Upcoming Productions

The next few weeks at The Crescent

Crescent Theatre Productions

Not About Heroes1 - 8 Apr

Not About Heroes

The horrors and futility of war are brilliantly captured in the intensely moving Not About Heroes.

Folkin' Great '1723 Apr

Folkin' Great '17

The Crescent's second mini-festival of folk, acoustic and roots music. The line-up is headed by Steve Knightley, one of the very best English folk singers of his generation and a real crowd-pleaser. He is ably supported on two of our stages by a cast of internationally-acclaimed performers and local talent including The Bonfire Radicals, Red Shoes, Abi Moore, Katherine Priddy and Paul McClure. A dazzling day's music is guaranteed.

The Laramie Project6 - 20 May

The Laramie Project

A chance to see the iconic play, rarely performed in the UK, about the gay hate crime that shocked the whole world and led to the USA's 2009 Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act.

In October 1998, 21 year-old student Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, brutally beaten and left to die tied to a fence post on the outskirts of Laramie. In the aftermath, Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theatre, spent over a year conducting interviews with people of the town. The play they devised as a result is a disturbingly frank, bewildering and at times chilling, exploration of the opinions of the people of Laramie towards homosexuality, social politics, education, class, violence, privileges and rights.

Oliver! The Musical27 May - 3 Jun

Oliver! The Musical

Bringing vividly to life Dicken's timeless characters with it's ever-popular story of the boy who asked for more, Lionel Bart's sensational score includes: Food Glorious Food, Consider Yourself, You've Got To Pick-A-Pocket Or Two, I'd Do Anything, Oom Pah Pah, As Long As He Needs Me and many more.

24 Jun

Crescent Youth Theatre Showcase 2017

After the success of 'Blue Stockings' in March this year, the Crescent Youth Theatre present a night of monologues, short scenes and music.

Sense & Sensibility @ Castle Bromwich1 & 2 Jul

Sense & Sensibility @ Castle Bromwich

Set in the early 1800s, in an era when women were totally dependent on the benevolence and generosity of men, sensible Elinor pines for the quiet, kind-hearted Edward Ferrars; the impulsive Marianne dreams of her romantic hero on horseback, John Willoughby

Saturday, Sunday, Monday1 - 8 Jul

Saturday, Sunday, Monday

This brilliantly witty and entertaining adaptation by Waterhouse and Hall vividly brings to life the feuding Neapolitan Priori family.

Sense & Sensibility @ Blakesley Hall8 & 9 Jul

Sense & Sensibility @ Blakesley Hall

Set in the early 1800s, in an era when women were totally dependent on the benevolence and generosity of men, sensible Elinor pines for the quiet, kind-hearted Edward Ferrars; the impulsive Marianne dreams of her romantic hero on horseback, John Willoughby.

Visiting Companies

Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off22 - 25 Mar

Birmingham School of Acting

Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off

A ferociously iconoclastic re-examination of Mary’s life told in 16th century Scots and Standard English.

The Twelve Dancing Princesses23 - 25 Mar

Midland Theatre Ballet

The Twelve Dancing Princesses

An inspiring take on the classic fairy-tale with unique choreography, fabulous costumes and sets.

Careyography26 Mar

Friends of The Carey Academy


The Carey Academy showcase their team and solo entries for this Year’s World Championships. The Academy have won 27 World Titles to date and many of those previous winners will be performing here along with new and up and coming talent in the school….World Champions of the future.

Irish Dancing at it’s finest.

Diva 28 Mar

Julie Winch


Join us for an exciting live music event, showcasing well-known hits from some of the greatest songstresses of our time; including Beyoncé, Whitney Houston, Tina Turner and many more! Featuring vocals from Julie Claire and her "Divettes", accompanied by a 20-piece band made up of musicians and graduates from Birmingham Conservatoire.

Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde30 Mar - 1 Apr

All & Sundry

Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic horror story, this dramatic adaptation shows the transformation of the mild-mannered Dr Jekyll into the fiendish Mr Hyde.

No Petticoats Here 3 Apr

Louise Jordan

No Petticoats Here

Award winning singer, songwriter and musician Louise Jordan tells the stories of women who challenged expectations.

Paul Carroll's Music Hall Tavern 6 Apr

Music Hall Tavern

Paul Carroll's Music Hall Tavern

The UK's premier comedy family drag variety show is back!

With A Brand New Fabulous Show for 2017!

Wildvixen's BHoF Legends Challange Extravaganza8 Apr

Wildvixen Burlesque

Wildvixen's BHoF Legends Challange Extravaganza

Wildvixen's Burlesque Hall of Fame Extravaganza is proud to be celebrating it's second year at The Crescent Theatre!

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