Full list of Midlands events cancelled due to coronavirus

By Rebecca Sayce | Features | Published: | Last Updated:

See our full round-up of events, venues and attractionsaffected by coronavirus in Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, Dudley and beyond.

Events have been cancelled across the Midlands

Events across the Midlands are increasingly being cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Venues and attractions have announced closures across the coming months, including Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, Birmingham Hippodrome, the Black Country Living Museum and more.

Filming for shows such as Peaky Blinders and Line Of Duty have also been postponed amid the outbreak.

See our full list of postponed, rescheduled and cancelled events in the Midlands and further afield below:

  • Stafford Walking Street on April 9 has been cancelled.
  • Cannock Walking Street event on April 23 has been cancelled.
  • Stafford's Got Soul and Motown on April 4 has been cancelled.
  • RAF Cosford Air Show has been postponed. A date has not yet been announced.
  • Newhampton Arts Centre is now closed to all visitors.
  • McDonalds stores will close at 7pm or earlier today.
  • Dudley Zoo has now closed until further notice.
  • Staffordshire County Show, set to take place on May 27 and 28, has been cancelled.
  • Birmingham, Sandwell and Westside Jazz Festival has announced it will continue to plan for its summer event from July 17 to 26.
  • Birmingham Town Hall and Symphony Hall is closed until further notice.
  • Birmingham's Nightingale Club to close from Sunday (March 22)
  • West Midland Safari Park is closed until further notice.
  • Birmingham Hippodrome has extended its closure until April 25.
  • Alton Towers has postponed its 2020 opening until further notice.
  • Jeff Dunham's May 17 show at Birmingham's Resorts World Arena has been rescheduled for September 25.
  • Barry Manilow's May 28 show at Birmingham's Resorts World Arena has been rescheduled for August 26.
  • The Twang have rescheduled their Birmingham Glee Club dates to September 21 and 22.
  • Birmingham Wine Weekend has been postponed until October 16 to 18.
  • Birmingham Selfridges will close from 7pm today (March 18).
  • Glastonbury Festival's 50th anniversary celebrations in June have been postponed until 2021.
  • Odeon, Vue and Cineworld have closed all UK cinemas.
  • Filming for the new seasons of Peaky Blinders and Line Of Duty have been postponed.
  • Wolverhampton Grand Theatre has extended its closure period until April 19.
  • The Black Country Living Museum has announced it will be closed until May 1.
  • Wolverhampton Beer and Cider Festival has been cancelled.
  • The first Rugeley Fringe Festival, set to take place from May 23 to 25, has been cancelled.
  • All shows until March 31 have been temporarily suspended across Birmingham's O2 Academy and O2 Institute.
  • All shows at Birmingham's Alexandra Theatre have been suspended until further notice.
  • Show in March and April at Birmingham REP have been postponed until further notice.
  • Birmingham Old Rep has announced it has closed its doors until further notice.
  • Birmingham Town Hall and Symphony Hall has closed until further notice.
  • Stafford Gatehouse Theatre is closed until further notice.
  • Lichfield Garrick Theatre has cancelled all March shows.
  • Classes at Wolverhampton's Newhampton Arts Centre have been cancelled until April 6.
  • Brierley Hill Civic Hall will be closed until 'at least' March 31.
  • All Birmingham Museums sites have closed to the public from 10am on March 18 until May 1.
  • The Big Bang Fair, set to take place at Birmingham NEC from March 11 to 14, has been cancelled.
  • What's Love Got To Do With It? has been rescheduled from March 19 to December 8.
  • MCM Comic Con at Birmingham NEC has been rescheduled to run from March 21 to 22, to June 27 to 28.
  • David Gray's March 28 show at Resorts World Arena has been postponed.
  • The Who's UK and Ireland tour, scheduled to come to Birmingham's Resorts World Arena on April 1, has been rescheduled to March 17, 2021.
  • Planet Earth II Live in Concert, scheduled to come to Birmingham's Resorts World Arena on April 3, has been postponed.
  • Cirque du Soleil's new show Crystal, set to come to Birmingham's Resorts World Arena from April 8 to 12, has been cancelled.
  • Rick Astley's Arena Birmingham show on April 9 has been rescheduled to October 17.
  • Insomnia66, set to come to the NEC from April 10 to 13, has also been cancelled.
  • The Joe and Dianne Show, set to take place on April 12, has been postponed.
  • Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott's April 24 Arena Birmingham show will now take place on October 23.
  • Evanescence and Within Temptation's European tour, coming to Arena Birmingham on May 1, has been postponed.
  • Shreya Ghoshal's Arena Birmingham show on August 29 has been postponed.
  • March events at Birmingham NEC have been postponed including The Dementia, Care and Nursing Expo, European Neuro Convention, Medical Imaging Convention, Naidex, Oncology Convention, Smart Home For Assisted Living, Surface World, Sewing For Pleasure, The Creative Craft Show, Dyslexia Show, Miniatura, British Tourism and Travel Show, The UK Concrete Show, National Homebuilding and Renovating Show, Farm Shop and Deli Show, Food and Drink Expo, Foodex, National Convenience Show and The Ingredients Show.
  • April shows that have been postponed at Birmingham NEC include Optrafair, Tokfest, Mach 2020, Drives and Controls, Air-Tech, FP&S, The Health and Safety Event, Sign and Digital UK, The Facilities Event, The Fire Safety Event and The Security Event.
  • Birmingham NEC shows set to take place in May that have since been rescheduled include Volunteer Expo, Beauty UK, Bodypower Experience and Net-Zero Live.
  • New Hope Club's O2 Institute show on April 9 has been postponed.
  • Lamb Of God have cancelled their upcoming UK and European tour including a date at the O2 Academy on April 24.
  • Our Hollow, Our Home have cancelled their O2 Academy 3 show on April 29.
  • Machine Head have postponed their UK tour, including their O2 Academy show on June 6.
  • Keisha Thompson's March 20 show at Birmingham MAC has been cancelled, while Lucy Wainwright-Roche on March 27 has been postponed.
  • The Influence Project Talk and Tour and Spring Equinox Celebration Dinner have been cancelled at Birmingham MAC, as well as cinema screenings including ROH Live: Fidelio, Outside The City, Movie Geek Live! and Sea Without Shore plus Q & A.
  • Birmingham MAC has cancelled CineQ screenings of Monsoon, Portrait of Jason, Watermelon Woman and End of The Century have been cancelled.
  • Comedy shows at Birmingham MAC including Mark Thomas, Tom Rosenthal and The Noise Next Door - Through Time and In Charge have been postponed.
  • Julian Cope on March 19, Brass Against on March 23, and Louis Berry on May 7 have been cancelled at The Mill, Digbeth.
  • Birmingham St Patrick's Day Parade has been postponed until later this year.
Rebecca Sayce

By Rebecca Sayce

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