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City Fusion: A look back in photos
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City Fusion: A look back in photos

Mon 16 May

Announcing our Autumn / Winter 2022 Season
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Announcing our Autumn / Winter 2022 Season

Wed 20 Apr

We are delighted to announce the first shows in our Autumn / Winter 2022 season, with highlights including West End musical smash hits SIX, The Rocky Horror Show and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, the world premiere of Bombay Superstar, classic drama An Inspector Calls and The Mousetrap, as well as Malorie Blackman’s Noughts & Crosses.

Q&A with Fighting Irish star Daniel Krikler
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Q&A with Fighting Irish star Daniel Krikler

Thu 14 Apr

Midlands-born actor Daniel Krikler is currently making his star turn as Martin Vincent McGough in our sold-out run of Fighting Irish. We recently caught up with him to find out how he feels to be performing in his home city, and what it's been like to work with our newly appointed Creative Director, Corey Campbell.

Welcoming our newest corporate supporters, The Four Provinces
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Welcoming our newest corporate supporters, The Four Provinces

Thu 31 Mar

The Power of Stories: Original work inspired by The Bone Sparrow
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The Power of Stories: Original work inspired by The Bone Sparrow

Thu 17 Mar

Guest Blog: The Magic of Memories by Margaret Emerton
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Guest Blog: The Magic of Memories by Margaret Emerton

Thu 17 Mar

Margaret Emerton is an advocate for older people in Coventry and Warwickshire. She has been writing blogs about her journey with the Belgrade for several years, and now writes about our Try It! – Play the Part workshops. We received funding from Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 to continue the Try It! – Play…

Five things you didn’t know about Fighting Irish writer Jamie McGough
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Five things you didn’t know about Fighting Irish writer Jamie McGough

Wed 16 Mar

This April, we present the world premiere of Fighting Irish in B2, marking the Belgrade’s penultimate production for Coventry UK City of Culture 2021. The incredible true story about one family’s fight for identity is directed by our newly appointed Creative Director, Corey Campbell, and is the debut play from Coventry writer, Jamie McGough. Ahead…

International Women’s Day 2022
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International Women’s Day 2022

Thu 03 Mar

To mark International Women's Day 2022, we've been visiting the inspiring women of Coventry. All of these women play a vital role in caring for the people of their communities, but we wanted to find out more about what they do to look after themselves and what advice they would give to others in their…

Russian State Opera show cancellation
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Russian State Opera show cancellation

Mon 28 Feb

This is in response to the devastating conflict currently taking place in Ukraine and follows discussions between management, trustees, stakeholders and producers which have been ongoing since last Thursday. The Belgrade was created to help heal its community after World War II. Today it is a Theatre of Sanctuary in the heart of Coventry –…

Be part of our final production for City of Culture
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Be part of our final production for City of Culture

Mon 21 Feb

As Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 enters its final months, we're thrilled to present the world premiere of Nothello, written and devised by Mojisola Adebayo and Justine Themen, based on William Shakespeare's Othello. Nothello will play at the Belgrade from Sat 7 – Sat 21 May, and will be the final production of our…

Q&A: Michael Southan on Kerbs
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Q&A: Michael Southan on Kerbs

Tue 15 Feb

Kerbs is the brand new comedy from Wolverhampton-based, disabled playwright, Michael Southan. A laugh-out-loud conversation about sex, romance and disability, Kerbs gets real about what it's like to date as a disabled person. Making its premiere in B2 this month, Kerbs is our newest co-production for Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 with the UK’s…

Hamish Glen looks back on his time at the Belgrade
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Hamish Glen looks back on his time at the Belgrade

Wed 22 Dec

Hamish Glen has been the Artistic Director of the Belgrade since 2003, directing acclaimed productions including One Night in November, We'll Live and Die in These Towns and The Owl and the Pussycat. He now steps down after 18 years at the helm of the Theatre, making way for a new leadership team and marking…

Joanna Reid looks back on her tenure at the Belgrade
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Joanna Reid looks back on her tenure at the Belgrade

Sun 19 Dec

Joanna Reid has been the Executive Director of the Belgrade since 2003, leading the Theatre through two major redevelopments, Coventry's year as UK City of Culture, and a global pandemic. She now steps down after 18 years at the helm of the Theatre, making way for a new leadership team and marking the end of…

Update on Beauty and the Beast
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Update on Beauty and the Beast

Wed 08 Dec

Despite extremely robust safety measures being in place and the back-up of understudy actors, we’re incredibly sad to say that some of our Panto company have recently tested positive for Covid. This means that we have to suspend live performances and we know we will not able to restart live performances of Beauty and the…

Q&A with Underground Lights member Debbie
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Q&A with Underground Lights member Debbie

Tue 30 Nov

Back in October, several members of our Springboard company, Underground Lights formed a choir for our new musical, The Ruff Tuff Cream Puff Estate Agency. Debbie was one of the members chosen to be part of the choir. Fellow Underground Lights member Andrea recently chatted to her about her experience being part of the musical…

Belgrade reduces carbon footprint in donating to life-saving charity
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Belgrade reduces carbon footprint in donating to life-saving charity

Tue 23 Nov

In an ongoing effort to be an environmentally-conscious organisation, we’re always finding new ways to reduce, reuse and recycle. We’ve recently started donating outdated IT equipment to Air Ambulance Midlands, which will help raise funds for the life-saving charity whilst at the same time reducing our carbon footprint. Old office equipment including computers, laptops and…

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