Dramatic Tales Of Old Brum's Rich Historical Legacy

Votes For Women

Votes For Women

The Suffragettes movement was one of the most vitally important and significant changes throughout the political history of the UK. In 1910, Julia Varley and her unionist colleagues fought to limit the hours of female workers, and to introduce a minimum wage.
The Lunar Society

The Lunar Society

The Lunar Society of Birmingham UK included prominent figures in Midlands history, including Mathew Boulton, Joseph Priestley , James Watt, Darwin and many more, who met regularly between 1765 and 1813 in Birmingham, England.
Canals Of Brum

Canals Of Brum

Canals were the life-blood of Victorian Birmingham and the Black Country. In 1800, Birmingham was the hub of the Industrial Revolution in Britain and the centre of England's canal network which stretched from Liverpool to London.
Birmingham Pageant

Birmingham Pageant

The Pageant was a celebration of the Centenery of Birmingham's Charter of Incorporation as a city, it lasted from 11th to 16th July 1938 and involved over 8000 men, women and children
Latest News...
  • Victor’s Visitors (12/18/2016) - A great new production by Balsall Heath Youth Theatre called “Victor’s Visitors [A Christmas Tale]” took place recently on Saturday December 10th at St Paul’s School, Balsall Heath. This was the first proper stage production by the new youth theatre and was very successful thanks to an enthusiastic, professional and...
  • Let’s All Go To The Music Hall : 24th & 25th June! (6/24/2016) - This new production from the Birmingham History Theatre Company will be performed on the 24th & 25th June. Featuring Music Hall turns and traditional songs, this production promises to be an entertaining evening. Tickets cost £6.00 (concessions £4.00) with a £1 reduction if you come in costume! For further details...
  • A New Youth Theatre For Balsall Heath ( The BHYT) (12/26/2015) - We have succeeded in raising funding from The People’s Health Trust for a new Youth Theatre in Balsall Heath for ages 8 to 17, starting in January 2016 Currently we are seeking to appoint a Leader and Assistant for the newly formed Balsall Heath Youth Theatre. Closing date for applications is...

The Birmingham History Theatre Company...
based in Birmingham, UK, had its origins in the Balsall Heath Local History Society’s Making History Reminiscence Theatre Group and the old St Paul’s Community Theatre Group.


It was formally constituted in 2009 with the following aims:


  1. To promote and raise awareness of Birmingham’s heritage through plays, dramatic presentations, participative workshops and associated events.
  2. To increase active participation in exploring and interpreting Birmingham’s heritage through an open membership policy.
  3. To contribute to community cohesion and increased understanding of the diverse heritage of Birmingham today.

All our productions are devised and written by members of the Company.


Since 2009 the Company has gone from strength to strength with a diverse mix of staged productions, dramatic walking trails, smaller presentations and dramatic Canal Walks with music. We also always take part in the Balsall Heath Carnival procession.