Coventry, West Midlands
Approx 18.22 miles from Mallory Court Hotel
Tel: 024 7655 3055
The Belgrade Theatre was the first civic theatre to be built after the war and was opened in March 1958, part of a large scale re-development of the City of Coventry.
Now an English Heritage grade II listed building, the Belgrade acquired its name in recognition and thanks for a gift of timber from the Yugoslav city of Belgrade that was used extensively in the construction of the auditorium. Holding 866 seats in its two-tier auditorium, the theatre remains one of the largest regional producing theatres in the country.
Opened by HRH the Duchess of Kent, the Belgrade has presented over 800 shows ranging from lavish musicals to comedies and serious drama to a total audience of over 4 million. Since its launch under its first director Bryan Bailey, the Belgrade has pursed a policy of producing innovative and new work.
Autumn 2007 saw the re-opening of the Belgrade Theatre after completion of its major capital project, including a new 250-300 seat second space and refurbishment of the existing listed building. The improved facilities now allow audiences to enjoy a wider range of work including an expanded range of home-produced plays and presenting productions from visiting companies.
Hamish Glen has been both Artistic Director and Chief Executive since 2003.
Nearby Eden Hotels
Mallory Court Hotel, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire (approx 18.22 miles)
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