Belgrade Theatre - Latest Posts for News & Blogs News & Blogs en-gb Thu, 23 Nov 2017 12:43:46 +0000 Thu, 23 Nov 2017 12:43:46 +0000 Helen Gets Sloshed Last night, Helen Hotchkiss (our Head of Development) braved the windy weather to get ‘sloshed’ in true panto-style – all in aid of Making Memories. Thanks to the kind donations from Belgrade Staff and members of the public who had gathered to watch the silliness in action, the sloshing has supported one family to watch Cinderella. Video proof of Helen getting sloshed. When asked why she was doing this, Helen said: “I have very fond memories of going to the theatre from an early ag... Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Belgrade awarded Theatre of Sanctuary We are delighted to announce that the Belgrade has been awarded Theatre of Sanctuary status. The Belgrade Theatre has become one in only a handful of theatres across the UK to be awarded Theatre of Sanctuary status, recognising its commitment to becoming a welcoming and safe place. The award was presented to the Theatre during an event to mark Universal Children’s Day on Tues 21 Nov, which featured a showcase of music, artwork and live performances by Syrian Refugees in collaboration with ... Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Help a child like Laila We’re gearing up for our first Making Memories event this evening, and thanks to the support of our fabulous donors, we’re hoping to welcome a big crowd. Providing tickets to some of Coventry and Warwickshire’s most in-need families, our Making Memories campaign needs your help to raise enough money to provide 600 people with tickets to see Cinderella, giving treasured memories after a difficult year. Below is a real application for Laila and her family. Her name has been changed but h... Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Gearing Up For Our First Ever Dementia Friendly Performance! We’re excited for the Belgrade’s first ever dementia friendly performance this Saturday. Vamos Theatre’s Finding Joy is about a woman called Joy who is funny, loves to dance and is losing her memory and her bright and rebellious grandson Danny. This Saturday 18 November matinee performance of this highly moving show will tailored to meet the needs of those living with dementia and make the performance and theatre visit more comfortable for them, their family, friends and carers in a r... Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Watch: A Message From the Ugly Sisters The Belgrade Theatre is spreading the festive cheer even further this Christmas by giving away over 600 tickets for its pantomime Cinderella to local families in need as part of its Making Memories campaign! Building on the success of last year’s campaign, the Theatre will once again partner with Coventry Foodbank to offer families from across Coventry and Warwickshire quality time together and the opportunity for every child to experience the magic of theatre this winter. Find out more f... Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Three Generations of Pantomime! The Belgrade pantomime is a wonderful Christmas tradition for many families across Coventry and Warwickshire, but for the Stevenson family this year’s production of Cinderella is more special than ever. Over the last 26 years, three generations of the Stevenson family have been involved in the Belgrade panto, both on stage and behind the scenes, however this year mother Vicki and daughter Zayleigh will be performing alongside each other for the first time. Vicki Stevenson, age 35, will be... Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Belgrade Boss Gets Sloshed for Charity! The Belgrade Theatre’s Head of Development, Helen Hotchkiss, is raising money for families in need this Christmas by getting publically ‘sloshed,’ all in the name of charity! At the Belgrade Plaza’s Christmas Light Switch On, Helen will be recreating the famous ‘slosh scene’ in its annual pantomime, by getting squirted with several litres of shaving foam, otherwise known as ‘slosh!’ As a registered charity, the Belgrade Theatre runs its Making Memories campaign in partnershi... Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Scottish Dames Seek Boyfriends for a Highland Fling! Lock up your sons – the Ugly Sisters are on the hunt for boyfriends in Coventry this Christmas in the Belgrade Theatre pantomime, Cinderella, running on the Main Stage from Weds 22 Nov 2017 – Sat 13 Jan 2018. Not ones to be kept under ‘loch’ and key, Dyspepsia and Listeria are looking for a no-strings-attached, Highland fling this festive season. Having recently returned from a Cruise along the Clyde, these two single, Scottish step-sisters are desperate to find two willing partner... Thu, 09 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Making Memories Applications Last week, we told you about one of our very kind Making Memories donors, William, and why he gives so generously to the campaign. One reason is to help children like Laila. Laila lives in Coventry with her mum and four older brothers and one younger sister. The family have recently returned to the city, after escaping domestic violence, and are living in a two-bedroom flat until a more permanent home can be found. Laila is a bright and friendly little girl, but has found it difficult to co... Wed, 08 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Captioning Awareness Week We’re delighted to be marking Caption Awareness Week (6-11 November) by highlighting some of our upcoming captioned shows at the Theatre. There are 11 million people in the UK who are living with hearing impairments and our captioned performances allow deaf, deafened or hard of hearing patrons to enjoy and access theatre shows. As we approach Christmas, we’re getting geared up for our annual pantomime. This year we will be presenting the nation’s favourite panto, Cinderella. We’re t... Wed, 08 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000