Christmas Gifts

To help our team of elves deliver postal tickets and gift vouchers in time for Christmas Day, we advise not to order any later than 4pm on Thu 19 Dec 2019.

E-tickets and e-vouchers are also available – these will be delivered to your inbox in moments. Please ask when making your booking or select the e-ticket delivery option online.

This is a past event and is currently no longer running.

Information

When Hobson’s Choice was premiered at the Royal Opera House in 1989, David Bintley’s earthy comedy after Harold Brighouse’s play received a standing ovation the likes of which hadn’t been seen since the premiere of Frederick Ashton’s La Fille mal gardée in 1960. With one of those scores you can’t help but whistle, composed by Paul Reade composer of themes for The Antiques Roadshow and The Flumps, the ballet has remained hugely popular ever since.

Don’t miss your chance to join feisty Maggie as she puts the world to rights, outsmarts her inebriated father, bags herself the perfect man and starts up her own business to boot, in what is without doubt a classic of our time.

All performances feature live music from the Royal Ballet Sinfonia conducted by Paul Murphy and Philip Ellis.

Price

Tickets from £16

Prices and discounts subject to change, postage from £1.50.

Running Time

Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including 2 intervals.

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Discounts & Concessions

CONCESSIONS

We offer a range of discounts and concessions to enable everyone to enjoy an affordable visit to Birmingham Hippodrome. For further queries on the information below please contact Ticket Sales on 0844 338 5000. Calls cost 4.5p/min plus access charge.

FAMILY OFFER

Up to 2 Under 16s HALF PRICE with every full-paying adult (limited availability).
Tue – Fri performances (excludes Price Band A+)
This offer is not available online. Please call 0844 338 5000 to book. Calls cost 4.5p/min plus access charge.

GROUPS

Tue – Fri performances(excludes Price Band A+)
Groups 10-19 save 10%
Groups 20+ save 15% plus 1 FREE ticket

Call our dedicated Group Sales Team on 0844 338 7000 or email groupsales@birminghamhippodrome.com for more information and to book now!

CLICK HERE for further information on Group Bookings

SCHOOLS & YOUTH GROUPS

Wed – Fri perfs
Parties of 10 or more pay £13 and receive an ice cream per child (Price Bands C-E) plus 1 teacher goes FREE
Call the Schools Hotline on 0844 338 7000 for more information and to book now

CLICK HERE for further information on School Bookings

BRB FRIENDS

10% off the ticket price. One discounted ticket per Friend per production.
Valid subject to availability on Tue-Fri performances, Price Bands A+/A – E.

UNWAGED, UNDER 18 and OVER 60s

£3 off price band A, £4 off B – D
Tue-Fri performances, Price Bands A-D (limited availability)

CONCESSIONS FOR PATRONS WITH DISABILITIES

£5 off standard price tickets in all seating areas.
2 for 1 for disabled patrons who require the service/support of a companion

CLICK HERE for more information on our Access Performances

STUDENT, PASSPORT TO LEISURE AND POSTCODE STANDBY

24 hours prior to a performance, best available seats for the lowest price, maximum 2 per booker, subject to availability

CLICK HERE for further information on our Standby Rate and our On the Day Postcode Scheme for Birmingham residents living in B6, B9, B10, B11 and B21

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Discounts and Concessions are offered subject to availability at the discretion of the Information and Sales Manager. Top three price bands only, unless otherwise stated. Restrictions may apply. Only one discount per ticket may apply, unless otherwise stated. Offers are non retrospective and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Valid ID must be presented where applicable. Additional discounts may be offered from time to time.

Food & Drink

Seasonal menus

Browse through a programme and enjoy attentive service and superb, seasonal food a few steps from your seats in our AA Rosette awarded restaurant.

Qdos Lounge

Add some VIP sparkle to your Hippodrome experience with a Diamond or Champagne package in our luxurious Qdos Lounge.

Coffee Bar

Our Coffee Bar is open all day for Quarter Horse barista coffee and a quick and tasty bite to eat.

Our Bars

You’ll receive a warm welcome at our Foyer Bars, conveniently positioned for both Stalls and Circle levels.

Assisted Performances

We strive to provide access for all

For dates of audio-described, captioned or British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted performances, please see below. These vary from show to show. It is always best to book through our Access phone line 0121 689 1060 when booking assisted performances.

  • Audio Described: Sat 22 Jun 2019, 2.30pm
  • Touch Tour: Sat 22 Jun 2019 at 10:30am. Touch Tours give visually impaired patrons the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the set, props and costumes. Tours must be booked in advance through Ticket Sales.

Concessions for patrons with disabilities

£5 off standard price tickets in all seating areas.
2 for 1 for disabled patrons who require the service/support of a companion.
Limited availability.

CLICK HERE for more information on our Accessible Performances

BRB+ Enhance your visit

Free Pre-Performance Talk for audience members – Fri 21 Jun 2019, 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.

The pre-performance talk will last approximately 30 minutes.

Class on Stage – Sat 22 Jun 2019, 11.45am

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. Tickets £10* (free to BRB Friends).
*Where applicable, a 6% transaction fee applies (excluding cash sales in person).

FREE Audience Open Day – Sat 22 Jun 2019, 12 – 2.30pm

A unique chance to have fun, get involved and peek behind the scenes, Audience Open Days are free to all matinee ticket holders.

"A warm and tender ballet that just radiates with Bintley’s mischievous sense of fun’

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