Little Angel Theatre: Me…
Wed 15 – Thu 30 Nov | Foyle Studio | £11.50 / £9.50, 2+
The world is a very big place, especially for a tiny baby penguin who is just finding her feet. The shimmering stars and glistening snow spin around our little hero, while the mountains tower high and the wind rushes to and fro. And although baby penguin may be small her family know she’s the biggest thing of all.
Lyric Hammersmith and Pins and Needles in association with mac Birmingham present
Thu 30 Nov – Sat 30 Dec, Theatre, £12.50 (£2 Babes in Arms), 3+
Join Father Christmas as he gets ready for his busiest day of the year, Christmas Eve. Watch as he prepares his Christmas deliveries, feeds his reindeer and finally takes flight into the snowy night. Full of merry touches with plenty of live music, songs and playful puppetry. A perfect festive treat for children and their families.
mac Winter Mural
Fri 1 – Sun 31 Dec | Terrace Gallery | Free
To celebrate the Christmas season at mac we once again commission an artist to bring a little bit of winter magic and sparkle to the building. Come along to see how the artist has created a work inspired by our Christmas production of Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas.
The Albion Band: The Albion Christmas Show
Sat 9 Dec | Theatre | £21 / £19 | All Ages
An Albion Christmas is widely regarded as the premier seasonal show, which has been touring for nearly 20 years, and attracts sell-out audiences across the UK. Indeed many people say that their Christmas doesn’t start until they have seen them.
Barbara Nice: Christmas Cracker
Fri 15 – Sat 16 Dec | Theatre | £14 / £12 | 14+
Kings Heath’s most famous housewife is back at mac by popular demand for her annual Christmas shindig complete with raffle, tombola and mince pies. Join her in a bumper bundle selection box of seasonal fun! Book early to avoid disappointment.
Christmas Arts Markets
Sat 2, Sun 3, Sat 9, Sun 10 Dec | Foyer | Free
The perfect opportunity to buy Christmas presents and treats directly from designer makers from Birmingham, the West Midlands and beyond. Expect jewellery, textiles, woodwork, stationary, gifts and cards in the city’s top Christmas craft destination.
ROH Live: The Nutcracker Live (screening)
Sun 10 Dec | Cinema | £18 / £16.20
When the young Clara creeps downstairs on Christmas Eve to play with her favourite present – a Nutcracker doll, the mysterious magician Drosselmeyer is waiting to sweep her off on a magical adventure. With its festive period setting, dancing snowflakes and enchanting stage magic, Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, sugar-spun music makes this the most recognisable ballet of them all.