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Fri 1 - Sat 2 Feb 2013 (ARCHIVED LISTING)
Watch out Birmingham - ballet’s very grandes dames are back.

After previous sell-out performances Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (or ‘The Trocks’ to their friends) return with a fantastic programme, a lorry load of costume changes and lashings of diva attitude.

Comedy doesn’t get more laughable than the Trocks, but as their fans know, the knockabout mishaps succeed because these hairy-chested guys in tutus can actually dance. With one foot in farce and the other in classical ballet, this is one hilarious night out not to missed! And when it comes to reviving rarely seen relics of ballet’s Imperial Russian heyday - well the Trocks repertoire is no joke.

Wherever they dance, the Trocks jete grandly over cultural barriers. They’re big in Japan, even bigger Down Under in Oz. They melted hearts - and some say the permafrost - in Siberia when they toured to Novosibirsk on a mission to find their natural roots. One thing’s guaranteed: parody or pirouette, the Trocks will knock your socks off with their bravura mix of fun and fancy footwork.

...a dancer transform into their ballerina-diva alter-ego HERE.
...part one of our video interview with dancer Raffaele Morra HERE.
...part two of our chat with dancer Raffaele HERE.
...a behind the scenes peek at a daily dance class HERE.

Fri 1 Feb, 4.30pm - CLICK HERE for more information & how to tune in.

After the performance on Fri 1 Feb

Fri 1 Feb, 4.30pm – 6.30pm

An Opportunity to see how a Performance comes together.   The class and rehearsal will be in practice clothes and working lights.  There will be a brief introduction after the Class by the Artistic Director or Ballet Master and there will be the opportunity to ask questions during the afternoon.

Please call 0844 338 5000 to book your FREE ticket.

 “This is the funniest night you’ll ever have at the ballet” The Guardian
“The trocks deliver a kick from a steel toe-cap in a silky pointed shoe” Daily Telegraph
“Both great comedians and great dancers” Daily Telegraph


Fri & Sat Eves at 7.30pm and Sat Mat at 2.30pm

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.
Fri 1 - Sat 2 Feb 2013 (ARCHIVED LISTING)


Saw these a couple of years ago and have been waiting for their return. Absolutely fantastic ballet dancers, and we laughed till we cried. You will leave the show on a very big high, and won't be disappointed.
alison southerton \\ 26/09/2012

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