Belgrade Theatre - Latest Posts for News & Blogs News & Blogs en-gb Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:08:20 +0100 Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:08:20 +0100 60 Years Shared: Celebrating World Heritage Day As the Belgrade Theatre celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2018, on World Heritage Day, we’re taking a look back at some of the fascinating architectural history we share with one of our most famous neighbouring buildings. Like the Belgrade, Coventry’s distinctive circular Indoor Market was first opened in 1958, as part of extensive post-war redevelopment of the city. Both buildings were the product of the collaborative, purpose-made City Architects Department, during a time when Coventr... Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Happy Birthday Handelsbanken! The celebrations in Coventry continue as one of our valued Directors’ Club Members reaches a milestone birthday. Treasured members of our Directors’ Club since 2011, Handelsbanken are celebrating a marvellous ten years of business in Coventry. Founded in 1871, Handelsbanken has become one of Sweden’s leading banks with over 800 branches in 20 countries. Since commencing operations in Great Britain in 1982 Handelsbanken has developed a strong local presence with over 200 branches nation... Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Thank you to our Directors’ Club Members! Last week we hosted our annual Directors’ Club thank you event, welcoming members and their families into the theatre for an afternoon of fun. Members enjoyed a delicious picnic lunch before venturing into the deep dark forest to watch Red Riding Hood and the Wolf in our B2 auditorium. A performance that challenged the narrative of the traditional story of Red Riding Hood while sparking audience imaginations by creating a world of homemade make-believe. This classic tale with a twist was ... Wed, 11 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Try our tapas - tasty new nibbles on offer at the Belgrade café Looking for a pre-show bite to eat? If you fancy tucking in to something a little different, our catering team have put together a tasty new tapas menu for you to start your evening off in style. A choice of nine delicious dishes are available priced at just £4.25 each, or at £11.95 for three, so you can pick and choose your favourites to share with friends. All of the options are served with soft, toasted ciabatta bread – check out the full menu below: Feta Stuffed Bell PeppersHot red... Mon, 09 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Rose-tinted Glasses - Arts Gym: Shine On get a glimpse at their CET performance space With rehearsals now underway for our Read All About It performance takeover of the Coventry Evening Telegraph Building in July, there’s lots of planning to be done by our multiple community groups involved in the project. Not only have they got to get their stories, scripts and characters into shape, they’ve also got to get to grips with the unusual spaces they’ll be performing in as part of City Final. Here, Arts Gym: Shine On member Margaret Emerton shares some of her group’s init... Mon, 09 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Sparkle & Shine: Midlands stars sought for Nativity! The Musical Following its successful opening at Birmingham REP in 2017, Nativity! The Musical heads home to the city where the story started this autumn, kicking off a brand new tour for 2018 at the Belgrade Theatre. Ahead of its arrival in Coventry 23-28 October, the company is now on the look-out for local children to audition for the show. Bright young stars from the Midlands are being offered the chance to sparkle and shine in lead roles as the children of St. Bernadette’s. Auditions will be he... Fri, 06 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Changing the Story: Behind the scenes of Hansel & Gretel A powerhouse of Midlands talent is headed for the Belgrade Theatre this Easter when Birmingham Hippodrome tours its first ever home-produced show around the region. Coming to Coventry on Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 April, The Twisted Tale of Hansel and Gretel offers an innovative reimagining of a familiar story, with quirky characters kicking back against fairytale conventions to offer their own version of events. Presented in partnership with Open Theatre Company and Leicester’s Metro-B... Wed, 04 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Your donations add up to a very happy birthday! Over the last few months, we’ve been asking bookers for selected shows to make a special donation of 60p to mark our 60th year. We’re incredibly grateful to all of the 471 generous bookers that made a donation. You raised a grand total of £318, which will all go directly towards the charitable work of the Belgrade. It just goes to show that a small donation really can add up to make a big difference! If you would like to learn more about the work your donations support, click here. Ther... Wed, 04 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100 And the winning quiz team is... …Waiting For Jean. Yesterday, we celebrated sixty successful years of theatrical excellence since opening our doors in 1958. The atmosphere was electric with birthday festivities and wishes throughout the whole day – which ended on a high with our Belgrade Birthday Quiz. Thirteen teams went head to head putting their general knowledge to the test as they battled for victory – with added bonus points for their Belgrade Theatre knowledge! Also, the teams enjoyed delicious slices of our ... Wed, 28 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Dancers required: Join our CET Takeover with Mercurial Dance With our 60th anniversary year now in full swing, here at the Belgrade, we’re gearing up for our first big home-produced show of the year: an ambitious performance takeover of the nearby Coventry Evening Telegraph Building. From 10-14 July, we’ll be working alongside our partners at Mercurial Dance to fill the building with two immersive, site-specific shows, both responding creatively to real-life stories from Coventry’s rich and diverse history – a perfect way to celebrate what th... Wed, 28 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100