West Midlands – Regional Theatre Guide

Birmingham, Stoke, Lichfield and Coventry are just some of the spots in the West Midlands with great theatrical history and host to some of the best venues for live shows in the country. Read this regional guide to start planning your next visit to the theatre in the West Midlands.

A history of West Midland Theatres

Birmingham is a real centre for theatre in the UK, with Birmingham’s first permanent theatre dating back to the 1740’s. With Birmingham’s close proximity to London, it was a great opportunity for some of the best talent from London to venture further afield. During World War 2, the Birmingham Blitz forced all live performance venues to close. 

Today, Birmingham is host to three major theatres: the Birmingham Repertory, the Old Rep and the Blue Orange Theatre. 

Further across the county more history can be found in venues, with theatres such as the Mitchell Arts Centre in Stoke dating back to the 1950’s, and the Grand Theatre in Wolverhampton – dating back to 1894.

What’s the best way to get to the theatre in the West Midlands?

The West Midlands is very accessible by car and most venues are easily commutable by public transport – we’d recommend you check in advance before travelling.

How do I buy West Midlands Theatre tickets?

The best way to buy tickets at any West Midland theatre is online, and you can find all the best shows on at the moment on our regional pages.