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...
  • The Lost Children (12/26/2018)- This is a Heritage Lottery Funded  project about the Middlemore Emigration Homes by the Balsall Heath Local History Society, running till early 2020.  The Theatre Company  mounted a Project Launch with Carl Chinn  in August 2018 and  is aiming to work with the History Society to perform a Dramatic Lecture...
  • ClueDunnit : The Twilight Years (2/27/2018)- BHTC are excited to announce our latest upcoming production : ClueDunnit The Twilight Years. Join the colonel for his 80th Birthday party, and an unforgettable evening of intrigue, suspense and murder! Can you unravel the clues and solve the mystery? Special one off performances are scheduled for the 23rd and...
  • 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...

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.