The Patrick Studio Hosts a Season of Dance, Drama and Comedy

Based within Birmingham Hippodrome’s main building, The Patrick Studio is a thriving hub for intimate performance that brings audiences up close and personal with daring dance, thought-provoking drama and side-splitting comedy.


The Patrick Studio will play host to an evening of unique performance poetry with Hit the Ode (5 Oct & 9 Nov) where world-class poets take to the stage alongside new talent. In October, Joe Cook, Michelle Tiwo and Usama Minhas will headline in a hilarious evening as part of Birmingham Comedy Festival. November’s date will feature Joelle Taylor, Ella Otomewo and The Upper World as part of the city’s SHOUT Festival of Queer Arts and Culture.


The Kings Heath housewife is back as Barbara Nice returns in a hilarious evening of comedy with Barbara Nice’s Raffle (13 Oct) – each ticket also includes an entry into Barbara’s raffle for a chance to win something off the table, what’s not to like?

Drama takes centre stage with Bravo 22 Company’s Unspoken (8 & 9 Oct) in a production that brings to light the lives interrupted and changed by war whilst Ad Infinitum’s No Kids (10 Nov) explores the journey of a real-life gay couple who debate the question of having children. Winner of the 2017 Scotsman Fringe First Award, The Believers are But Brothers (22 & 23 Nov) is a bold new show that examines the smoke and mirrors world of online extremism, anonymity and free speech.


This winter, The Patrick Studio will also stage some of the most exciting new dance currently touring the UK including Seeta Patel’s one-woman show Not Today’s Yesterday (23 Oct), Flamenco meets contemporary dance in Agudo Dance Company’s Silk Road (1 & 2 Nov) plus two contrasting yet equally mesmerising pieces of dance in Aakash Odedra Company’s Echoes & I Imagine (31 Jan).


For the Christmas period, families with young children are sure to love Tall Stories’ magical, musical production of Emily Brown and the Thing (17 Dec-6 Jan). Join Emily Brown and her old grey rabbit Stanley as they set off on incredible adventures in a fantastical show for children that’s sure to delight and entertain.


For more information on all Patrick Studio shows and to book tickets visit or call Information and Sales on 0844 338 5000.