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“For 30 years I have been searching for my dream team for this ballet. Sally’s lyrical, dramatic music and Rae’s great flair for fantasy will bring it to life exactly as I imagine.” David Bintley.

A world premiere from David Bintley – an original new ballet for Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary. Conjured from Prospero’s magical isle, this spellbinding new work re-tells the powerful story of a man determined to right past wrongs – by all possible means.

For this unique creative collaboration, Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Director has teamed up with award-winning composer Sally Beamish, designer Rae Smith (War Horse) and lighting designer Bruno Poet (Miss Saigon). Themes of love, loyalty and loss are punctuated by conspiracy, a comic duo, and a spectacular danced masque.

Eye-catching stagecraft, mesmerising puppetry and breathtaking flying promise to make The Tempest an unforgettable experience for the whole family this autumn.

Photo: Zena Holloway

Birmingham Royal Ballet 2016/2017 season subscription packages.

Join Birmingham Royal Ballet for a year of stunning ballet at home in Birmingham with a subscription package. The season also includes Cinderella, Baiser Triple Bill and Coppelia.

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From £16

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Where applicable, 5% transaction charge may apply, plus postage from £1.

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. Calls cost 4.5p/min plus access charge.


Up to 2 Under 16s HALF PRICE with every full-paying adult (limited availability).
Valid subject to availability on Tue – Fri 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.


Tue – Fri 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!

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Tue – Fri perfs
Parties of 10 or more pay £11.50 plus (Price Bands C-E) plus 1 teacher goes FREE
Call the Schools Hotline on 0844 338 7000 for more information and to book now

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10% off the ticket price. One discounted ticket per Friend per production.
Valid subject to availability on Tue-Fri performances, all price bands


10% off the ticket price.
Valid subject to availability on Tue-Fri performances, Price Bands A-C. Maximum of 2 tickets per booker.


£5 off each ticket in all seating areas.
2 for 1 for disabled patrons who require the service/support of a companion.

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

Available to claimants, 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.

Free Pre-Performance Talk for audience members – Fri 7 Oct 6.30pm

Learn more about the pieces in the show from the people behind the scenes and on the stage. This pre-performance talk will explain the ideas, thoughts and hard work which go into making Birmingham Royal Ballet’s production such an interesting and exciting evening.

The pre-performance talk will last approximately 30 minutes.

FREE Audience Open Day – Sat 8 Oct 12.30 – 2.30pm

A unique chance to have fun, get involved and peek behind the scenes, Audience Open Days are free to all matinee ticket holders!


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