A selection of new socially distanced shows are taking place until April 2021

We are delighted to be planning for our reopening, as Covid restrictions begin to ease in Coventry and across the West Midlands over the coming months. Ahead of the start of our Spring Season in April 2021, we will be hosting a series of socially distanced test events, in line with the latest government guidelines.

Highlights of our programme include a special New Year’s Eve celebration and the return of Mischief Theatre’s slapstick smash hit The Play That Goes Wrong in the new year.


On New Year’s Eve, we’ll be bidding goodbye to this extraordinary year with So Long 2020! – a one-off event in our B2 auditorium. Like everything this year, the celebrations will be a little different to usual: in line with covid guidelines, we’ll be seeing in the new year a few hours early, with the party taking place from 4-6pm. But despite the restrictions, we’re still planning to celebrate in style, with live music, food and drink.

On New Year’s Eve, we’ll be bidding goodbye to this extraordinary year with So Long 2020! – a free live streamed event on our YouTube channel. We’ll be seeing in the new year with a live band and a countdown to midnight. Tune in at 11pm to kick off your celebrations!

So Long 2020 title treatment with fireworks and clinking champagne glasses in the background

Following our Christmas season, a great range of live music acts take to the stage in January. Dust off your flares and dig out your platform shoes for ABBA Mania on Fri 22 Jan, celebrate the music of one of the world’s most iconic rock bands with A Crazy Little Thing Called Queen on Sat 23 Jan, and enjoy an unmissable tribute to Jeff Lynne, George Harrison, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison and Bob Dylan with the Roy Orbison and the Traveling Wilburys Experience on Fri 29 Jan.

An image of a circus big top. Underneath are various circus performers including a ringmaster in top hat, a fire eater and centre front is a woman holding an open book which is covered in flames

Leading into February, Mischief Theatre’s multi-award winning hit The Play That Goes Wrong returns to the Belgrade for the third time from 9-21 Feb. Following previous sell-out successes, the show is currently in its sixth year on the West End and has won a host of celebrity endorsements including the likes of Joanna Lumley and Ant & Dec.

Coronation Street star Andrew Lancel leads the timely single-hander Swan Song on Weds 24 Feb. Jonathan Harvey has adapted the 70 minute play, which originally featured a female lead role, especially for Andrew Lancel to take on the solo role of Dave Titswell; a gay, forty-something teacher for whom everything is about to change.

A chaotic scene from The Play That Goes Wrong with a man in a cricket jumper falling into a room, captured in mid-air sailing past another man lying asleep or dead on a chaise longue. Behind them, a group of others cluster round a doorway, staring wide-eyed into the room.

Comedy arrives in Coventry in March with April in Paris, starring comedy legend Joe Pasquale and West End star Sarah Earnshaw. Running from 4-6 Mar, the new production of John Godber’s touching and hilarious classic is directed by Richard Lewis.

Finally, The Why? Event takes place in our B2 auditorium on Fri 12 Mar. Honest and raw stories of domestic abuse are performed through dramatisations, spoken word and dance, with guest speakers Janika Cartwright and Naomi Donald also sharing their experiences.

April in Paris artwork featuring Sarah Earnshaw and Joe Pasquale holding hands with a Pound World carrier bag between them. Joe has a life ring around his neck, and there's a mini Paris skyline in the background

Booking for all of these shows is now open through our website. All shows from April onwards are part of our Spring Season and are not currently intended to be socially distanced. Please note that box office phone lines are closed while staff continue to work remotely.