The UK's second largest city, known as 'The workshop of the world' for the great role it played during the Industrial Revolution, has much more to offer than its industrial legacy. Birmingham is home to several major cultural institutions that aim to rival their equivalents down in London.
Birmingham is the prime destination for theatre in the West Midlands. All of the best touring shows pass through Brum but the most refreshing thing for theatre lovers to hear is that they won’t all be prohibitively expensive, with many theatre tickets available for under £25.
The Birmingham Hippodrome is one of the UK’s busiest touring theatres so you won’t have any problems finding a show here, whether it’s a touring West End musical, a high profile comedian or the annual Christmas pantomime. If you like your theatre original and stunning, the Birmingham Repertory Theatre will no doubt be promoting their latest cutting-edge show.
For those looking for a more authentic theatre experience, Birmingham’s independent theatres will have you covered. Why not pay a visit to The Old Rep to see the latest student production? If amateur theatre is your thing, have a look at the latest independent production at the Blue Orange Theatre. There is no shortage of shows to see, so pick up a cheap ticket while you can.