The Belgrade Theatre was built in 1958 as part of the reconstruction of Coventry after World War II.
The Belgrade acquired its name in recognition and thanks for a gift of timber from the Serbian Capital City of Belgrade that was used in the construction of the auditorium. The Belgrade soon became renowned for its programme of exciting new drama and early past company members at the theatre including Trevor Nunn, Ian McKellen, John Gunter, Joan Plowright, Michael Crawford and many more among the new dramatists.
Having started the Theatre-in Education movement in the 1960s the Belgrade also continues to pioneer new initiatives in this field as well as other community and outreach programmes.
Behind the scene tours will be available running at 11am and 2pm
Friday 20 September: 1000-2300
Meet at the Box office 10 minutes prior to the start of tour.
Go to: http://www.belgrade.co.uk/event/heritage-open-day-tours
All public areas of the building are fully accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs but part of the behind the scene tour usually involves stairs. If you have access needs please advise when you book so that a route can be adapted accordingly. The Belgrade Theatre has a wheelchair on site for use by patrons with limited mobility. Please contact the Box Office in advance to reserve it.
Max 30 people per tour/session. Approx 1 hour Nearest parking is in the Belgrade Plaza car park behind the theatre. Charges will apply. Access junction 9 of Coventry ring road.