BE FESTIVAL is Birmingham’s European festival of arts and culture, returning to The REP this year between 4th – 8th July. Join them for a week-long celebration of international culture and creative collaboration that unites audiences, artists, makers, musicians and friends from across the continent.

See below for five reasons you should come along to BE FESTIVAL this year

The Interval Dinner On The Stage

How many people can say they’ve had a dinner party on stage? Each night of the festival, after the first two shows, audiences, performers and the festival team will dine together on The REP’s main stage. Expect plenty of fresh and locally sourced products with many vegetarian options, prepared by Marmalade’s chefs. Brilliant.

Free Music On The BE Late Stage

A different band on stage every night from 10.30pm, including The Paper Moons, Kiriki Club Live and DJ Doobie Ballantyne – a fantastic way to end your day of theatre. Make sure to try one of BE FESTIVAL’s famous festival mojitos!

A Unique Set Up

There are four 30 minute shows in one night, all a mix of genres from theatre, circus and dance so audiences can try something new each evening.  From shows like Everything is OK inspired by spoken word, pop-culture and Nicki Minaj, to ballet inspired by 80’s aerobics routines in Aerobics! A Ballet in 3 Acts, see something new and exciting this July!

See The REP As You’ve Never Seen It Before

Some of the areas of The REP which are usually off limits are open to you, like the Construction Workshop which is the hub of the festival. Experience the theatre as you’ve never experienced it before!

Great Value For Money

With a week pass you can see over 20 shows, eat on The REP’s Main stage and stay late for their free live music programme of local Birmingham bands and DJs. With a day pass, see 4 shows, get dinner and enjoy a night of live music.

Make sure to book for this innovative festival, which brings the best of European theatre to Birmingham.


Join BE FESTIVAL for an immersive, site specific piece, inspired by the ‘Life in the UK’ test for those seeking British citizenship.

The audience are invited to move through different assessment centres, where they participate in various, often bizarre, demonstrations of British values. Are you British enough?

Book your tickets online now.


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