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Belgrade Theatre

Belgrade Square, COVENTRY, CV1 1GS
02476 553055
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Belgrade Theatre is Coventry’s largest professional theatre, and acts as both a producing and receiving theatre for the local people. Having been the first civic theatre to be built after World War II, the venue is seen as a symbol of prosperity following the major damage caused to the city because of bombing. The theatre is Grade II listed and has a large capacity of 858.

Belgrade Theatre opened in 1958 and took its name from a kind of timber largely used in its construction which was gifted to them by the official authorities of Belgrade, in Serbia (which is Coventry’s official sister city). Soon after, the venue became gained widespread recognition for its new company which had members such as Ian McKellen, Trevor Nunn, Joan Plowright and Michael Crawford.

During the 1960s, the Belgrade started its own Theatre-in-Education movement, which worked with disadvantaged young people and used drama as a tool to help them deal with their personal issues. This was later named the ‘Acting Out’ course and still runs to this day.

Belgrade Theatre is Coventry’s main hub for live entertainment and produces a varied programme of stand-up comedy, film, theatre and music.




We offer a delicious Belgrade Afternoon Tea for just £5.50 per person. Choose from a scone with jam and cream or a slice of cake, a choice of one of our freshly made sandwiches, and a pot of tea for one. Served daily from 2.00pm to 5.30pm.


Open Monday to Saturday 10am until 11pm (5pm on non-performance nights).

Our ground floor Café Bar is ideal for drinks with friends or coffee and cake. We also offer a selection of light meals including homemade soup of the day, salads, panini, jacket potatoes and other hot and cold snacks available until 5pm and a hot dish of the day from 5pm on performance nights only.

Access Info

All Belgrade productions and many visiting productions are supported by captioning or sign language interpreters and are audio-described. For detailed access information please visit the theatre's access page:

Tokenline: 020 3011 0755

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