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Carlos Acosta is turning up the volume on Birmingham’s musical legacy. Original heavy metal heroes, Black Sabbath, forged their unique sound in Birmingham Royal Ballet’s home city. In Black Sabbath – The Ballet expect a spectacular theatrical evening featuring thrilling dance and original Black Sabbath recordings (including Paranoid and Iron Man) featuring alongside full orchestrations of their work (another first) and new orchestral compositions inspired by the sound of metal – all performed live by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia.

In the second of three Birmingham-focussed commissions, Carlos Acosta was drawn to both the band’s work and its musical legacy as the originators of Heavy Metal. This full-evening ballet promises to be a unique undertaking with three composers and three choreographers, led by renowned Choreographer Pontus Lidberg (whose work has been performed by the Swedish Royal Ballet and the Paris Opera Ballet) and Composer Chris Austin (whose work includes orchestrating the White Stripes music for Wayne McGregor’s Chroma) working alongside award-winning writer Richard Thomas (Jerry Springer, The Opera) to create an extraordinary metal symphony over three acts. Black Sabbath themselves have been closely involved in developing this unique collaboration.

Sparks will undoubtedly fly in this intriguing new response to Black Sabbath’s music and legacy – the first true heavy metal ballet experience.

Price

Prices and discounts subject to change

Running Time

Approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes including 2 intervals

Age guidance

10+ - Contains archival voice over that includes bleeped out swearing and conversation around the taking and using of drugs.

Performances

Performances

Discounts & Concessions

CONCESSIONS

We offer a range of discounts and concessions to enable everyone to enjoy an affordable visit to Birmingham Hippodrome.

FAMILY OFFER

Up to 2 Under 16s HALF PRICE with every full-paying adult (limited availability).
Wed – Fri & Sat 23 performances (price bands B – F)

GROUPS

Wed – Fri performances (price bands B – F)
Groups 8+ save £5
Groups 16+ save £6
Groups 24+ save £7 plus 1 FREE ticket

Email groupsales@birminghamhippodrome.com for more information and to book now!

CLICK HERE for further information on Group Bookings

EDUCATION ESTABLISHMENTS (Under 18)

Wed – Fri & Sat 23 Sep performances
Parties of 10 or more pay £17 per ticket plus 1 ticket FREE for teacher/supervising adult for every 10 booked (Price Bands D – F). Free lolly per ticket (excl. free adult places)

For school bookings, please call Group Sales on 0844 338 7000* for more information and to book now!

UNWAGED, UNDER 18 and OVER 65s

£3 off price band A, £4 off Price Band B
Wed-Fri & Sat 23 Sep performances, Price Bands C-E (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, UNWAGED, 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

The Circle Lounge

Our newly refurbished, stylish space is the perfect place for pre-show dining. Join us for Afternoon Tea or in the evening for a menu of sharing platters, small plates and sweet treats all inspired by the Mediterranean.

The Proscenium Lounge

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

The Coffee Bar

Our Coffee Bar is open before the show and during the interval for hot and cold drinks, snacks or a quick and tasty bite to eat.

The Kiosks

You’ll find kiosks in the foyers selling a range of confectionery, Marshfield ice creams (which can also be pre-ordered) and chilled soft drinks as well as the current show programme.

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