Summer in Southside Kicks Off with Free Performances from Mibre & More Today


Today (3 Aug) between 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. the streets of Birmingham's Southside district will burst into life with a bright and beautiful array of free pop-up performances as part of the first day of Summer in Southside.

Families and friends are welcomed to the areas surrounding Birmingham Hippodrome including Hippodrome Square, Arcadian, Inge Street, and Hurst St to enjoy a range of spectacular entertainment including dance, acrobatics and carnival.

Performances are set to include a high-energy dance performance using supermarket shopping trolleys in a way that you have never seen before, a strolling street band to spread the carnival spirit and a colourful host of eight dancers interacting with the people and places in the area adding a splash of colour to everyone's day.

The fun continues on Sat 24 & Sun 25 Aug with more Summer in Southside events - more information can be found at

Paul Kaynes, Director of Creative Programmes at Birmingham Hippodrome said "For the last three summers we have brought unusual outdoor performances across the city enjoyed by thousands of people. This year we are delighted to be producing two big weekends of free performances especially for visitors to Southside. Whether shopping, eating or theatre going people will not be able to miss some of the best outdoor theatre in the country."

During Summer in Southside road closures will be in place on Inge Street and from the top of Hurst Street next to Birmingham Hippodrome down to Tesco.



Saturday, 3 Aug 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.

A day of breathtaking dance, comedy, and music

Marc Brew Company
An intimate bedtime story about restless nights, this inclusive performance draws you into the home lives of four exquisite dancers as they share their hidden dreams.
CLICK HERE for more information.

Bodies fly, fall, stack up and carry each other in this physical tale about four strong women who refuse to conform to stereotypes. A strictly no airbrushing zone!
CLICK HERE for more information.

Da Motus
Follow eight Swiss dancers through the streets of Southside as they create dynamic shapes and interact with the architecture. Everything becomes woven into this extraordinary display, including you the spectator.
CLICK HERE for more information.

Joli Vyann
Girl meets boy. A playful, witty cocktail of dance and energetic acrobatics set in a bar.
CLICK HERE for more information.

Kuljit Bhamra
Get in the carnival spirit with this strolling street band. A spicy mix of guitars, horns and percussion hailing from the Indian community in Trinidad, blending influences from Asia and the Caribbean.
CLICK HERE for more information.

C -12 Dance Theatre
Part dance. Part ballet. Part supermarket sweep. This high energy performance on wheels combines street dance and acrobatics.
CLICK HERE for more information.

Joli Vyann
A dance performance about how we express ourselves and what our hands say about us. Hands hold on and keep us from falling. But what happens when we let go?
CLICK HERE for more information.

Related Articles

UK Regional THEATER Stories | Shows

From This Author BWW News Desk

Before you go...