BIDF TV is a new streaming service for dance films and livestreams created by the Birmingham International Dance Festival (BIDF) and ZOO. It is taking place during the dates that BIDF would normally be held in person, 3-13 June. BIDF brings the very best of national and international dance to venues around Birmingham; it’s a celebration of togetherness and the joyful, inspiring nature of dance.
You will be able to watch films and livestreams on any device with a good internet connection, such as a computer, smartphone or tablet
Livestreamed shows can be watched on the livestream page. You can find out what time shows will be live-streamed by checking the BIDF TV programme. Streaming times are always given in British Summer Time (BST).
You can buy a ticket on the ticket booking page. The piece will be livestreamed on 13 June at 7.30pm BST, 8.30pm BST and 9.30pm BST.
You’ll need to make an account in order to buy a ticket, which you will be prompted to do during purchase. If you’d like to know more information, head to our ticket provider’s support page.
Yes – you can watch from anywhere with a good internet connection. If you want to watch a livestream, be aware that performance times are given in local time, currently British Summer Time (BST). You will need to check what time this is in your time zone if you’re watching from outside the UK.
No - you don’t need to make an account or sign up to anything to watch BIDF TV content.
The only exception is Birmingham Royal Ballet’s City of a Thousand Trades, which is the only ticketed event in the festival. Head to the ticket booking page to buy a ticket.
All BIDF films and livestreams are free to access, with the exception of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s City of a Thousand Trades. If you’d like to donate to the Birmingham International Dance Festival, you can do so via the donate button which will take you to the BIDF donation portal.
Even though this year’s festival is happening online, creating filmed dance is as costly as producing dance in-person, so we’d be grateful if you could consider donating what you might normally spend on a theatre ticket.
Live-streamed shows will appear under the category ‘Livestream’. You can view information about the next upcoming live-streamed performance here.
The answer is yes – if you have a smart TV, ChromeCast, FireStick, Apple TV or Roku.
On a smart TV, open your smart TV’s integrated internet browser and type in bidf.zootv.live.
Using an internet browser on a streaming device connected to your TV such as Firestick, Chomecast, Roku or Apple TV, open the internet browser on your device and follow the streaming device instructions to mirror the video onto your television.
You can also connect your laptop to your TV via a HDMI cable, then selecting the relevant output source on your TV. This will then mirror your laptop screen onto your TV screen.
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There are content warnings available in a drop-down box under each video. They may contain spoilers.
All films and livestreams as part of BIDF TV have been produced in line with government guidance, including:
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