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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

Tue 02 May 2017, 12:00am

Stay and Play @Picturebooks

Stay & Play @Picturebooks

Tue 02 May 2017, 11:00am

Noise of Ice - Copyright Enzo Barracco

The Noise of Ice (please note change to date and time)

Sat 06 May 2017, 11:30am

Ernest Shackleton Exhibition

Screening of ‘South’

Sat 06 May 2017, 2:00pm

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