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Meet our Media Academy
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Meet our Media Academy

Wed 05 May

We've recently selected five dedicated film-makers, photographers, editors and journalists, aged 18 – 30, to join the Belgrade Theatre’s first ever Media Academy. Over a 6 month period they will develop their skills, receive free training from industry professionals, produce new work, be introduced to new contacts, showcase their work to an audience and receive…

Our partnership with Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
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Our partnership with Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

Mon 03 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 2020. Tickets are free but donations to the Belgrade Theatre will be gratefully welcomed. We’ve decided to team up with Warwickshire Wildlife Trust to help support their vital work. In response…

Filming for Like There’s No Tomorrow has started
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Filming for Like There’s No Tomorrow has started

Fri 30 Apr

Our Youth Theatre group have now started filming the digital rendering of Like There’s No Tomorrow. Watch the video below to see how the cast are finding filming so far. https://youtu.be/gkg1A9rLst4   Cast members Hamza and Megan have also been discussing the relationship between their characters, Maru and Fin. https://youtu.be/Saxz-uO1C9Q   Like There’s No Tomorrow…

National Theatre Connections Festival 2021
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National Theatre Connections Festival 2021

Fri 30 Apr

We’re delighted to be hosting this year’s National Theatre Connections Festival as a West Midlands partner organisation. In June, three youth groups from across the region will come together to connect and celebrate their work with each other. The festival would usually take place in-person, but this year we’ve had to adapt the usual format.…

Our City of Culture events are now on sale
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Our City of Culture events are now on sale

Fri 30 Apr

There’s less than a month left until activities for City of Culture 2021 get underway! Today, we’re delighted to be sharing more details about our upcoming projects as part of City of Culture. Tickets for all of these shows and projects are on sale now! Our City of Culture programme features the already announced UK…

Call Out for SeaView Extras
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Call Out for SeaView Extras

Fri 23 Apr

SeaView is one of our most innovative, exciting City of Culture projects, and now it's time for you to get involved! We’re looking for Extras to be part of filming in the coming month. Details of who we need and when are below.

Jabala and the Jinn Schools Workshop
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Jabala and the Jinn Schools Workshop

Tue 20 Apr

The team behind Jabala and the Jinn have come together to create a fantastic workshop for schools to use in their classrooms. There are five main objectives of the workshop: Generate greater understanding of others’ experiences, struggles and world views. Offer children a fresh approach to expression and collaboration. Encourage constructive dialogue, empathy and acceptance.…

Like There’s No Tomorrow: The Story So Far
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Like There’s No Tomorrow: The Story So Far

Mon 19 Apr

Like There’s No Tomorrow was first performed in B2 in March 2020, the week before theatres closed down due to the pandemic. The piece is now being given a new lease of live, this time in a digital rendering which will be available from Weds 19 May - Sun 13 June. Originally devised by our…

UK Asian Film Festival comes to the Belgrade
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UK Asian Film Festival comes to the Belgrade

Mon 19 Apr

We’re delighted to be one of several venues across the country hosting the UK Asian Film Festival this year. From Thurs 27 – Sat 29 May, socially distanced screenings of five films will take place in B2. Now in its 23rd year, UK Asian Film Festival is the world’s longest running South Asian film festival…

Celebrating Sanctuary Week
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Celebrating Sanctuary Week

Sat 17 Apr

Last week, we received the news that our Theatre of Sanctuary Award had been reaccredited, having first become a Theatre of Sanctuary on 21 Nov 2017. Launched by City of Sanctuary in partnership with Counterpoints Arts, Theatre of Sanctuary is a title awarded to venues and theatre companies that demonstrate a commitment to welcoming and…

The Belgrade Café is now open for takeaway
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The Belgrade Café is now open for takeaway

Thu 15 Apr

We’re delighted to have officially opened our brand-new café for takeaway and outdoor dining. Open from 8am to 5pm from Monday to Saturday, come and check out our stunning, newly refurbished space. Our upstairs bar, Nineteen 58, will be open from Monday 17 May. https://youtu.be/6bMKcDeYJqg Our new offering of locally sourced food includes nachos, loaded…

REACH: Lighting Up the Belgrade
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REACH: Lighting Up the Belgrade

Mon 22 Mar

REACH is an installation piece which honours the closing of the spaces where we collectively gathered before Covid-19, including the Belgrade Theatre, and celebrates the step-by-step unlocking which we are now experiencing. REACH was installed on Tues 16 March 2021, to mark the anniversary of the closing of the Belgrade Theatre. Hayley Williams-Hindle lit REACH in…

Costume Design Workshop: Jabala and the Jinn
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Costume Design Workshop: Jabala and the Jinn

Mon 15 Mar

What is a Jinn?  Jinns appear in Islamic and Arabian mythology. They are spirits, invisible beings which exist in our world but we can’t see them. The most popular representation is the genie in Aladdin. In this play Asif, the writer, wanted to make a new version of a Jinn. Our Jinn is called Sarah…

Looking back on one year of lockdown
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Looking back on one year of lockdown

Thu 11 Mar

Today, we're marking the anniversary of theatres across the UK closing due to the pandemic. Whilst we may not have been able to present live work on our stages for the majority of that time, our teams have been working hard behind the scenes to keep audiences and participants engaged. Here's a reminder of what…

International Women’s Day 2021
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International Women’s Day 2021

Wed 03 Mar

Monday 8 March marks International Women’s Day 2021. We’re delighted to be marking the occasion by reaching out to some of Coventry’s most inspiring women who have helped support our communities over the last twelve months. We wanted to give a platform to the women we’ve had the pleasure of working with recently. They’ve worked…

City of Culture announces summer of surprises
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City of Culture announces summer of surprises

Tue 02 Mar

Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 have today announced their programme of events from 15 May this year. We’re thrilled to have two shows included in this announcement – the Belgrade Young Company’s Like There’s No Tomorrow and Paines Plough’s Roundabout. Our 2021 programme is being delivered by our Co-Artistic Directors Corey Campbell, Balisha Karra…

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