The drum - Birmingham

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Name of the responsible structure: The Drum
Continent : Europe
Country : England
Address/tel/fax :
144 Potters Lane, ASTON
B6 4UU Birmingham
United Kingdom
Tel: +44(0)121 333 2400
Box Office: +44(0)121 333 2444
Fax: +44(0)121 333 2440
Contact : Paul Udenze - Mukhtar Dar


The Drum is the National Centre for Black British culture and arts. Dedicated to developing and promoting contemporary art and culture of British African, Asian and Caribbean communities. Through it’s various initiatives, The Drum, located in Aston, Birmingham, will continually strive to become a centre of National and International renown; firmly rooted within its local community.

The Drum aims to:

- Support the development of contemporary Black artistic practice;

- Involve people from every section of the community in cultural activities that educate, inform, entertain, challenge and delight them.

Former use : Bingo Hall
Surface of the site : 548 m2
Foundation year : 1998


- A flexible theatre, seating 360 people and 650 standing
- A studio space, seating 150 people and 200 standing.
- A multimedia suite with training, digital media production and exhibition facilities.
- A gallery exhibition space
- A secure, well-lit car park
- Fully licensed Café bar

All our facilities are available for hire for conferences, seminars, community events and celebrations.


The Drum offers programmes, training and education initiatives that are supportive of contemporary Black arts practice.

Artistic Programme cover the following areas:

- Comedy
- Dance
- Digital Arts
- Drama
- Literature
- Music
- Visual Arts and Media

Training and educational programming aimed at supporting the creative and professional development of Black artists.

This is achieved through:

- Master Classes
- Symposia
- Vocational Training
- Workshops



Modified on Friday 15 September 2006