We are working with arts, cultural, and heritage organisations across Birmingham to form Takeover Birmingham Clubs. Each Club will see young people taking meaningful, decision-making roles in the organisation, leading to them having greater buy-in to culture as part of their lives.

Birmingham Conservatoire

This Club will act as a focus group looking at the organisations offer for young people aged 11 – 14. This work will enable the Conservatoire to develop an appropriate programme of activities for young people when it opens its new building in 2018.

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

This Club will help to organise one of the company’s Family Concerts in summer 2017.

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and Birmingham Repertory Theatre

This Club will devise and deliver a Treasure Trail open to the public between BMAG, where the Staffordshire Hoard is housed, and The REP, whose Christmas show for 2016 is Treasure Island.

Birmingham Open Media

This Club will work to create and conduct hands on activities and guided tours of an art & genetics exhibition at BOM, and will be included in the Southside Producers Festival in March 2017.

Birmingham Opera Company

This Club will help to programme and run an event, featuring a professional Opera singer, at the Club’s school.

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

This Club will create a group of Young Critics, who will review events at The REP, and activities that other Takeover Birmingham Clubs produce.

Birmingham Royal Ballet

This Club will help develop the organisation’s social media channels and produce a young people’s page for the website, supported by the BRB Young Ambassadors.

Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens

This Club will work with students from Braidwood School to help create different perspectives on how the Gardens can reach diverse audiences.

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

This Club will act as a focus group on the organisation’s concerts for KS3 pupils. This will help CBSO see how it might improve its programme for young people of this age.


This Club will curate and present an evening of short films as part of Flatpack Film Festival in April 2017.

Northfield Arts Forum

This Club of home educated young people will produce a public event at Weoley Castle.

Open Theatre Company

This Club from Mayfield School will help to organise and deliver a relaxed performance at Birmingham Repertory Theatre in April 2017.


This Club will produce an exhibition of photographic work portraying aerial artists and physical theatre performers, to be presented at Centrala.

The Old Rep

This Club will work with the Southside Producers to help produce and deliver an event as part of the Southside Producers Festival in March 2017.

Town Hall Symphony Hall

This Club will help organise and manage a Musical Picnic for children aged up to 7yrs old, in late spring 2017.

Work in Progress and the Library of Birmingham

This Club of Looked After Young People will organise and run a Takeover event at the Library of Birmingham.

Writing West Midlands

This Club will help to organise and run an event featuring original performance poetry, written by members of the Club.

Yardley Arts Forum

Arts In The Yard will work with Oasis Contact a new young person’s club based at Hobmoor Community Centre, helping to plan, promote and deliver Yardley Arts Weekend at Blakesley Hall.