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Wed 21 Nov - Sun 9 Dec 2012 (ARCHIVED LISTING)

Neglected and abused by her cruel stepmother and stepsisters, Cinderella’s life is one of drudgery and hardship. Then, on the evening of an extravagant ball at the palace, amidst swirling,magical mists, her Fairy Godmother appears and casts a spell that will change her life forever.

Arriving at the ball in a beautiful dress, Cinderella draws everyone’s eyes to her, including those of the handsome Prince. He sweeps her off her feet and they dance the night away, until the clock chimes midnight and the party comes to an abrupt end.

Thrust back into her miserable existence, Cinderella can only dream of what might have been, until an unexpected royal visitor comes to her home, searching the land for the mysterious owner of a jewelled slipper...

Created for the City of Birmingham to celebrate the Company’s 20th anniversary in 2010 and televised by the BBC, Cinderella is stunning, and one of David Bintley’s most successful creations to date. With breathtaking designs by John Macfarlane, designer of the Company’s famous production of The Nutcracker, and music by Sergei Prokofiev, who wrote the beautiful score to Romeo and Juliet, this is one family Christmas treat you definitely shouldn’t miss!


a fascinating photofilm taken backstage with the Head of Wardrobe as she talks us through the stunning costumes used in the production HERE.

From 1 Dec - Birmingham Hippodrome raises the curtain on a host of additional performers, sculptures and spectacles for the entire family before and after the performance - CLICK HERE for more info.

Sat 8 Dec 12pm-2.30pm

Free to all audience members, join us for Cinderella themed activities including face painter, costume rail, design table, workshops and more…


'It is sensational' The Daily Express

'This sumptuous Cinderella is a banquet for the eyes' The Independent

'There is not a child, not an inner-child, who can fail to be moved by this fine work' The Artsdesk


Wed 21 Nov & Tue Eves at 7.30pm and Wed Mats at 2pm


Wed - Sat Eves at 7.30pm (excl. 30 Nov), Fri 30 Nov at 6.30pm, Sat Mats at 2.30pm and Sun Mats at 1pm

Dining at Circle
Birmingham Hippodrome’s popular restaurant, situated on Middle Circle level of the theatre foyer, is the perfect venue for a matinee lunch or an evening dinner. Come a little earlier, meet up with friends and relax over good food and a chance to browse through the programme, just a short walk from your seats in the auditorium. Click above for more details, sample menus and online reservations.
Eat and Drink at Stageside
Just over the road from our stage door on Thorp Street, StageSide is our casual, brasserie style experience with a lively bar and quick service.  Ideal as a place to meet friends before or after your Hippodrome visit, you might even bump into cast members and musicians as it’s a popular post-show haunt.  Pop in for a coffee or a drink, or a tasty dish or two from our simple modern British menu, all at attractive prices. Click above for more details and sample menus.
Indulge yourself with our mouthwatering canapés and champagne, served at your own reserved foyer table either pre-show or during the interval. To book call 0844 338 9000. Click above for more info and a sample canapé selection.
Quick Bites at Deli Bar
If you are short on time and looking for a quick and tasty bite to eat before the show, our Deli Bar offers the perfect solution. Situated on Front Circle Foyer, in front of our main entrance, the Deli Bar offers a selection of hot or cold dishes as well as a variety of delicious sandwiches, desserts, cakes and hot and cold drinks. Click above for more info.
Theatre Packages
Whether it’s VIP treatment, Romance or a ‘Night Out with the Girls ‘, we’ve just the package for you. Treat your family, friends or loved ones to something special, our 3 packages are designed to make your visit to the Hippodrome extra special and are ideal to celebrate special occasions.Click above for more details and contact details.
Our bars, conveniently positioned on each main foyer level serve a great range of wines, spirits, beers and soft drinks, Champagne by the bottle or glass and fresh 'bean to cup' coffee.
Wed 21 - Sun 9 Dec 2012 (ARCHIVED LISTING)


Saturday afternoon I watched the bham royal ballet, what a magical fantasy. the costumes, special effects and dancing was wonderful. All the show was excellent a lovely afternoon
susan aspley \\ 03/12/2012
a truley magical experiance,fantastic costumes and dance,a must see for everyone!
penny evans \\ 02/12/2012
An enjoyable production but not as good as 2 years ago.
Pamela Steer \\ 30/11/2012
What a beautiful, heart warming, extravaganza. A truly wonderful evening, with a very magical feel. The ugly sisters expressed so much comedy. You will really miss out if you don't go and experience this wonderful ballet
Emma \\ 28/11/2012
A wonderful ballet. The ugly sisters are very funny,cinderella the belle of the ball. The costumes are spectacular.so go on treat yourself you'll have a lovely evening!
linda  \\ 23/11/2012

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