Comedy

 

Glee Club in the Arcadian is a Birmingham institution. With an enviable line-up of the freshest comedy acts, music and spoken word, the Glee Club is the perfect place for a night out with friends.

Jongleurs has relocated to a new location in the midst of Broad Street nightlife, bringing you fresh food, plentiful drink and top class comedy.

Highlight is Birmingham’s biggest comedy club yet.  This flagship venue on Broad Street is part of an all-round entertainment bonanza. As well as the best in UK and international comedy, there’s Risa's six bars and dance areas downstairs too. So when the encores are over, you can dance the night away.

Solihull Arts Complex hosts a monthly comedy night with three different acts from the London Comedy circuit. Many comics are Comedy Store regulars and Barnstormers Comedy promoters pride themselves on finding the funniest, smartest and silliest comedians out there.

Keep an eye out at our theatres where the world’s top comedians regularly call in during UK tours. There’s also a network of comedy pubs around the city where tomorrow’s Frank Skinner or Lenny Henry will make their mark.

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Upcoming festivals

Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival

10-12 July - see some of the best artists from the Jazz, Funk & Soul world.

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Vaisakhi

26 April - One of the world’s largest Vaisakhi celebrations returns to Handsworth Park.

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Birmingham Pride

23 & 24 May - The biggest two day LGBT party in the UK returns.

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BE Festival

22-28 June - celebrating the best of European theatre.

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Supersonic

11-14 June - one of the UK’s premier experimental music and arts festivals.

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Birmingham International Jazz & Blues Festival

3-12 July - bringing top drawer players from across the world.

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More festivals & events

More festivals & events coming soon.

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Sporting highlights

Harlem Globetrotters

21 April - Some of the greatest athletes and entertainers on the planet.

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Premier League Darts

April 30 - Featuring ten superstars of the sport.

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The Main Event (Thai Boxing)

23 May - The UK's longest-standing and premier Thai Boxing promotion.

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Sainsbury's Summer Series

7 June & 3-5 July - The world’s best athletes come to Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium/

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Rugby World Cup 2015

Birmingham will be playing a key role in the delivery of the Rugby World Cup...

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Culture

Art Galleries

Birmingham’s art collection is as wide as it is impressive. 

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Stage & Screen

From touring West End shows to showcasing local talent.

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Music

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Film

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Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

A vibrant museum in the heart of the city with over 40 galleries.

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Dance

A diverse range of dance groups and venues.

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Vibrant streets

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Markets

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Jewellery Quarter

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Getting Married in Birmingham

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