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To The Streets!

A new concert musical, inspired by the Bristol Bus Boycott, performed in the heart of the communities across the West Midlands. Presented by Birmingham 2022 Festival, a China Plate & Birmingham Hippodrome production in association with Warwick Arts Centre, City of Wolverhampton Council and DRPG Creative.

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WE'RE HIRING!

Are you, or someone you know, looking for a fresh challenge? Do you have a passion for working for a charity or within the arts? Based in our Birmingham office, we're recruiting for an Administrator, and a new Training and Development Producer to join the team!

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Longing to Belong

Commissioned by BBC Arts, Longing to Belong is a new short musical film about a Jamaican girl’s desire to fit in in 1960s Bristol, inspired by China Plate and Birmingham Hippodrome’s brand-new stage musical To The Streets! A show that tells the inspiring story of the Bristol Bus Boycott.

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Soho Settlers

Discover the history of Handsworth with a brand-new heritage walk by Black Heritage Walks Network and digitally pinned audio pieces on the Overhear App. Presented by Birmingham 2022 Festival, a China Plate and Birmingham Hippodrome project. A Creative City Project generously supported by Birmingham City Council.

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We Still Here

Be the first to see We Still Here by Jane Thakoordin. Debuting at the To The Streets! performances at Handsworth Park, this collection of 8 textile banners - created in collaboration with communities in Birmingham - combines craft and activism, and their messages of coming together.

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On Our Way

Artist Nilupa Yasmin, alongside residents from North Birmingham, have collaborated to make over 8 bus stops into stained glass galleries along the iconic 74 route on the Soho Road in Birmingham. Each one tells the stories of the communities that make up the area. Presented as part of the Birmingham 2022 Festival.

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Wuthering Heights

Channelling Emily Brontë’s piercing wit and fierce emotion, Inspector Sands bring their characteristic humour, passion, and pathos to the infamous love story of Heathcliff and Catherine. A China Plate, Inspector Sands, Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Oxford Playhouse co-production.

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Humans Not Heroes

Five cohorts of healthcare workers have each co-created an audio artwork based on their experiences of working throughout the ongoing pandemic. Featuring as part of the Coventry Creates 2021 digital exhibition, Thresholds is now available.

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Boats On An Ocean

An audio piece exploring the emotional impact on healthcare professionals during the pandemic, contrasted with the hero narrative.

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On Our Way

We're On Our Way to convert bus stops along the iconic 74 route on the Soho Road into art galleries.

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Humans Not Heroes

A unique co-creation project with professional artists, to represent healthcare worker experiences of Covid-19.

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We Still Here

Behind every famous inspirational figure in the UK civil rights movement are everyday people calling for social change.

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Soho Settlers

Take in new places and hear new voices with a co-created digital walk of Handsworth.

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All of Me

An intimate and absurd exploration of wanting to live, wanting to die and what can happen if we sit together with the dark.

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A Family Business

Exploring the behaviour and politics humans experience every day, but rarely stop to challenge.

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TRASH

Trash is a dark musical comedy taking the form of a crime caper. What happens when appearances and friendships become a commodity?

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Introducing our Intern

19th July 2022

We are delighted to welcome Kianna to the team, as part of a Cultural Internship from the University of Birmingham.

We are delighted to welcome Kianna to the team, as part of a Cultural Internship from the University of Birmingham.

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Musical Theatre Darkroom Residency

4th May 2022

We are delighted to announce the successful applicants for our 2022 Musical Theatre Darkroom Residency.

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Project Update: On Our Way!

4th March 2022

Find out what we've been up to, and what's coming up!

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Opportunities

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Training & Development Producer

Would you like to nurture people, relationships, and ideas? Check out our Training & Development Producer role...

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Administrator

Do you have a good attention to detail and enjoy organisation? Check out our Administrator role...

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Help China Plate support artists, freelancers and audiences

As a charity China Plate Theatre relies on donations to create adventurous and imaginative new theatre with popular appeal and a social purpose.

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