Forthcoming Events

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International Dance Festival Birmingham

IDFB is a major biennial festival that presents a world-class programme of performance and participation in theatres and public spaces across Birmingham and the West Midlands.

Flatpack Film Festival

Flatpack takes over venues across Birmingham every spring with a packed, colourful menu of events, screenings, exhibitions, installations and parties.

Arts & Science Festival

Arts & Science Festival is a week long celebration of ideas, research, culture and collaboration across the University of Birmingham’s campus and beyond.


CrossCurrents is a bi-annual festival celebrating new and contemporary classical music at the University of Birmingham.

Behind the Curtain Film Festival

Behind the Curtain is a unique Eastern European film festival which brings high quality films and new media from Central and Eastern Europe to Birmingham.

BASS Festival

BASS is the UK’s only month-long festival showcasing the best Black music and arts.

SHOUT! Festival

SHOUT is the West Midlands’ only festival of LGBT/Queer arts & culture.

Birmingham International Piano Festival

Birmingham International Piano Festival brings some of the world’s finest pianists to the city of Birmingham, showcasing the piano as a solo instrument and celebrating its role in jazz.

Birmingham Literature Festival

The region’s biggest writing event, gathering household names and rising stars to celebrate the power of words.

Birmingham Weekender

A weekend of free outdoor performance, art and entertainment across Birmingham city centre.

Beyond The Tracks

Local heroes Ocean Colour Scene and Editors are to headline Beyond The Tracks – Birmingham city centre’s first three-day rock festival.

Moseley Folk Festival

Moseley Folk presents its own brand of Folk, Americana, World and Psychedelia. A true community event, where family and friends of all ages and backgrounds can get together.


TILT is a 5-day Aerial and Physical Theatre Festival celebrating high quality teaching and performance from national and international circus artists.

Shock and Gore

Shock & Gore is an annual film festival celebrating the weird, the wonderful and the fantastic.

Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul

Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival celebrates contemporary jazz, funk and soul music with an annual festival in the beautiful surroundings of Moseley Park, Birmingham.


BE FESTIVAL is Birmingham’s international theatre festival, bringing together the most daring and unforgettable new performances from across Europe.

Summer in Southside

Summer in Southside is a free family outdoor arts festival presented by Birmingham Hippodrome.

University of Birmingham Summer Festival of Music

The Summer Festival of Music is a week-long festival of classical and contemporary music held every year by students at the University of Birmingham.

B-Side Hip Hop Festival

Birmingham Hippodrome’s annual FREE festival returns for its second year, celebrating all things Hip-Hop.


Swingamajig takes the sounds and a style of the roaring 20s in a weekend of music, dance, cabaret, walkabout, art installations, street food, performance and 3000 of the UK’s best dressed ladies and gents!


BEAST FEaST showcases some of the most recent and cutting edge developments in electronic and electroacoustic music – a must for the sonic explorer.

Frontiers Festival

Frontiers Festival is a celebration of bold, new music and is recognised as one of the UK’s most ambitious festivals of contemporary music and interdisciplinary practice.

Still Walking Festival

Still Walking is Birmingham’s festival of walking, appearing this September with ten new guided tours, walking events, games and presentations.

The Flyover Show

Led by multi award winning musician Soweto Kinch, The Flyover Show is a one day festival of music, art and dance which brings world renowned acts right into the heart of Birmingham’s community.

Reggae City

Reggae City festival is a celebration of Reggae in Birmingham and beyond. The event features live music and sound system DJ’s and focuses on the positive influence Reggae has in today’s contemporary music and culture.