Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
Muddy says Established in post-war Britain and famous for helping launch the career of top creatives, including Ian McKellen and Clive Owen, the Belgrade remains one of the largest regional producing UK theatres.
The Belgrade Theatre was built in 1958 as part of the reconstruction of Coventry after World War II. Holding 858 in its two-tier main auditorium, and 250 – 300 in the second space, B2, it remains one of the largest regional producing theatres in Britain.
Autumn 2007 saw the re-opening of the Belgrade Theatre after completion of its £14 million redevelopment project, including the creation of B2, and refurbishment of the existing listed building.
The Theatre remains the major arts and cultural facility in Coventry and the only large-scale building based professional producing theatre company in the City. It aims to present a broad spectrum of excellent work and produces a wide range of shows appealing to a broad audience.