The Crescent Theatre

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The next few weeks at The Crescent

Snow WhiteMidland Theatre Ballet

Snow White

The Grimm Fairy Tale gets the classical ballet treatment!

23 - 25 Apr

Glass Mountain: An Original FairytaleBroken Glass Theatre Company

Glass Mountain: An Original Fairytale

An original fairytale with music and puppetry from critically acclaimed theatre company Broken Glass, Glass Mountain follows the fortunes of Little Hans, the boy who knows no fear, as he travels in search of his truelove Lind, who is on her own journey: to the Glass Mountain to fly with the witches. Turning the rules of the fairytale universe on its head, Glass Mountain is an encounter with witches and fairies, cat-hunters and bone-boilers, and will delight young and old alike.

25 Apr

The Cliff Richard SongbookFront2back Productions Ltd

The Cliff Richard Songbook

THE MAN BEHIND THE SONGBOOK - Without even trying, singer/songwriter Simon Goodall's vocals are, both in style and texture, so naturally comparable to those of Cliff Richard, that even the great man has referred to the similarity as "uncanny".

26 Apr

The Pirates of PenzanceTinkers Farm Opera

The Pirates of Penzance

Tinkers Farm Opera presents an all new production of Gilbert & Sullivan's masterpiece 'The Pirates of Penzance'.

29 Apr - 2 May

An Evening of Music for Two GuitarsLeo Turner

An Evening of Music for Two Guitars

Frances Griffin and Leo Turner make a welcome return to The Crescent and will perform a varied and diverse programme of music for two guitars. The concert will include Spanish and Latin favourites as well as music from the Baroque and Classical periods.

29 Apr

Singing The UnspokenBernie Maguire & Mike Seal

Singing The Unspoken

featuring Bernie Maguire, Mike Seal, Brendan Stanley, Francis Mallon & Guests

30 Apr

Sister ActThe Arcadians

Sister Act

Sister Act tells the hilarious story of disco diva Deloris Van Cartier who unintentionally witnesses a crime and has to be placed in protective custody. Much to the dismay of the Mother Superior the police hide her where they're sure she won't be found - a dilapidated convent!

5 - 9 May

The Long RoadThe Crescent Theatre Company

The Long Road

A chip shop in London. A girl asks a boy for a pound. He refuses. High on drugs, she stabs him to death. For his family the need for revenge corrodes.

9 - 16 May

Kiss Me KateBournville Musical Theatre Company

Kiss Me Kate

Based on Shakespeare’s much loved play The Taming of the Shrew, the show follows the antics of a travelling theatre company, cleverly blending elements from the play with musical numbers that are resplendent with Porter’s witty lyrics and catchy tunes.

12 - 16 May

Intimate Magic ShowPaul Daniels

Intimate Magic Show

The Amazing Paul Daniels and the Lovely Debbie McGee bring their new Comedy and Magic Show to the stage of The Crescent. Unlike previous sellout tours, Paul says this one will really get the audience up close and personal to the magic! No one in the history of magic has received more awards in the worlds of Theatre, Cabaret and Television.

20 May

ParadeThe Crescent Theatre Company


For the first time The Crescent Theatre presents a full blown musical in the Ron Barber Studio and none better than “Parade”.

23 - 30 May

IO EarthIO Earth

IO Earth

'IO EARTH' is a Symphonic, Contemporary, Progressive Rock Band and is truly genre defying!

23 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.

Crescent App Apple

Crescent App Android

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

Crescent Perks

Crescent Perks card - more information>>

Crescent SceneCrescent Scene Spring 2015

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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