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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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Audience Reaction to Santa's Dizzy Day!

www.belgrade.co.uk/event/santas-dizzy-day What four things do most pre-school children want to do at Christmas? Meet Santa. Get presents. Have lots of fun. Sing songs. At last a show for two to six year olds that does everything children want to do at Christmas! Santa’s Dizzy Day is a totally fun-packed experience for children, which will make them laugh, sing their favourite songs and get them to help Santa out of a tricky situation. The show will also give children an opportunity to give their letter to Santa in person. Specially designed paper for the letter will be available on the day or can be downloaded from www.imaginetheatre.co.uk/santasdizzyday.aspx. And as an added treat, all of the children will get to meet Santa and get a gift from him!

Audience Reaction to Oh No It Isn't!

www.belgrade.co.uk/event/oh-no-it-isnt-2014 Back by popular demand, Oh No It Isn’t! is the brilliant comedy thriller written and directed by acclaimed Coventry writer, Nick Walker. Four actors are performing a Christmas panto. For the audience it’s a fun, yuletide treat – for the actors on stage, it’s a matter of life and death! We soon discover that the cast are all embroiled in a plot to kill each other. A prop gun is swapped for the real thing and a poisoned apple is on the menu. Who’s bean-stalking who? Will the Giant come out on top? Or will it be curtains for Daisy the cow? The cry of “He’s behind you!” has never sounded so chilling! As ever, the B2 Xmas Show has been created especially for grown-ups so it’s perfect for office parties or anyone who wants to enjoy a Christmas night out away from the kids. This compact show only lasts around an hour, so it leaves you plenty of time to complete your evening with a few celebratory drinks. Festive fun for grown-ups!

Curtains for Daisy the Cow: Christmas Crime Scene Unfolds

www.belgrade.co.uk/event/oh-no-it-isnt-2014 Bemooosed shoppers looked on in horror as the disjoined head and back legs of what was later confirmed to be a pantomime cow were recovered from Broadgate Central Square at 12.00 hours amidst cries of 'Oh No It Isn't' and 'Oh Yes It Is' from the onlooking crowds. The victim, who goes by the name of 'Daisy', was last seen exiting Coventry's Belgrade Theatre in the early hours of Wednesday morning during rehearsals for the theatre's alternative B2 Christmas crime-thriller, Oh No It Isn't!

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Dancing Cow

BOOK NOW www.belgrade.co.uk/event/oh-no-it-isnt-2014 Back by popular demand, Oh No It Isn’t! is the brilliant comedy thriller written and directed by acclaimed Coventry writer, Nick Walker. Four actors are performing a Christmas panto. For the audience it’s a fun, yuletide treat – for the actors on stage, it’s a matter of life and death! We soon discover that the cast are all embroiled in a plot to kill each other. A prop gun is swapped for the real thing and a poisoned apple is on the menu. Who’s bean-stalking who? Will the Giant come out on top? Or will it be curtains for Daisy the cow? The cry of “He’s behind you!” has never sounded so chilling! As ever, the B2 Xmas Show has been created especially for grown-ups so it’s perfect for office parties or anyone who wants to enjoy a Christmas night out away from the kids. This compact show only lasts around an hour, so it leaves you plenty of time to complete your evening with a few celebratory drinks. Festive fun for grown-ups!

Audience Reaction to Aladdin

BOOK NOW www.belgrade.co.uk/event/aladdin There’s more fun and adventure than ever in store at the Belgrade this Christmas with one of the most popular pantomimes of all, Aladdin. Follow our poor Aladdin as he attempts to win the heart of the beautiful princess. But there’s a law decreeing that she can only marry a prince and the evil Abanazar is determined to stand in his way. Can his mum Widow Twankey and her son Wishee Washee help or are they more interested in the soapy world of their Chinese laundry? How will Aladdin ever make his fortune and ensure his dreams come true? The Belgrade can’t be beaten for spectacular sets, incredible costumes, and a generous sprinkling of glitter, bringing magic and sparkle to everyone’s festive season!

Aladdin teaser trailer

NOW ON UNTIL SAT 10 JAN BOOK NOW www.belgrade.co.uk/event/aladdin

He's Behind You"! Nick Walker on Oh No It Isn't!

Four actors are performing a Christmas panto. For the audience it’s a fun, yuletide treat – for the actors on stage, it’s a matter of life and death! We soon discover that the cast are all embroiled in a plot to kill each other. A prop gun is swapped for the real thing and a poisoned apple is on the menu. Who’s bean-stalking who? Will the Giant come out on top? Or will it be curtains for Daisy the cow? The cry of “He’s behind you!” has never sounded so chilling! We chat to Writer/Director Nick Walker about the return of the Belgrade's popular Xmas thriller, Oh No It Isn't, running in B2 from Sat 6 - Sat 27 Dec.

Santa's Dizzy Day teaser trailer

Fri 5 & Sat 6 Dec and Mon 15 - Sun 21 Dec 2014 Santa's Dizzy Day is a fun-filled interactive show for ages 2 - 6 where children get to sing songs, meet santa and help him out of a sticky situation! www.belgrade.co.uk/event/santas-dizzy-day

Meet the Cast of This Is My Family

Mon 28 Oct - Sat 1 Nov When it was first staged last year This Is My Family became the best-selling show in the history of Sheffield’s Crucible Studio and won the UK Theatre Award for Best Musical. “This is my family. That was the competition. All I had to do was describe my family and I could win a dream holiday. Ok, so I lied through my teeth and made them all sound perfect, but who cares! I won! I can take them to Rio! To Florida! Acapulco!” Instead, 13 year-old Nicky Perry chose pretty much the last holiday her family were expecting, but one she hoped might just stop them from falling apart. Out in the wilds her dream soon becomes a nightmare. But a secret lies buried in this place which will change things forever. 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? www.belgrade.co.uk/event/this-is-my-family

Audience Reaction to This is my Family

Now on at the Belgrade Theatre until Sat 1 Nov 2014 When it was first staged last year This Is My Family became the best-selling show in the history of Sheffield’s Crucible Studio and won the UK Theatre Award for Best Musical. “This is my family. That was the competition. All I had to do was describe my family and I could win a dream holiday. Ok, so I lied through my teeth and made them all sound perfect, but who cares! I won! I can take them to Rio! To Florida! Acapulco!” Instead, 13 year-old Nicky Perry chose pretty much the last holiday her family were expecting, but one she hoped might just stop them from falling apart. Out in the wilds her dream soon becomes a nightmare. But a secret lies buried in this place which will change things forever. 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? www.belgrade.co.uk/event/this-is-my-family

Oh No It Isn't! teaser trailer

Sat 6 - Sat 27 Dec Back by popular demand, Oh No It Isn’t! is the brilliant comedy thriller written and directed by acclaimed Coventry writer, Nick Walker. www.belgrade.co.uk/event/oh-no-it-isnt-2014

Neville Staple, Aitch Bembridge & the cast of Three Minute Heroes - Monkey Man

www.belgrade.co.uk/event/three-minute-heroes 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+ www.belgrade.co.uk/event/three-minute-heroes

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 www.belgrade.co.uk/event/three-men-in-a-boat

Audience reaction to Propaganda Swing

Sat 13 - Sat 27 Sept 2014 www.belgrade.co.uk/event/propaganda-swing

Building the set for Propaganda Swing

Sat 13 - Sat 27 Sept www.belgrade.co.uk/event/propaganda-swing

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. www.belgrade.co.uk/event/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

www.belgrade.co.uk/event/propaganda-swing

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Belgrade Square
Corporation Street
Coventry
CV1 1GS

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