Special Events - National Brewery Centre

The National Brewery Centre

Discover the History, Art and Fun of Brewing - Daily Guided Tours

Use items from around the room to solve a series of puzzles, find clues, and escape
Use items from around the room to solve a series of puzzles, find clues, and escape
Real-life escape room games are an adventure game similar to the old TV series ‘The Crystal Maze'
Real-life escape room games are an adventure game similar to the old TV series ‘The Crystal Maze'
Pit your skills and apply teamwork against the clock
Pit your skills and apply teamwork against the clock
Logical thinking, intelligence, dexterity and observation skills to make your way out!
Logical thinking, intelligence, dexterity and observation skills to make your way out!

Special Events

Apart from its monthly Jazz and comedy clubs - The National Brewery Centre also stages a great range of other special events throughout the year.

Beer Festivals. Great live bands. Oktoberfest nights. Special Bank holiday and Mother's Day family carvery lunches. Christmas and New Year parties. Pantomimes. Vintage Festivals………… there is something for everyone!

Half Hogshead Monthly Tours

Half Hogshead Monthly Tours

15th December - 10th January

This specialist guided tour runs on the second Saturday of each month! Guided tour of The National Brewery Centre Museum, which incorporates the Bass collection and the William Worthington micro-brewery.   Plus! A beer appreciation skills lecture with a full beer and food tasting session...

Ab Fab Comedy Dining 8th Feb 2020

Ab Fab Comedy Dining 8th Feb 2020

8th February

  Absolutely Fabulous Comedy Dining event. Saturday 8th February 2020  FREE GLASS OF PROSECCO ON ARRIVAL!  An Absolutely Fabulous evening begins with the girls in the bar, where they appear to be drinking more than the guests. Three of the best comedy actors in the land cause chaos an...

The Surfin Llamas 15th February 2020

The Surfin Llamas 15th February 2020

15th February

The Surfin Lamas Band.  Saturday 15th February.  The Surfin’ Llamas are a 5-piece band based in and around Derbyshire. Known for high energy exuberance on stage, the band play authentic soul, funk, ska, rock ‘n’ roll and reggae and guarantee to provide a vibrant, energetic, jaw-droppin...

St. Patricks Irish Music Night 14th March 202

St. Patricks Irish Music Night 14th March 202

14th March

  St.Patrick’s Irish Music Night. Saturday 14th March 2020 Your opportunity to celebrate St Patrick’s day Starring Wild Clover ‘One of the best Irish bands to come out of Birmingham’ Celebrate St Patrick's Day with live Irish music, beer, food and fun! Sing along, dance away , gr...

Mothers day meal and Take That Tribute 2020

Mothers day meal and Take That Tribute 2020

21st March

  Mother’s Day Meal & Take That Tribute  SATURDAY 21ST MARCH  Take That - Could It Be Magic These boys will Relight Your Fire, with  an explosive high energy performance of old & new Take That hits, from -  It only takes a minute girl, Everything Changes, a Million Love S...

Michael Buble Tribute and Mothers Day Meal 20

Michael Buble Tribute and Mothers Day Meal 20

22nd March

   Tribute to Michael Bublé  & two course meal SUNDAY 22ND MARCH 2020  Max Hutton’s show includes Bublé’s own international chart hits, Home, Everything, Lost and Haven’t Met You Yet, mixed with a selection of Bublé’s trademark Big Band standards taken from his four...

Dr. Busker's Brewery Bash 28th March 2020

Dr. Busker's Brewery Bash 28th March 2020

28th March

  Dr. Busker is often billed as The Last Victorian Pub Pianist - with his wide repertoire of songs to suit all tastes, including a large number of his own songs, accompanied with great skill on piano-forte and squeezebox. In his top-hat and tails, squeezebox in hand, he represents a bygone a...

Hoe Down 3rd April 2020

Hoe Down 3rd April 2020

3rd April

 Dust off your cowboy boots and join us for our annual hoe down, including a delicious one course supper! Featuring the Derby based Slowdown Boys who have been playing their unique blend of Bluegrass, Old Time and Early Country music for more than 15 years. So get ready to move your feet and swing ...

Easter Family Fun Weekend 2020

Easter Family Fun Weekend 2020

12th April - 13th April

  Easter Family Fun Weekend SUNDAY 12TH – MONDAY 13TH APRIL  KIDS GO FREE! Bring your mum and dad and you can go free  (Max two free kids under 16 per paying adult.)  Featuring three different David Oakely Shows each day –  all included in the ticket price! Plus! Mini Farm,...

Soul Town Collective 17th April 2020

Soul Town Collective 17th April 2020

17th April

  SoulTown Collective Motown Tribute  FRIDAY 17TH APRIL  SoulTown Collective are one of the UK”s premier Motown acts. They are veterans of the industry with a fully choreographed show to give you the live & authentic Motown experience. Three very talented male vocalists in the...

Mainly Madness 22nd May 2020

Mainly Madness 22nd May 2020

22nd May

   FRIDAY 22ND MAY 2020  Mainly Madness are a group of Two Tone loving musicians bringing the Madness experience for your viewing pleasure. Not only are Mainly Madness a tribute to the great band itself - but also a celebration of  Two Tone and Ska, which include inspirational bands as...

Peaky Blinders Dinner and Casino Night 29th M

Peaky Blinders Dinner and Casino Night 29th M

29th May

  Peaky Blinders  Dinner  & Casino Night  FRIDAY 29TH MAY  A truly special occasion, by order of The Peaky ‘fookin’ Blinders. Get your ‘Black Hand’ ticket to enjoy a two course dinner and Casino evening with live music and a DJ all staged in our marquee dressed and them...

Vintage Festival 2020

Vintage Festival 2020

20th June - 21st June

  Vintage Festival 2020 SATURDAY 20TH & SUNDAY 21ST JUNE  A celebration of the life styles, fashion, music and classic cars  of the post war years! Dress up in your favourite vintage style and join the fun. Guests will be engrossed in the reconstructed scenes from the era brought...

Greatest Showman and Movie Magic Tribute 2020

Greatest Showman and Movie Magic Tribute 2020

17th July

   The Greatest Showman & Movie Magic Tribute !  FRIDAY 17TH JULY  ‘Million Dreams’ The Greatest Showman’s huge and growing fan base makes this incredible tribute show. All the hits from the immensely popular movie including, The Greatest Show, A Million Dreams, Come Ali...

Summer Comedy Gala 24th July 2020

Summer Comedy Gala 24th July 2020

24th July

 Are you ready for a laugh? Sit back, relax and enjoy The Firkin Comedy Club’s Summer Comedy Gala at The National Brewery Centre. Three top Comedians and a compère stand up to entertain you, your friends and family via a range of comedy styles.  Your evening includes a traditional summer ...

Model Train, Toy and Collectors Fair 2020

Model Train, Toy and Collectors Fair 2020

2nd August

 Model Train, Toy & Collectors Fair SUNDAY 2ND AUGUST A great range of stalls featuring die cast and collectable toys, model railways and more. All indoors in our extensive marquee. Bring back some memories, add to your collections or just browse. There will be lots of fascinating exhibits. E...

Beatles Tribute 21st August 2020

Beatles Tribute 21st August 2020

21st August

  This superb Beatles tribute band is held in high regard by die-hard Beatle fans, with an enviable talent for recreating that classic Beatle sound. The FAB 4 have dozens of TV and Radio performances under their belt, including BBC TV’s “Children in need”, and guesting with other 60’s lege...

Last Night of The Proms 4th Sept 2020

Last Night of The Proms 4th Sept 2020

4th September

 Last Night of  the Proms FRIDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER Starring the Derby Concert Band. Enjoy  the Pomp and Circumstance! Tune up your vocal chords for a great night out! This  event will take place in our permanent heated marquee dressed for the occasion. The band will play classics such as:- RAF Mar...

Tribute To Fleetwood Mac 2020

Tribute To Fleetwood Mac 2020

11th September

 Fleetwood Machine Tribute to  Fleetwood Mac FRIDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER Fleetwood Machine’s unsanctioned enthusiasm and musical talent will fulfil your appetite for nostalgia, offer a generous serving of unforgettable hits, with a sweet taste of sentimentality. Innovative in its own right, and capt...

Mammy's Boys Comedy Dining 18th Sept 2020

Mammy's Boys Comedy Dining 18th Sept 2020

18th September

  Mammy’s Boys are back in town...”THATS NICE”. Get ready for an uproarious night on the lash with the mother of all comedy–Mrs Agnes Brown. Agnes and Winnie are spending a quiet night in Foley’s bar, waiting for Agnes’ children to return from a trip to Spain. When Dermot, Ror...

Tribute To ABBA 9th October 2020

Tribute To ABBA 9th October 2020

9th October

  Agnetha and Frida –The Voices of ABBA four piece band. An ABBA Experience like no other! With over 16 years in The Tribute business, Sarah Fearnley and Diana Edwards are a highly successful  ABBA tribute act.  Sarah and Diana bring their vocal talents and larger than life personaliti...

Burton Oktoberfest 2020

Burton Oktoberfest 2020

16th October

  Burton Oktoberfest FRIDAY 16TH & SATURDAY 17TH OCTOBER  This October we will transform our courtyard Marquee into a traditional foot stomping Oktoberfest event with bier, live music, DJ with all the cheesy tunes and a of course, a great lively and vibrant atmosphere – be prepa...

Halloween Lights Out Ghost tours 2020

Halloween Lights Out Ghost tours 2020

28th October

  Halloween Lights Out Museum Tours  WEDNESDAY 28TH – FRIDAY 30TH OCTOBER Dare you walk the museum at night? Discover what brews when the lights go out!! The patrons of days gone by still roam these floors looking to tell their tales of woe. Their lives cut short by a fatal accident...

Halloween Fancy Dres ball 2020

Halloween Fancy Dres ball 2020

31st October

  Halloween  Fancy Dress Ball  SATURDAY 31ST OCTOBER  GET IN THE ‘SPIRIT’ OF THINGS AT OUR FABULOUS ADULTS ONLY  FANCY DRESS HALLOWEEN BALL! It will be held in our dressed marquee. Viper Lounge will play live and there will be a disco. A full bar and hot food will be available....

Model Railex 1st Novemeber 2020

Model Railex 1st Novemeber 2020

1st November

  Model Railex SUNDAY 1ST NOVEMBER The Burton 9th Annual Model Railex Exhibition, organised by the Burton Railway Society. Up to 14 visiting layouts have been promised featuring exhibits of the ever popular ‘N’ and ‘00’ gauges. A varied mix of scales and exhibits from the stea...

Tribute To Wham and The 80's 2020

Tribute To Wham and The 80's 2020

7th November

  Tribute to WHAM  & The 80’s  SATURDAY 7TH NOVEMBER  ‘I’m your Wham’ takes you back to where it all began for the musical legend George Michael & Andrew Ridgeley - one of the most successful duo’s in pop history. I’m your Wham deliver a high energy show from star...

Bavarian Oompah Nights 2020

Bavarian Oompah Nights 2020

13th November

  Bavarian  Oompah Nights  with Supper  FRIDAY 13TH & FRIDAY 20TH NOVEMBER An evening for adults only.  Join us for a foot stomping, stein bashing Bavarian music night featuring one of the UK’s premier Oompah bands - “Karls Bavarian brass band”. This loveable group have b...

Jake & Elwoods Christmas Party 2020

Jake & Elwoods Christmas Party 2020

27th November

  Jake & Elwood’s Christmas Party Show  FRIDAY 27TH NOVEMBER  Although Jake & Elwood often appear in their famous Blues Brothers Tribute along with The Black Rhino band – on this occasion the talented duo star in their own brilliant Christmas themed tribute stage. So cele...

Christmas Party Nights

Christmas Party Nights

28th November

  Christmas Party Nights DATES AVAILABLE: SAT 28TH NOVEMBER  THU 3RD, FRI 4TH, SAT 5TH DECEMBER  FRI 11TH, SAT 12TH DECEMBER  THU 17TH, FRI 18TH, SAT 19TH DECEMBER.  Join us at one of our fantastic  Christmas  party nights in our fully dressed marquee.  Start the night off wi...

Tribute To The Jersey Boys and Dinner 2020

Tribute To The Jersey Boys and Dinner 2020

29th November

  Tribute to The Jersey Boys and Dinner  SUNDAY 29TH NOVEMBER &  SUNDAY 6TH DECEMBER  ‘Oh What a Nite’ these promise to be! A brilliant Tribute to Franki Valli and The Four Seasons – plus a one course Christmas dinner! Book early as these events invariably sell out! This e...

Comedy Club Christmas Gala 10th December 2020

Comedy Club Christmas Gala 10th December 2020

10th December

  Planning a night out to remember? Celebration? Payday? Special Treat?Sit back, relax and be entertained with our line-up of Comedians and Compere at Firkin Comedy Club.  Full bar service available throughout the evening.Hungry? Meals and snacks can be ordered from the Firkin Comedy Club specia...

Del Boys Christmas Party and Dinner 2020

Del Boys Christmas Party and Dinner 2020

13th December

  DEL BOYS CHRISTMAS PARTY AND DINNER SUNDAY 13TH DECEMBER  Del Boy’s throwing a Christmas party and you’re all invited. A whirlwind tribute to everything Trotter and everything Christmas. Party games, pantos and presents. Crackers, carols and karaoke. Join Del Boy and the gang fo...

New Year Gala Diner and Dance 2020

New Year Gala Diner and Dance 2020

31st December

 sold out New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner and Dance THURSDAY 31ST DECEMBER  Celebrate the New Year in style with our four course banquet, festive disco plus additional live entertainment. The evening will be held in our heated marquee – dressed for the occasion! Great for couples or g...

Comedy Club Events

The Firkin Comedy Club meets on the last Friday of each month. Your night of entertainment is provided by stand- up comedians with an experienced compere providing the introductions and links. Tickets are £10 per person. 7.30pm till late.

Jazz

‘jazz-on-tap’ club nights normally meet on the first Wednesday of each month and continues throughout the year. Tickets cost £12 in advance or £15 on the door.

Wedding

The listed Victorian buildings at The National Brewery Centre provide an impressive setting for any wedding. This historic environment is perfectly complemented by the range of impressive function rooms available, ranging from character suites for 50-200

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