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The next few weeks at The Crescent

Oh What A Lovely WarThe Arcadians

Oh What A Lovely War

The Arcadians are proud to mark the centenary year of the outbreak of World War I with their production of Oh What a Lovely War.

18 - 22 Nov

The Judas KissThe Crescent Theatre Company

The Judas Kiss

The period before Oscar Wilde's trial and that just after his release, two years later, from Reading Gaol and his exile in Italy.

22 - 29 Nov

Chris Cleverley with very special guest Little SparrowCrescent Mondays

Chris Cleverley with very special guest Little Sparrow

You may have heard the name ‘Chris Cleverley’ whispered around the new Midlands Folk Scene and beyond.

1 Dec

Days of SignificanceBirmingham School of Acting

Days of Significance

3 - 6 Dec

The WitchesThe Crescent Theatre Company

The Witches

Witches really are a detestable breed.

6 - 20 Dec

A Christmas Wassail - Highbury HallThe Crescent Theatre Company

A Christmas Wassail - Highbury Hall

Come together this December with the Crescent's Christmas collaboration - The Wassail in the splendour of Highbury Hall; an evening of festive fun, Christmas comedy and seasonal song.

8 & 9 Dec

A Christmas Wassail 2014The Crescent Theatre Company

A Christmas Wassail 2014

Begin your Christmas celebrations in the best way possible way with the Crescent's ever-popular Wassail - a show with enough Christmas spirit to last all year!

14 - 16 Dec

Twelfth NightDrama-Link

Twelfth Night

After their sell out performances last year, Birmingham based youth theatre Drama-Link is back to transport you to the rough seas of Italy. This hilarious play is a fun performance which is suitable for all ages.

17 - 20 Dec

Private PeacefulStage2

Private Peaceful

1916. Private Tommo Peaceful sits alone in a trench in Ypres. He remembers his childhood as he counts down to sunrise. We meet his mother and his siblings, Charlie and Joe. We see him playing in the glorious Devonshire countryside with his best friend Molly. We witness his first day of school where he encounters the harsh Mrs Munnings and the fair Miss McAllister. We watch him struggle under the tyranny of cruel Grandma Wolf.

7 - 10 Jan

Taking SidesThe Crescent Theatre Company

Taking Sides

The play imagines the de-Nazification interviews that took place between the famous, cultured, gentlemanly Furtwangler and his uncouth, aggressive American officer interrogator.

17 - 24 Jan

Peter Pan The PantoCompany Theatre School & Jayne Seymour School of Dance

Peter Pan The Panto

Company Theatre School & Jayne Seymour School Of Dance are extremely proud to announce they will be merging in an exciting production of Peter Pan the Panto.

23 - 24 Jan

The Deep Blue SeaThe Crescent Theatre Company

The Deep Blue Sea

Hester Collyer , having left her highly respectable husband for a raffish young pilot, has tried to commit suicide when his affection for her cools.

31 Jan - 7 Feb

Colin Fry – Inspired By Spirit ShowTouchstone Media Ltd

Colin Fry – Inspired By Spirit Show

Being one of the World’s most recognised Spiritualist Mediums and Healers, Colin’s TV series “ 6ixth Sense” has now been broadcast worldwide for 12 years making his public performances an International demand.

6 & 7 Feb


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.

Crescent App Apple

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Don’t forget your copy of "The Brief History Of The Crescent" exclusively available from iBooks store HERE.

Christmas Closure Dates

Wed 24 Dec, Thu 25 Dec, Fri 26 Dec and Sat 27 Dec 2014
Reopen as usual on Monday 29 December at 10am 

New Year Closure Dates

Wed 31 Dec and Thu 1 Jan 2015
Reopen as usual on Friday 2 January 2015 at 10am

Crescent Perks

Crescent Perks card - more information>>

Crescent SceneCrescent Scene Summer 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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