When it comes to entertainment options in Kidderminster, we’re devout believers in the importance of quality over quantity. You may not have a vast amount to choose from, but those that are on offer consistently provide excellent value. So see a show, watch the Harriers, catch a gig, or laugh until your sides hurt; the choice is yours.
Entertainment in Kidderminster
If you want to see a first-rate show then you may be best served to catch a train to Birmingham New Street and visiting either one of the Birmingham Hippodrome or The Alexandra theatres, which hardly need much of an introduction. However, if you don’t mind a bit of amateur dramatics, here in Kidderminster you can always call on the Rose Theatre for a marvellous programme of amateur dramatics.
The Rose Theatre consistently puts on an exciting and diverse range of shows. They oscillate between contemporary favourites like Playhouse Creatures, and the classics such as Macbeth. Past productions also include Look Back in Anger by John Osbourne, one of the pioneers of the Angry Young Men. One great thing about small theatres such as The Rose is tickets are cheap. It’s helped harbour strong support for local theatre here in Kidderminster. The amateur productions are consistently excellent. But, be warned, the 200 seat auditorium is known to sell out pretty sharpish.
Kidderminster Harriers F.C.
Fans of football can see the local Kidderminster Harriers F.C. play at Aggborough Stadium, less than a ten-minute walk from Kidderminster Station. The ground is only small, and while the Carpetmen don’t currently play in the Football League, they are the only football club from Worcestershire ever to have played professionally, and will no doubt have ambitions to return to the top four leagues. Take a look to see if any fixtures coincide with your stay; tickets are cheap and it’s worth heading down to support the local club.
One iconic local landmark is Kidderminster Town Hall. The former administrative building was transformed into the Kidderminster Public Rooms in the 1800s. From then it’s played a pivotal role in bringing top class entertainment options to the people of Kidderminster. The two main spaces are the adjoining Corn Exchange and the Music Room, which houses the Town Hall’s impressive William Hill organ.
The Music Room, with its stunning Victorian decor, balcony, and 700-guest capacity, is the ideal venue for live music concerts. While the Corn Exchange next door can fit 200 people for small theatre performances, and the like. Take a look at what’s on during your stay, the Kidderminster Town Hall books a wide range of entertainment, including live music, talks, film nights, and regular CAN Comedy nights, too.
Your alternative gig venue is The Boars Head. It’s a pub in the heart of Kidderminster with a wonderful dedicated gig space with live music on all the time. The pub itself is a little rough around the edges, but it’s got a unique charm, boasts a brilliant drinks selection, and is run by a great team. The Boars Head is one of our favourite places in Kidderminster, so even if there isn’t live music on, it’s worth popping down if only for a drink and the craic.