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NO SHOW
Family
Friday 5th October 2018
What do you expect when you go to the circus? The greatest show on earth? The glitzy smiles, the glitter of sequins, the drum rolls as performers who seem super human effortlessly perform death-defying acts?
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FREEMAN
Drama
Saturday 6th October 2018
History is bound to repeat itself when the thumb is permanently bearing down on the loop button, so has anything really changed?
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HAL CRUTTENDEN - CHUBSTER
Comedy
Saturday 6th October 2018
Hal's literally filled our screens recently on Have I Got News For You, The Apprentice: You're Fired, Bake Off: Extra Slice, and Live at the Apollo. His daughters chose the title of his new stand-up show. He's now on a diet.
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SINGALONGA - THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
Gigs
Sunday 7th October 2018
Singalonga Productions, producers of Singalonga Sound of Music and Singalonga Grease brings you their newest show, the smash hit film musical that everyone can’t stop singing - The Greatest Showman!
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ANDY ZALTZMAN
Comedy
Sunday 7th October 2018

A live UK performance of the global smash-hit podcast The Bugle. Hosted by Andy Zaltzman, The Bugle is one of this universe’s leading topical podcasts. The show will feature Andy, live guests, people on screens, freshly-hewn satire, lies, puns & high-grade bullsh*t.

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CRAIG HILL
Comedy
Sunday 7th October 2018
Craig Hill - C'Mon The Lads - Jockstrap yourself in for a “balls-out” funny night of no-holds-barred comedy - It’s all gonna kick off!
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INTARSI
Dance
Monday 8th October 2018
inTarsi is a reflection on the strength of meetings and the transformation of sentiments: everyone is alone in one way or another but finally one can discover that we’re not so different from those around us…
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IT'S THE WRONG WAY TO TICKLE MARY
Drama
Monday 8th & Tuesday 9th October 2018
It’s The Wrong Way To Tickle Mary is an irreverent and heart-warming look at what life was probably like in Salford a hundred years ago and if life has changed for the better, or at all. . .
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RAMBERT - LIFE IS A DREAM
Dance
Wednesday 10th to Saturday 12th October 2018
With dramatic and lyrical dancing from Rambert’s brilliant ensemble, ‘Life is a Dream’ is a study of desires, as recognisable in today’s mass-mediated world as at any time in the past 400 years, and our longing for an authentic experience.
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VENTOUX
Drama
Thursday 11th & Friday 12th October 2018
Join 2Magpies as they restage the race using breathtaking video accompaniment and a pair of road bikes, asking the question – how far will we go to succeed?
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PLACEBO
Dance
Thursday 11th to Saturday 13th October 2018
A celebration of the power we have to make ourselves feel better, even when things are falling apart.
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RUSSELL WATSON
Gigs
Saturday 13th October 2018
Having sold more than seven million albums worldwide, Russell Watson is firmly established as the UK’s best-selling classical crossover artist of all time. Captivating to watch and enchanting to listen to, Russell Watson continues to wow audiences with his enigmatic and entertaining live performances.
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ROB KEMP - THE ELVIS DEAD
Comedy
Saturday 13th October 2018
Rev up the Delta and come on a trip to a cabin in the Tennessee backwoods via Graceland, to witness: Cult classic horror movie Evil Dead 2 reinterpreted through the songs of Elvis Presley.
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JOANNA LUMLEY
Drama
Sunday 14th October 2018
The legendary Joanna Lumley will embark on her first ever live tour, IT’S ALL ABOUT ME, in autumn 2018. Joanna will take audiences through her hilarious and interesting adventures from her incredible career spanning more than four decades, recounting some never heard before stories.
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GEOFF NORCOTT
Comedy
Sunday 14th October 2018

Geoff Norcott: Traditionalism (October 2018). So Comedy & Broken Robot Productions by arrangement with Troika. Geoff is trying to hold modern views, but worries that tradition is becoming a dirty word.

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CHINA CRISIS
Gigs
Sunday 14th October 2018
Liverpool legends China Crisis delight in touring the UK with their Flaunt The Imperfection Full Album Live and Greatest Hits Show. The show will feature original members Gary Daly and Edmund Lundon and on bass guitar, Gary " Gazza " Johnson.
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DAVID RUDOLF IN CONVERSATION
Drama
Monday 15th October 2018
David Rudolf lawyer of Michael Peterson on the Netflix series 'The Staircase'. David will discuss the conflicts he wrestled with in determining whether to let the filmmakers follow him, his client and his trial preparation, and his insights into the most curious and contentious issues in the case.
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TIM VINE
Comedy
Tuesday 16th & Wednesday 17th October 2018
Hey people! It's Tim Vine back on tour, telling lots of silly new jokes, showing off new homemade props, singing some new daft ditties, and all with the appearance of confidence.
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THE ROBERT CRAY BAND
Gigs
Tuesday 16th October 2018
A rare opportunity is in store to witness this genre defining artist again test his talent, fuse it together with that dazzling voice, and perform some of the most powerful material in his four-decade long back catalogue…
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A BEAUTIFUL NOISE
Gigs
Wednesday 17th October 2018
Award winning Fisher Stevens celebrates the life and music of Neil Diamond, one of the world’s greatest ever singer songwriters in A Beautiful Noise.
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HAWKWIND
Gigs
Thursday 18th October 2018
For the very first time in their legendary career, the band will be joined by a live orchestra in what promises to be amongst their most exciting and ambitious live concerts to date.
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DEPTHS OF MY MIND
Dance
Friday 19th & Saturday 20th October 2018
Suspended above the audience on moving transparent platforms, the performers take us into a world where nothing is solid, and explore how it feels to be growing up, changing and searching for somewhere to belong.
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HENNING WEHN
Comedy
Friday 19th October 2018
This show is a much needed call to arms. Listen, everyone: stop pondering and hand-wringing. Instead get on your bike and put your face to the grindstone!
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JON RONSON'S PSYCHOPATH AFTERNOON
Comedy
Saturday 20th October 2018
In this special matinee show, Jon Ronson recounts the adventure of a lifetime - the funny, terrifying and utterly compelling events that led to his bestselling book The Psychopath Test.
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ELIS JAMES & JOHN ROBINS
Comedy
Sunday 21st October 2018
Elis James & John Robins: The Holy Vible Book Tour - Elis James and John Robins have captured the hearts and minds of a generation, and it’s time that generation had a book.
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CHILDREN ARE STINKY
Family
Sunday 21st October 2018
High caliber circus, a rocking sound track, and genuine belly laughs have propelled these stinkers onto sold out shows every single season. Ages 3-12
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BUTTERFLIES
Family
Monday 22nd October 2018
Join these intrepid characters as they step into the unknown in an uplifting tale of friendship, courage and facing your fears, told using innovative staging, breathtaking physicality, touching humour and a specially commissioned musical score.
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DRIFT
Drama
Tuesday 23rd October 2018
The type of work seen through DRIFT can range from cutting edge electronic music, generative digital art, improvised dance and spoken word.
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LA FILLE MAL GARDEE
Dance
Wednesday 24th to Saturday 27th October 2018
La Fille mal gardée (or The Wayward Daughter), the funniest, sunniest English masterpiece, when Birmingham Royal Ballet return.
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SARA PASCOE
Comedy
Wednesday 24th & Thursday 25th October 2018
Always honest, always regretting it later, Sara opens her heart and mouth again to share the adventures of the last year. Full of jokes, hope and white  wine LadsLadsLads is the thinking person's stag do*.
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SENSORY CIRCUS
Family
Wednesday 24th October 2018
Sensory Circus is a wonderful, visual journey, following the story of an alien called Neo who, while reading the morning paper, decides to go on a trip to Planet Circus…
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THE DAMNED UNITED
Drama
Thursday 25th to Saturday 27th October 2018
Adapted from David Peace’s brilliant and ingenious novel, The Damned United takes you inside the tortured mind of a genius slamming up against his limits, and brings to life the beauty and brutality of football, the working man’s ballet.
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HOW TO HIDE A LION
Family
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th October 2018
When a lion is chased out of town, a little girl, Iris, helps him to find somewhere to hide. Iris embarks on a mission to squash her new friend into a variety of sneaky tight spots, as the misinformed town folk try and track him down. How to Hide a Lion, comes to life with playful humour, dazzling puppets & jazz. 
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FIRST STEPS - LA FILLE MAL GARDEE
Dance
Friday 26th October 2018
This hour-long, interactive show, specially adapted for children aged 3+, features ballet excerpts from La Fille Mal Gardée, performed by Birmingham Royal Ballet's amazing dancers and orchestra.
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ONE MAN STRANGER THINGS
Comedy
Friday 26th October 2018
Talented Canadian actor Charles Ross single-handedly recreates season one of the Netflix sensation; all the characters, dialogue, special effects, music & eggos in one superb, upside-down show.
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PAUL FOOT - IMAGE CONSCIOUS
Comedy
Saturday 27th October 2018
Stand-up comedian Paul Foot returns with his brand new show - Image Conscious - this October!
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AN AUDIENCE WITH ERIC CANTONA
Sport
Sunday 28th October 2018
ERIC CANTONA live onstage talking about his life and times including his love of Manchester United, his life today and his illustrious career to date.
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THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES
Comedy
Sunday 28th October 2018
This inventive and hilarious comedy mystery features 2 fearless actors playing every role in this fast paced farce.
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THE SILK ROAD
Dance
Monday 29th October 2018
In collaboration with the renowned classical Indian dancer Mavin Khoo, Agudo weaves his Flamenco roots with a unique, contemporary style in this universal and personal story of East meets West.
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