Office team at the time of booking, or before your visit. Most of our seating require use of steps to access them. For further details please see information on our Access page or speak to one of our box office team. ]]>
2018-12-12T15:30:00 2018-12-24T13:30:00
<![CDATA[Sleeping Beauty - Familiarisation Session]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 This is a free drop in session for those attending the Relaxed performance

This a chance for patrons who would benefit to come in and familiarise themselves with the auditorium and theatre, to see what they can expect when they come to see the relaxed performance of "Sleeping Beauty":http://www.belgrade.co.uk/event/sleeping-beauty-2018 on Thursday 3 January at 2pm. The session is designed to allow patrons to have a taste of what the performance will be like and to familiarise themselves with different aspects of the performance and the theatre. Front of House staff as well as Stage Management will be present on the day to answer any questions about the performance that you may have. The familiarisation sessions is free, but is only for those attending the Thursday 3 January 2pm relaxed performance of "Sleeping Beauty":http://www.belgrade.co.uk/event/sleeping-beauty-2018. If possible, it would be helpful to us if you would book for this session so that we know what numbers to expect, however, this is not necessary, as we know some patrons might want to decide on the day. We are inviting people to stay for as long or as short time as they like, and we welcome you to turn up at any time within the 11am and 12.30pm time slot. ]]>
2018-12-15T11:00:00 2018-12-15T11:00:00
<![CDATA[Silver Screen: Harvey]]> Burbidge Room 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join us for Afternoon Tea and a screening of the classic movie Harvey

Silver Screen Join us in our Burbidge Room for an afternoon of Hollywood glamour with a screening of the classic movie, *Harvey*. This special Silver Screen event will include Afternoon Tea followed by a screening of the film in the intimate surroundings of our first-floor Burbidge Room. Places are limited and must be booked in advance. ]]>
2019-01-08T13:30:00 2019-01-15T13:30:00
<![CDATA[Quadrophenia - The Album, Live!]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 A stunning live tribute to The Who

Quadrophenia - The Album Live! Produced by Concept Concerts this acclaimed production sees 8-piece band The Goldhawks deliver a stunning live performance of The Who’s smash hit concept album, <b>Quadrophenia</b>. Backed with exciting video screen projection of archival footage, the emotions, tension and raw power that the music demands is de-livered masterfully by the fabulous, charismatic band, The Goldhawks, with amazing replication of The Who’s sound. Starring Doug Freeman of the Goldhawks To send you home on an even bigger high there are a few all-time classic Who hits to close the show! "www.quadropheniatribute.com":www.quadropheniatribute.com <iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/246806022" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <b>Please note:</b> If you want to dance, book a seat in the stalls. If you want to stay seated, book a seat in the circle where the rake is too steep for us to allow dancing. More details can be found on the Extra Info tab. Running time: approximately 2 hours 15 minutes including interval Most of our seating require use of steps to access them. For further details please see information on our Access page or speak to one of our box office team. ]]>
2019-01-10T19:30:00 2019-01-10T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Bluejays: Rock and Roll Revolution]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 A journey through the fabulous fifties

The Bluejays: Rock and Roll Revolution Award-winning band *The Bluejays* (featuring stars of _Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story_, _Dreamboats & Petticoats_ and _Million Dollar Quartet_) take you on a jiving journey through the fabulous fifties. Packed with over 40 classic hits including _Rock Around The Clock, That’ll Be The Day, Jailhouse Rock, Johnny B. Goode, Tutti Frutti, C’mon Everybody, Stupid Cupid, Great Balls of Fire_ and _La Bamba_, all performed live on stage, Rock and Roll Revolution will transport you back to the era when music changed the world forever! From the early days of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis at Sun Studio, via the brief but brilliant careers of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and Eddie Cochran, right through to Rock ‘n’ Roll’s heyday with artists such as Cliff Richard, Connie Francis, Bill Haley and his Comets, Dion and the Belmonts and Little Richard – Rock and Roll Revolution is a whistle-stop tour through music’s most defining decade! In 2017, The Bluejays were flown out to Lubbock, Texas to play for members of Buddy Holly’s family – even being joined on backing vocals by Buddy’s wife, Maria Elena! Fortunately, you don’t need to travel that far to catch this wonderful band. If you love Rock ‘n’ Roll, dust off your Blue Suede Shoes and join the Rock and Roll Revolution! "www.rockandrollrevolution.co.uk":http://www.rockandrollrevolution.co.uk ]]>
2019-01-11T19:30:00 2019-01-11T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Britain's Got Magic]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 A sensational evening of magic and humour

Britain's Got Magic Reaching the Live Finals of Britain’s Got Talent 2016, prepare to experience the sensational magic of award winning comedy magician Christian Lee. With over 40 million YouTube Hits worldwide, Christian has been crowned various prestigious awards over the years. He is a member of the Inner Magic Circle and performs magic ranging from close up tricks to illusions and full stage productions. With his tongue in cheek humour, Christian is currently leading the way with his unique style and wacky performances and has been dubbed the ‘King of Comedy Magic’ by Time Out. Christian Lee will be joined by Oliver Tabor, a recent FISM World Magic Championships finalist and renowned London stage magician, Inner Magic Circle member and award winning TV magician Max Somerset, multi-award winning magician Richard Griffin and Steve Hewlett, ventriloquist and Britain’s Got Talent finalist. Featuring some of the most exciting names in magic and variety in the UK, this is a show suitable for the whole family. Get ready for an evening of magic and humour. Most of our seating require use of steps to access them. For further details please see information on our Access page or speak to one of our box office team. ]]>
2019-01-12T14:00:00 2019-01-12T14:00:00
<![CDATA[Legend - The Music of Bob Marley]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Showcasing the legend Bob Marley

Legend - The Music of Bob Marley When you think Reggae, there is only one name that comes to your mind. The legend that was Bob Marley. <b>Legend - The Music of Bob Marley</b> is an unforgettable evening celebrating this musical icon in one fantastic stage show extravaganza. Combining his superb, distinctive vocals with flawless musicianship, and a supremely talented cast. Together they recreate the timeless hits <i>Could You Be Loved, Is This Love, One Love, No Woman No Cry, Three Little Birds, Jammin’, Buffalo Soldier, Stir It Up, Get Up Stand Up, Exodus, Waiting in Vain, Satisfy My Soul, Iron Lion Zion, I Shot the Sheriff</i> and many more reggae classics. This two-hour rasta spectacular, showcasing the magic of Marley, will leave audiences on a natural high. <b>Legend – The Music of Bob Marley</b> captures the charisma and culture of an icon gone too soon. <i>This is a tribute show and is no way affiliated with any original artists/estates/management companies or similar shows.</i> <b>Please note:</b> If you want to dance, book a seat in the stalls. If you want to stay seated, book a seat in the circle where the rake is too steep for us to allow dancing. More details can be found on the Extra Info tab. Most of our seating require use of steps to access them. For further details please see information on our Access page or speak to one of our box office team. ]]>
2019-01-12T19:45:00 2019-01-12T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Behind the Scenes Tour ]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join us on our Behind the Scenes Tour and take a peek at how and where we make the magic on stage happen.

Behind the scenes tours Have you ever wondered where the Dame prepares to go on stage for the Panto, how the Belgrade got its name, or where the actors relax in between shows? If so, why not make your way behind the curtain, on one of our *Behind the Scenes Tours*, and take a peek at how and where we make the magic on stage happen. You’ll also discover the story of the Belgrade and be able to explore the public and private areas of our wonderful building. Depending on the productions, either in rehearsal or production, access onto either stage cannot be guaranteed – however there will still be plenty of exclusive access and who knows who you will bump into. Tours last approximately one hour and please arrive at Box Office 10 minutes before the start time of your tour. As a registered charity (number 219163), we are reliant on the continued support of our audiences, funders, members, corporate partners and donors – to ensure that we continue to enrich communities and change people’s lives. All proceeds from the Tours support our charitable work – both on and off the stage. ]]>
2019-01-14T14:00:00 2019-01-14T18:00:00
<![CDATA[Circus of Horrors - Psycho Asylum]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Bizarre and fantastic circus show

Circus of Horrors - Psycho Asylum <b>Circus of Horrors – Psycho Asylum</b> features an amazing amalgamation of bizarre and fantastic circus acts, all woven into a sensational shock-horror story. This Rock ‘n’ Roll rollercoaster of a show features a mainly original soundscape and is performed with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek. <b>Circus of Horrors’</b> has appeared on various TV shows turning the show into a household name, taking the extreme to the mainstream. Its TV credits include Britain’s Got Talent, The X Factor, The Slammer, Daybreak, Fairground Attractions, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Body Shockers, Fake Reaction, This Morning, Ant & Dec, The One Show and A Royal Command Performance. <b>Circus of Horrors</b> has toured all over the world from Chile to Chatham, Argentina to Aberdeen, Japan to Jersey including festival appearances with Alice Cooper, Ermine, Motley Cure, Oasis, Iron Maiden, The Manic Street Preachers, Foo Fighters, Guns & Roses, Marilyn Manson, Ozzy Osbourne and many more. "www.circusofhorrors.co.uk":http://www.circusofhorrors.co.uk Most of our seating require use of steps to access them. For further details please see information on our Access page or speak to one of our box office team. ]]>
2019-01-15T19:30:00 2019-01-15T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Material Girl - The Music of Madonna]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Celebrating the music of Madonna

Material Girl <b>Material Girl</b> celebrates the greatest songs from the Queen of Pop, Madonna. With incredible vocals, amazing dancers, video footage and narration, audiences are taken on a journey through the scandals, the controversy and of course the music of one of the world’s most iconic figures. Told through the eyes of our leading lady, Jodie Jackson, audiences will hear stories and little known facts about Madonna as the show follows her career and music through her 35 years at the top. <b>Material Girl</b> features all of the hits such as <i>Like A Virgin, Papa Don’t Preach, Vogue, Crazy for You, Into The Groove, Like A Prayer, Express Yourself</i> and many more. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Clp1hVYcBPs" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> "www.materialgirlshow.com":www.materialgirlshow.com <b>Please note:</b> If you want to dance, book a seat in the stalls. If you want to stay seated, book a seat in the circle where the rake is too steep for us to allow dancing. More details can be found on the Extra Info tab. Most of our seating require use of steps to access them. For further details please see information on our Access page or speak to one of our box office team. ]]>
2019-01-16T19:30:00 2019-01-16T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Adult Acting Classes: Spring 2019]]> Weston Learning Space 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join us for adult acting classes at the Belgrade

Have you always wanted to try your hand at acting, learn more about theatre, or maybe you’re just looking for an opportunity to meet new people? Our *Adult Acting Classes* are the perfect way to develop new skills, stretch your creativity, build your confidence and have lots of fun. These practical theatre workshops are open to anyone aged 16+ and are led by our experienced theatre practitioners. Each term we focus on a different theme or style of theatre practice, so there’s always something new to learn. Our Spring term will be a celebration of the most original female voices of the twentieth century. A great chance to both act and direct in some wonderful and iconic plays written from the female perspective. No previous experience is necessary to take part in these workshops. Just bring comfortable clothing and footwear, a bottle of water, and an open mind! *Adult Acting Classes* take place on Friday evenings at the following times: Early Class: 5:30pm – 7:30pm Late Class: 8pm – 10pm See ‘Ticket Information’ on the right for specific dates this term. We like to be able to send you an email before the Acting Classes begin, with all of the useful information you need to know. Therefore, please make sure you provide us with a relevant email address when you book. To book your place call our Box Office team on *024 7655 3055* or book online now. All three terms can be booked at a discounted rate of £315 (paid for at the time of booking). ]]>
2019-01-18T17:30:00 2019-01-18T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Big Girls Don't Cry ]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Celebrating the music of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons

Big Girls Don't Cry Come and experience the iconic sound of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons authentically recreated by a phenomenal cast and a fantastic live band. The internationally acclaimed <b>Big Girls Don’t Cry</b> authentically revives the sublime harmonies of New Jersey’s finest. It showcases Frankie’s incredible falsettos, and features solo hits that range from the exuberant – the rock’n’roll nostalgia of Grease, to the spine-tingling show-stealers. Selling an incredible 100 million records worldwide, there’s a Four Seasons song that shares a special place in everyone’s heart. The show revives classic songs including <i>Sherry, December 1963 (Oh What a Night), Walk Like a Man, Rag Doll</i>, <i>Big Girls Don’t Cry</i>, <i>My Eyes Adored You, Let’s Hang On, Working My Way Back to You, Beggin’, I’ve Got You Under My Skin</i> and <i>Who Loves You</i> - you’re never more than a song away from another classic hit. Most of our seating require use of steps to access them. For further details please see information on our Access page or speak to one of our box office team. ]]>
2019-01-18T19:30:00 2019-01-18T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Youth Acting Classes, Ages 8-11: Spring 2019 ]]> Weston Learning Space 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join us for youth acting classes at the Belgrade on a Saturday

Youth Acting Classes, Ages 8-11: Spring 2019 Our fantastic *Youth Acting Classes* run on Saturday mornings for young people aged 8-11 (primary group) and 11-16 (secondary group). Through these fun and practical drama workshops, young people can stretch their creativity, improve their confidence, learn new skills and make new friends. Each term we focus on a different subject or style of theatre, so there’s always something new to learn. Working together is a key skill when making theatre. By working as an ensemble, participants will learn how to develop and tell their own story, create a set and then perform as one. Groups will work towards an end of term performance for family, friends and Belgrade Staff which will take place on the final session of the term. When booking, participants should be aware that this terms performance will take place on Saturday 30 March. *Youth Acting Classes* are led by experienced DBS checked practitioners in the Belgrade’s safe and professional theatre. No previous drama experience is necessary to take part. Just bring comfortable clothing and footwear, a bottle of water, and be ready to have fun! Youth Acting Classes take place on Saturday mornings at the Belgrade Theatre, at the following times: Primary group ages 8-11, 10.15am – 11.45am Secondary group ages 11-16, Midday – 1.30pm See ‘Ticket Information’ on the right for specific dates this term. In order for young people to get the most from these activities, the groups are separated by age, based on school years. Participants are welcome to join the 8-11 group while they are at primary school, including when they’re in Year 6. If a young person is in Year 7 and above, they can join the 11-16 group. We like to be able to send you an email before the Acting Classes begin, with all of the useful information you need to know. Therefore, please make sure you provide us with a relevant email address when you book your place. To book your place call our Box Office team on *024 7655 3055* or book online now. Please note, places are limited. ]]>
2019-01-19T10:15:00 2019-01-19T10:15:00
<![CDATA[Youth Acting Classes, Ages 11-16: Spring 2019 ]]> Weston Learning Space 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join us for youth acting classes at the Belgrade on a Saturday

Youth Acting Classes, Ages 11-16: Spring 2019 Our fantastic *Youth Acting Classes* run on Saturday mornings for young people aged 8-11 (primary group) and 11-16 (secondary group). Through these fun and practical drama workshops, young people can stretch their creativity, improve their confidence, learn new skills and make new friends. Each term we focus on a different subject or style of theatre, so there’s always something new to learn. Working together is a key skill when making theatre. By working as an ensemble, participants will learn how to develop and tell their own story, create a set and then perform as one. Groups will work towards an end of term performance for family, friends and Belgrade Staff which will take place on the final session of the term. When booking, participants should be aware that this terms performance will take place on Saturday 30 March. *Youth Acting Classes* are led by experienced DBS checked practitioners in the Belgrade’s safe and professional theatre. No previous drama experience is necessary to take part. Just bring comfortable clothing and footwear, a bottle of water, and be ready to have fun! Youth Acting Classes take place on Saturday mornings at the Belgrade Theatre, at the following times: Primary group ages 8-11, 10.15am – 11.45am Secondary group ages 11-16, Midday – 1.30pm See ‘Ticket Information’ on the right for specific dates this term. In order for young people to get the most from these activities, the groups are separated by age, based on school years. Participants are welcome to join the 8-11 group while they are at primary school, including when they’re in Year 6. If a young person is in Year 7 and above, they can join the 11-16 group. We like to be able to send you an email before the Acting Classes begin, with all of the useful information you need to know. Therefore, please make sure you provide us with a relevant email address when you book your place. To book your place call our Box Office team on *024 7655 3055* or book online now. Please note, places are limited. ]]>
2019-01-19T12:00:00 2019-01-19T12:00:00
<![CDATA[The Little Mix Experience ]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 A tribute to the UK's finest girl group

The Little Mix Experience If you’re a fan of one of X Factor’s finest exports you’re sure to L.O.V.E. <b>The Little Mix Experience</b>! Four hugely talented girls pay tribute to one of the UK’s finest Girl-Bands. With breathtaking dance moves, replica costumes and some of the finest vocals in the UK, this is a high-energy show from beginning to end, packed with all of Little Mix’s greatest hits and suitable for all ages! Featuring songs such as <i>DNA, Wings, Salute, Black Magic, Love Me Like You, Secret Love Song</i> and many, many more. They look like Little Mix, They Sound like Little Mix, they are *The Little Mix Experience*. Running time: approx 2 hours 5 minutes including interval <b>Please note:</b> If you want to dance, book a seat in the stalls. If you want to stay seated, book a seat in the circle where the rake is too steep for us to allow dancing. More details can be found on the Extra Info tab. ]]>
2019-01-19T13:00:00 2019-01-19T13:00:00
<![CDATA[The Best of Queen ]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Acclaimed tribute act The Bohemians recreate the magic of Queen in this sensational concert show.

Please note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Flash will no longer be performing as previously advertised. The Best of Queen will now be performed by acclaimed tribute band, The Bohemians. Internationally renowned Queen tribute band the *Bohemians* take you on a high energy rollercoaster ride of a concert, featuring the back catalogue of one of the world’s most popular and iconic rock acts of all time. Billed as ‘the world’s most exciting Queen tribute’, The Bohemians start proceedings as they mean to continue. Right from the beginning you will be gripped by a bombastic, authentic audiovisual representation of Queen’s iconic Wembley ‘86 performance as the Bohemians burst onto the stage to the strains of _One Vision_ and _A Kind of Magic_. So many fabulous hits to be covered but they’re all here, from the early piano and harmony heavy wonders of _Killer Queen_ and _Don’t Stop Me Now_, to the later, catchy pop anthems of the eighties. The second hour concentrates on the later hits and once again there are so many to choose from. The stunning, _Breakthru_ provides both the introduction and the costume presentation for this part of the set which includes a new feature of the Bohemians stage show, a slick rendering of classics from the late eighties and early nineties era. *I Want It All*, _The Show Must Go On_ and the haunting, _Days Of Our Lives_ are just some of those featured. Next up it’s the sights and sounds of the famous Live Aid performance and of course, the awesome _Bohemian Rhapsody_. Then it’s back to Wembley ‘86 for a suitably rousing finale when the Bohemians will have you on your feet, singing, dancing and clapping along to the likes of _We Will Rock You_ and _We Are the Champions_. The appropriate climax to a truly memorable live re-enactment of the world’s greatest rock band. <b>Please note:</b> If you want to dance, book a seat in the stalls. If you want to stay seated, book a seat in the circle where the rake is too steep for us to allow dancing. More details can be found on the Extra Info tab. Most of our seating require use of steps to access them. For further details please see information on our Access page or speak to one of our box office team. ]]>
2019-01-19T19:30:00 2019-01-19T19:30:00
<![CDATA[80s Mania]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Europe’s official Eighties Reunion concert

80s Mania Currently taking the UK by storm, it’s Europe’s official Eighties Reunion concert show! <br> Featuring the music of 25 chart-topping pop stars including Duran Duran, Human League, Culture Club, Wham!, Madness, Madonna, Spandau Ballet, Cyndi Lauper, Adam Ant, Bananarama, Erasure, Nena, Soft Cell, Toni Basil, Dead or Alive, Kim Wilde plus many more live on stage. <br> The show features an incredible 150 costume changes, custom-produced dual-screen video projection and more than 35 smash hits performed by the superb New Romantic Band including <i>Don’t You Want Me Baby, Call Me, Relax, Tainted Love, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Karma Chameleon, Holiday, Kids in America, Stand and Deliver, Venus, Respect, I Think We’re Alone Now, Baggy Trousers, Rio, Electric Dreams, Mad World, Hey Mickey</i> and <i>Turning Japanese</i> alongside the amazing <b>80’s Mania</b> Dancers Broader in its range of music than your widest shoulder pads, stiletto-heels-like head and shoulders above the rest, a show bigger than the biggest hair the Eighties had to offer, catch <b>80’s Mania</b> – it’s sweeping the nation! <b>Please note:</b> If you want to dance, book a seat in the stalls. If you want to stay seated, book a seat in the circle where the rake is too steep for us to allow dancing. More details can be found on the Extra Info tab. Most of our seating require use of steps to access them. For further details please see information on our Access page or speak to one of our box office team ]]>
2019-01-25T19:30:00 2019-01-25T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Magic of Motown ]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Back by popular demand and seen by over one million people, The Magic of Motown is the ultimate celebration of Motown music.

The Magic of Motown Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable *The Magic of Motown* show steams into town! Seen by over a million people, it's no surprise that the show is one of the biggest success stories in British theatre history, even performing for Her Majesty the Queen, as special guests at the _Royal Variety Performance_. Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience. Celebrate the sound of a generation as the timeless music of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson and more are sensationally recreated for you by an exceptionally talented cast and band. This breath-taking concert spectacular takes you on a musical journey through all your favourite songs, including: _Ain’t No Mountain_, _Signed Sealed Delivered_, _Grapevine_, _Get Ready_, _Dancing In The Streets_, _My Girl_, _Blame It On The Boogie_, _Uptight_, _Endless Love_, _My Cherie Amor,_ _All Night Long_, _Heatwave_ and many, many more. *Please note:* If you want to dance, book a seat in the stalls. If you want to stay seated, book a seat in the circle where the rake is too steep for us to allow dancing. More details can be found on the Extra Info tab. Running time: Approx. 2 hours 20 minutes, including interval. <b>Please note:</b> If you want to dance, book a seat in the stalls. If you want to stay seated, book a seat in the circle where the rake is too steep for us to allow dancing. More details can be found on the Extra Info tab. ]]>
2019-01-26T19:30:00 2019-01-26T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Verdict ]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 The powerful best-selling courtroom thriller starring Ian Kelsey.

The Verdict Starring *Ian Kelsey* with *Paul Opacic* (_Bad Girls_, _Hollyoaks_, _Emmerdale_), *Christopher Ettridge* (_Goodnight Sweetheart_), *Richard Walsh* (_London's Burning_) and *Karen Drury* (_Brookside_). The powerful best-selling courtroom thriller What price for the truth? Following the phenomenal success of its world premiere tour, Middle Ground Theatre Company is delighted to present the second tour of the gripping and critically acclaimed courtroom sensation *The Verdict*. Frank Galvin is a washed up veteran lawyer and an alcoholic. He is presented with one last chance to redeem himself when he is given an open-and-shut medical malpractice case that no one thinks he can win. Up against the unforgiving medical establishment and the all-powerful Catholic Church, he courageously refuses an out of court settlement, believing it is negligence that has condemned a young mother. Smelling a cover up, he instead takes the case and the entire legal system to court. A stunning courtroom thriller made famous by the five times OSCAR nominated Sidney Lumet film with Paul Newman and James Mason. *Ian Kelsey* is known by millions for his regular roles in _Blue Murder_, _Emmerdale_, _Casualty_, _Down To Earth_, _Where The Heart Is_, _Doctors_ and _Coronation Street_. Contains occasional strong language. Running time: 2 hours 40 minutes including interval ]]>
2019-01-30T19:30:00 2019-02-02T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Midday Variety - A Celebration of Variety]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join your host Andy Eastwood for a celebration of great British variety

Midday Variety - A Celebration of Variety Your merry musical host *Andy Eastwood* presents a bumper show to welcome a new year of variety. Featuring songstress *Helen Farrell*, piano man *Dean Stansby*, comedian *Steve Barclay*, diva of magic *Romany*, and very special guests *The London Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra*. A feast of fun! Most of our seating require use of steps to access them. For further details please see information on our Access page or speak to one of our box office team. ]]>
2019-02-01T13:30:00 2019-02-01T13:30:00
<![CDATA[Octopus Soup!]]> B2 stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Octopus Soup! is an exciting new comedy with an all-star cast premiering at the Belgrade Theatre prior to a major national tour

Octopus Soup A razor-sharp new comedy with *Nick Hancock*, star of West End hit _An Evening with Gary Lineker_ and host of iconic TV shows _Room 101_ and _They Think It’s All Over_. Meet Seymour, the safest man in Britain. An insurance consultant who wears a belt and braces (and another belt, just to be sure). He’s in last chance saloon, and everything rests on this one important conference call. What could possibly go wrong? Enter Marvin, a bungling burglar with bad knees… With Seymour’s highly neurotic actress wife Gloria awaiting news on a star TV role, the burglar’s psychopathic crime boss around the corner, and a share of the £30 billion insurance market at stake, will our heroes and their octopus get out alive? *Octopus Soup!* will have you crying with laughter. Don’t miss out! Most of our seating require use of steps to access them. For further details please see information on our Access page or speak to one of our box office team. ]]>
2019-02-02T19:45:00 2019-02-16T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Silver Screen: A Place in the Sun]]> Burbidge Room 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join us for Afternoon Tea and a screening of the classic move A Place in the Sun

Silver Screen Join us in our Burbidge Room for an afternoon of Hollywood glamour with a screening of the classic movie, *A Place in the Sun.* This special Silver Screen event will include *Afternoon Tea* followed by a screening of the film in the intimate surroundings of our first-floor Burbidge Room. Places are limited and must be booked in advance. Most of our seating require use of steps to access them. For further details please see information on our Access page or speak to one of our box office team. Afternoon Tea will be served at 1.30pm and film will commence at 2.30pm. ]]>
2019-02-05T13:30:00 2019-02-19T13:30:00
<![CDATA[The House on Cold Hill]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Following the overwhelming, sell out stage success of Not Dead Enough, The Perfect Murder and Dead Simple, the No. 1 bestselling author Peter James is back with this spine-tingling new world premiere starring Strictly Come Dancing champion Joe McFadden.

Following the incredible sell-out stage success of _Not Dead Enough_, _The Perfect Murder_ and _Dead Simple_, the No. 1 best-selling author Peter James is back with the world premiere of this spine-chilling thriller. BAFTA nominated actor and winner of BBC1’s _Strictly Come Dancing_ 2017, *Joe McFadden* (_Heartbeat_, _Holby City_,) and award winning actress *Rita Simons* who played the iconic Roxy Mitchell in _EastEnders_, are joined by award winning actors, *Charlie Clements* (Bradley in _EastEnders_) and *Persephone Swales-Dawson* (Nico Blake in _Hollyoaks_) in Peter's ghostly story of the Harcourt family, who move into the house of the dreams that has been empty for the last forty years. However, their dream home quickly turns into the stuff of nightmares as they begin to wonder whether they may not be the only residents at Cold Hill… *The House on Cold Hill* is a modern-day supernatural thriller that will send shivers down your spine and make you think twice about returning home to a dark, empty house after the show! ‘It’s a night for everyone, with horror, intrigue and mystery... it’s terrific!’ British Theatre Guide, for The Perfect Murder ★★★★ ‘Gripping… the audience were riveted from beginning to end.’ Surrey Advertiser, for Not Dead Enough <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Y_obUxZplB4" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> ]]>
2019-02-11T19:30:00 2019-02-16T19:30:00
<![CDATA[February Camp]]> Weston Learning Space 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Belgrade’s Holiday Camps are action-packed with drama games and practical activities to keep young people entertained during the school holidays. During February half term we'll be exploring the silly and wonderful world of slapstick comedy.

February Camp The Belgrade’s *Holiday Camps* are action-packed with drama games and practical activities to keep young people entertained during the school holidays. During February half term we'll be exploring the silly and wonderful world of *Slapstick Comedy*. Using fun, practical drama games and activities we'll create mini performances inspired by famous slapstick scenes from great of Hollywood movies. *Holiday Camps* are available for ages 8 – 13 years and led by experienced practitioners in the Belgrade’s safe and professional theatre. No previous theatre experience is necessary to attend. ]]>
2019-02-18T10:00:00 2019-02-18T10:00:00
<![CDATA[Billionaire Boy - The Musical]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Billionaire Boy is a hilarious new musical is a triumphant treat for the whole family, based on the bestselling book by David Walliams

Billionaire Boy One-day factory worker Len Spud invents a new loo roll “Bum Fresh - wet on one side, dry on the other”. The wiping-wonder is an instant hit. Len, and his son Joe, become overnight billionaires, turning their lives upside down. Whilst Mr Spud spends, spends, spends on fast cars, 100-inch TVs, and lavish gifts for his glamorous new girlfriend, Sapphire Stone, Joe is left to fend for himself. In the unforgiving world of the school playground, things are about to get more complicated as Joe navigates an assault course of school bullies and dangerously inedible canteen food. Can money really buy happiness? This hilarious new musical is a triumphant treat for the whole family, based on the bestselling book by David Walliams, and presented by the NST team following their award-winning “whisker-licking treat” _Fantastic Mr Fox_. Most of our seating require use of steps to access them. For further details please see information on our Access page or speak to one of our box office team. ]]>
2019-02-20T14:00:00 2019-02-23T19:00:00
<![CDATA[The Full Monty]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Hilarious and heartfelt production

The Full Monty <b>The Full Monty</b> is one of the most acclaimed British films ever and <b>The Full Monty</b> stage play has become one of the most phenomenal theatrical productions. This "chuffing brilliant" production about six out-of-work, impoverished steelworkers from Sheffield with nothing to lose, took the world by storm and has become one of Britain’s most successful shows. Based on his smash hit film and adapted for the stage by Oscar-winning writer Simon Beaufoy, this hilarious and heartfelt production has received standing ovations every night and won the prestigious UK Theatre Award. Featuring Gary Lucy who has made the part of Gaz his own, with an all-star cast of Andrew Dunn, Louis Emerick, Joe Gill, Kai Owen and James Redmond with songs by Donna Summer, Hot Chocolate and Tom Jones you really should… drop absolutely everything and book today! <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/GrksjWaTnRk" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> Running time: 2 hours and 25 minutes including interval Contains nudity Most of our seating require use of steps to access them. For further details please see information on our Access page or speak to one of our box office team. ]]>
2019-02-25T19:30:00 2019-03-02T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Under the Umbrella]]> B2 stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Under The Umbrella is compelling new play exploring tradition, trauma and triumph in the art of finding love.

Under The Umbrella *_Wei is a smart girl. Men prefer to marry women who aren't smarter than themselves. Class B men choose class C women. Class A choose class B. Wei is a Class A woman. What's she going to get?_* *_A PhD._* Wei has turned 27 and suddenly her grandmother is worried. 27 brings with it the label of “shengnu,” or “leftover woman,” so a husband needs to be found before she’s missed her chance. Unbeknownst to Wei, her grandmother pushes her mother into helping the search. Affixing Wei’s dating profile onto an umbrella, they join the hundreds of parents at the Marriage Market of Guangzhou. Here there's only one successful transaction: a first date for your child. When Wei learns of her family's interventions, and her housemate Lucy also begins to meddle, she finds herself asking whether being single is just too much hassle. With a dual setting of Coventry and Guangzhou, this compelling new play by Amy Ng (_Acceptance, Shangri-La_) explores tradition, trauma and triumph in the art of finding love. ]]>
2019-03-02T19:45:00 2019-03-16T19:45:00
<![CDATA[The Comedy About a Bank Robbery]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Dynamite new comedy guaranteed to deliver swag loads of laughter

The Comedy About a Bank Robbery Ocean’s Eleven meets the Marx Brothers in this dynamite new comedy now enjoying its third year in the West End! Following the phenomenal sell-out success of their multi award-winning <i>The Play That Goes Wrong</i>, Mischief Theatre return with their latest smash hit, <b>The Comedy About A Bank Robbery</b>. A priceless diamond has been entrusted to the city bank, an institution so corrupt that even the security guards are on the take. Can it be safely stored or will it all go horribly wrong? Don’t miss this smash-and-grab hit comedy, guaranteed to deliver swag loads of laughter. Book now, it’d be criminal to miss it! Most of our seating require use of steps to access them. For further details please see information on our Access page or speak to one of our box office team. ]]>
2019-03-05T19:30:00 2019-03-09T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Rock Of Ages]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Now a global smash with hit seasons on Broadway, London’s West End and Las Vegas, Rock of Ages comes to the Belgrade in March 2019.

Rock of Ages The smash hit musical *Rock of Ages* comes to Coventry for one week only! Star of _Strictly Come Dancing_ *Kevin Clifton* will play the lead role of ‘Stacee Jaxx’. The internationally renowned dancer will swap the Ballroom for the ‘Bourbon Club’ when he plays alongside *Kevin Kennedy*, *Zoe Birkett*, *Jodie Steele*, *Luke Walsh*, *Lucas Rush*, *Andrew Carthy*, *Vas Constanti* and *Rhiannon Chesterman* in the ultimate 80’s rock ‘n’ roll musical. *Rock of Ages* is an LA love story lavished with over 25 classic rock anthems. Lose yourself in a city and a time where the dreams are as big as the hair, and yes, they can come true! This hilarious musical comedy will have you singing and laughing along with its epic songs played loud and proud by an awesome live band. Now a global smash with hit seasons on Broadway, London’s West End and Las Vegas and a star-studded Hollywood movie version, we promise you the biggest party in town! WARNING: CONTAINS SERIOUS ROCK ‘N’ ROLL DEBAUCHERY! Age recommendation, 12+ <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/S2RUFW6h6cg" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> Most of our seating require use of steps to access them. For further details please see information on our Access page or speak to one of our box office team. ]]>
2019-03-11T19:30:00 2019-03-16T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Noughts & Crosses]]> B2 stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Based on the novel by acclaimed writer Malorie Blackman, Noughts and Crosses is a captivating story of love, revolution and what it means to grow up in a divided world.

Noughts & Crosses _“Why love, if losing hurts so much?”_ Teenagers Sephy and Callum sit together on a beach. They are in love. It is forbidden. Sephy is a Cross and Callum is a Nought. Between Noughts and Crosses there are racial and social divides. A segregated society teeters on a volatile knife edge. As violence breaks out, Sephy and Callum draw closer, but this is a romance that will lead them into terrible danger. This gripping Romeo and Juliet story by acclaimed writer Malorie Blackman and adapted by Sabrina Mahfouz is a captivating story of love, revolution and what it means to grow up in a divided world. Age recommendation 13+ Most of our seating require use of steps to access them. For further details please see information on our Access page or speak to one of our box office team. ]]>
2019-03-26T19:00:00 2019-03-30T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Belgrade Birthday Quiz]]> Burbidge Room 0.00000000 0.00000000 Help us to celebrate our birthday on 27 March with the Belgrade Birthday Quiz.

Belgrade Quiz Help us to celebrate our birthday on 27 March with the Belgrade Birthday Quiz. Back by popular demand, our big birthday quiz will take place in our first-floor Burbidge Room. Tickets cost just £16 each, with a maximum of 6 people per team. The ticket price includes a welcome drink, nibbles and birthday cake - with all monies raised being reinvested into our education and community work. There will also be opportunities to win some brilliant prizes in our birthday raffle. So grab a group and join us for a battle of brains in celebration of our big day. Please note: Places are limited. Early booking is advisable. ]]>
2019-03-27T19:00:00 2019-03-27T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Wise Children]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Emma Rice brings her unique, musical and exuberantly impish vision to Angela Carter’s great last novel, Wise Children.

Wise Children ‘Let’s have all the skeletons out of the closet, today, of all days!’ It’s 23 April, Shakespeare’s birthday. In Brixton, Nora and Dora Chance - twin chorus girls born and bred south of the river – are celebrating their 70th birthday. Over the river in Chelsea, their father and greatest actor of his generation Melchior Hazard turns 100 on the same day. As does his twin brother Peregrine. If, in fact, he’s still alive. And if, in truth, Melchior is their real father after all... A big, bawdy tangle of theatrical joy and pain, Wise Children is a celebration of show business, family, forgiveness and hope. Expect show girls and Shakespeare, sex and scandal, mischief and mistaken identity - and butterflies by the thousand. Emma Rice (_Romantics Anonymous, Tristan & Yseult, The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk_ and _Brief Encounter_) brings her unique, musical and exuberantly impish vision to Angela Carter’s great last novel, *Wise Children*, at the same time launching her new theatre company of the same name. What a joy it is to dance and sing! Age Recommendation 14+ Contains some sexual content, strong language and adult themes throughout. Please contact Box Office if you require further details or have any specific concerns about these issues. ]]>
2019-04-02T19:30:00 2019-04-06T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Easter Camp]]> Weston Learning Space 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Belgrade’s Holiday Camps are action-packed with drama games and practical activities to keep young people entertained during the school holidays. During our Easter Camp we'll be exploring Stories of the City.

Easter Camp The Belgrade’s *Holiday Camps* are action-packed with drama games and practical activities to keep young people entertained during the school holidays. During our *Easter Camp* we'll be exploring *Stories of the City*. It's been just over a year since Coventry won the bid to be City of Culture 2021. In this fun, practical holiday camp we'll be exploring Coventry stories. Did you know there is a secret river running through the city centre? Where did Lady Godiva come from? Join us for two days of action-packed drama games and activities where we'll create mini performances inspired by our city. ]]>
2019-04-15T10:00:00 2019-04-15T10:00:00
<![CDATA[The Sensational 60s Experience ]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Running time 2 hours 45 minutes inc. interval

The Sensational 60s Experience The biggest and best 60s show touring the UK, returns to The Belgrade Theatre for one night only with a brand new production for 2019. *The Sensational 60’s Experience* brings you a three hour 60s spectacular of pure nostalgia. The show with the definite feel good factor will transport you back to that magical decade that was the 1960’s. Six legendary names take to the stage and deliver to you a night never to be forgotten where you’ll find it impossible to remain in your seat. This is must see 60’s show for 2019. Starring *Mike Pender* (Original voice of *The Searchers*) *Chris Farlowe*, *Herman’s Hermits*, *The Swinging Blue Jeans*, *New Amen Corner* and *The Fourmost*. Hits include _Needles and Pins, Out Of Time, I’m Into Something Good, Hippy Hippy Shake, Bend Me Shape Me, A Little Lovin_, plus many more. Step back in time to when pop music was at its very best. BOOK EARLY TO GUARANTEE YOUR SEAT! Running time: approx 2hrs 45mins inc. interval ]]>
2019-04-16T19:30:00 2019-04-16T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Walk Right Back - The Everly Brothers Story]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Walk Right Back tells the story of the most successful duo of all time - The Everly Brothers

Walk Right Back - The Everly Brothers Story After a phenomenal sell out tour in 2018, *Walk Right Back* is...BACK! From the Producers of _That'll be the Day_, the show tells the story of the most successful duo of all time - The Everly Brothers. Featuring hits such as _Bye Bye Love, All I Have To Do Is Dream_ and _Cathy’s Clown_, this unique concert-based musical entwines the wonderful, sad yet glorious story of The Everly Brothers around those trademark “harmonies from heaven”. Follow the brothers rise to fame, through their decade-long feud to the glorious reunion that gave them back to the world, and back to each other. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/QqrKoS7PH5w?rel=0" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> Running time: 2 hrs 25 mins inc. interval ]]>
2019-04-17T19:30:00 2019-04-17T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Seven Drunken Nights - The Story of the Dubliners]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Following it' sold out, smash-hit tour, Seven Drunken Nights - The Story of the Dubliners comes back to Coventry in 2019.

Seven Drunken Nights Following its sold out smash hit debut tour, *Seven Drunken Nights – The Story of The Dubliners* returns to the Belgrade Theatre in 2019 with an even bigger production. Direct from the West End, the show brings to life the music of Ireland's favorite sons The Dubliners. Telling the story of a career spanning 50 years and evoking the spirit of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, Jim McCann, Ciaran Bourke and John Sheahan. This talented cast of musicians and singers bring the music of this iconic group to life. A performance that will have you singing and clapping along to such classics as _The Wild Rover_, _The Black Velvet Band_, _The Irish Rover_, _Molly Malone_, _Finnegan’s Wake_, _McAlpines Fusileers_, _Raglan Road_ and of course _The Seven Drunken Nights_. This celebration of the music of The Dubliners is a celebration of Irish music itself and a guaranteed evening of music, humor and ‘craic’. Running time: approx 2hrs plus interval Most of our seating require use of steps to access them. For further details please see information on our Access page or speak to one of our box office team. ]]>
2019-04-18T15:00:00 2019-04-18T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Worst Witch]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Worst Witch features original songs, music, magic and a dose of Mildred’s unique brand of utter pandemonium!

The Worst Witch Long before Harry Potter there was Mildred Hubble. An ordinary girl who found herself in an extraordinary place: a school for witches. Now in her final year, accident prone Mildred and her fellow pupils are about to embark on their biggest and most important adventure yet… Jealous Ethel Hallow is always out to spoil Mildred’s fun. Miss Hardbroom is opposed to all fun in general. And just as Mildred sparks some inevitable mayhem certain to upset them both, an old enemy returns with a plan for revenge that could threaten not just the Academy, but the whole world. Jill Murphy’s *The Worst Witch* stories have sold more than five million copies worldwide and been made into numerous films and TV series. The most recent and successful of which is written by playwright Emma Reeves (Royal Television Society Award for Best Children’s TV Programme and 2017 British Screenwriters Award for Best Children’s Programme). Featuring all of Jill Murphy’s beloved characters, this thrilling new stage adaptation is directed by Theresa Heskins (2017 UK Theatre Award for Best Show for Children and Young People) and features original songs, music, magic and a dose of Mildred’s unique brand of utter pandemonium! ]]>
2019-04-24T14:00:00 2019-04-27T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Adult Acting Classes: Summer 2019]]> Weston Learning Space 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join us for adult acting classes at the Belgrade

Have you always wanted to try your hand at acting, learn more about theatre, or maybe you’re just looking for an opportunity to meet new people? Our *Adult Acting Classes* are the perfect way to develop new skills, stretch your creativity, build your confidence and have lots of fun. These practical theatre workshops are open to anyone aged 16+ and are led by our experienced theatre practitioners. Each term we focus on a different theme or style of theatre practice, so there’s always something new to learn. Great characters are the beating heart of theatre. Over the Summer term we will explore how to develop complex and three dimensional characters using a wide variety of improvisation exercises and theatre games. No previous experience is necessary to take part in these workshops. Just bring comfortable clothing and footwear, a bottle of water, and an open mind! *Adult Acting Classes* take place on Friday evenings at the following times: Early Class: 5:30pm – 7:30pm Late Class: 8pm – 10pm See ‘Ticket Information’ on the right for specific dates this term. We like to be able to send you an email before the Acting Classes begin, with all of the useful information you need to know. Therefore, please make sure you provide us with a relevant email address when you book. To book your place call our Box Office team on *024 7655 3055* or book online now. ]]>
2019-05-03T17:30:00 2019-05-03T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Youth Acting Classes, Ages 8-11: Summer 2019 ]]> Weston Learning Space 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join us for youth acting classes at the Belgrade on a Saturday

Youth Acting Classes, Ages 8-11: Summer 2019 Our fantastic *Youth Acting Classes* run on Saturday mornings for young people aged 8-11 (primary group) and 11-16 (secondary group). Through these fun and practical drama workshops, young people can stretch their creativity, improve their confidence, learn new skills and make new friends. Each term we focus on a different subject or style of theatre, so there’s always something new to learn. During this term, groups will learn how to build a character. Exploring the work of famous drama practitioners we’ll find ways to portray a range of exciting personalities on stage. Groups will work towards an end of term performance for family, friends and Belgrade Staff which will take place on the final session of the term. When booking, participants should be aware that this terms performance will take place on Saturday 13 July. *Youth Acting Classes* are led by experienced DBS checked practitioners in the Belgrade’s safe and professional theatre. No previous drama experience is necessary to take part. Just bring comfortable clothing and footwear, a bottle of water, and be ready to have fun! *Youth Acting Classes* take place on Saturday mornings at the Belgrade Theatre, at the following times: Primary group ages 8-11, 10.15am – 11.45am Secondary group ages 11-16, Midday – 1.30pm See ‘Ticket Information’ on the right for specific dates this term. In order for young people to get the most from these activities, the groups are separated by age, based on school years. Participants are welcome to join the 8-11 group while they are at primary school, including when they’re in Year 6. If a young person is in Year 7 and above, they can join the 11-16 group. We like to be able to send you an email before the Acting Classes begin, with all of the useful information you need to know. Therefore, please make sure you provide us with a relevant email address when you book your place. To book your place call our Box Office team on *024 7655 3055* or book online now. Please note, places are limited. ]]>
2019-05-04T10:15:00 2019-05-04T10:15:00
<![CDATA[Youth Acting Classes, Ages 11-16: Summer 2019 ]]> Weston Learning Space 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join us for youth acting classes at the Belgrade on a Saturday

Youth Acting Classes, Ages 11-16: Summer 2019 Our fantastic *Youth Acting Classes* run on Saturday mornings for young people aged 8-11 (primary group) and 11-16 (secondary group). Through these fun and practical drama workshops, young people can stretch their creativity, improve their confidence, learn new skills and make new friends. Each term we focus on a different subject or style of theatre, so there’s always something new to learn. During this term, groups will learn how to build a character. Exploring the work of famous drama practitioners we’ll find ways to portray a range of exciting personalities on stage. Groups will work towards an end of term performance for family, friends and Belgrade Staff which will take place on the final session of the term. When booking, participants should be aware that this terms performance will take place on Saturday 13 July. *Youth Acting Classes* are led by experienced DBS checked practitioners in the Belgrade’s safe and professional theatre. No previous drama experience is necessary to take part. Just bring comfortable clothing and footwear, a bottle of water, and be ready to have fun! *Youth Acting Classes* take place on Saturday mornings at the Belgrade Theatre, at the following times: Primary group ages 8-11, 10.15am – 11.45am Secondary group ages 11-16, Midday – 1.30pm See ‘Ticket Information’ on the right for specific dates this term. In order for young people to get the most from these activities, the groups are separated by age, based on school years. Participants are welcome to join the 8-11 group while they are at primary school, including when they’re in Year 6. If a young person is in Year 7 and above, they can join the 11-16 group. We like to be able to send you an email before the Acting Classes begin, with all of the useful information you need to know. Therefore, please make sure you provide us with a relevant email address when you book your place. To book your place call our Box Office team on *024 7655 3055* or book online now. Please note, places are limited. ]]>
2019-05-04T12:00:00 2019-05-04T12:00:00
<![CDATA[Club Tropicana]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Take a trip back to the electric 80’s and embark on a summer of love and smash-hit classics.

Club Tropicana From the producers of the hit UK tour of _Hairspray_. Take a trip back to the electric 80s and embark on a summer of love and smash-hit classics. Hair was big! Shoulders were padded! Mobiles weighed a tonne! Our star cast is led by *Joe McElderry* (_X Factor_ winner, _Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat_), *Neil McDermott* (_Eastenders_, _Eugenius!_), *Kate Robbins* (_Spitting Image_, ITV's _The Imitation Game_, _Dinnerladies_), *Emily Tierney* (_Eugenius!_, _Wicked_, _The Wizard of Oz_) and former Sugababe *Amelle Berrabah* making her musical theatre debut. Welcome to the vibrant Club Tropicana Hotel- the 1980s answer to Love Island, where the drinks are free and the whole family is invited to join the ultimate holiday musical, celebrating all that we love about the 80s. Set to a soundtrack of some of the most iconic, chart-topping acts from the 80s including ABC, Cyndi Lauper, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, a-ha, Culture Club, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, Bucks Fizz and Depeche Mode: experience their hits all performed live on stage, featuring; _Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Take On Me, Just Can't Get Enough, Oops Upside Your Head, The Look of Love, Making Your Mind Up, Relax, Islands in the Stream, She Drives Me Crazy, Don't Go, La Dolce Vita, Surprise Surprise, Church of the Poison Mind, Fantasy Island, Up Where We Belong, I Could Be So Good For You, Fantastic Day_ and many more! When our budding bride and groom get cold feet, they decide to jet off to sunnier climes and feel the heat– but little do they know they’ve checked into the same hotel… The sizzling summer season at the Club Tropicana sees drinks flowing and tans glowing. Will our young lovers decide to go through with the wedding? Will the hotel inspectors finally get their way and close the resort, or will the staff save the day? All will be revealed in hilarious style, to an irresistible soundtrack! *Club Tropicana* - your destination awaits! Book your first-class ticket today to see the feel-good musical of the year. Most of our seating require use of steps to access them. For further details please see information on our Access page or speak to one of our box office team. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/SKlKppwSSJ0" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> ]]>
2019-05-07T19:30:00 2019-05-11T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Heart of Darkness]]> B2 stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Joseph Conrad's classic, Heart of Darkness, retold for today.

Heart of Darkness Following the popular and critically acclaimed adaptation of Hemingway’s _A Farewell to Arms_, imitating the dog turn their attention to Joseph Conrad’s extraordinarily influential novel, *Heart of Darkness*. Written more than 100 years ago, amid the optimism at the turn of a new century, it’s a tale of lies and brutal greed and of the dark heart which beats within us all. Now re-sited in a timeless Europe, in a forsaken landscape lost to the destructive lust for power, it emerges as a tale absolutely for our time. This bold re-telling of Conrad’s classic is a visually rich, multi-layered work which fuses live performance with digital technology. The performers enter the stage, into uncharted territory. They are adrift with a story that they know they must tell. As they wait for the turn of the tide, the story unfolds like an animated Cinemascope graphic novel on the hanging projections screens above their heads. Their story is Conrad’s story, of the voyage into the perilous unknown. And, as we continue the journey, it becomes our story, exposing the dehumanisation that paved the way for the horrors of the 20th Century, and countless horrors yet to come. The heart of darkness must be found. The story is impossible to tell, but it must be told. ]]>
2019-05-08T19:45:00 2019-05-11T19:45:00
<![CDATA[The Girl on the Train]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Girl on the Train stars Samantha Womack and is adapted from Paula Hawkins' multi-million selling novel.

The Girl On The Train Rachel Watson longs for a different life. Her only escape is the perfect couple she watches through the train window every day, happy and in love. Or so it appears. When Rachel learns that the woman she’s been secretly watching has suddenly disappeared, she finds herself as a witness and even a suspect in a thrilling mystery in which she will face bigger revelations than she could ever have anticipated. Adapted from Paula Hawkins’ novel – an international phenomenon selling over twenty million copies worldwide – and starring *Samantha Womack*, this gripping new play will keep you guessing until the final moment. *Samantha Womack* has starred extensively in television, film and theatre. She is best known for playing Ronnie Mitchell in BBC1's _EastEnders_. Other television credits include leading roles in _Mount Pleasant_ and the hugely popular _Game On_, and recent film credits include the box office hits _Kingsman: The Golden Circle_ and _Kingsman: The Secret Service_ alongside Colin Firth. THIS IS A MUST. DON'T MISS IT’ ★★★★ WhatsOnStage ‘HUGELY IMPRESSIVE’ ★★★★ Yorkshire Post ]]>
2019-05-13T19:30:00 2019-05-18T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Shrek The Musical]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Coventry Musical Theatre Society present Shrek The Musical

Shrek The Musical Based on the story and characters from the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, this hilarious production turns the world of fairytales upside down in an all-singing, all-dancing, must-see musical comedy. Join *Shrek*, our unlikely hero, and his loyal steed Donkey as they set off on a quest to rescue the beautiful (if slightly temperamental) Princess Fiona from her tower, guarded by a fire breathing love-sick dragon. Add the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad, a gang of fairytale misfits, and a biscuit with attitude, and you’ve got an irresistible mix of adventure, laughter and romance, guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages! The multi award-winning Coventry Musical Theatre Society are proud to bring this spectacular show to the Belgrade Theatre. Following their highly successful productions of _Annie, Monty Python’s Spamalot_ and _42nd Street_, they are excited to return with the Coventry Premier of *Shrek*. *Shrek* is a musical with book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori. It is also based on William Steig’s book of the same name. Originally produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions. This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Running time: approx 2 hours and 30 mins including an interval. ]]>
2019-05-23T13:30:00 2019-05-26T17:00:00
<![CDATA[Some Guys Have All The Luck - The Rod Stewart Story]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Some Guys Have All The Luck – The Rod Stewart Story

Some Guys Have All The Luck 50 years on from the release of Rod’s first album, *Some Guys Have All The Luck – The Rod Stewart Story* is back in theatres in 2019 with a brand new show, bringing to the stage a fantastic live concert celebration of one of rock music’s greatest icons. Frontman Paul Metcalfe is incredible as Rod and captures all the excitement, energy and charisma of the legendary performer including the infamous moves, showmanship and sense of fun that have made Rod one of the most successful artistes of all time. The first half of the show features hits from Rod’s earlier career such as _Handbags & Gladrags_ and _You Wear It Well_ along with some Faces’ favourites like _Stay With Me_ and _Twisting The Night Away_, all interwoven with some interesting and amusing anecdotes, and takes you on a musical journey through Rod’s career over the last five decades - from humble beginnings to superstardom. The second half is one big party and includes all Rod’s big hits such as _Maggie May, Baby Jane, Da Ya Think I’m Sexy, Sailing, Tonight’s The Night, The First Cut Is The Deepest_ and _You’re In My Heart_. This authentic production, now in its fourth year, includes a stunning stage set, a spectacular light show, an impeccable live band and stage-wide projections. "I've seen some ‘Rods’ in my time, but Paul is the best one I've ever seen." Don Stewart (Rod Stewart’s Brother) “I thoroughly enjoyed the show. Paul's voice and mannerisms were the closest I've ever seen to Rod himself.” Mary Cady (Rod Stewart’s Sister) Running time: approx 2 hours plus interval ]]>
2019-06-05T19:30:00 2019-06-05T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Ladyboys of Bangkok]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Ladyboys of Bangkok - a cabaret like no other performed by girls like no other girls

The Ladyboys of Bangkok Now seen by over 3,000,000 people! Cheekier, funnier and as spectacular as ever, this amazing show has been touring in the UK for 21 years since it was created for the world famous Edinburgh Festival. A cabaret like no other cabaret performed by girls like no other girls, Featuring 16 of the world’s most beautiful and stunning showgirls - who just happen to be men! (Oh ... and a grumpy dwarf from Oldham!) Our all new production for 2019 is Bigger and as Glitzy and Glamorous as ever. Prepare for a night you’ll talk about for years. Laugh and sing your heart out with hundreds of friends you’ve yet to meet! *The Ladyboys Of Bangkok* is coming to your theatre with the biggest party in town at the UK’s number 1 cabaret show in 2019. Running time: approx 2hrs inc. interval ]]>
2019-06-06T19:30:00 2019-06-06T19:30:00
<![CDATA[UK Pink Floyd Experience]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 UK Pink Floyd Experience authentically recreates the atmosphere of a Pink Floyd live performance

UK Pink Floyd Experience Featuring eight top flight musicians and a world class crew, this concert-based production authentically recreates the atmosphere of a Pink Floyd live performance, including impressive video projection on a large circular screen and a stunning light show. With over 50 years of hits by this legendary band, the highly acclaimed show also features over two hours of songs from both iconic albums _Dark Side Of The Moon_ and _Animals_ as well as _Wish You Were Here, Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Another Brick In The Wall_ and _Comfortably Numb_. With outstanding musicianship, superb vocals and incredible production, this spellbinding show is a true celebration of all things Floyd and appeals to fans of all ages. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/InIRovj6Ol0" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> Running time: approx 2 hours plus interval ]]>
2019-06-07T19:30:00 2019-06-07T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Menopause The Musical ]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Menopause the Musical is heading out on another UK wide tour.

Menopause The Musical Starring Cheryl Fergison (_EastEnders_), Maureen Nolan (The Nolans), Rebecca Wheatley (_Casualty_) and Hilary O’Neil (ITV’s _Copy Cats_). *Menopause the Musical* is heading out on another UK wide tour. This hysterical show packed full of one-liners about night sweats, hot flushes and memory loss is backed by an instantly recognisable soundtrack of innuendo-laden versions of 60s, 70s and 80s pop classics. An all-singing, all-dancing comedy set in a department store, where four women with seemingly nothing in common, meet by chance and make fun of their woeful lives experiencing “The Change”. They soon bond as they realise that the menopause is no longer “The Silent Passage”, but an unavoidable stage in every woman’s life. The hysterical and uplifting *Menopause The Musical* will have you laughing, and singing, all the way home. The show has played sold out-out tours across the world so call your girlfriends and book now for the ultimate girls night out. Join us on Facebook at “Menopause The Musical UK Tour” Age advisory +16 Running time: approx 2 hours plus interval. ]]>
2019-06-10T19:30:00 2019-06-12T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Summer School 2019, Ages 8-11]]> Weston Learning Space 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join us for our Summer School where you'll learn new skills, make new friends and create a play in a week!

Summer School Our annual *Summer School* consists of 5 fun-filled days for young people aged 8-11 (primary group) and 11-16 (secondary group). During these popular workshops we keep young people entertained, nurture their curiosity and help them to learn new skills and make new friends. The theme of this year’s summer school is Play in a Week, during these fun and practical workshops, your young people will produce a short piece of theatre that they create themselves using skills that they learn throughout the week. *Summer School* is led by our experienced DBS checked practitioners in the Belgrade’s safe and professional theatre. No previous drama experience is necessary to take part. Just bring comfortable clothing and footwear, and lots of enthusiasm! Lunch is not provided, so please bring a packed lunch with you or some money to get something from our Café. There will be a designated lunch area for participants to use, which will be supervised at all times. We also recommend bringing plenty of water to drink throughout the day. *Summer School* takes place from *Mon 29 July to Fri 2 Aug* from 10am – 4.30pm at the Belgrade Theatre. At 4pm on the final day we’ll share what we’ve been working on with family and friends. In order for young people to get the most from these activities, the groups are separated by age based on school years. Participants are welcome join the 8-11 group while they are at primary school, including when they’re in Year 6. If a young person is in Year 7 and above, they can join the 11-16 group. If a young person is in between Year 6 and 7 when they take part in Summer School, we’re happy for you to choose whichever group feels most appropriate. An Early drop-off and late pick-up option is available for busy parents and sibling discounts are available. See ‘Ticket Information’ on the right for specific details. We like to be able to send you an email before Summer School begins, with all of the useful information you need to know. Therefore, please make sure you provide us with a relevant email address when you book your place. To book your place call our Box Office team on *024 7655 3055* or book online now. *Please note, places are limited*. ]]>
2019-07-29T10:00:00 2019-07-29T10:00:00
<![CDATA[Summer School 2019, Ages 11-16]]> Weston Learning Space 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join us for our Summer School where you'll learn new skills, make new friends and create a play in a week!

Summer School 2019 Ages 11-16 Our annual *Summer School* consists of 5 fun-filled days for young people aged 8-11 (primary group) and 11-16 (secondary group). During these popular workshops we keep young people entertained, nurture their curiosity and help them to learn new skills and make new friends. The theme of this year’s summer school is Play in a Week, during these fun and practical workshops, your young people will produce a short piece of theatre that they create themselves using skills that they learn throughout the week. *Summer School* is led by our experienced DBS checked practitioners in the Belgrade’s safe and professional theatre. No previous drama experience is necessary to take part. Just bring comfortable clothing and footwear, and lots of enthusiasm! Lunch is not provided, so please bring a packed lunch with you or some money to get something from our Café. There will be a designated lunch area for participants to use, which will be supervised at all times. We also recommend bringing plenty of water to drink throughout the day. *Summer School* takes place from *Mon 29 July to Fri 2 Aug* from 10am – 4.30pm at the Belgrade Theatre. At 4pm on the final day we’ll share what we’ve been working on with family and friends. In order for young people to get the most from these activities, the groups are separated by age based on school years. Participants are welcome join the 8-11 group while they are at primary school, including when they’re in Year 6. If a young person is in Year 7 and above, they can join the 11-16 group. If a young person is in between Year 6 and 7 when they take part in Summer School, we’re happy for you to choose whichever group feels most appropriate. An Early drop-off and late pick-up option is available for busy parents and sibling discounts are available. See ‘Ticket Information’ on the right for specific details. We like to be able to send you an email before Summer School begins, with all of the useful information you need to know. Therefore, please make sure you provide us with a relevant email address when you book your place. To book your place call our Box Office team on *024 7655 3055* or book online now. *Please note, places are limited.* ]]>
2019-07-29T10:00:00 2019-07-29T10:00:00