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Belgrade partners with renowned theatre company Complicité for world premiere
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Belgrade partners with renowned theatre company Complicité for world premiere

Wed 13 Jul

We're delighted to announce that in spring 2023, we will be one of the co-producing partners for the world premiere of Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead, led by renowned international touring company, Complicité. Running on our Main Stage from Tues 18 – Sat 22 April, the new stage adaptation of Nobel…

Announcing Junior Chorus auditions for Jack and the Beanstalk
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Announcing Junior Chorus auditions for Jack and the Beanstalk

Mon 11 Jul

For the first time since 2019, we're delighted to be commencing our search for the Junior Chorus of this year’s LIVE pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk. On Sunday 4 September, kids aged 9-16 from across Coventry and Warwickshire are invited to audition to be part of the legendary Belgrade panto. A total of 32 children…

Guest Blog: The Act of Healing by Margaret Emerton
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Guest Blog: The Act of Healing by Margaret Emerton

Margaret Emerton
Mon 11 Jul

During the past few weeks the Sharing Cultures group, with participants from the Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre, and the Belgrade Elders group have been working together to explore how drama can portray physical, mental, and emotional healing. The workshops led by Kim Hackleman and supported by translators, have been a mixture of working in various…

Guest blog: Rowan McDonnell on May Queen
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Guest blog: Rowan McDonnell on May Queen

Wed 06 Jul

‘Godiva, Godiva, will come. Godiva, Godiva, will come.’ Godiva did come back to Coventry, and to the B2 theatre, in the form of 16-year-old Leigh - portrayed brilliantly by Yasmin Dawes - in Frankie Meredith’s May Queen. We're going behind the scenes of what goes on in May Queen, including looking into the visual aspect of…

Q&A with One Kiss Writer & Performer Lara J. West
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Q&A with One Kiss Writer & Performer Lara J. West

Thu 30 Jun

Writer and performer Lara J. West reveals all things One Kiss and what inspired her to write the joyous and poignant new one women musical.

Belgrade opens B2 auditorium for season of talent development
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Belgrade opens B2 auditorium for season of talent development

Mon 20 Jun

https://youtu.be/j1q7e9sJ_fo This autumn, we're offering opportunities for five Midlands-based artists to develop their work. In an effort to make the Belgrade a more inclusive theatre, our B2 auditorium will open its doors to local artists, and the Belgrade will provide financial support to help develop their work. Developing artists who have limited connections with the…

Frankie Meredith: How Cofa’s Tree became May Queen
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Frankie Meredith: How Cofa’s Tree became May Queen

Mon 30 May

When I was originally commissioned to write the play that would become May Queen, we were in the depths of a second (or third) lockdown and I, like everyone else, was spending a lot of time at home or out on walks in the countryside that borders Coventry and Warwickshire. I had moved back from…

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 –…

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