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August 2014
Foghorn Improv: Foghorn & Friends Game Night!
28 August 2014 at 8pm
Our Kylie's Gettin' Wed
29 Aug - 30 Aug 2014
£8 to £10
September 2014
Tell Me About Your Ex 2
02 Sep - 06 Sep 2014
QU Live 3
13 September 2014 at 7:30pm
Two Degrees
20 September 2014
Foghorn Improv: The Sherlock Tomes
25 September 2014 at 8pm
Our Kylie's Havin' A Bab
26 Sep - 27 Sep 2014
£8 to £10
October 2014
The Goon Show
03 Oct - 04 Oct 2014
Albert Einstein: Relativitively Speaking
08 October 2014 at 7:30pm
Behind The Blinds
10 October 2014 at 7:30pm
£8 to £10
17 Oct - 18 Oct 2014
Dracula's Ghost
22 October 2014 at 8pm
November 2014
Clamber Up the Crucifix
01 November 2014 at 7:30pm
£8 to £10

14 June 11AM to 08 September 12PM

Graeme Braidwood- 5 Years in a Creative City

Birmingham photographer Graeme Braidwood has worked with everybody from the National Theatre to Birmingham REP.

Inspired by the length of time he’s now been allowed to continue his love affair with theatre via photography, this exhibition is dedicated to the talented theatre-makers and creative practitioners based in Birmingham. It is also a nod to Birmingham Fest in that every image here has been made in Birmingham venues and by its creative community.

In 2009, Graeme began working for the Crescent Theatre as their resident production photographer. “To my complete surprise the images I saw from the first show were better than I could have hoped for.” Says Graeme. “I’ve been very shy about calling myself a photographer, but since that day taking pictures is what I do.”

“My apologies to those who aren’t represented here…there is an incredible amount of creative talent in Birmingham and I ran out of wall space.”

5 Years in a Creative City is open now and runs until September 2014.

Sunday 1pm

Live Music

Join us on Sunday lunchtimes from 1pm-3pm for great live jazz provided by our resident band, Four on the Floor . Our live jazz sessions always generate a special atmosphere, we also have our delicious Sunday roast menu available too.

As well as Sunday jazz, join us every last Wednesday of the month from 7pm-9pm as special guests as well as Four on the Floor perform.


Acting & Directing Courses: Auditioning for Drama School

WHEN: Tuesdays
WHERE: OJS Theatre
TIME: 7 – 9pm
STARTS: 23rd September 2014 (10 week term)

Find out the do's & dont's of Auditioning for drama schools, what they look for (& hate!) You will be given guidance & advice on the variety of training institutions (courses & training), be coached in good audition technique, choice of audition speeches, help with developing those pieces into performance and guidance in coping with various forms of auditioning to maximise your chances of success!

Past students have gained places at:

FALMOUTH UNI (Formerly Dartington College of Arts)

Testimonials from past students:
"Tracey helped me with my audition pieces, ensuring my entry into one of the best schools in the world."
"Tracey is the best 'teacher' I have worked with in & out of education. She knows her stuff inside out & clearly explains what she wants from us"

Please contact the course tutor, Tracey Street at traceystreet@hotmail.co.uk for more information or to book.


Free Comedy Nights

Join us monthly on Monday nights for the best in touring stand-up for FREE in our cosy Club Room, hosted by the inimitable Aaron Twitchen!

Club Room Comedy Nights are free, non-ticketed and operate on a first-come, first served basis. Do bear in mind that capacity in the Club Room is very limited so you might want to get here early!

On Mondays we also have a special gourmet burger menu available, so why not make a night of it?!

7th July - Matt Forde
‘Forde is a first class comic’ - The Guardian
‘Highly engaging, inherently funny.’ - Chortle  

4th August- Suzy Bennett
‘Bennett has the physical presence and panache of a young Dawn French’- Chortle
‘Bennett establishes a brilliantly friendly mood in the intimate space.’ Broadway baby

1st September - Will Franken
‘Franken provides the most whistle-stop character comedy that you’re likely to see’ - The Independent
‘Simply hilarious’ - The Times


Acting & Directing Courses: Introduction to Acting Course

WHEN: Mondays
TIME: 7-9pm
STARTS: 22nd September 2014 (10 week term)

This course caters toward complete beginners (age 16 to 106!) & the terrified! So if you have always wanted to have a go but feel a bit nervous about trying acting workshops – this is the course for you, whether you have a mind to do it professionally, as a hobby or just as a weekly social activity. We will cover ensemble work, basic stage technique, basic acting technique & how an actor approaches working with scripts. Come and have a go!

Testimonials from past students:

"A lot of fun! Very informative and helpful. The course was very well run."
"Enjoyed it thoroughly, great fun and a fab introduction."
"Very enjoyable, good course, good group, good tutor."

Contact the tutor, Tracey Street, at traceystreet@hotmail.co.uk for more information or to enquire about booking.

End of Summer Party!

End of Summer Party

Sunday 24th August

Barbecue, live music and cocktails!

Join us for our end of summer party, we'll also be celebrating our 151st birthday!

During the evening we'll also be launching the return of our Real Ale Festival where we'll have ten exciting new ales available on the bar! 

All proceeds will go towards Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Real Ale Festival

Real Ale Festival

Our Real Ale Festival returns!

From Sunday 24th August (until 31st) we'll be featuring a range of ten new Cask Ales from across the country which you may not have sampled before!

Drop in and taste some of the best Real Ales Great Britain has to offer!