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VENUE: Birmingham and Midland Institute – Lyttelton Theatre

9 Margaret Street, 
Birmingham,
B3 3BS

Founded in 1854, the Birmingham and Midland Institute is a charity dedicated to the promotion of learning across all sections of society in Birmingham and the Midlands. Housed within a Victorian edifice in the heart of the city, the Institute has its own Library and lecture theatres.

Wheelchair accessible. Please ring the bell outside the main entrance for assistance. Access provided by a portable ramp, so wheelchair users are advised to call the venue directly to arrange access in advance. For additional access information: http://bmi.org.uk/disabled.html

Did You Know… The BMI was originally built next to the Town Hall but moved to its current location in 1965. It was originally built through an Act of Parliament in 1852 “for the Diffusion and Advancement of Science, Literature and Art amongst all Classes of Persons resident in Birmingham and the Midland Counties”.



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La Joie de Vivre

April 23, 2016 @ 11:15 am - 12:45 pm

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Cert (PG) * Part of Birmingham City University and soon to be moving east to a new building, the Conservatoire consistently produces exceptional musicians and composers and we’re thrilled to be teaming up again with them this year. Current composition students Rob Roberts, Ryan Probert, Max Gibson, Blanka B. Stachelek, Tom Earl and Ignatius Sokol […]

The Last Laugh

April 24, 2016 @ 2:15 pm - 4:00 pm

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Dir: FW Murnau Germany 1924, 90 mins Cert: U Made a couple of years before Faust, The Last Laugh is on the face of it a more everyday tale – a proud doorman (Emil Jannings again) must come to terms with ageing and a humiliating demotion to lavatory attendant. Murnau and crew still make it […]

Rare Visions: Shakespeare on Film

April 23, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm

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Cert (PG) * As our new dates happen to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the Bard of Birmingham’s passing (as well as his birthday), it seemed daft not to mark the occasion. This century-spanning programme of short film and performance explores the many and various ways in which Shakespeare’s writing has inspired filmmakers, from […]