Upcoming Productions

The next few weeks at The Crescent

Crescent Theatre Productions

Alice In Wonderland4 - 15 Dec

Alice In Wonderland

Chasing an anxious rabbit with a pocket watch, young Alice begins an adventure in which she discovers the weird and magical world of Wonderland. As she tries to make her way through this mad, upside-down world - assisted by a host of colourful and incredible characters - things become “curiouser and curiouser!”.

10 & 11 Dec

A Christmas Wassail 2018 @ Highbury Hall

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!

A Christmas Wassail 2018 @ Hartlebury Castle15 Dec

A Christmas Wassail 2018 @ Hartlebury Castle

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!

A Christmas Wassail 201816 - 18 Dec

A Christmas Wassail 2018

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!

2 - 9 Feb

The Seagull

Christopher Hampton’s translation of Chekhov’s comedy masterfully captures the romantic and artistic conflicts of a group of artists, intellectuals, and socialites summering in the house and gardens of Pyotr Sorin’s Russian country estate.

Through biting and witty dialogue, the play tells the story of Konstantin Treplev, a young writer striving to create new theatrical forms, and his disapproving mother Arkadina, a famous actress. His mother’s closeness to her younger lover Boris Trigorin, a famous and well-loved novelist, only exacerbates Konstantin’s insecurities and feelings of inferiority.

Di and Viv and Rose9 - 16 Feb

Di and Viv and Rose

Three young women, seemingly the most unlikely of friends, start life at a Northern university in 1983 sharing a house. Amelia Bullmore’s hilarious, joyously energetic yet heart-warming and thought-provoking play, traces their relationships over the following three decades as their lives take markedly different paths.

25 Feb & 10 Jun

Crescent Unplugged 18/19

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

20 - 23 Mar


“It’s a love story ... a romantic - comedy” (Evan Placey).

As childhood sweethearts, Isabella and Josh had planned to spend their lives together. But, in their final year at school, Isabella has now become a boy, Dean.

The play powerfully explores the impact on friends, family and others of Dean’s decision to undergo gender transition – and his quest to be not merely ‘tolerated’ but to be admired and cherished.

At a time when issues connected with transgender are becoming increasingly important, particularly to young people, the Crescent Youth Theatre is proud to present this important and challenging play .

Visiting Companies

In Praise of Folly 16 Nov

Foppish Theatre

In Praise of Folly

It's Georgian England, 1791, when a woman’s virtue is her fidelity. Her love unwavering, her heart constant and her affections true. Or at least, such is the belief of two young soldiers, Benjamin and William, as they try and convince their embittered third, the philosopher Alistair, of the extent of the doting of their soon-to-be brides. Alistair, however, has other ideas about the constancy of the female heart and sets about proving how false he thinks Fiona and Charlotte can be, because, after all, 'that’s what these young women are like.' But then again, aren't men just the same?

Based on Mozart’s widely acclaimed, heavily criticized and highly controversial opera ‘Cosi Fan Tutte’, ‘In Praise of Folly’ is a farce of all ages – presenting 21st century views through an 18th century lens, and asking what it really means to trust your heart, your lover and a doctor who uses geology as a viable form of medicine…'

The Foppish Theatre Company returns to the Crescent Theatre after last year's sell out productions of The Will.

17 & 18 Nov

Jenz Stage School

Lights, Camera, Dance!

Reel Rock World Tour 23 Nov

Snowline Media Ltd

Reel Rock World Tour

Get ready for a night of nail-biting adrenaline! The international Reel Rock Film Tour is coming to Bristol this November, featuring a brand-new collection of the most extreme climbing and adventure films on the planet! The tour will premiere four new films, starring the world’s top climbers as they attempt to achieve their lifelong ambitions in far-flung locations, from icy Antarctica to the Bedouin canyonlands of the Middle East. Expect jaw-dropping action, soulful journeys, spectacular scenery and rollicking humour... coming at you through the big screen! Visit www.reelrock.co.uk for more.

A Decade of Dance24 & 25 Nov

Aimee Louise School of Dance

A Decade of Dance

A Christmas Carol27 Nov - 1 Dec

Andrew Corcoran Productions

A Christmas Carol

“Picking a man’s pocket every twenty-fifth of December! It’s not fair sir d’ye hear me? Just not fair”

It wouldn’t be Christmas without A Christmas Carol.

In this new stage version, Patrick Barlow takes Charles Dickens’ classic story of greed, grief, ghoulish ghosts and eleventh-hour redemption, and makes it feel brand new again.

This adaptation brings the timeless tale to life with all the wit, flair and theatrical invention you’d expect from Patrick Barlow, who brought The 39 Steps to the stage so memorably.

The Trojan Women 5 - 8 Dec

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Theatre Company

The Trojan Women

Whilst the city of Troy burns, its women await their fate. Bird's thrilling and provocative re-invention of Euripides's classic brings the play bang up to date for a contemporary audience. Transplanting the action to a mother and baby unit, located within a women's prison, this electrifying drama explored the aftermath and consequences of war.

22 - 23 Dec

Eloquent Praise and Empowerment Dance Company

Dance and Drama Production

Tickets for this event are available directly through the producing company.

The Jersey Beats: Oh What A Nite!25 Jan

Dudley Leisure Ltd

The Jersey Beats: Oh What A Nite!

The Jersey Beats - Oh What A Nite! is known as one of the greatest tributes to 'Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons! Now on it's fourth UK tour, our talented quartet will be performing at The Crescent Theatre Birmingham

The show follows the outstanding career of Valli and the Seasons from the early days on the streets of New Jersey to the bands glittering stardom, with hit after
hit coming from this show with songs including ‘Sherry’, ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’, ‘Beggin’, ‘Rag Doll’, and many more!

Adding an original twist to the phenomenal ‘Jersey Boys’ theatre production, this four-piece powerhouse will take you through a nostalgic journey of the famous sights and sounds of ‘Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons’ - all hosted by comedy host, outrageous Leye D Johns and glamorous dancers ‘The Viva Showgirls to ensure a production like no other celebrating some of the greatest music of all time.

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