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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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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.

Three Minute Heroes teaser trailer

This is a teaser trailer for the Belgrade Theatre's stage show, Three Minute Heroes, written by Bob Eaton. 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. The show runs at the Belgrade Theayre, Coventry from Sat 4 - Sat 25 Oct 2014.

Directing Propaganda Swing: Part Two

In Part Two of our Directing Propaganda Swing series, Hamish talks Cabaret and casting!

In Search of Mr Sloane: Seduction, Scandal and the Swinging Sixties

In this interview with the cast of Entertaining Mr Sloane, we talk seduction, scandal and the swinging sixties.

In Search of Mr Sloane: Meet the Cast

In this video we meet the cast of Entertaining Mr Sloane and discover the dark and funny story behind this play in it's 50th Anniversary year. Entertaining Mr Sloane runs at the Belgrade Theatre from Thurs 3 - Sat 5 July.

Directing Propaganda Swing: Part One

In this series, we speak to Director Hamish Glen about what attracted him to his latest play, Propaganda Swing, and the story behind it.

Creating the Propaganda Swing trailer

In this interview we speak to Jon Randle who created the trailer for Propaganda Swing, about the creative process, the importance of music and the inspiration behind the trailer.

Propaganda Swing: An interview with Director Hamish Glen

Singers, Swastikas and All That Jazz! In this video we speak to Director Hamish Glen about his vision for Propaganda Swing which plays at the Belgrade Theatre this September.

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Belgrade Square
Corporation Street

52.409458, -1.51261

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