Gala information

Join us on Sat 29 Jun 2019 and be part of the most spectacular of evenings in celebration of 120 years of live performance at Birmingham Hippodrome.

Our magnificent flagship Gala evening sponsored by the BCEC, combines first-class hospitality from the unique vantage point of our main stage and an evening of exclusive entertainment featuring West End stars and a surprise headline act.

Count yourself among our 300 influential guests drawn from the worlds of business, administration, politics, philanthropy, media, arts, culture and entertainment.

We can’t wait to celebrate with you and share exciting future plans, whilst thanking you for the role that you, your family and friends have played in our rich history over the generations. Expect trademark Hippodrome surprises as the evening unfolds and take advantage of experiencing the theatre as never before.

Images shown above from Gala 2016.

Format of the evening

7pm: Red carpet welcome and Laurent-Perrier Champagne reception

7.45pm:
Guests invited on to the Main Stage


8pm:
Seated dinner on Main Stage – featuring a specially created and prepared menu by award-winning Head Chef Melissa Menns and her team


9.30pm:
Message about our Future Vision: Then, Now, Always

Fiona Allan, Artistic Director & Chief Executive, Birmingham Hippodrome and Martin Guest, Chair of Birmingham Hippodrome Development Board

9.45pm:
Live Entertainment


10.30pm:
Live Auction in support of Hippodrome Projects


11pm:
 Live Entertainment


Midnight:
Late Lounge


2am:
Carriages

DRESS CODE: BLACK TIE

Fundraising

We are so grateful for your support in attending our Gala Evening. 

All proceeds from the evening will support our wider artistic and community ambitions as an independent, not-for-profit charity including Hippodrome Projects. We’re aiming to raise £50,000 to help more people living and learning in harder to reach communities to experience arts and culture – thank you! 

Keep an eye out for more information on the exciting events we have planned for the evening, including our live auction!

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Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre Trust is a registered charity, No 510842.