Theatre Next Door

About Theatre Next Door

Coventry’s community centres have joined forces to bring high quality performances to communities across Coventry throughout our year as UK City of Culture. Theatre Next Door will see local community centres programming exciting interactive shows both online and in person at their centres, bringing all the excitement of professional theatre to your neighbourhood.

Tickets can be bought by clicking the show titles below.

What is Pay What You Wish?

Pay what you wish means that you’re in control of how much you pay for your ticket. We'll give suggested amounts and show what most people pay, you choose which price you wish to pay. Tickets must be paid for in advance.

This event is part of #LoveCoventry, a Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.




Theatre Next Door: Yukon Ho (Unicorn Social Club)

Yukon Ho! (Tall Tales of Growing Up in the Great White North) is Jennifer Irons’ one woman show about growing up in a tough, isolated mining town where she started her performing career dancing the Can-Can in return for hard liquor and poker chips.

Theatre Next Door: The Time Machine

Irene the Inventor is lost in space and her time machine is ticking her off. Every second counts, so can you help her in her hour of need? But watch out, once she clocks you, she will whisk you off to a Victorian school room, a Roman invasion and even take you as far back as the time of the dinosaurs. So, hold onto your pants because this is an adventure not to be missed.

Brand new family theatre full of music, zany characters, and lots of interaction.

Theatre Next Door: Same Same ...But Different

Sun 5 Sep 2021, 3pm

Indian Community Centre, Coventry

Same Same ...But Different is a family show, mixing Kathak, Hip Hop dance, contemporary dance, hints of live music and physical storytelling to create a playful and colourful world, exploring our curiosities and fears, the times we feel different and when we belong.

Theatre Next Door: The Bookworms

Sat 4 Sep 2021, 12pm and 3pm

Earlsdon Carnegie Community Library

Wriggling their way in and out of trouble, The Bookworms pop-up to bring their stories to life.

With a rickety handcart library and some novel ideas, surprises leap off the page wherever they roam. Join our funny guides as they worm their way into twisty and fantastic adventures through imaginative worlds. Rhubarb Theatre’s “Bookworms” is ‘bound’ to be crazy.

Theatre Next Door Presents The Anarchist's Mobile Library Audio Adventure

‘The Anarchist’s Mobile Library’ will take you on an incredible audio adventure that YOU choose, solving problems and meeting characters, from anywhere you choose to play! Tessa Bide Productions have created an interactive, audio adventure to empower children to be masters of their own destinies, to be inspired by literature and to change the stories they see unfolding around them.