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Everyone loves a bargain and there's no better place to find one than at a car boot sale in and around Birmingham. ... [more]
Love is in the air, you've finally plucked up the courage to ask that special person out and you want to make your d... [more]
At the heart of Birmingham is one of the most popular and chic venues to hang out - The Mailbox. The frontage is a st... [more]
 
With panto season approaching, Welsh National Opera (WNO) is offering an alternative musical Cinderella, which is curren... [more]
15/11/2018 - 23/11/2018
It's not often that a theatrical show comes together in a totally innovative and unique way that it sends a shiver of ex... [more]
01/12/2018
With a far-fetched madcap storyline, this musical is as wild and energetic as the rock hits in its soundtrack. Ro... [more]
13/11/2018 - 17/06/2019
A new production of Prokofiev's War and Peace leads the Welsh National Opera's (WNO) Autumn season in Birmingham. ... [more]
14/11/2018 - 17/11/2018
Who can forget iconic moments like carrying a watermelon to 'nobody puts Baby in a corner' and that lift? This stage sho... [more]
01/04/2019 - 06/04/2019
A choral concert of remembrance to mark the 100th anniversary since the end of the First World War is taking place in Ed... [more]
17/11/2018
Excitement twinkled through the audience as Tinkerbell glided into Birmingham Arena for Disney on Ice's latest showstopp... [more]
19/10/2018 - 28/10/2018
The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) Artistic Director Greg Doran is behind this new production of Troilus and Cressida t... [more]
18/10/2018 - 17/11/2018
Featuring a non-stop soundtrack of hits from Marvin Gaye to The Supremes, the first ever UK and Ireland Tour of Motown T... [more]
11/10/2018 - 03/11/2018
In this special anniversary year, marking a century since the end of the First World War, War Horse could not seem more ... [more]
10/10/2018 - 03/11/2018
Girl power is all the rage in the latest Disney On Ice spectacular to visit Birmingham. The latest show - Disney ... [more]
19/10/2018 - 28/10/2018
Birmingham Royal Ballet(BRB) has put together a double dose of contemporary creative works for its Autumn Season that in... [more]
03/10/2018 - 31/10/2018
This ballet is an age-old favourite, dating back to 1960, but after nearly 60 years, has La Fille Mal Gardee lost any of... [more]
26/09/2018 - 08/11/2018
With one of the best-ever selling movie albums that has been voted in Rolling Stone's top five greatest soundtracks of a... [more]
25/09/2018 - 29/09/2018
From the moment Black Sabbath blares out in the opening scene, you know you're in for something fresh from this updated ... [more]
19/09/2018 - 23/02/2019
Christopher Marlowe's two plays based on the life of violent warrior and conqueror Amir Timur Gurgan have been combined ... [more]
24/08/2018 - 01/12/2018
Legendary singer Barry Manilow is making a rare appearance in Birmingham as part of his new UK tour. With more th... [more]
04/09/2018
In terms of murder mysteries, the Classic Thriller Theatre Company is building up quite a reputation for itself and now ... [more]
02/10/2018 - 06/10/2018
Director Fiona Laird has got her geography slightly mixed up as this new RSC production is much more about the merry wiv... [more]
15/08/2018 - 05/01/2019
Madagascar The Musical is touring with a stage version of the well-loved film and roared into Birmingham starring X-Fact... [more]
31/07/2018 - 04/08/2018
Why is it that there are so many stories about unremarkable men but not about remarkable women?, asks one of the many "J... [more]
05/07/2018 - 04/08/2018
Matilda was the last long children's book written by Roald Dahl, but he put a bounty of eccentricities and extraordinary... [more]
04/07/2018 - 08/09/2018
Children's favourite Pinocchio will be wishing on a star in Birmingham this Christmas as The Old Rep Theatre's festive s... [more]
17/11/2018 - 30/12/2018
Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB) has a good record when it comes to brushing up on its Shakespeare and the latest offering ... [more]
26/06/2018 - 30/06/2018
Chef Nick Deverell-Smith has worked with the likes of Marco Pierre White and Gordon Ramsay but now has his own restauran... [more]
There wasn't a tutu in sight as the new season by Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB) got underway with a modern dance triple ... [more]
20/06/2018 - 23/06/2018
This nostalgic musical based on the iconic Cliff Richard film Summer Holiday harks back to breezier, gentler times when ... [more]
12/06/2018 - 16/06/2018
Forget the razzle dazzle of a windswept Kate Winslet and Leo DiCaprio running amock on the high seas to a soundtrack of ... [more]
04/06/2018 - 09/06/2018
Romeo and Juliet has been given a 21st Century makeover by the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) with an urban set and con... [more]
01/05/2018 - 21/09/2018
With escape rooms themed in World War Two and ancient Japan, Escape Hunt is the latest puzzle master to put Birmingham t... [more]
For those of you missing the quick-witted, fast-paced political satire of The Thick of It or Veep, This House will provi... [more]
24/04/2018 - 28/04/2018
Musician Sting is known for being an activist, so it should be no surprise that his musical The Last Ship has political ... [more]
16/04/2018 - 21/04/2018
Around one billion viewers around the world are expected to be watching when young talent from Birmingham showcases the ... [more]
15/04/2018
Middle Eastern restaurants are the flavour of the moment in Birmingham with several opening up. The latest is Lebanese c... [more]
In a year that marks the centenary since women started getting the right to vote in England, this new Royal Shakespeare ... [more]
04/04/2018 - 14/06/2018
Although the name should be an indication, not many people realise that food at Hotel du Vin in Birmingham includes a fu... [more]
When Henry James wrote this chilling tale, he kept it open enough to be debated for decades over what really happened in... [more]
27/03/2018 - 14/04/2018
Discovering the magical worlds of four of Disney's favourite adventures, this vibrant show brought together the music we... [more]
23/03/2018 - 01/04/2018
Christopher Eccleston is well versed in murder, the supernatural and doing away with enemies through his extensive caree... [more]
26/03/2018 - 18/09/2018
Nestled on the outskirts of Redditch is a tiny picturesque village, which was the rural inspiration for The Archers. ... [more]
A free hip hop festival returns to Birmingham for its third year, featuring dance workshops and a range of artistic perf... [more]
09/05/2018 - 13/05/2018
Iconic musical Evita is back in Birmingham on a whistle-stop tour and this time it stars one of the West End's leading l... [more]
20/03/2018 - 24/03/2018
Paintings by Worcester's most famous artist are part of a new exhibition with a First World War theme. It also includes ... [more]
18/03/2018 - 02/06/2018
A Hip Hop Brunch bringing together music, games and cocktails will be livening up Gas Street Social. The event ta... [more]
25/03/2018
Steven Spielberg's hotly anticipated new sci-fi movie Ready Player One has a familiar feel to it, but that's probably be... [more]
Innovative director Maria Aberg likes a sense of unpredictability in her creations and in her latest effort, the front r... [more]
12/03/2018 - 03/08/2018
There's no doubting that transforming Roald Dahl's enchanting tale Matilda into a stage musical has been one of the Roya... [more]
03/07/2018 - 08/09/2018
One of the greatest choral works of all time, Bach's St John Passion, is the focus of a lent concert by Birmingham Festi... [more]
24/03/2018
James Graham's critically acclaimed political drama about the 1974 hung parliament is heading to several theatres in the... [more]
10/04/2018 - 19/05/2018
Grammy Award winner Sting may have albums, accolades and global tours to his name but when it came to writing his first ... [more]
16/04/2018 - 21/04/2018
Who can forget a young quiffed Cliff Richard singing 'we're all going on a summer holiday, no more worries for a week or... [more]
12/06/2018 - 16/06/2018
The emotive music of Dusty Springfield provides a wealth of material so it's no wonder that it has been used to create a... [more]
03/07/2018 - 07/07/2018
The iconic musical Sound of Music returns to stage in Manchester starring The Voice runner-up Lucy O'Byrne. It's ... [more]
13/03/2018 - 17/03/2018
Following on from the success of last year's spectacular, Disney On Ice is returning to Birmingham for another show of g... [more]
28/03/2018 - 01/04/2018
With vibrant sets, clever special effects and plenty of tongue-in-cheek dialogue, Shrek The Musical has all the slick tr... [more]
15/02/2018 - 13/05/2018
In this epic, grand fairytale from Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB), The Sleeping Beauty in question - dancer Momoko Hirata... [more]
13/02/2018 - 24/02/2018
If ever there was proof in the pudding that some half-baked ideas really do pay off then, My Cookie Dough is it. The ... [more]
Film buffs will remember the high tension and angst created by Alfred Hitchcock in his black and white movie Strangers o... [more]
29/01/2018 - 03/02/2018
In the dark, bleak midwinter, the glittering nature of Strictly Come Dancing is a shining ray of happiness in this, its ... [more]
08/02/2018 - 11/02/2018
It's been two years since The Voice runner-up Lucy O'Byrne was given the chance to take centre stage in this successful ... [more]
16/01/2018 - 20/01/2018
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