Barmy Britain presented by Horrible Histories & Car Park Pantos

14 Apr 2021

Ricoh Arena is delighted to welcome back Horrible Histories and Car Park Pantos after their sell out Christmas shows.

CAR PARK PANTO, in partnership with the Birmingham Stage Company and Horrible Histories, will be performing back-to-back outdoor festive shows of BARMY BRITAIN  at Ricoh Arena on Wednesday 14th April at 2pm and 5pm.

The socially distanced events will see families watch the performances from the comfort of their own vehicles to abide by government guidelines.

Neal Foster, a Horrible Histories actor and manager, commented: "We can't wait to be back on stage in cities and towns that are crying out for an Easter show to entertain their families."

“As you’d expect from Horrible Histories, it’s not a traditional show, but a journey through the story of Britain's barmy history.” 

Paul Michael, Commercial Director at Ricoh Arena, added: “As a leading destination for events, we are delighted to once again welcome Horrible Histories.  Their Christmas production sold out within hours of going on line.  We are thrilled to be able to offer the people of Coventry and Warwickshire some safe and creative Easter joy that can be experienced by the whole family."

Safe and socially distanced from the comfort of your car, the Horrible Histories are the biggest COVID-secure touring theatre show this Easter. Book tickets now to avoid disappointment!

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Car Park Panto is brought to you by Birmingham Stage Company and creators of Car Park Party, Coalition Agency.  Coalition represent, imagine and deliver dynamic shows, artists and brands all over the world, they are the creative minds behind events including Ministry of Sound Classical. 

Based on the best-selling books written by Terry Deary and published by Scholastic, The Birmingham Stage Company first launched Horrible Histories live on stage in 2005 with the world premieres of Terrible Tudors & Vile Victorians. Since then the Birmingham Stage Company has produced eighteen different Horrible shows, performing to over three million people in the UK, including the longest running children’s show in West End history, with its record-breaking series Barmy Britain. Horrible Histories live on stage has also become a worldwide phenomenon, performing in Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Qatar, Oman, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, New Zealand and Australia, where it performed in the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House.


  • We will be adhering to all current Covid-19 social distancing guidelines to ensure everybody has an enjoyable and very safe experience.
  • Car Park Panto is an organised gathering whereby we will know in advance those who are attending, enabling contact with attendees before, during and after the event.
  • No different from people attending other social-distanced events, our expectation is that people will already be attuned to the measures required.
  • We have a traffic management team on site and all vehicles will be parked two metres apart.
  • Tickets will be scanned through the windows, so no human contact necessary.
  • There will be a range of food and beverage offering available at the event and we will be adhering to all the COVID-19 government guidelines.
  • Toilet facilities will be provided with social distancing health and safety management and sanitisation measures in place.