We're taking an uplifting look back on the work we've been able to do over the last 12 months.

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 the Belgrade means to the City.

Since the closure of theatres, we’ve adapted to making a lot of our offerings digital, and one of our biggest successes was Jack and the Beanstalk Online. We were delighted to take our annual pantomime online so that families across Coventry could still enjoy the festive season.

What we hadn’t anticipated was the extraordinary number of countries that would watch Jack and the Beanstalk. A total of 25 countries watched our online panto, including China, Japan, Australia, Gambia, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Switzerland and the USA.

Our Making Memories campaign continued as we took our panto online. We were able to give 361 families in-need the chance to watch Jack and the Beanstalk for free.

On top of that, 276 schools were able to watch our panto, and it reached around 55,600 people!