Here in Southside, we pride ourselves on being a lively hub of arts, entertainment and events. With everything from baby raves to show-stopping theatrical productions, take a look at some of the most exciting events heading to Southside soon…

Friday 21 February 2020
Queen Rhapsody
The Old Rep Theatre

Queen Rhapsody The Old Rep

One for the Queen fans, come along to enjoy the ultimate live concert experience paying tribute to rock’s greatest ever band. A passionate and thrilling show, Queen Rhapsody recreates the majesty of rock’s greatest ever band. Performing hits from every decade of Queen’s musical legacy including We Will Rock You, Radio Ga Ga and Bohemian Rhapsody, this all new live spectacle faithfully recreates the energy, showmanship and emotion of a classic Queen concert.

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Thursday 27 – Friday 28 February 2020
Wasteland
Patrick Studio, Birmingham Hippodrome

Wasteland DanceXchange

Gary Clarke’s thought-provoking dance production, Wasteland, looks at how two generations coped in an era of radical upheaval. As we see one generation grind to a halt, we follow the next into the 90s illegal rave scene. Bringing together Clarke’s vivid physical dance language, a community cast of singers, brass musicians, archive film and powerful rave soundtrack, Wasteland dives headfirst into a gritty story of loss, hope, escapism, and survival.

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Wednesday 4 – Saturday 28 March 2020
The Book of Mormon
Birmingham Hippodrome

The Book of Mormon Birmingham Hippodrome

Now with sold out productions in London, on Broadway, North America and Australia, The Book of Mormon has become a global sensation and comes to Birmingham Hippodrome this March. The world-famous musical comedy, from the creators of South Park, follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent on a mission to a place that’s about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get.

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Sunday 8 March 2020
Big Fish Little Fish X Camp Bestival Tour
Nightingale Club

Big Fish Little Fish Raves

Big Fish Little Fish returns to Nightingale Club for a film-star themed rave for you and the kids! Tear up the dance floor to some timeless party hits with the little ones, and make the most of club visuals, giant balloons, glitter cannons, bubbles and the famous parachute dance – there’s also a licensed bar for the adults! If all this wasn’t enough, head to the craft area for themed crafting, mural and playdoh, where you’ll also find a separate baby chillout and toddler play area to take a rest. There’s all this and plenty more to enjoy for a fun-filled weekend activity.

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Sunday 8 March 2020
COBO: Comedy Shutdown: International Women’s Day Special (16+)
Glee Club

COBO: Comedy Shutdown Glee Club

Get your friends together and celebrate International Women’s Day by enjoying an evening of non-stop laughs at COBO: Comedy Shutdown. Join Maureen Younger (Band of Brothers, MY Comedy), Dana Alexander (CTV, The Comedy Channel), Glenda Jaxson (BBC Blouse & Skirt) and Judi Love (BBC, ITV, Pranksterz, 1Xtra) as they come together for an evening of fun – it’s the perfect way to spend a Sunday evening!

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Sunday 22 March 2020
Rocketman with Wine
The Electric

Rocketman film

Visit the UK’s oldest working cinema, The Electric, for a special screening of Rocketman, which tells the story of some of Elton John’s most influential breakthrough years. However, this is a screening with a twist, as ticket holders can also expect to enjoy five themed wines and movie trivia throughout the evening.

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Friday 27 March
Blossoms
O2 Academy

Blossoms O2 Academy

One of Britain’s favourite indie bands, Blossoms, are kicking off the new year with the release of their highly-anticipated third album, Foolish Loving Spaces, and an extensive headline tour to welcome the new songs into the world

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Friday 27 – Saturday 28 March 2020
Mariposa
Patrick Studio, Birmingham Hippodrome

Mariposa DanceXchange

Brought to you by Denada Dance Theatre, Mariposa is an operatic dance-drama that transports Puccini’s Orientalist libretto to post-revolution Cuba, to a dockland world of faded showgirls, hopeful rent boys, troubled sailors, and santeria spirits.  Engulfed in a tropical storm of repressed desires, this brand new production is a passionate and deeply moving exploration of what we are ready to sacrifice in order to be loved and accepted. 

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Saturday 4 April
Easter Rag Rugging Workshop
Back to Backs

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Traditionally made in back to back homes, Embrace the art of rag rug making by learning how to make your very own with the National Trust Craft Specialists, who will equip you with the skills and materials you need.

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