Sutton Coldfield Town Hall Fete & Open Day
See behind the scenes at the Royal Town’s Edwardian theatre and charity venue. From its heritage features to backstage dressing rooms and the reportedly haunted ‘area beneath the stage’. Join us for a summer fete to celebrate our public reopening!Join the team at Sutton Coldfield Town Hall on Sunday 12th September for a Fete and Open Day to celebrate the reopening of the theatre to the public. Find out about its history, developing from a Victorian hotel which welcomed health-seekers on steam trains to take in the nature and clean air of Sutton Park, expanding in 1905 as a council building and theatre, also used as a fire station and hospital across the years.
Now a charity-owed building, in recent years the building has been used as a vaccination centre, film set, dance hall and performance venue. With tours, pre-bookable picnics, traditional fete stalls, back-to-back live music sessions and storytelling, this is a great way to get to know one of the region’s fastest growing venues with a fascinating past!
The building has good wheelchair access, however, please note that backstage access is via stairs. With good weather, the fete and music will be held on the grassy area at the back of the Town Hall, with access from Tudor Road (moved into the theatre with bad weather). Public car parks close by, with Sutton Coldfield Station within 30 seconds’ walk. Refreshments available.
Date & Time
Sun 12 Sept | 11am–6pm (Tours hourly)
Sutton Town Hall, Upper Clifton Road, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6DA
Pre-booking not required, tours to be booked on the day Max 15 people per tour/session. Tour lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Book on day – Tours every hour from the front door. Heritage Tea Boxes (Afternoon Tea or Ploughmans) can be booked online.
Only backstage areas are inaccessible to wheelchair users. Please note that the fete activities are on grass. Public car parks close by. Sutton Coldfield Station within 30 seconds walk.