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Compiled by Dave Massey twitter.com/BrumHour
Eleven things to do in Birmingham: December 2022
The calendar of Birmingham in 2022 is one more page before we finish a huge year for the city. Here’s BrumHour’s picks for what is left to do.
Cinderella (30th November to 10th December) and The Snow Queen (17th to 30th December)
Blue Orange Theatre, 118 Great Hampton Street, Birmingham B18 6AD
Not one but two Christmas shows at Blue Orange this December starting with Cinderella known as the “affordable” panto with prices from £12.50 for adults from £10 for children.
Then The Snow Queen casts a spell over the Jewellery Quarter with the return of the classic story.
Visit Blue Orange Theatre’s website for more details and to book tickets: blueorangetheatre.co.uk
The Nutcracker 2022 (Until 10th December)
Birmingham Hippodrome, Hurst Street, Birmingham B5 4TB
A fresh upgrade to the production means it looks better than ever before, the Nutcracker’s magical spell is sure to enchant anyone who sees it for the first time.
Find out more via brb.org.uk/shows/nutcracker-2022
Closeup Comedy (4 dates between 1st and 15th December)
Hockley Social Club, 60 Hampton Street, Birmingham B19 3LU
Close up Comedy says:
Comedy nights for Birmingham featuring some of the best Comedians in the UK.
Comedy and great food at Hockley Social Club.
Book here: linktr.ee/closeupcomedyuk
Elf Trail (1st to 23rd December)
Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum, Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7XG
Head down to Thinktank and discover the Elf Trail throughout Birmingham Science Museum.
Book tickets here: birminghammuseums.org.uk/events/elf-trail
Dreamgirls (6th to 31st December)
The Alexandra, Suffolk Street Queensway, Birmingham B5 4DS
The timeless production comes to Birmingham’s Alexandra for four weeks of showstopping hits!
Book tickets using BrumHour’s affiliate link >> HERE <<.
Jack and the Magic Beanstalk (7th to 31st December)
Birmingham Rep, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EP
Written By Katherine Chandler and directed By Caroline Wilkes, this is a one-hour production featuring Sam Butters as Jack with Nataylia Roni and Dominic Rye.
The 39 Steps & It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play Double-Bill! (9th to 24th December)
The Old Joint Stock, 4 Temple Row West, Birmingham B2 5NY
Not one, but two whole radio plays, featuring live foley special effects, step back in time to see and hear the live radio plays of The 39 Steps and It’s a Wonderful Life.
Tickets here: oldjointstock.co.uk/whats-on/radio-play-double-bill
Winter Funland (10th December to 2nd January)
The NEC, North Avenue, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1NT
Winter Funland says Hall 5 at The NEC will be will be transformed into a Winter Funland comprising a gigantic ice-skating rink, a 2,000 seater Christmas extravaganza circus show, a full-size fairground, and Santa’s Grotto ensuring Christmas 2022 will be one to remember.
Glen Ramsden, Winter Funland Birmingham event manager, commented:
2022 has been a tough year for so many people, due to costs rising and we understand many people are finding it difficult. However, if families are looking for a day out to treat the family, and to celebrate the most magical time of the year, in a spectacular way, then Winter Funland is perfect.
It has everything under one roof, for families to enjoy and make some lovely memories.
The tickets include unlimited time on the rides which has traditional Waltzers and roller coasters and family favourite, the Dodgems, access to the skating rink which is perfect for all the family whether you are a pro or using one of our penguin aides, and the circus which has both classic entertainment with clowns and acrobats, to some more extreme acts – it’s not to be missed!”
Book tickets here: winterfunland.com/birmingham
Barbara Nice’s Christmas Cracker (16th December)
Midlands Arts Centre, Queen’s Ride, Birmingham B12 9QH
The MAC says:
Kings Heath’s most famous housewife is back again with her eternally popular Christmas Cracker.
FREE Festive Music (19th to 23rd December)
B: Music, B:Eats at Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EA
Head over to Symphony Hall’s foyer to for lunch at B:Eats featuring music in the run up to Christmas.
Monday 19th: Toby Marriott, Kitty Bella and Luca Simian, Tuesday 20th: Gaby K, Wednesday 21st: Henry Liggins, Thursday 22nd: Paris Adams and Friday 23rd: Sing and Sign with Halas Homes
Details here: bmusic.co.uk/search?query=FREE%20Festive%20Music