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Dr Blood’s Old Travelling Show comes to Coventry
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Dr Blood’s Old Travelling Show comes to Coventry

Tue 15 Sep

Trick or treating might be off the cards this year, but that needn’t mean missing out on Halloween altogether. On Friday 23 and Saturday 24 October, imitating the dog and Leeds Playhouse will be keeping the spooky spirit alive in Coventry with a raucous and deliciously dark new tale in Dr Blood’s Old Travelling Show.…

Casting announced for Romantics Anonymous
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Casting announced for Romantics Anonymous

Mon 14 Sep

Full casting has now been confirmed for Romantics Anonymous - the delicious new musical from Emma Rice which embarks on a virtual tour this autumn, co-hosted by the Belgrade Theatre on Wed 23 Sep. Performed in person to a socially distanced audience at Bristol Old Vic, the show will be broadcast live to theatres across…

Win a day making chocolates with Choc ‘n’ Roll
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Win a day making chocolates with Choc ‘n’ Roll

Thu 10 Sep

After co-producing Emma Rice's exuberant Wise Children last year, we're very excited to be hosting her mouthwatering new musical Romantics Anonymous as part of its upcoming virtual tour, broadcast LIVE from Bristol Old Vic. Each night of the tour, the show will be specially tailored to different regional audiences, with the Belgrade hosting on Wednesday…

Listen Online: James Rowland’s Songs of Friendship
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Listen Online: James Rowland’s Songs of Friendship

Wed 09 Sep

Originally scheduled to kick off our Autumn 2020 Season last weekend, James Rowland's Songs of Friendship trilogy is sadly one of the many shows we've had to postpone due to ongoing restrictions on indoor performances. The good news, however, is that during lockdown, James has kept himself busy with creating audio versions of the shows,…

An update on our 2020 pantomime
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An update on our 2020 pantomime

Tue 08 Sep

We regret to confirm that our 2020 pantomime, Beauty and the Beast, has now been postponed until 2021. This difficult decision has been reached due to the impact of ongoing restrictions on indoor performances. We are now in the process of contacting everyone who has booked tickets, and would like to ask for people's patience…

Interview: Emma Rice on Romantics Anonymous
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Interview: Emma Rice on Romantics Anonymous

Mon 07 Sep

Header image: Emma Rice - Copyright Guardian News Media Ltd 2018 Since launching her new theatre company with the self-titled Wise Children in 2018-19, visionary director Emma Rice has gone from strength to strength, heaping up critical acclaim and building a loyal fanbase hungry for her trademark theatrical wit and wonder. As a company, Wise…

Interview – Gordon Warnecke returns to My Beautiful Laundrette
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Interview – Gordon Warnecke returns to My Beautiful Laundrette

Mon 07 Sep

Over 30 years after starring in the Oscar-nominated My Beautiful Laundrette, actor Gordon Warnecke revisited Hanif Kureishi’s groundbreaking story in a new stage adaptation performed at the Belgrade last year. Famed as the film that launched Daniel Day Lewis’ career, My Beautiful Laundrette made waves in 1985 for its portrayal of a same-sex relationship between…

Watch Online: My Beautiful Laundrette
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Watch Online: My Beautiful Laundrette

Fri 28 Aug

After reimagining Hanif Kureishi's groundbreaking film on stage last year, we're thrilled to announce that our acclaimed co-production of My Beautiful Laundrette is now available watch online, thanks to an archive recording from our partners at Curve. Originally recorded for archive purposes, the film shows a dress rehearsal, which was opened up to audiences for just…

Unknown – A new play about homelessness
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Unknown – A new play about homelessness

Mon 24 Aug

Between 2017 and 2019, more than 800 people died living and sleeping rough on the streets of the UK, a number of whom have never been named or identified. It's a shocking statistic, yet it can be easy to lose sight of individual human stories when we're simply presented with the numbers.  This September, a…

Family Reunion – Not-so-distant cousins come together at the Belgrade
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Family Reunion – Not-so-distant cousins come together at the Belgrade

Fri 21 Aug

Despite having grown up in Coventry just a few minutes apart, Maggie Sheppard and Patricia Webb never knew they shared a great-grandfather until they discovered each other on an ancestry website earlier this year. With lockdown restrictions still in place when they struck up their first conversation, it was some time before they were finally…

Emma Rice’s Romantics Anonymous embarks on a virtual tour
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Emma Rice’s Romantics Anonymous embarks on a virtual tour

Wed 19 Aug

Following the success of our exuberant co-production Wise Children in 2019, we're over the moon to announce that we'll be hosting another spectacular show from visionary director Emma Rice when Romantics Anonymous makes its digital debut this autumn. Performed LIVE on stage at Bristol Old Vic, the critically acclaimed musical will embark on a virtual tour…

Ascension Dance become our first Supported Company
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Ascension Dance become our first Supported Company

Mon 17 Aug

This week, we're delighted to introduce Ascension Dance Company as the first to benefit from our new "Supported By" talent development programme. As our first Supported Company, the Coventry-based contemporary dance group will enjoy access to rehearsal and performance space at the Belgrade as well as marketing and publicity support from our teams over a…

Outdoor Makers’ Market comes to the Belgrade Theatre
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Outdoor Makers’ Market comes to the Belgrade Theatre

Wed 12 Aug

Following a series of pop-up craft shops held indoors throughout the month, we're excited to be hosting our first Outdoor Makers’ Market from 11am-4pm on Saturday 29 August. Organised by Craft On, our resident needlecraft for wellbeing group, the event will see 16 local artists and makers assemble to sell their wares outside the theatre…

Imagine My Reality – Reflecting on Refugee Week
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Imagine My Reality – Reflecting on Refugee Week

Mon 10 Aug

Since lockdown began, it’s been a challenging few months for everyone, with the crisis affecting us all in different ways. But one of the more interesting outcomes of this extraordinary situation is that fighting our own battles has helped to make us more aware of the everyday struggles faced by other people. The stress, fear…

Pop-up craft shop opens at the Belgrade
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Pop-up craft shop opens at the Belgrade

Sun 02 Aug

Following the recent reopening of our foyers to café patrons, we're excited to be working with Craft On, our resident needlecraft for wellbeing group a new pop-up craft shop, with space available for local artists and makers to hire. First held on Thursday 30 July, the pop-up shop is situated at our merchandise counter, in…

Monday Makes: Make your own gift box
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Monday Makes: Make your own gift box

Sun 02 Aug

In this week's craft tutorial, we're showing you how to make a hexagonal gift box from one A4 sheet of card, which you can fill with smaller sweets and treats. We'd love to see your efforts, so please do share your photos with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. https://youtu.be/2ZaSs1CdvfA

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