Did you know…the Belgrade Theatre got its name from a gift?

Posted on 21 June 2012

The Belgrade Theatre opened in 1958. It was the first civic theatre in the UK to be built following the Second World War and was intended as a symbol of the reconstruction of Coventry which suffered so badly during the war.

The city of Belgrade made a gift of timber to Coventry as a gesture of solidarity by a city who suffered a similar fate to Coventry during the war. The timber, which was in very short supply across Europe at the time, was used throughout the building and can be seen in the ceiling of the Main Stage auditorium and in the Restaurant. In recognition of their generosity the Theatre was named the Belgrade Theatre .

You too can have a piece of the Belgrade Theatre named after yourself by naming a seat in either auditoria. Not only will your name appear on a plaque mounted on a seat of your choice, it will also be displayed on a specially commissioned piece of public art in the Theatre’s foyers.
Seats are available for £250 (there are opportunities to spread the cost of this by setting up a Standing Order)

You can find out more about our charitable activities and how you can support the Belgrade Theatre by visiting the Support Us pages of our website.