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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…

Meet the Belgrade’s new Producer and Assistant Producers
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Meet the Belgrade’s new Producer and Assistant Producers

Thu 05 Aug

We’re delighted to have appointed a freelance Producer and two new freelance Assistant Producers who will be working with us over the next six months. Funded by the Garfield Weston Foundation grant, Ashford Menezes, Abbie White and Ryan Sinclair take on the roles respectively. They will primarily be supporting our Springboard Companies and Supported Artists…

Q&A with May Queen writer Frankie Meredith
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Q&A with May Queen writer Frankie Meredith

Wed 04 Aug

Frankie Meredith is a Midlands-based writer, having had two world premieres in Coventry this summer. Petticoat Council debuted at the Warwick Arts Centre in June, and now May Queen is premiering at the pop-up theatre Roundabout, a co-production between Paines Plough and the Belgrade Theatre as part of Coventry UK City of Culture 2021. We…

Join the chorus of the Belgrade’s legendary panto
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Join the chorus of the Belgrade’s legendary panto

Mon 02 Aug

For one year only, we're looking for amateur adult dancers, aged 18 and over, to be part of the chorus of our legendary annual pantomime. This year it's Beauty and the Beast... oh, yes it is! A rare opportunity for Coventry and Warwickshire’s amateur performers, we will be looking for the area’s brightest performers and…

First look at the official SeaView trailer
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First look at the official SeaView trailer

Thu 29 Jul

On Wednesday 10 November, we're thrilled to be hosting the world premiere of SeaView, a digital TV series created for Coventry UK City of Culture 2021. From an original idea by Co-Artistic Director for 2021 Corey Campbell, SeaView follows Steven, a young graduate destined for great things. Tormented by his gift for prophecy and haunted…

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…

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