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There’s no better sign that Christmas is approaching than the arrival of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s evergreen production of The Nutcracker.

Brimming with festive energy, this ballet charms young and old alike. When a young girl sneaks downstairs on Christmas Eve to play with her new nutcracker doll, she is swept up in a fantastic journey, filled with toy soldiers, sugar plum fairies, and of course her handsome prince.

This world-famous production by Sir Peter Wright, with exquisite designs by John Macfarlane, is acclaimed as one of the best in the world.

DON’T MISS OUT! Buy your tickets for this magical Christmas tradition today!



A thoroughly enchanting evening, such a beautiful ballet with stunning costumes and stage sets! Truly magical and a lovely start to Christmas. Many congratulations to all those involved in the performances.

A fabulous performance by all, the costumes ( my favourite , Jack in the box. ) the amazing set and special effects. I was enthralled for my first viewing of The Nutcracker. Always a pleasure to visit the beautiful Hippodrome and this one was no different. Thanks everyone for a fabulous, heartwarming afternoon.

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Groups & Concessions


We offer a range of discounts and concessions to enable everyone to enjoy an affordable visit to Birmingham Hippodrome. For further queries on the information below please contact Ticket Sales on 0844 338 5000.


Up to 2 Under 16s HALF PRICE with every full-paying adult.
Valid subject to availability on Sunday – Friday performances, excludes Price Band A+
This offer is not available online. Please call 0844 338 5000 to book. Calls cost 4.5p/min plus access charge.


Sunday – Friday performances (excludes Price Band A+)
Groups 10-19 save 10%
Groups 20+ save 15% plus 1 FREE ticket

Call our dedicated Group Sales Team on 0844 338 7000 or email groupsales@birminghamhippodrome.com for more information and to book now!

CLICK HERE for further information on Group Bookings


10% off the ticket price. One discounted ticket per Friend per production.
Valid subject to availability on Sunday-Friday performances, Price Bands A+-C.


2 for 1 for disabled patrons who require the service/support of a companion.

CLICK HERE for more information on our Access Performances


24 hours prior to a performance, best available seats for lowest price, maximum 2 per booker.

Available to full-time students with valid ID (NUS/College or University card with photo and expiry date) or Passport to Leisure card holders with a valid Passport to Leisure card (with expiry date).

Offer subject to availability.


Discounts and Concessions are offered subject to availability at the discretion of the Information and Sales Manager. Top three price bands only, unless otherwise stated. Restrictions may apply. Only one discount per ticket may apply, unless otherwise stated. Offers are non retrospective and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Valid ID must be presented where applicable. Additional discounts may be offered from time to time.

Food & Drink

Circle Restaurant

Browse through a programme and enjoy attentive service and superb food a few steps from your seats in our AA Rosette awarded restaurant.


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Deli Bar

If you’re short on time and looking for a quick and tasty bite to eat before the show, our Deli Bar is perfect.

Our Bars

You’ll receive a warm welcome at our Foyer Bars, conveniently positioned for both Stalls and Circle levels.

The Big Give Christmas Challenge takes place on Fri 4 and Sat 5 December. It’s a quick and easy way for you to double your donation for some great projects. This year, Birmingham Royal Ballet (Registered Charity No. 1061012) and Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre Trust (Registered Charity No. 510842) are both taking part.

Birmingham Royal Ballet

Double your support for the Ballet by participating in The Big Give. What better way to celebrate the festive season than giving a Christmas gift to the Birmingham Royal Ballet – it will help fund the creation of new ballets that you then get the joy of watching. For more details, see the Ballet’s Big Give Page.

Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre Trust

The Big Give will help us raise money for our fantastic archive project, Hippodrome Heritage. With your help we can breathe new life into our history.  We will not only preserve our paper archives but create digital resources that can be enjoyed by theatre-goers, young people in school settings and academics. For more details, see our Big Give Page.


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