Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

    At the Belgrade we create theatre in the belief that it can enrich our communities and fundamentally change peoples’ lives for the better.

    We aim to be one of the most dynamic producing theatres in the country and to offer an exciting mix of entertaining and engaging live experiences all under one roof.

    The Belgrade is the largest professional theatre in Coventry and so we act as both the city and region’s commercial and producing theatre. We are also highly respected for our groundbreaking community and education initiatives. Hamish Glen is the current Artistic Director and Chief Executive.

    We present a vibrant programme of produced, visiting and community work in our two auditoria and other spaces, which is informed by a distinctive and brave artistic policy. This policy is designed to cater to and develop the different audiences in and around Coventry, and to raise our profile as a producing theatre. We endeavour to bear witness to our community’s experiences, find a unique voice for the Belgrade in the context of the region and attract leading theatre artists – in short, re-establish the vision, radicalism and internationalism that marked the opening of the theatre in 1958.

    The Belgrade is a registered charity and receives revenue funding from Coventry City Council and Arts Council England as well as project funding from these and other government sources. The capital project was funded by Arts Council England, Coventry City Council, Advantage West Midlands and ERDF plus a number of Grant Making Trusts and Foundations, Businesses and generous individuals. The Belgrade is delighted that Coventry has been successful in its bid to become UK City of Culture 2021.

    Upcoming events at The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

    Russian State Ballet and Opera House presents The Nutcracker

    Featuring a live orchestra

    Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

    14 Nov 2019

    Featuring live Orchestra with over 30 musicians ‘For many people, The Nutcracker is the true curtain-raiser to...

    The Entertainer

    Shane Ritchie stars as Archie Rice

    Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

    15 Oct 2019 - 19 Oct 2019

    1982: Archie Rice is a washed-up entertainer playing a summer season. As his soldier son...

    Once The Musical

    Once casts a spell over the audience just as its two lead characters cast a spell over each other.

    Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

    10 Mar 2020 - 14 Mar 2020

    Based on a cult 2006 Irish indie feature, originally shot on a micro-budget of just...

    Peter Pan Goes Wrong

    A riotous spin on a timeless classic

    Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

    25 Feb 2020 - 29 Feb 2020

    Opening at the Everyman Theatre prior to a National Tour and Christmas Season in London...

    Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story

    30th Anniversary Tour

    Belgrade Theatre Coventry

    7 Nov 2019 - 9 Nov 2019

    This sensational multi award-winning West End show first opened in 1989 and has been thrilling...

    My Beautiful Laundrette

    Bold new production of Kureshi’s ground-breaking film

    Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

    29 Oct 2019 - 2 Nov 2019

    “Could anyone in their right mind call this silly little island off of Europe their...


    A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood…

    Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

    11 Nov 2019 - 12 Nov 2019

    Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical,...
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