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What's On > Birmingham Royal Ballet - Coppélia

Tue 14 - Sat 18 Jun 2011 (ARCHIVED LISTING)


Magic, mayhem and the original living doll.

What’s at the heart of a woman? Eccentric toymaker Dr Coppélius wants to know, and he’s
planning to bring his mechanical doll, Coppélia, to life – he just needs the right spell.

When Dr Coppélius leaves Coppélia on his workshop balcony she’s soon causing quite a stir in the village. Particularly in the heart of redblooded young lover Franz, and the jealous mind of his real-life fiancée, Swanilda – who’s mistaken the mannequin for a crying, talking, sleeping, walking rival.

With a wild mix of abracadabra, and some mischievous maidens, comic chaos is riotously
unleashed when humans and automatons collide in Dr Coppélius’s spooky toyshop. Peter
Wright’s enchanting production of this joyous and witty ballet is an ever-popular celebration of love, with a sparkling score and breathtaking choreography. Coppélia is guaranteed to lift the hearts of all the family.

"One of the traditional gems of the repertory" THE SUNDAY TIMES

"Volumes of joy and energy...an enchanting set" THE STAGE

Tue & Wed at 7.30pm, Thu 16 at 2pm


Thu 16 - Sat 18 at 7.30pm, Sat 18 at 2.30pm


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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.

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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.


Tue 14 - Sat 18 Jun 2011 (ARCHIVED LISTING)


Wow! What a sumptious performance. The set and costumes are lush and magical and the choreography amazing. David Bintley's humerous production was brillient. Loved it.
Kirsty Davies-Chinnock \\ 15/06/2011
I bought tickets for the ballet for my Mothers christmas present, wow what a fantastic show. Never seeing a ballet before I was absolutely blown away by the whole thing, stage, music and of course the brilliantly talented dancers, I could not keep the smile from my face all through the show! A wonderful story brought to life by skilled and enigmatic dancers-thank you for a truely unforgetable night!
Rebecca Cassey \\ 15/06/2011

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Wednesday Evening & Thursday Matinee:
Price bands                           A             B          C
• 10+                                  £26.00   £22.50   £19.50
• 20+                                  £25.00   £21.50   £18.50
• 35+  (1 free)                   £24.00   £20.50   £17.50
Thursday Evening, Saturday Matinee:
Price bands                           A             B          C
• 10+                                  £41.00   £34.00   £29.00
• 20+                                  £40.00   £33.00   £28.00
• 35+  (1 free)                   £39.00   £32.00   £27.00

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Act 1 35 mins, Interval 20 mins, Act 2 28 mins, Interval 20 mins, Act 3 38 mins. Total Time 2 hours 21 mins.

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