Belgrade Theatre - Latest Posts for News & Blogs News & Blogs en-gb Wed, 19 Jul 2017 10:16:35 +0100 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 10:16:35 +0100 Coventry shortlisted for UK City of Culture 2021 Last week we had the amazing news that Coventry has been shortlisted for UK City of Culture 2021, along with Paisley, Stoke-on-Trent, Sunderland and Swansea. Having backed the bid from the start, we are delighted with the news. Hamish Glen, Chief Executive of the Belgrade Theatre said, “This is tremendous news for Coventry and the residents of the city. We are very proud to see the growth and investment in the city so far as a result of the bid and excited for the opportunities it pres... Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Tethered to the Light audience reactions Belgrade Senior Youth Theatre are in the midst of their run of Tethered to the Light as part of All Our Tomorrows Festival, an exciting week of performances from the future theatre makers of the nation. Tethered to the Light is a play created and performed by the Belgrade Senior Youth Theatre, which takes the audience through the stages of grief, while examining how technology affects our relationship with ourselves and others. Audiences loved the show last night, check out their reactions! ... Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Hear from the theatre makers of the future Tonight is the VIP performance of Rise to official open the All Our Tomorrows. This Festival of Young Theatre Makers consists of young companies from Coventry and beyond, who are creating theatre in a pre or early-professional context. Performers include young theatre makers emerging from the Belgrade’s own Community & Education programme. Ahead of their big night we caught up with some of the cast of Rise to see how they have found the whole process and what advice they would give to othe... Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Tethered to the Light preview We’re thrilled to share a teaser of Tethered to the Light, one of the shows which will be taking part during All Our Tomorrows, Festival of Young Theatre Makers. Tethered To The Light is a play created and performed by the Belgrade Senior Youth Theatre, which takes the audience through the stages of grief, while examining how technology affects our relationship with ourselves and others. Does digital technology divide us or bring us closer together?Does it break friendships or make them?... Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Room On The Broom - 60 seconds with Amy Harris What character do you play in Room on the Broom?I play the slightly hapless Witch who is not quite as good at spells as you might think. What do you love most about performing Room on the Broom?Witch is so full of joy, that it’s hard not to enjoy being her for an hour on stage, and I love the inclusion in the story, that eventually (spoiler alert!) there is room for everyone. Also, there is a lot of technical detail in the show so as an actor it really keeps me on my toes. Are you looking... Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Joanna Reid on How City of Culture Could Benefit Coventry New data shows the benefits that City of Culture could have for Coventry, explains our Executive Director Joanna Reid Fri, 07 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Congratulations JustGiving This week JustGiving won “Most committed company to the sector” at the Institute of Fundraising National Fundraising Awards, held during the Institute’s annual conference. Now in their 27th year, the Awards are the only one of their kind that recognise and reward fundraising excellence and best practice in the voluntary sector. What the judges said… “JustGiving have a long-term commitment and have transformed fundraising. They support all charities regardless of their size. Co... Wed, 05 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Vote for Coventry's Number 1 Song! The Belgrade Theatre has launched a campaign to name Coventry’s number one song in the countdown to Godiva Rocks, a new musical featuring all Coventry songs premiering on the Main Stage in October. The city is best-known as the birthplace of 2 Tone, with artists such as The Specials and The Selecter originating from Coventry. But it has also been home to Hazel O’Connor, The Enemy, Frank Ifield and many other famous artists who helped put Coventry on the musical map. Godiva Rocks will hi... Mon, 03 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 A Garden of Creativity Sammy Wan reflects on her experience of working with the Belgrade’s Arts Gymnasium programme. It has been a wonderful journey to be part of the Arts Gymnasium Shine On group and my placement has extended to a rich experience that has greatly influenced me as a musician and aspiring arts practitioner. I was given the freedom to explore and bring my ideas into the sessions to see how music can be integrated with theatre practice. The beauty of community arts is that it is a two way creative... Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Thank you for your support As a registered charity, the Belgrade Theatre is reliant upon the kind support of donors, members, funders and partners to ensure that we continue to offer exciting and accessible theatre for the local community, together with our award-winning community and education initiatives. We are therefore delighted to announce that, with your help, our earned income* is now 72% of our total income (2016-17), compared with 46% in 2008-09. This enables us to continue our aim of becoming less reliant ... Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100