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Giselle stands alongside Coppélia and Swan Lake as one of the most celebrated 19th-century ballets. David Bintley and Galina Samsova’s exquisite production stays true to the spirit and steps of the original.

Giselle and Loys are deeply in love, but Loys is really Count Albrecht and is betrothed to another. When Giselle discovers his secret, the heartbreak is too much to bear. Driven mad by despair, she takes her own life. At night, a sorrowful Albrecht visits Giselle’s grave, but he is in terrible danger. The bitter ghosts of jilted brides rise and condemn him to dance himself to death. Only Giselle’s love from beyond the grave can save him.

Performances feature live music from the Royal Ballet Sinfonia conducted for these performances by Philip Ellis and Jonathan Lo.

Price

Tickets from £20

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

Running Time

Two hours and 10 minutes including one interval.

Where?

Main House

Boxes for this production are on sale, but please note they are restricted view. Please contact us on 0844 338 5000 to book (calls cost 4.5p per min plus access charge).

Performances
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25 Sep
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26 Sep
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26 Sep
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Fri
27 Sep
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Sat
28 Sep
2.30pm From: £30
Audio Described

Audio Described

If you are blind or partially sighted, listen to a live description of all the action with a discreet headset at this performance. Book by phone to get the best seats for your needs.

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Sat
28 Sep
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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.

GROUPS

Tue – Fri performances (excludes Price Band A+)
Groups 8+ save £5
Groups 16+ save £6 plus 1 FREE ticket
Groups 24+ save £7 plus 2 FREE tickets

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

Tue – Fri perfs
Parties of 10 or more pay £17 and receive an ice cream per child (Price Bands C-E) plus 1 teacher goes FREE

For School bookings, please send your request from an official school email address to groupsales@birminghamhippodrome.com. Please include performance date and time, total number of tickets for both students and staff, your contact telephone number, the full billing address and any access requirements.Upon receipt of the above information, we shall reserve seats for you (subject to availability) and send you a copy of your order confirmation by email.

CLICK HERE for further information on School Bookings

BRB FRIENDS

£5 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 65s

£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 28 Sep 2019, 2.30pm
  • Touch Tour: Sat 28 Sep 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 27 Sep 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 28 Sep 2019, 11.15am

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).

FREE Audience Open Day – Sat 28 Sep 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.

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