Belgrade Theatre - Latest Posts for News & Blogs News & Blogs en-gb Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:01:44 +0100 Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:01:44 +0100 Fear, fame & fortune - Geoff Thompson on We'll Die in These Towns After stunning Midlands audiences with his powerful one-man play Fragile in 2012, acclaimed Coventry playwright Geoff Thompson returns to the Belgrade Theatre this month with his gritty new musical drama, We’ll Live and Die in These Towns. Featuring the songs from The Enemy’s number one debut album, the show sees the band’s former frontman, Tom Clarke, make his theatrical debut as musical director. It tells the story of a young rock musician on the cusp of stardom, who suffers a crisi... Thu, 20 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100 SFB Group takes centre stage At the Belgrade we value building strong relationships with local organisations so we offer a range of partnership opportunities, such as becoming a Sponsor or joining our Directors’ Club. We are passionate about cultivating links with businesses across the region, and we feel this is more important than ever as Coventry moves towards its year as City of Culture in 2021. Our Directors’ Club members work in partnership with our vibrant theatre and have a range of opportunities to enterta... Thu, 20 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Join The Optimists! China Plate and Warwick Arts Centre in partnership with the Belgrade Theatre bring you The Optimists 2018, a unique training course for emerging theatre makers and aspiring producers, offering an insider’s view of navigating the independent theatre industry and getting your work out there. In the last two years have you… - Decided to become a professional theatre maker? - Started to produce theatre work professionally? - Decided that you want to build a career making theatre? The Optimis... Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Belgrade Theatre celebrates success in 60th anniversary year Following our glittering 60th anniversary gala over the weekend, the Belgrade now has extra cause for celebration following the publication of our 2017-18 annual report. On Saturday 15 September, friends and supporters from across the city and beyond gathered at the Belgrade for a huge celebration of the last six decades, as well as reflecting on successes from the last 12 months and looking forward to another exciting few years in the lead up to Coventry’s year as City of Culture in 2021.... Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Cast announced for Afrobeats musical Oliva Tweest Following a sell-out run in London’s West End, innovative Afrobeats musical Oliva Tweest heads out on a whistle-stop UK tour this year, coming to the Belgrade Theatre 4-6 October. Created, produced and directed by radio presenter and producer Yinka Ayinde, aka PureYinkz, this energetic, feel-good show returns to the stage with an exciting lineup of new black British talent. Leading the cast as London hustler, club promoter and self-professed “gyali” (ladies’ man) Tobi will be risin... Tue, 11 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Percussionist Mahendra Patel joins Save Our School Dinners... Jamie! Laughter will meet live music when Paven Virk’s Save Our School Dinners… Jamie! opens at the Belgrade this week, with Kadence Music percussionist Mahendra Patel now confirmed to join the creative team. A skilled multi-instrumentalist, Patel first took up drums at the age of four. As a child, he predominantly played by ear, developing an adaptability and talent for improvisation that continues to inform his work today. Having mastered instruments ranging from temple tablas to jazz quint... Mon, 10 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Cast announced for Nativity! The Musical Following a series of open auditions taking place across the summer, we’re thrilled to officially reveal the local children who will sparkle and shine in our forthcoming production of Nativity! The Musical, both at home in Coventry and out on tour around the UK. Co-produced by the Belgrade Theatre together with Jamie Wilson, Entertainment One and Ramin Sabi, the second UK tour of Nativity! The Musical kicks off in Coventry this October, with two lots of local youngsters taking to the stage... Fri, 07 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Shining a Spotlight on Woman Who… At the Belgrade Theatre, we enjoy building strong links with local organisations, offering a range of partnership opportunities, including sponsorship arrangements and our Directors’ Club corporate membership scheme. As Coventry moves towards its year as City of Culture in 2021, we feel it’s more important than ever to be fostering ties with businesses across the region, and we’re thrilled to have such a diverse group of Directors’ Club members, representing industries ranging from h... Thu, 06 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Work Experience Placements now open for applications Want a taste of what it’s like to work in theatre? With a new term and a new season now underway, we’re excited to announce our new work experience dates for the 2018-19 academic year. If you’re aged 16 or older and interested in finding out more about offstage careers in theatre, our week-long work experience placements are the perfect way to find out more about the different paths and opportunities available, offering successful applicants the chance to shadow a range of departments... Thu, 06 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Youth and community volunteer applications now open With a new academic year now underway, we’re excited to announce that applications are now open for volunteers to support our Belgrade Youth and Community groups for 2018-19 As one of our valued volunteers, you’ll gain hands-on experience, supporting the practical and operational delivery of our newly launched Click Spring programme, supporting group leaders in delivering weekly skills-based arts workshops between October 2018 and July 2019. Each workshop series builds towards the creati... Thu, 06 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100