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Pop Up Theatre across Solihull Borough this month, Parrabbola/Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council


The Town in the Country Variety Radio Show is live family-friendly fun. 40 minutes of music, circus, and local tales; this is a variety show you won't want to miss! Playing in community spots all over the borough from the 17th to the 26th of September, bring a blanket, bring a friend, and get ready to celebrate the stories, people and places of Solihull. 

Performances are completely free* and enjoyable for the whole family, just find the location closest to you and come on down! After the show, be sure to keep up-to-date on everything from #solihullculture, and stay in touch with us.

This pop up theatre tour is part of a new programme of cultural events taking place throughout Solihull right up until the Commonwealth Games in 2022 and beyond. There are plans for all sorts of exciting events where culture and the arts are featured; from pop up theatre in your local High Street, opportunities for small scale commissions, to a storytelling project linked to the impact of the pandemic on local people in the Borough. Look out for further information on our websites and social media accounts #solihullculture. If you would like more information and to be included on our database please contact us on

Fri 17 Sept 11am Mell Square, Solihull

Fri 17 Sept 2pm Hillfield Park, Shirley

Sat 18 Sept 10am/11.30am Chelmsley Wood Shopping Precinct

Sat 18 Sept 3pm Castle Bromwich Hall Historic Gardens*

Sun 19 Sept 11am Bentley Heath Park

Sun 19 Sept 2pm St John's Close Green (near Tesco), Knowle

Tue 21 Sept 11am St Mary's Church, Hobs Moat

Tue 21 Sept 4pm Kingshurst Parade

Wed 22 Sept 3pm Crabtree Hall, Fordbridge

Wed 22 Sept 6pm Auckland Hall, Smith's Wood 

Thu 23 Sept 11am Dickens Heath Village Green

Thu 23 Sept 4pm Shirley Park

Fri 24 Sept 11am/1pmShirley, Red Lion Square 

Fri 24 Sept 4pm Jubilee Park, Olton 

Sat 25 Sept 11am Meriden Pavilion

Sat 25 Sept 2pm Balsall Common Library Garden

Sun 26 Sept 12 noon Jubilee Gardens, Homer Road, Solihull 

Sun 26 Sept 3pm Hampton in Arden Recreation Ground

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