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Belgrade Theatre Announces Senior Leadership Team Restructure
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Belgrade Theatre Announces Senior Leadership Team Restructure

Thu 15 Jul

Today we announce a major restructure to our senior leadership team for 2022. Chief Executive and Artistic Director Hamish Glen and Executive Director Joanna Reid will step down at the end of March 2022, following 18 years at the helm of Coventry's largest arts venue. Two new posts will be created – a Chief Executive…

Our Autumn / Winter Season is now on sale
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Our Autumn / Winter Season is now on sale

Mon 12 Jul

We're delighted to announce our full Autumn / Winter 2021 Season, running from Weds 1 September through to Sat 5 March 2022, with an eclectic programme of drama, music and entertainment. These shows are now on sale to Members, with tickets for all shows going on general sale on Mon 26 July. Become a My…

Q&A with Miss Julie writer Amy Ng
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Q&A with Miss Julie writer Amy Ng

Fri 02 Jul

New Earth Theatre bring Miss Julie to the Belgrade this week. Amy Ng has adapted August Strindberg’s thrilling psychological classic story into a new, politically charged production. We recently chatted to Amy Ng to find out why she chose to adapt Miss Julie, and how it feels to be presenting live theatre again.

Guest blog: Highly Sprung’s Mark Worth on the Changing Climates Festival
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Guest blog: Highly Sprung’s Mark Worth on the Changing Climates Festival

Mon 28 Jun

For many artists working in the theatre, youth theatre was their route into the arts world. Performing as a teenager with like-minded young people, making memories as they created performances: musicals, comedies, tragedies and dare I say it… physical theatre? For me, my route in was by working with a theatre company visiting my school.…

Guest blog: Monica’s experience on SeaView
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Guest blog: Monica’s experience on SeaView

Thu 24 Jun

Our Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 project SeaView has recently finished filming. The digital series will be available to watch later this year, with tickets for screenings at the Belgrade going on sale in July. As part of several learning opportunities on SeaView, students from Coventry University were able to get involved in the…

Meet the Paines Plough and Belgrade Theatre Writers’ Programme Participants
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Meet the Paines Plough and Belgrade Theatre Writers’ Programme Participants

Fri 11 Jun

Since the beginning of May 2021, ten Coventry-based aspiring writers have been attending weekly workshops which will culminate in them writing and performing their own ten-minute play during Roundabout’s residency in Coventry this July. We recently chatted to some of the participants to find out what they’re most excited about. Here you can meet Lauren,…

Celebrating Coventry Welcomes Week 2021
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Celebrating Coventry Welcomes Week 2021

Fri 11 Jun

This year, we’re celebrating Coventry Welcomes by supporting three events in partnership with Coventry UK City of Culture 2021. Taking place between Mon 14 – Sun 20 June, the events include a large-scale outdoor performance piece in Swanswell Park at the end of the week. Coinciding with Refugee Week 2021, Coventry Welcomes offers a chance…

New Shows on Sale
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New Shows on Sale

Tue 01 Jun

Two weeks after reopening our doors for live performances, we’re delighted to announce that a fantastic range of new shows for spring and autumn 2021 are now on sale. Live music events begin on Thurs 3 June with I’m Still Standing – The Music of Elton John, followed by The King of Pop – The…

Meet the Coventry locals who curated the UK Asian Film Festival
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Meet the Coventry locals who curated the UK Asian Film Festival

Tue 25 May

This week, we’re hosting the UK Asian Film Festival for the first time ever, as part of our City of Culture programme of events. Back in March, UKAFF chose three Coventry locals to help curate the line-up of films featured in this year’s festival. Amisha Patel, Jessica Goodwin and Shabana Sarguro attended two days of…

How has Like There’s No Tomorrow impacted our Young Company?
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How has Like There’s No Tomorrow impacted our Young Company?

Sun 23 May

In March 2020, our Young Company co-created Like There's No Tomorrow - a climate-conscious show which asks "Should we still care about the planet we live on?" Like There's No Tomorrow is one of the only plays created by a young company to be commissioned by the National Theatre Connections programme - a rare and…

The Beatles and India: Interview with Director Ajoy Bose
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The Beatles and India: Interview with Director Ajoy Bose

Sun 23 May

Like There’s No Tomorrow: Panel Discussion
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Like There’s No Tomorrow: Panel Discussion

Sun 23 May

https://youtu.be/KCW7F2x7Slw In 2020, in recognition of the Belgrade Theatre’s ground-breaking co-creation Theatre in Education practices, and as part of Coventry’s City of Culture Year, the National Theatre commissioned the Belgrade’s Young Company to create a piece of theatre about Climate Change as part of its NT Connections Programme. This was the first play to be…

Like There’s No Tomorrow Programme
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Like There’s No Tomorrow Programme

Sat 15 May

Meet the digital creatives behind Like There’s No Tomorrow
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Meet the digital creatives behind Like There’s No Tomorrow

Wed 12 May

This month, the Belgrade Youth Theatre present a digital rendering of Like There’s No Tomorrow, a climate-conscious play co-created by our Young Company in a rare commission by NT Connections. The cast and Co-Directors are currently doing a fantastic job of capturing performances on film, and collaborating with talented, local digital creatives to bring the piece…

Crafty Blokes at Coventry Men’s Shed: Exploring Mental Health Through Puppetry
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Crafty Blokes at Coventry Men’s Shed: Exploring Mental Health Through Puppetry

Mon 10 May

This week, we’re celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week by shining a spotlight on a project being led by Mark “Gibo” Gibbins at Coventry’s Men’s Shed. The project exemplifies the power of the arts to shift experiences and perceptions linked to mental health issues. Coventry’s Men’s Shed was set up eight years ago to help support men…

We’re reopening for live performances next week
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We’re reopening for live performances next week

Sun 09 May

Next week, we’re delighted to be one of the first venues in the UK opening our doors for the first live performances of 2021. Our Main Stage will host John Godber's classic comedy April in Paris, led by comedy legend Joe Pasquale and West End leading lady Sarah Earnshaw. Al and Bet are in a…

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