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Belgrade Theatre

The Belgrade Theatre is Coventry’s major producing and presenting theatre.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £934,984
  • 2013-2014: £956,489
  • 2014-2015: £983,248

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Neville Staple, Aitch Bembridge & the cast of Three Minute Heroes - Monkey Man Neville Staple, Aitch Bembridge and the cast of Three Minute Heroes perform Monkey Man on stage at the Belgrade Theatre.

Opening Night Reaction to Three Minute Heroes

Sat 4 - Sat 25 October 2014 In this video, the audience give their reaction to Three Minute Heroes, including the reaction of original member of The Specials, Neville Staple.

Meet the cast of Three Minute Heroes

Sat 4 - Sat 25 October 2014 The Belgrade’s hit 2 Tone musical is back! Inspired by the music of The Selecter, The Specials and the 2 Tone scene, Three Minute Heroes is an affectionate tribute that was enormously successful when first produced by the Belgrade back in 2000. It now returns to the theatre, this time on the B2 stage, in a brand new production. Welcome to Coventry – centre of the musical universe – at a time when the city’s bands ruled the airwaves. The music had to be ska and the legendary 2 Tone label was the hub of it all. Join five local heroes as they bond, fight, love and play their way through the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. Relive those heady days if you were there the first time around and, if you weren’t, experience for yourselves why 2 Tone really put Coventry on the map. Three Minute Heroes features a live band playing foot-stomping favourites by The Selecter and The Specials, including Gangsters, Do Nothing, On My Radio, Missing Words, A Message to You, Rudy, Ghost Town, Free Nelson Mandela and Three Minute Hero. Age recommendation: 12+

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Messing About On The River - Craig Gilbert On Three Men In A Boat

In our latest video, we chat to Director Craig Gilbert about bringing Jerome K Jerome's comic tale of boating mis-adventure to life on stage in his brand new adaptation of the quintessentially British classic Three Men In A Boat!

Three Men In A Boat Trailer

Thurs 14 - Sat 18 October 2014 Following a hit, sell-out tour in 2012, Craig Gilbert’s ingenious and acclaimed adaptation of Jerome K Jerome’s classic tale of boating misadventure returns to the UK stage this autumn armed with more singing, wilder adventures and sporting even brighter blazers. Originally intended as a guide to boating on the Thames, Jerome’s ripping yarn of youthful friendship, mischief and folly celebrates the very essence of ‘Britishness’, inspiring many of our comic legends from Morecambe and Wise to Monty Python. Original Theatre Company take this classic tale of misadventure and folly by the scruff of the neck. Equipped with a working pub, live piano accompaniment, some ale, music hall singing, a dog and a feast of physical comedy, settle yourself in for a night out to remember. BOOK NOW

Audience reaction to Propaganda Swing

Sat 13 - Sat 27 Sept 2014

Building the set for Propaganda Swing

Sat 13 - Sat 27 Sept

Aladdin teaser trailer

Weds 26 Nov 2014 – Sat 10 Jan 2015 There’s more fun and adventure than ever in store at the Belgrade Theatre this Christmas with one of the most popular pantomimes of all, Aladdin.

The West End Experience - Rehearsal Trailer

The West End Experience comes to the Belgrade on Mon 29 Sept. Until then here is a taste of what to expect in the show.

Hamish and Hilary's Rehearsal Diary

Behind The Seams...Propaganda Swing

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This Is My Family Trailer

This fast-paced, laugh-out-loud and hugely moving new musical from Tim Firth, the writer of Calendar Girls, goes to the heart of the question: what exactly is the point of family in the modern age?

Apprenticeships at the Belgrade Theatre Claire Simpson, General Manager at the Belgrade Theatre, talks about the benefits of doing an apprenticeship.

Belgrade Theatre Unplugged

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2 Tone Remembered

2 Tone Legends Roddy ‘Radiation’ Byers, Neville Staple, Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson and Pauline Black paid an exclusive visit to the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry on Saturday 26th July ahead of the return of smash-hit 2 Tone Musical Three Minute Heroes in October. In this video, the original stars of Ska share their memories of the era that inspired a musical revolution and discuss the lasting legacy of the genre that placed Coventry on the musical map!

Three Minute Heroes Model Box

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Propaganda Swing: Exploring the fashions of the '30s

Brand new play, Propaganda Swing captures all the glamour of the 1930s. Ahead of the production, which runs at the theatre from 13 - 27 September, we speak to vintage hair and makeup stylist, Sarah Russell about the fashions from that period.

Propaganda Swing: 1930s Hairstyle Tutorial Learn how to create this gorgeous 1930s hairstyle, modelled by actress Miranda Wilson who will be starring in our production of Propaganda Swing at the Belgrade Theatre from 13 - 27 Sept.

Audience Reaction: April in Paris Tues 7 - Sat 11 Oct 2014 Al and Bet's relationship is on the rocks. He has recently lost his job, she works in a shoe shop and can only dream of a better life, but things are about to change. When Bet wins a romantic night in the city of love, Al wonders who she'll take along! Resigned to taking her husband, though before long, they are both up to their necks in culture, clothes and croissants. Paris ignites their relationship like never before, but the reality of returning home always looms large. Join Al and Bet in this hilarious romantic adventure, Olivier-nominated for Comedy of the Year when it premiered and featuring John Godber's unique brand of observational comedy. With star performances from Shobna Gulati (Coronation Street, Dinnerladies) and Joe McGann (Calendar Girls, Upper Hand, The Hanging Gale) April in Paris will make your heart melt.

April In Paris

Olivier-nominated for Comedy of the Year when it premiered, April In Paris is a whirlwind, romantic comedy featuring John Godber's unique brand of observational humour. With star performances from Shobna Gulati (Coronation Street, Dinnerladies) and Joe McGann (Calendar Girls, Upper Hand, The Hanging Gale) April in Paris will make your heart melt. April In Paris visits the Belgrade Theatre from Tues 7 - Sat 11 October. For more information and to book tickets, call the Box Office on 024 7655 3055 or book online at

Designing Propaganda Swing

In this video, Designer Libby Watson reveals more about the vision behind her stunning radio-studio set design for Propaganda Swing, her research process and the challenges of bringing the unique landscapes of the 1930s Berlin jazz-scene to life on stage! Propaganda Swing throws a spotlight on the gripping true story of 'Charly and his Orchestra'. Featuring a fantastic swing band live on stage, this enthralling show reveals the characters behind the story of how some of the greatest German jazz musicians of the day entered into a Faustian pact with the Fascists -- they could keep playing their beloved music at the price of seeing it corrupted for evil. Propaganda Swing makes its U.K premiere at the Belgrade Theatre from Sat 13 Sept - Sat 26 Sept.

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