Former BBC Birmingham Boss Returns To Birmingham’s Arts Scene

Rod Natkiel, former Head of Network Production at BBC Birmingham, Chair of West Midlands Arts and inaugural Chair of Screen West Midlands, is returning to the Birmingham arts scene to direct Somerset Maugham’s masterpiece anti-war play ‘For Services Rendered’ at Birmingham’s Crescent Theatre. Situated in Brindleyplace, the play marks the start of Crescent 2015/16 Studio Read More …

An actor’s dream

It’s the dream of many an actor to take on one of the great classical roles, and then to take their performance on tour across the world from Paris to New York, Beijing to Sydney, being paid to explore new cultures and to practice their art in the best venues that those cities have to Read More …

Members Services now live

The new version of Members Services is now live and can be accessed through the Members Services link at the bottom of all pages. Please report any problems to Barry as, like the website, there is still development work going on.

A Paint-full Summer

Over the last week and a half, a plucky team of staff and volunteers have been transforming The Crescent’s largest space in readiness for our brand new season. From the cold deep ocean-blue, the vast – some might even say cavernous – Main House Auditorium has emerged warm and welcoming; the perfect setting for an Read More …

New Season Graduate

The Crescent’s new season kicks off on 5th September with The Graduate, by by Terry Johnson, based on the novel by Charles Webb. Made famous initially by the film which kick-started Dustin Hoffman’s career, it later bcame a stage play, opening in April 2000 in the Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue and caused a theatrical sensation. Read More …