Working in conjunction with The Bone Ensemble, we are creating a unique performance tour experience, uncovering stories from the Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries. Meet figures from Birmingham’s past beside their resting places in Warstone Lane and Key Hill Cemeteries, as brought to life by costumed volunteers, storytelling and live music.
This performance is a socially distanced piece of promenade performance – the audience will move between stops on the tour route, encountering vignettes and characters from history along the way.
There are opportunities for the audience to become part of the story and learn more about Birmingham figures, both well-known and often overlooked, plus the rich history of the cemetery landscapes.
Tours will begin at Key Hill cemetery and last around 1.5 hours. Social distancing rules will be followed throughout the performance; booking is essential due to limited numbers of tickets.
Date & Time
Sun 12 Sept | 1.30pm–3pm & 4.30pm–6pms
Key Hill and Warstone Lane Cemeteries Tour will begin at Key Hill Cemetery Key Hill, Jewellery Quarter, B18 5AH
£3 (excludes booking fee)
The paths in both cemeteries have been recently resurfaced to extend level access but some of the tour locations will involve crossing onto grassed areas which can be uneven. A digital copy of the script will be available for people with hearing impairments. There are no toilet facilities in the cemeteries, the public toilet on Vyse Street costs 10p or is free with a radar key. Please contact us if you have any concerns or additional access requirements.