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Birmingham Hippodrome offers FREE Pre or Post Performance talks to support events throughout the year designed to enhance enjoyment and understanding of the shows we present.

Please note that you will need a ticket to attend the pre-performance talks which can be obtained  when booking your performance tickets. The pre performance talks are free to attend however admission to the talks cannot be guaranteed without a ticket. 


Welsh National Opera 

AUTUMN 2015 

I puritani Tue 17 Nov 5.45pm
Orlando Wed 18 Nov 5.45pm 
Sweeny Todd Thu 19 Nov 5.45pm 

SPRING 2016 
The Barber of Seville Tue 1 Mar 5.45pm 
The Marriage of Figaro Wed 2 mar 5.30pm 
Figaro Gets a Divorce Thu 3 Mar 5.45pm 

Cavalleria rusticana & Pagliacci Thu 9 & Sat 11 Jun 5.45pm 
In Parenthiesis Fri 10 Jun 5.45pm 

For more info please on WNO Extra events please click here.
Sylvie Guillem Reception 
Wed 9 Sep, 6.15pm 
Tickets £30 

Join The Daily Telegraph’s Dance Critic Sarah Crompton as we celebrate the final UK performance from extraordinary dancer, Sylvie Guillem.
Book online or call 0844 338 5000†.
More information 
Please note that Sylvie Guillem will not be in attendance at this reception.
Birmingham Royal Ballet
Swan Lake Fri 2 Oct, 6.30pm
Variations Fri 9 Oct, 6.30pm
The Nutcracker Fri 4 & 11 Dec, 6.30pm 
Ashton Double Bill Fri 19 Feb, 6.30pm 
Romeo and Juliet Fri 26 Feb, 6.30pm 
Taming of the Shrew Fri 17 Jun, 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.
Ever wondered just how ballet dancers do what they do? This is your chance to look behind the scenes and watch Birmingham Royal Ballet’s talented dancers in their final preparations for a performance of world class dancing.
Birmingham Royal Ballet will be holding the following classes on stage to compliment their season at Birmingham Hippodrome:
Variations Triple Bill Class on Stage - Sat 10 Oct, 11.45am
The Nutcracker Class on Stage - Sat 28 Nov, 11.45am
Romeo & Juliet Class on Stage - Sat 27 Feb, 11.45am
 Shakespeare Triple Bill Class on Stage - Sat 25 Jun, 11.45am
Tickets £10*
Book online or call 0844 338 5000
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo 

Tue 10 Nov, 4.20-6.20pm
A fantastic opportunity to see how a performance comes together. Enjoy a brief introduction from the Artistic Director or Ballet Master followed by a working rehearsal. There will also be the opportunity to meet The Trocks and ask questions during the afternoon.

To book tickets please call 0844 338 5000 (calls cost from 5p per min)


Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo 
Tue 10 Nov

An exciting chance to attend a post-show question and answer session given by members of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. No need to book, just stay behind after the performance.       

Dance Xchange      
Ace Dance & Music // Mana: The Power Within  Thu 1 Oct
Fierce Festival // Supernatural Fri 16 Oct
James Cousins Company // Without Stars / Where we have been Fri 16 Oct
Barely Methodical Troupe // Bromance Thu 29 Oct
Scottish Dance Theatre // Yama Thu 26 Nov

Gary Clarke Company // Coal Fri 12 Feb


For more information on any of the talks, or to book tickets please contact Ticket Sales on 0844 338 5000

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