The National Brewery Centre

A Unique Visitor Experience
The National Brewery Centre hosts Beer Festivals every year
The National Brewery Centre hosts Beer Festivals every year
Pure nostalgia at our annual Vintage Festival
Pure nostalgia at our annual Vintage Festival
Classic car rallies
Classic car rallies
Our Christmas parties and New Year banquet - great for couples and Groups
Our Christmas parties and New Year banquet - great for couples and Groups

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 2018

Half Hogshead Monthly Tours 2018

14th January - 15th December

  This specialist guided tour runs on the second Saturday of each month during 2018  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 s...

Wedding Fair Open Day Sunday 4th March 2018

Wedding Fair Open Day Sunday 4th March 2018

4th March

   The National Brewery Centre provides the perfect setting for one of the most memorable days of your life! Our wedding open day is an opportunity for you and friends and family to take in the whole site fully dressed for this most special occasion.  You will also get the chance to...

Jersey 4 and Dinner 11th March 2018

Jersey 4 and Dinner 11th March 2018

11th March

  The Jersey 4 and Dinner Sunday 11th March  A spectacular tribute to Franki Valli & the Four Seasons plus two course dinner.   The perfect Mother’s day treat and OH what a night it promises to be!! The band have perfected all the vocals and dance moves to some of the ...

St.Patrick's Irish Music Night  2018

St.Patrick's Irish Music Night 2018

17th March

  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 , grab a Guinness – 'May your heart always be full, may your glass never be empty’.  Wild Clover is a four piece Ceil...

Hoe Down Party 23rd March 2018

Hoe Down Party 23rd March 2018

23rd March

   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 fe...

Easter Family Fun 2018

Easter Family Fun 2018

1st April - 2nd April

  SUNDAY 1ST & MONDAY 2ND APRIL  This year’s spotlight show will be the fantastic Sooty’s 70th Anniversary Bake off show.  There will be three 25 minute Sooty shows each day – preceded by a 20 minute Magic Show starring Dave Oakley . Entrance to both shows is included in the price. ...

Gala Race Night & Dinner 7th April 2018

Gala Race Night & Dinner 7th April 2018

7th April

 PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN MOVED TO SATURDAY 20th OCTOBER.Existing tickets sold for 7th April will be honoured for the new date - or customers will be offered a refund   Let us bring the Grand National to you with our fantastic race night. Start the night with a glass of bubbly &...

Tribute to Tina Turner 13th April 2018

Tribute to Tina Turner 13th April 2018

13th April

   Simply Tina is a brilliant tribute to Tina Turner! Kinisha is the voice behind Simply Tina - a performer with a wealth of experience. She will hold you captivated with a vibrant, evocative and seductive performance.  Featuring a voice that’s rich, warm and powerful Simply Tina delivers all ...

Queen Tribute 18th May 2018

Queen Tribute 18th May 2018

18th May

    Queen UK pay tribute to arguably one of the best rock bands in the world. Guaranteed to be a brilliant night! Another one of our sell out shows from 2017.  We invite you to partake in some of the greatest hits of all times - including We Will Rock You, A Crazy Little Thing Called Love, It...

Champions League of BBQ 2018

Champions League of BBQ 2018

26th May - 27th May

   Join us for one of the UK’S largest competitive BBQ events. Brew ‘N’ Q is a low ‘n’ slow style BBQ competition where winners from the 2017 competition season face off for the prestigious title of “Grand BBQ champion”. The competition will bring together over 30 teams from aroun...

Mainly Madness 1st June 2018

Mainly Madness 1st June 2018

1st June

  Mainly Madness. A tribute to the iconic Madness       Mainly Madness is 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 i...

The Vintage Years Festival 2018

The Vintage Years Festival 2018

16th June

  VINTAGE FESTIVAL SATURDAY 16TH & SUNDAY 17TH 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 back to life ...

Phil Collins Tribute and Dinner 2018

Phil Collins Tribute and Dinner 2018

17th June

  Deano performs a brilliant tribute to the music of Phil Collins & Genesis. A Great Father’s Day Treat! He knows how to please any size of audience, from national UK theatre tours to casinos, leisure resorts, corporate functions and many more worldwide. The show includes all the best h...

Foo Fighters GB 29th June 2018

Foo Fighters GB 29th June 2018

29th June

   A tribute to the iconic rock group The Foo Fighters      Foo Fighters GB are a Midlands based Foo Fighters tribute established by true Foo fans that decided they would be able to work hard and become the best. The name Foo Fighters GB reflects the broadening of the bands' horizons. 201...

Tribute to Bowie 6th July 2018

Tribute to Bowie 6th July 2018

6th July

    The award winning 'Pop Up Bowie'. A stunning tribute to David Bowie! 'Pop Up Bowie' performs the greatest hits of David Bowie, from every era of 'the guy's' career from the 70's through to the nineties and beyond. The front man, Paul Antony , a huge fan of Bowie, accurately portrays the cha...

BurtonFest 2018

BurtonFest 2018

13th July - 14th July

   The National Brewery Centre is excited to be hosting the Second Annual BurtonFest. Following the huge success of last year’s event and the fantastic partnership with founder Adam Cornes, we are expanding the Festival and bringing you a two day event packed with over 50 artists over 4 stage...

Summer Comedy Gala 2018

Summer Comedy Gala 2018

27th July

  Summer Comedy Gala with two course BBQ Friday 27th July Three top class comedians and a compere to entertain you. Plus! A two course traditional summer BBQ. Details of the acts performing will be posted here soon Check out the sample menu below:- Pulled Pork, succulent bee...

Model Train, Toy & Collectors Fair 2018

Model Train, Toy & Collectors Fair 2018

5th 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.  Entrance to the museum included. (Gui...

Rolling Stones Tribute 2018

Rolling Stones Tribute 2018

24th August

  Rolling Stones Tribute FRIDAY 24TH AUGUST  Rolling Stones tribute band, The Rollin' Clones, celebrate the music of one of the greatest bands of all time.  Combining outstanding musicianship, humour and a real affection for their idols. Their repertoire includes:– Jumpin' Jack Flash, Star...

Last Night Of The Proms 2018

Last Night Of The Proms 2018

31st August

   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.  During the evening the band will play classics such as:- RAF March Past; Theme from ...

The Jersey Boys and Dinner 2nd Sep 2018

The Jersey Boys and Dinner 2nd Sep 2018

2nd September

 Oh What a Nite This promises to be! A brilliant Tribute to Franki Vali and The Four Seasons - plus a one course dinner!  Book early as this event invariably sells out! This event is organised by local promoter Paul Barnett. You will be surprised how many of the hits you will remember:...

Wedding Fair Open Day 9th Sept 2018

Wedding Fair Open Day 9th Sept 2018

9th September

    The National Brewery Centre provides the perfect setting for one of the most memorable days of your life!  Our wedding open day is an opportunity for you and friends and family to take in the whole site fully dressed for this most special occasion. You will also get the chance to sp...

Burton Jazz Festival 15th & 16th Sept 2018

Burton Jazz Festival 15th & 16th Sept 2018

15th September - 16th September

   It’s big band swing time! The Jazz Knights Orchestra will headline on Saturday Night with other support acts! Led by Cliff Longhurst the fabulous 18 piece Jazz Knights Orchestra, with vocal support, will perform a mix of Swing Time Jazz and material paying tribute to the legendary clar...

Only Fools and Horses Comedy Dining 2018

Only Fools and Horses Comedy Dining 2018

21st September

   Lovely Jubbly! The Only Fools & Horses Comedy Dinner Show is an interactive dinner show where the audience dine in Del Boy’s very own restaurant.  Price includes a three course dinner and post show disco. You will simply love this hilarious tribute featuring all of your favouri...

Guns Or Roses 28th September 2018

Guns Or Roses 28th September 2018

28th September

   Get ready to seriously rock with this sensational tribute band! Starring: Martin Colley as W . AXL ROSE, John Sumbler as SLASH, Erol Canavan as IZZY STRADLIN, Dermo Rose Sheen as DUFF McKAGAN and Padraig Tansey as MATT SORUM.  The bands repertoire covers all the hits – including:-Welcome T...

OKTOBERFEST 2018

OKTOBERFEST 2018

12th October - 13th 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 prepared to be entertained, Bavarian style!  Top up your stein and step ...

TRIBUTE TO ABBA 19th October 2018

TRIBUTE TO ABBA 19th October 2018

19th 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 A BA tribute act. Sarah and Diana bring their vocal talents and larger than life personalities and hi...

Gala Race Night 20th October 2018

Gala Race Night 20th October 2018

20th October

 Let us bring the Grand National to you with our fantastic race night. Start the night with a glass of bubbly & canapes in the elegant marquee. Then it’s time to PLACE YOUR BETS!! There will be a host of races throughout the night with cash prizes up for grabs, the question is are you feeling...

Halloween Adult Only Guided Tours 2018

Halloween Adult Only Guided Tours 2018

27th October - 31st October

  Halloween Adult Only Guided Ghost Tours   Saturday 27th to Wednesday 31st October  DO YOU DARE TO WALK THE MUSEUM AT NIGHT? The patrons of days gone by still roam these museum floors looking to tell their tales of woe. Their lives cut short by a fatal accident... or were they? We will let y...

Halloween Fancy Dress Ball and Dinner option

Halloween Fancy Dress Ball and Dinner option

27th October

  Halloween Adult Only Fancy Dress Ball     SATURDAY 27TH OCTOBER  Get in the 'spirit' of things - at our fabulous Adult Only fancy dress Halloween Ball! It will be held in our permanent marquee - suitably dressed for the occasion. There will be a great live band and a disco - there's bound ...

TRIBUTE TO THE BEEGEES 2018

TRIBUTE TO THE BEEGEES 2018

2nd November

   Now in their 17th year as the WORLD’S PREMIERE TRIBUTE TO THE BEE GEES, ‘Stayin’ Alive’ continue to tour all corners of the globe.  Astounding audiences with their uncanny likeness and eerily accurate sound and faultless recreation of the distinctive vocals and harmony so...

Model Railex 4th November 2018

Model Railex 4th November 2018

4th November

   The Burton 7th 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 steam and diesel eras of the UK. E...

Bavarian Oompah nights 2018

Bavarian Oompah nights 2018

9th November - 23rd November

      9TH, 16TH and 23RD NOVEMBER  Join us for a foot stomping, stein bashing Bavarian music night featuring one of the UK’s premier Oompah bands – Karl’s Bavarian brass band. This loveable group have been entertaining audiences with their own unique style for many years. The...

The Blues Brothers Christmas Party 30th Novem

The Blues Brothers Christmas Party 30th Novem

30th November

   A brilliant Christmas themed Blues Brothers tribute stage show featuring ‘Jake & Elwood’ with two course meal  ‘Shake your Tail feathers' because the band is back together! All the hits in an energy packed stage show – bring your shades and hats – and celebrate the Christmas ...

Christmas Party Nights 2018

Christmas Party Nights 2018

1st December - 20th December

  Christmas Party Nights 2018 DATES AVAILABLE 1ST, 6TH, 7TH, 8TH, 14TH, 15TH, 20TH, Join us at one of our fantastic Christmas party nights in our fully dressed marquee.  Start the night off with a glass of bubbly then indulge in a superb 3 course meal followed by tea, coffee & mi...

 Jersey Boys & Dinner 2nd & 9th Dec 20

Jersey Boys & Dinner 2nd & 9th Dec 20

2nd December - 9th December

     SUNDAY 2ND & 9th DECEMBER  ‘Oh What a Nite’ these promise to be! A brilliant Tribute to Franki Vali and The Four Seasons –plus a one course Christmas dinner!  Book early as these events invariably sell out! This event is organised by local promoter Paul Barnett.  You will ...

Jazz on Tap Christmas Party 2018

Jazz on Tap Christmas Party 2018

5th December

  Jazz on Tap Christmas Party    Wednesday 5th December  This festive spectacular rounds off the Jazz on Tap club 2018 events in style.  Details of the acts appearing and ticket prices will be posted here soon. Show starts at 8pm To book contact organizer Paul Jefferies Phone 07710 54555...

Christmas Comedy Gala With Supper 2018

Christmas Comedy Gala With Supper 2018

13th December

  Christmas Comedy Gala with Supper    THURSDAY 13TH DECEMBER  Time for our annual Christmas Comedy and Supper Night! A Christmas party night with a difference! Three top class comedians and a compere to entertain you – and a two course Christmas Fayre supper! A full bar service will b...

Sooty's Christmas Party

Sooty's Christmas Party

29th December - 30th December

  Sooty’s Christmas Party Please note the date error in our Marquee  events and main NBC brochures which say 28th & 20th for this event. Actual dates are 29th & 30th as shown here. Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th December A treat for the kids! The fantastic Sooty’s 70th Anniversary B...

New Year's Eve Gala Dinner and Dance 2018

New Year's Eve Gala Dinner and Dance 2018

31st December

  New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner & Dance MONDAY 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 groups. ...

March Comedy Club

Firkin Comedy Club March 30th This Week’s event stars The Monks, Micky P Kerr, Ben Bridgeman and Mel Byron. supported by Compere Aideen Mcqueen . You can eat at your table if you wish. Tickets £10

Jazz on Tap 7th March

Jazz On Tap March 7th 2018 Wendy Kirkland’s ‘PIANO DIVAS’ Quartet (vocals/piano, guitar, violin & bass) Wendy Kirkland was an organ scholar and whilst she still plays the king of keyboards, she’s also a fabulous, creative jazz pianist. Tick

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