Stan's Cafe: One looks, marvels and understands


June 4th, 2013

For one night only a series of encounters, performances, installations and projections will be set up throughout the venue. Resulting from a variety of cross-art form collaborations between students at Birmingham City University this promises to be a spectacular event, it’s free, the bar is cheap and it should be lovely weather – what a great evening we have planned for you.

Pilot Night is back

May 7th, 2013

It’s been a while but finally we are pleased to welcome back PILOT NIGHT on 16th May. Tin Box are curating this event, there is visual art, an installation, food, acoustic music and a fistful of theatre.

Anne Pawlak: Wonderful World of Dissocia
Gergo Danka: He Was a Bad Man
Joe Hancock: Joe Hancock Presents A Piece about Faded Childhood Genius That is in No Way Autobiographical.
Rambling Heart: The Vaudeville Icarus
SPITZ & CO: Gloriator
Urban Foxes Collective: The Last Dance of the Twenty Odd’s…

Doors open for ancillary activities at 18:30 and the theatre kicks off at 19:30.

Polish Art back @ A E Harris

April 28th, 2013

Artist, Reveal Yourself! is organised by PAiL, West Midlands in collaboration with Polish Expats Association. It launches on the 3rd of May 2013 @ AE Harris. For three days, visitors will have a chance to see visual art, experience theatre, music, slam poetry, and participate in a range of workshops. Read the rest of this entry »

Factory Folk

April 26th, 2013

A collection of memories from past industrial workers, the narratives of Factory Folk are stories collected from real people throughout the north of England, giving an insight into the lives of past factory workers and their families. Blending their words with live music and performance, the show’s heart-warming tales will take you on a journey through the hardship of Twentieth Century Factory Life.

Crash: Music & Arts

April 15th, 2013


Great and intriguing sounds emanating from the building today as rehearsals crank up for different musical experiments from Birmingham Conservatoire. The whole week has a varied program of events. The best way to work out what is happening is visit the event’s website.

The Bear and Kindness

April 14th, 2013

We are pleased to announce two stand-out events visiting @ A E Harris in a single week.

On 22nd April we are flattered that Angela Clerkin and Improbable have chosen @ A E Harris as the Birmingham stop off for national tour of The Bear. The show looks like a lot of fun and we’d be really pleased if there were a good crowd to welcome this prestigious company to our venue.

Then, with a day to recover, we welcome long time Stan’s Cafe collaborator Bernadette Russell to the venue with her own company White Rabbit and her own show 366 Days of Kindness. This is a work-in-progress preview of the piece, which has close connections with Birmingham as it was born out of the riots two years ago.

For Angela’s show you need to buy tickets from here. For Bernadette’s you have to be invited, but that’s easily done if you follow the links.


April 11th, 2013


Four and a half years into @ A E Harris and Riddlewood has to count in the top three most spectacular installations to have gone into the space. It’s made by students from the Birmingham School of Acting. It looks amazing, it’s free to attend but you’re advised to book slots but do go, it’s on until Saturday night in hourly slots details.. Email

1984 Fever

March 9th, 2013

Theatre Fever started in the West Midlands district today. Double Plus Good. Four productions @ A E Harris over these two weeks which contribute to this celebration of West Midlands Theatre. Tonight Inferno Kid, next week 1984, then Palimpsest City and finally The Furies. Surely that’s enough of a range for there to be something you fancy. Come and catch the Fever.

Inferno Kid Trailer

February 11th, 2013

Not only is The Inferno Kid back but he now has his own trailer.

The Inferno Kid is BACK

February 2nd, 2013

The Inferno Kid was once professional wrestling’s brightest star – a risk-taking daredevil both inside the ring and out. Today he is disabled, destitute and all but forgotten by the wrestling world. He is only 36. Now the living room of his wife’s council flat provides a fitting venue for one final showdown – this time, with the demons of his past. But with his mind and his marriage on the line is this a match The Inferno Kid can win?

We’re delighted to welcome Alex Brockie back to @ A E Harris on 9th March with this great show. We feel a special connection with it as a section was tried out in the venue as part of a Pilot Night a couple of years ago.

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