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The next few weeks at The Crescent

Three Short WorksIDFB 2014 & Birmingham Royal Ballet

Three Short Works

After the success of the Company's 2012 performances, Birmingham Royal Ballet returns to International Dance Festival Birmingham 2014 with two new commissions from young choreographers (Kit Holder and Alexander Whitley).

24 - 26 Apr

Shuffling PhilosophiesThe Vagabond Showman

Shuffling Philosophies

A one man theater show introducing engaging card artistry and philosophical storytelling with a deck of cards.

25 Apr

Miss Birmingham 2014MDC Events

Miss Birmingham 2014

Miss Birmingham is a direct entry heat into the Miss England competition. The winner of Miss Birmingham will, amongst other prizes, win a place in Miss England where she will have a chance to go onto Miss World where the main prize is $100,000.

27 Apr

Cinema: Ferris Bueller's Day OffCrescent Cinema

Cinema: Ferris Bueller's Day Off

A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite of what the principal thinks of that.

30 Apr

Comedian, Magician, Psychopath 2014!Jerry Sadowitz

Comedian, Magician, Psychopath 2014!

Jerry Sadowitz is best known as an offensive comedian but he is also one of the worlds most skilled and creative card magicians.

2 May

The Little Mermaid Ballet Theatre UK

The Little Mermaid

Join Ballet Theatre UK on this dramatic re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen’s all-time favourite story of The Little Mermaid, who falls in love with a human Prince and gives up everything to win his love.

3 May

The DisputeThe Crescent Theatre Company

The Dispute

Who was the first to be unfaithful? Man or woman? Marivaux's wickedly funny 18th century comedy of love, jealousy and betrayal is presented in Neil Bartlett's superb English translation. 'Perfect' - The Guardian.

3 - 10 May

KismetTinkers Farm Opera


Enter an exotic world of romance, intrigue and sensuous settings, accompanied by glorious melodies including Stranger in Paradise, This is My Beloved and Baubles, Bangles & Beads.

6 - 10 May

An Evening of FolkLionfish

An Evening of Folk

Lionfish are a young folk group made up of former and current students at the University of Birmingham. They play a wide range of both traditional and modern folk songs from Britain and Ireland that will have you tapping your feet and singing along before the evening is through!

12 May

RentThe Arcadians


The Arcadians move stateside as they present Jonathan Larson's iconic rock musical, Rent.

13 - 17 May

Behind the BlindsSerrated Edge

Behind the Blinds

Serrated Edge Theatre was formed in the summer of 2013 as an outlet for Richard Watson’s talent for piano playing, song writing and lyrical dexterity. Joining Richard is Isabelle Paige, a hugely talented singer and actress who is the perfect accompaniment to Richard's playing...

16 May

The ClearingBirmingham School of Acting

The Clearing

Set in 17th Century Ireland during the time of the English occupation, under Oliver Cromwell's Commonwealth, The Clearing tells the story of a young couple from disparate backgrounds and depicts how their different upbringings and cultural backgrounds affect the decisions they make when confronted with oppressive rule.

22 - 24 May

The WaspsLudus Theatre

The Wasps

Ladies and Gentleman! Queens and Drones! Come along and see our retelling of an ancient tale, the fable, the theatrical legend that is... The Wasps by Aristophanes!

25 May


See more on the What's On page.

 The Crescent App   for mobile devices now available

You can now get Closer To The Performance than ever before with our fantastic new App - The Crescent In Your Pocket. Available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices - select the required button below.

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Scene Summer 2013Crescent Scene Spring 2014

If you would like a printable version of our coming season why not download our latest "Crescent Scene"?



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Youth Theatre

The Crescent runs a Youth Theatre for 11 - 19 year olds. Please visit the Youth Theatre Page for more information.

Meeting and Conference facilities

Last minute meeting and no room booked? Organising a conference but finding a lot of venues too big or too expensive? Contact us here at The Crescent for extremely competitive rates or go to Corporate Hire for further details.


Come and join us!

Did you know that The Crescent Theatre is run by its members?  Apart from a few paid staff, we are volunteers who have day jobs, are students, retired from paid work, or “resting”!  The one thing we have in common is a passion for theatre.  If you enjoy coming to The Crescent to see drama, shows, musicals, comedy, etc, then why not get more involved?  Your commitment could be from as little as once a month helping front of house to three or four times a week rehearsing a play or helping with one or other of the myriad aspects of putting on a production such as lighting, sound, set design, set construction, props and publicity.

To find out more, visit the Membership page.

Are you free during the day?

The Crescent also needs volunteers to help during the day. More and more companies are using the theatre for conferences and meetings so, if you have time on your hands and would like to help, go to the Membership page to find out more!


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