Coventry UK City of Culture 2021

Family events

Hideous History Walking Tours of Coventry

Hideous History Walking Tours of Coventry

Wednesday 14 April 2021 – Tuesday 30 November 2021

Location: Coventry

Dark tourism is alive (or is it…) take a walk and uncover Coventry and its grisly past. On a Hideous History Tour, you will hear tales of time, death and darkness ranging over 700 years.

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Folklorica - free digital installation

Folklorica - free digital installation

Wednesday 19 May 2021 – Friday 31 December 2021

Location: Warwick Arts Centre Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7AL

Folklorica is a new augmented reality experience for visitors to Warwick Arts Centre, created by Coventry-based artist Edie Jo Murray.

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Rivers of the World

Rivers of the World

Wednesday 1 September 2021 – Saturday 1 January 2022

Location: Coventry

Since its creation in 2005, Rivers of the World has been delivered in thirty-five countries around the world.

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Saturday Nature Club @ Brandon Marsh

Saturday Nature Club @ Brandon Marsh

Saturday 18 September 2021 – Saturday 18 December 2021

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

Nature Club @ Brandon Marsh is a fun outdoor session for children with additional needs including social, emotional and mental health needs.

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Planet Circus OMG 2021 Tour

Planet Circus OMG 2021 Tour

Wednesday 20 October 2021 – Sunday 31 October 2021

Location: Hearsall Common Canley Road, Coventry, CV5 6GN.

Planet Circus OMG is in Coventry for the Half Term! We have contortionists, crossbow action, juggling, acrobats & the globe of speed & fearless fantastical FMX stunts to leave you flabbergasted!

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The Big Draw

The Big Draw

Saturday 23 October 2021 – Saturday 30 October 2021

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

Take part in the worldwide festival of drawing, as we explore art as a means for mindfulness for families and to support children’s mental wellbeing.

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The Amazing Bubble Man

The Amazing Bubble Man

Saturday 23 October 2021

Location: Albany Theatre Albany Rd Coventry CV5 6JQ

Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences around the world for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles!

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Spotlight on Science at the British Motor Museum

Spotlight on Science at the British Motor Museum

Saturday 23 October 2021 – Sunday 31 October 2021

Location: British Motor Museum Gaydon, CV35 0BJ

The Spotlight is on Science this October Half Term at the British Motor Museum.

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Call of the Wild

Call of the Wild

Sunday 24 October 2021

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

Join us at Brandon Marsh and take part in our 'Call of the Wild' bushcraft and nature skills session for teenagers aged 11 - 17.

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DABBERS FAMILY BRUNCH BINGO

DABBERS FAMILY BRUNCH BINGO

Sunday 24 October 2021

Location: FarGo Village - The Box Far Gosford St., Coventry, CV1 5ED.

Dabbers Social Bingo presents an afternoon of fun entertainment designed specifically for a family audience.

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The Monster Trail

The Monster Trail

Monday 25 October 2021 – Sunday 31 October 2021

Location: Coventry

Beware! The Monsters are back. For the second year running, rooftops in Coventry City Centre will be taken over by eight massive, mischievous, inflatable monsters during the half term.

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Cosy Cinema Club – Scoob!

Cosy Cinema Club – Scoob!

Tuesday 26 October 2021

Location: Rialto Plaza 85 Moseley Ave, Coundon, Coventry CV6 1HR

Shaggy and Scooby learn that Dick Dastardly, a villain, is out to capture Scooby. With the help of masked superhero Blue Falcon, the Mystery Inc gang sets out to thwart the supercriminal’s evil plans.

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Rainy Roman Days

Rainy Roman Days

Tuesday 26 October 2021 – Wednesday 27 October 2021

Location: Lunt Roman Fort Coventry Rd, Baginton, Coventry CV8 3AJ

This Autumn half-term our costumed guides will run interactive demonstrations of the most popular board games of the Roman world.

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The Tiger Who Came to Tea

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Tuesday 26 October 2021 – Thursday 28 October 2021

Location: Warwick Arts Centre Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7AL

Expect to be surprised!

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Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin Patch

Wednesday 27 October 2021 – Saturday 30 October 2021

Location: Coventry

Coventry city centre Pumpkin Patch. Visit Lady Herbert’s Garden in the city centre to pick your own pumpkin.

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The Walk

The Walk

Wednesday 27 October 2021

Location: Coventry City Centre

The Walk is an artistic response: a cultural odyssey transcending borders, politics and language to tell a new story of shared humanity.

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The Walk- Coventry Embraces

The Walk- Coventry Embraces

Wednesday 27 October 2021

Location: Coventry University - University Square Priory St, Coventry CV1 5FB

Produced and presented in Coventry by Coventry City of Culture Trust.

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Cosy Cinema Club – Casper!

Cosy Cinema Club – Casper!

Thursday 28 October 2021

Location: Rialto Plaza 85 Moseley Ave, Coundon, Coventry CV6 1HR

Carrigan Crittenden hires paranormal expert Dr James Harvey to exorcise the ghosts from her mansion. The situation changes when Harvey’s daughter befriends Casper, a friendly ghost.

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Family Friendly Art Talks

Family Friendly Art Talks

Saturday 30 October 2021 – Saturday 29 January 2022

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

Each month we will explore a different gallery space or series of artworks. Bringing them to life through animated talks, using child-friendly language and encouraging children to share their views.

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Mini Monster’s Ball!

Mini Monster’s Ball!

Saturday 30 October 2021

Location: Rialto Plaza 85 Moseley Ave, Coundon, Coventry CV6 1HR

Bring your little ones to our fun and spooooky Mini Monster’s Ball Disco!

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Cosy Cinema Club – Hocus Pocus!

Cosy Cinema Club – Hocus Pocus!

Sunday 31 October 2021

Location: Rialto Plaza 85 Moseley Ave, Coundon, Coventry CV6 1HR

Three witches resurrect after 300 years to exact revenge and begin a reign of terror after Max, a young boy who moves to Salem with his family, lights a cursed Candle of Black Flame.

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Raver Tots Halloween Party

Raver Tots Halloween Party

Sunday 31 October 2021

Location: HMV Empire 20 Hertford St, Coventry CV1 1LF

After a summer of sell out festivals Raver Tots are really excited to launch the ultimate family friendly Halloween dance party at the HMV Empire Coventry.

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2065

2065

Tuesday 2 November 2021 – Thursday 4 November 2021

Location: Warwick Arts Centre Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7AL

2065 is a futuristic, sensory extravaganza for audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities.

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The Smeds and The Smoos

The Smeds and The Smoos

Wednesday 3 November 2021 – Thursday 4 November 2021

Location: Albany Theatre Albany Rd Coventry CV5 6JQ

Tall Stories presents The Smeds and The Smoos, Based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

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Mini Makers – Messy Play

Mini Makers – Messy Play

Thursday 4 November 2021 – Thursday 6 January 2022

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

Expose little ones to early mark making, enabling them to develop good concentration, muscle control and encourage their imaginations. Be prepared to get messy!

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Cloudscapes

Cloudscapes

Friday 5 November 2021 – Sunday 7 November 2021

Location: Warwick Arts Centre Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7AL

Cloudscapes is a contemplative artwork where you are invited to stop and cloudgaze and consider your place in the world.

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Oh, The Things We're For! Featuring Beethoven's Septet

Oh, The Things We're For! Featuring Beethoven's Septet

Saturday 6 November 2021

Location: Warwick Arts Centre Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7AL

Featuring Beethoven's Septet performed by soloists from Orchestra for the Earth.

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Amazon Visions

Amazon Visions

Saturday 6 November 2021

Location: Warwick Arts Centre Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7AL

A playful and provocative puppet performance from Peru.

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Meet Me A Tree

Meet Me A Tree

Sunday 7 November 2021

Location: Warwick Arts Centre Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7AL

A very first opera for 0-2 year olds.

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Call of the Wild

Call of the Wild

Sunday 7 November 2021

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

Join us at Brandon Marsh and take part in our 'Call of the Wild' bushcraft and nature skills session for teenagers aged 11 - 17.

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Elf: The Musical

Elf: The Musical

Wednesday 10 November 2021 – Saturday 13 November 2021

Location: Albany Theatre Albany Rd Coventry CV5 6JQ

Coventry’s Youth Operetta Group is back doing what it does best with Elf: The Musical!

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Luminate Coombe

Luminate Coombe

Thursday 18 November 2021 – Friday 24 December 2021

Location: Coombe Country Park Brinklow Rd, Binley, Coventry, CV3 2AB

A spectacular, illuminated trail, full of wonder and intrigue, to delight and enthral your senses.

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Interference:s: Family Friendly Arts And Crafts Workshop

Interference:s: Family Friendly Arts And Crafts Workshop

Saturday 20 November 2021

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

Artists in the BLK Art Group used collage in many of their famous pieces, which involved using found objects and other materials to create new work with a radical message.

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Eloquent Dance Presents – Time to Shine

Eloquent Dance Presents – Time to Shine

Sunday 21 November 2021

Location: Albany Theatre Albany Rd Coventry CV5 6JQ

After a long wait off stage & a number of postponed shows, Eloquent Dance Academy return with a showcase of their talents from all age groups from the Academy.

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Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Wednesday 24 November 2021 – Saturday 8 January 2022

Location: Belgrade Theatre Belgrade Square Corporation St Coventry CV1 1GS

This Christmas the Belgrade’s legendary LIVE pantomime is back and it promises to be a Beauty of a show!

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Coventry Gotta Dance 2021

Coventry Gotta Dance 2021

Wednesday 24 November 2021

Location: Albany Theatre Albany Rd Coventry CV5 6JQ

SSPA Proudly Presents Coventry Gotta Dance! An evening filled with dancing entertainment as schools and groups from across Coventry and Warwickshire join together.

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Allesley Park Christmas Fair

Allesley Park Christmas Fair

Saturday 27 November 2021

Location: Allesley Park Community Centre 199 Winsford Ave, Coventry, CV5 9NG

Santa's Grotto, Crafts, Gifts, Tombolas, Refreshments, Charity Stalls...

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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Saturday 4 December 2021

Location: Albany Theatre Albany Rd Coventry CV5 6JQ

The Albany Theatre presents A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Directed by Kevin Shaw.

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Art Masterclass: Festive Rag Wreaths

Art Masterclass: Festive Rag Wreaths

Saturday 4 December 2021

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

Join us for this festive masterclass and make a beautiful rag wreath decoration, with a Christmas treat from the Café included too.

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Sensory Stories & Rhymes – Christmas Story Special

Sensory Stories & Rhymes – Christmas Story Special

Tuesday 7 December 2021

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

Join us for an extra special Sensory Stories & Rhymes session, as we retell the classic story ‘The Night Before Christmas’ for our under 5’s audience.

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Santa’s Magical Mystery Guest

Santa’s Magical Mystery Guest

Thursday 9 December 2021 – Friday 24 December 2021

Location: Belgrade Theatre Belgrade Square Corporation St Coventry CV1 1GS

Santa, Ellie and Rudolph are getting ready for the big night.

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Sensory Stories & Rhymes – Santa Sing-Along Special

Sensory Stories & Rhymes – Santa Sing-Along Special

Tuesday 14 December 2021

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

Join us for our favourite Sensory Stories & Rhymes session of the year, as we welcome a very special visitor from the North Pole!

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Christmas Show

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Christmas Show

Saturday 18 December 2021 – Friday 24 December 2021

Location: Warwick Arts Centre Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7AL

Four timeless stories brought to life in one delightful show.

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Afternoon Tea with Santa!

Afternoon Tea with Santa!

Monday 20 December 2021 – Friday 24 December 2021

Location: Rialto Plaza 85 Moseley Ave, Coundon, Coventry CV6 1HR

Looking to make this Christmas extra special for your little ones?! Well look no further, this Christmas we’re doing a super special afternoon tea with Santa!

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A Christmas Adventure!

A Christmas Adventure!

Tuesday 21 December 2021

Location: Rialto Plaza 85 Moseley Ave, Coundon, Coventry CV6 1HR

From the company that bought you the Magical Doorstep Elf visits.

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Christmas Pantomime

Christmas Pantomime

Thursday 23 December 2021 – Friday 24 December 2021

Location: Rialto Plaza 85 Moseley Ave, Coundon, Coventry CV6 1HR

The Infamous Rialto Plaza Christmas Pantomime returns – this year’s offering of Little Red Riding Hood is sure to sell out!

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‘The Snowman’ Tour at Coventry Cathedral

‘The Snowman’ Tour at Coventry Cathedral

Thursday 23 December 2021

Location: Coventry Cathedral Priory Street Coventry CV1 5FB

Make it a Christmas to remember, with a special screening of family favourite The Snowman accompanied by a magnificent live orchestra.

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Christmas Holidays: Winter Origami

Christmas Holidays: Winter Origami

Tuesday 28 December 2021 – Thursday 30 December 2021

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

​Join us for some seasonal celebrations as we craft handmade three-dimensional sculptures from origami paper.

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‘The Future is Bright’ – Glittertastic NYE Family Rave

‘The Future is Bright’ – Glittertastic NYE Family Rave

Friday 31 December 2021

Location: Coventry Cathedral Priory Street Coventry CV1 5FB

For a third year running, the sell out New Year’s Eve Big Fish Little Fish family rave is BACK at Coventry Cathedral with legendary DJ Glenn Aston ). This year’s theme is Glittertastic!

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Youth Acting Classes: 7-12 years – Spring 2022

Youth Acting Classes: 7-12 years – Spring 2022

Saturday 22 January 2022 – Saturday 2 April 2022

Location: Belgrade Theatre Belgrade Square Corporation St Coventry CV1 1GS

Keep the kids entertained with our fantastic, fun Youth Acting Classes. Running on Saturdays, young people aged 7-12 years can stretch their creativity, improve their confidence and learn new skills.

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Club Origami

Club Origami

Sunday 30 January 2022

Location: Warwick Arts Centre Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7AL

Rip, fold and scrumple!

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Dear Zoo

Dear Zoo

Saturday 5 February 2022

Location: Albany Theatre Albany Rd Coventry CV5 6JQ

I wrote to the Zoo to send me a pet and they sent me a…

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So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs?

So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs?

Saturday 19 February 2022

Location: Albany Theatre Albany Rd Coventry CV5 6JQ

So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs is the hit stage show starring dinosaur aficionado Dr Ben Garrod.

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The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Sunday 20 February 2022

Location: Albany Theatre Albany Rd Coventry CV5 6JQ

Pack your picnics and join Ratty, Mole, Badger, and the fantastically irrepressible Toad as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime.

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Zog and the Flying Doctors

Zog and the Flying Doctors

Thursday 24 February 2022 – Sunday 27 February 2022

Location: Warwick Arts Centre Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7AL

The roar-some crew and back for a brand new adventure!

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The Bone Sparrow

The Bone Sparrow

Tuesday 22 March 2022 – Saturday 26 March 2022

Location: Belgrade Theatre Belgrade Square Corporation St Coventry CV1 1GS

Subhi is a refugee. Born in an Australian permanent detention centre after his mother fled the violence of a distant homeland, life behind the fences is all he has ever known.

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Rapunzel

Rapunzel

Saturday 16 April 2022

Location: Albany Theatre Albany Rd Coventry CV5 6JQ

A tangled musical adventure! Let your hair down in a brand-new adaptation of the popular fairy tale ‘RAPUNZEL’.

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Youth Acting Classes: 13-17 years – Summer 2022

Youth Acting Classes: 13-17 years – Summer 2022

Saturday 30 April 2022 – Saturday 9 July 2022

Location: Belgrade Theatre Belgrade Square Corporation St Coventry CV1 1GS

Running on Saturdays, young people aged 13-17 years can stretch their creativity, improve their confidence, learn new skills and make new friends!

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Youth Acting Classes: 7-12 years – Summer 2022

Youth Acting Classes: 7-12 years – Summer 2022

Saturday 30 April 2022 – Saturday 9 July 2022

Location: Belgrade Theatre Belgrade Square Corporation St Coventry CV1 1GS

Running on Saturdays, young people aged 7-12 years can stretch their creativity, improve their confidence, learn new skills and make new friends!

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Oi Frog & Friends! Live on Stage

Oi Frog & Friends! Live on Stage

Friday 13 May 2022 – Saturday 14 May 2022

Location: Belgrade Theatre Belgrade Square Corporation St Coventry CV1 1GS

‘Cats sit on mats, hares sit on chairs, mules sit on stools, gophers sit on sofas and frogs sit on logs’.

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Private Peaceful

Private Peaceful

Tuesday 17 May 2022 – Saturday 21 May 2022

Location: Belgrade Theatre Belgrade Square Corporation St Coventry CV1 1GS

The Peaceful brothers, Tommo and Charlie, have a tough rural childhood facing the loss of their father, financial hardship and a cruel landlord.

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Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Thursday 26 May 2022 – Sunday 29 May 2022

Location: Belgrade Theatre Belgrade Square Corporation St Coventry CV1 1GS

The legend of Peter Pan has been delighting children and adults for over 100 years and this faithful new version is a magical adventure, perfect for the whole family.

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Hamlet – The Comedy

Hamlet – The Comedy

Tuesday 14 June 2022 – Thursday 16 June 2022

Location: Belgrade Theatre Belgrade Square Corporation St Coventry CV1 1GS

The Comedy finds the eponymous royal student returning home for the summer holidays to find something rotten in the state of Denmark and it’s more than just the bag of dirty washing!

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Coventry Food Festival

Coventry Food Festival

Friday 22 July 2022 – Sunday 24 July 2022

Location: Coventry City Centre

Cooking up a storm: Coventry Food Festival set to return this July with TV celeb chefs.

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