Hosted by Michael Xavier, the awards are a celebration of the work of UK Theatre (formerly TMA) member theatres
Alan Hulme sees Birmingham Royal Ballet's Beauty and the Beast at the Lowry.
Birmingham Royal Ballet's fairytale production arrives at the Lowry on 24 September.
Cape Town Opera premiere Show Boat in Birmingham ahead of a short UK tour.
Touring shows such as The Lion King and War Horse helped increase ticket sales
The classic Hollywood musical Singin in the Rain makes its way to Birmingham Hippodrome. Kieran Johnson reviews.
Now in its fourth year, IDFB returns to the city to present a range of dance from across the globe to audiences in Birmingham.