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Theatre and Performance

Birmingham has a long history of theatres and performance from the Triennial Musical Festivals in the Town Hall to the variety shows in the Prince of Wales Theatre on Broad Street. The Library of Birmingham and The REP working together will take forward this tradition into a new and exciting era.

Grimaldi as Clown in Mother Goose

Joseph Grimaldi

Discover more about the hugely influential British comic and celebrated clown, Joseph Grimaldi
Mr. Punch and the baby

That's The Way To Do It!

2012 saw the 350th anniversary of Punch in Britain.
Birmingham Hippodrome-tickets

Birmingham Music Venues

Birmingham has had its fair share of  music venues over the years. This series looks at the venues and the names that have been part of the City's heritage. From the smokey clubs where you could see local bands to the places to see national and
Greek Tragedy

Greek Tragedy on the Small Screen

There was a unique opportunity to see rarely seen Greek Classics made for TV in the 1970s and screened in association with the BFI and the University of Birmingham.

Upcoming Events

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Ernest Shackleton Exhibition

The Enduring Eye Exhibition

Fri 24 March 2017, 11:00am

Danielle Saxon Reeve Solo Performance

Danielle Saxon Reeve Solo Performance

Sat 01 April 2017, 1:00pm

Polar Fun Day

Polar Family Fun Day

Sat 08 April 2017, 11:00am

Strings Club

Strings Club Discovery Day

Sat 15 April 2017, 11:00am

Theory Test Pro

Practise your Driving Theory Test

- in the library or at home. You just need a library card.