Upcoming Productions

The next few weeks at The Crescent

Crescent Theatre Productions

16 Oct - 25 Jun

Crescent Unplugged 2017/2018

A lively evening of acoustic music of all types and styles including folk, pop, jazz, rock 'n' roll, soul and even light classical.

Macbeth28 Oct - 4 Nov


Returning victoriously from battle, the King’s General, courageous and respected soldier, Macbeth, is persuaded by prophecy that he will become King of Scotland. Spurred on by his wife’s ambition for him, he embarks on a spiralling course of violence – ever more brutal and senseless – leading ultimately to civil unrest, his wife’s death and his own tragic downfall.

Hobson's Choice11 - 25 Nov

Hobson's Choice

Brighouse’s comedy is set in Salford, 1880, where bootmaker Henry Hobson, a pillar of local society, fond of his drink but miserly and tyrannical at home, runs a prosperous business. A widower, he steadfastly refuses to countenance the marriage of his three daughters – all of whom work unwaged in the family business. It is the determined Maggie, the eldest and ostensibly the ‘least marriageable’, who ruthlessly takes matters into her own hands – with devastating consequences for her father.

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe3 - 16 Dec

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

In Glyn Robbins’ dramatisation of C. S. Lewis’ much loved classic fantasy, four children, Lucy, Edmund, Peter and Susan, venture through the back of a wardrobe into the magical Land of Narnia. Here they encounter talking animals and mythical beasts and with the aid of Aslan the lion, battle the evil that is the White Witch to save their own lives and release the kingdom from the grip of a hundred years of deep winter.

A Christmas Wassail 2017 @ Highbury Hall11 & 12 Dec

A Christmas Wassail 2017 @ Highbury Hall

Come together this December with The Crescent's Christmas collaboration - The Wassail in the splendour of Highbury Hall; an evening of festive fun, Christmas comedy and seasonal song.

A Christmas Wassail 201717 - 19 Dec

A Christmas Wassail 2017

Begin your Christmas celebrations in the best way possible with the Crescent's ever-popular Wassail - a show with enough Christmas spirit to last all year!

Let The Right One In27 Jan - 3 Feb

Let The Right One In

Oskar is a lonely, bullied, teenage boy living with his mother on a housing estate at the edge of town, when a spate of sinister killings rocks the neighbourhood. Eli is a young girl who has just moved in next door. She doesn’t go to school and never leaves the flat by day. Sensing in each other a kindred spirit, the two quickly become devoted friends. What Oskar doesn’t know however, is that Eli has been a teenager for a very long time...

Nothing10 - 17 Feb


Nothing is a series of perceptive and at times outrageously funny, interwoven monologues. Dealing with topics such as customer service, crap television, cup cakes, sex, buses and stalking, Raczka comments on apathy, alienation and being young.

Visiting Companies

Circle On The Road23 Oct

The Songwriting Circle

Circle On The Road

Founded by Singer-Songwriter Dan Whitehouse in 2010, The Birmingham Songwriting Circle are a group of songwriters that meet weekly to share ideas, skills and experiences. 'Circle on The Road' is a celebration of the group's work, featuring songs from past and present members. Expect an eclectic mix of musical genres, an entertaining array of performers, and a vast landscape of content from the usual love, loss, & lust to a celebration of Birmingham's people and places.

Snap Comedy - October 201726 Oct

Snap Comedy

Snap Comedy - October 2017

Bringing the best of UK and international comedy to Birmingham. With an array of stand up comedy from some of the hottest acts on the circuit, Snap Comedy will have you chomping at the bit to come back again.

Infusion Emporium 727 Oct

Infusion Emporium

Infusion Emporium 7

A locally developed world fusion dance event in its seventh year, this performance showcases some of the most innovative contemporary choreographers and dancers to have emerged from this scene. The work presented is far from the Middle Eastern dance that is its roots, fused with other cultural dances.

Nexus: Whispers31 Oct

Vexed Theatre

Nexus: Whispers

Six friends on an annual camping trip are telling ghost stories in the woods, all the while a malevolent entity stalks its prey.
Nexus: Whispers, explores the familiar conventions of Terror in film
live on stage. The first play of a trilogy introduces a claustrophobic stage play in which long buried regrets, fears and supernatural forces combine to test these friendships.
Whispers takes inspiration from the social and cultural climate where a new zeitgeist of fear is producing a sense of impending doom within the population due to the political and social landscapes of our era.
Let Vexed Theatre take you into a world of mystery and fear, this edge of your seat experience will leave you laughing, crying and desperate for answers.

European Outdoor Film Tour 17/185 Nov

Moving Adventures Medien

European Outdoor Film Tour 17/18

Showcasing some of the best outdoor sports and adventure films of the year, EOFT brings to The Crescent the true stories of people who leave their comfort zone far behind in order to explore their personal limits again and again - whether under the hot sun of the desert or in icy crevasses.

Long Lost Home6 Nov

Daria Kulesh

Long Lost Home

With her striking voice and strong Russian and Ingush heritage, Daria Kulesh is a rising star and a unique character on the UK folk scene.
Daria's intrepid quest to explore her family roots in the new solo album, Long Lost Home has led her from the folk clubs of Hertfordshire to the mountains of Caucasus; from Cadogan Hall to the Kremlin. The album has enjoyed rave reviews and has led to high profile live performances as well as TV and radio appearances.

Committed to the Blues Brothers11 Nov

EJB Promotions

Committed to the Blues Brothers

Taking the greatest songs from two cult films, 'The Commitments' and 'The Blues Brothers', this show puts them together to create two fantastic tribute shows in one memorable evening of foot tapping, sing along entertainment.

Guys & Dolls14 - 18 Nov

The Arcadians

Guys & Dolls

Guys & Dolls takes you back to New York of the 1930s – a world populated by eccentrics, gamblers, and nightclub singers. It’s a world where a high-rolling gambler tries to seduce a straight-laced Salvation Army girl for a bet, and where a faded showgirl tries to hook her fiancé of 14 years, who happens to be the founder of “The oldest established, floating crap game in New York.”

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