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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 We’ve recently started donating outdated IT equipment to Air Ambulance Midlands, which will help raise funds for the life-saving charity whilst at the same time reducing our carbon footprint.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…

Guest Blog: Tamra’s experience on SeaView
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Guest Blog: Tamra’s experience on SeaView

Sun 10 Oct

This autumn, we’re delighted to be premiering a very special project for Coventry UK City of Culture 2021. SeaView, a six-part digital series, has been created by our very own Co-Artistic Director for 2021, Corey Campbell, and follows a family whose world is thrown into chaos by one seismic event. Exclusive screenings of SeaView start…

Announcing our new CEO and Creative Director
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Announcing our new CEO and Creative Director

Mon 04 Oct

We're thrilled to announce the appointment of our new senior leadership, who will take up their posts in January 2022, succeeding Joanna Reid and Hamish Glen. Laura Elliot has been appointed as Chief Executive, and will be responsible for the overall strategy of the Theatre, and current Co-Artistic Director for 2021, Corey Campbell, will take…

Q&A with community choir leader Wes Finch
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Q&A with community choir leader Wes Finch

Sat 02 Oct

This month, The Ruff Tuff Cream Puff Estate Agency makes its world premiere on our Main Stage. The new musical, which tells the true story of the world's first 'estate agency for squatters' and the foundation of a new nation, Frestiona, features a community choir of people with lived experience of homelessness. The choir includes…

Announcing our Spring Season 2022
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Announcing our Spring Season 2022

Fri 01 Oct

We’re delighted to announce the first set of shows from our Spring / Summer 2022 Season, running from March through to July 2022, with an eclectic programme of drama, music and entertainment. Highlights of the season include the world premiere of Fighting Irish, co-directed by our Artistic Director Hamish Glen and Co-Artistic Director for 2021…

Justine Themen steps down from the Belgrade
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Justine Themen steps down from the Belgrade

Wed 29 Sep

Today we announce that Justine Themen will step down from the Belgrade in May 2022, following 18 years of innovative artistic work, having decided not to apply for the role of Creative Director. Her final contribution to our body of work will be a show about mixed heritage identities, completing our Coventry UK City of…

Q&A with Ruff Tuff writer Sarah Woods
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Q&A with Ruff Tuff writer Sarah Woods

Fri 17 Sep

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Casting announced for The Ruff Tuff Cream Puff Estate Agency
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Casting announced for The Ruff Tuff Cream Puff Estate Agency

Thu 02 Sep

We’re delighted to be announcing the casting for the world-premiere of our electrifying new musical, The Ruff Tuff Cream Puff Estate Agency. Running from Sat 9 – Sat 16 Oct, the feel-good musical about community and DIY activism from the 1970s, based on an original work by the late activist, poet and playwright, Heathcote Williams.…

Q&A with The Play That Goes Wrong co-writer Jonathan Sayer
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Q&A with The Play That Goes Wrong co-writer Jonathan Sayer

Thu 19 Aug

Mischief’s Olivier Award-winning box office hit, The Play That Goes Wrong, has fast become a global phenomenon with productions across every continent (aside from Antarctica!). Now the West End’s longest running comedy, enjoying its seventh year at the Duchess Theatre, returns for its fourth major UK tour, stopping in Coventry from Mon 13 - Sat…

David Shortland steps down from the Belgrade
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David Shortland steps down from the Belgrade

Sat 14 Aug

This summer, David Shortland is stepping back from his roles at the Belgrade Theatre, but stays on as an Honorary Ambassador. Having made a vital contribution to the regeneration and redevelopment of the Belgrade, David's service has overseen a period of impressive growth for the Theatre. We recently chatted to him to find out more…

Guest Blog: Occupational Therapy students Laura, Nana and Karina
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Guest Blog: Occupational Therapy students Laura, Nana and Karina

Thu 12 Aug

This Sunday, 15 Aug, we host Fusion 21 in Belgrade Square from 12pm – 3pm. During the event, Coventry University’s Occupational Therapy students Laura, Nana and Karina are joining us to provide mindfulness sessions in the Belgrade Foyer. Their aim is to help guide people who are struggling with returning to normal life after the…

Meet the acts performing at Fusion 21
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Meet the acts performing at Fusion 21

Thu 05 Aug

Fusion 21 is a free outdoor music and creative arts event taking place in Belgrade Square on Sun 15 Aug from 12pm – 3pm. Hosted by BBC CWR’s Sandra Godley, expect a packed programme of some of the best regional music around. BBC Introducing host, Brody Swain, will present the live broadcast with interviews, all…

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