Birmingham Cabaret Festival

Join us this spring as we bring some of the biggest names in cabaret to Birmingham!

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This May, Birmingham will play host to some of the best cabaret acts in the UK, as The Old Joint Stock Theatre hosts the first ever Birmingham Cabaret Festival!


Our intimate studio theatre above the gorgeous Grade II listed bar provides the perfect atmosphere for cabaret, comedy and music alike; the theatre is home to three resident companies and a whole host of professional touring productions which in the past have included the likes of Boy with Tape On His Face, Stewart Lee and Imelda May!

Cabaret has undeniably undergone a renaissance in the past couple of decades- music, comedy, circus, drag and burlesque acts, to name a few branches, frequently dominate the headlines at festivals and venues across the world, and cabaret is often the place to discover the newest and most daring cross-disciplinary theatre. London has been enjoying the flourishing, thriving and multifaceted scene for many years, and it’s something we're hoping to bring to the second city!

Award-winning musical mischief makers, EastEnd Cabaret, will be headlining the festival which runs from the 14th to the 30th May 2015.

For all enquiries, please contact the theatre on 0121 200 0946 or at

Tickets on sale now! Tickets and info via the links below, or visit the What's On listing page

14th May - The Footsie Club
15th May - Boris & Sergey's Vaudevillian Adventure
16th May - Mat Ricardo: Showman
20th May - The Footsie Club
21st May - Lili la Scala: Sirens
22nd May - Mr B. The Gentleman Rhymer
23rd May - Nell Gwynn's History Laid Bare
26th May - Tina T'urner Tea Lady
27th May - Kiki Lovechild: The Weatherman
28th May - Foghorn Improv: Foghorn Follies
29th & 30th May - EastEnd Cabaret: Perverts

From 1st May we'll also have a very special cabaret themed exhibition in association with Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School, displaying fantastic photos, paintings, illustrations and more!

We'll also be hosting a very special one off Gin Tasting event with Sipsmith on Saturday 30th May before EastEnd Cabaret's show, more details below!

Tickets on sale NOW!

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