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This exciting triple bill includes Balanchine’s Apollo, the perfect vehicle to display the Company’s classical skill and artistry, sees the return of Juliano Nunes’s Interlinked, premiered earlier this year to great acclaim, and welcomes back David Bintley‘s ever-popular, bittersweet and poignant look at human impact on the world.

A colourful host of endangered animals seek shelter from the storm in David Bintley’s ‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café. Featuring a morris-dancing flea, a ballroom-dancing ram, a hoe-downing rat, a majestic zebra and many more, this is an “unforgettable” (Sunday Times), witty and enjoyable, yet bittersweet and poignant look at human impact on the world. All danced to Simon Jeffes’s delightful score, originally composed for the Penguin Café Orchestra.

The “quiet perfection” (The Guardian) of Apollo highlighted the genius of its creator, the then 24-year-old George Balanchine, and launched his lifelong partnership with the composer Igor Stravinsky. This most exquisite of ballets was regarded by Balanchine as his artistic coming of age. Its pared back elegance gives the perfect platform for the Company’s world-class dancers to shine.

Brilliant young Brazilian choreographer Juliano Nunes’s Interlinked was premiered in summer 2022 as part of the Birmingham 2022 Festival. Described as “stretching ballet’s mould” (The Guardian) with a specially composed score by Australian composer Luke Howard, this beautifully abstract piece explores ideas of grace, beauty and harmony in ways that push the usual boundaries of classical dance.


Prices and discounts subject to change

Running Time

Approximately 2 Hours and 29 Minutes, including two intervals

Age guidance




Discounts & Concessions


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


Up to 2 Under 16s HALF PRICE with every full-paying adult (limited availability).
Thu & Fri performances (excludes Price Band A+)


Thu & Fri performances, Price Bands B-E
Groups 8+ save £5
Groups 16+ save £6
Groups 24+ save £7 plus 1 FREE ticket

Call our dedicated Group Sales Team on 0844 338 7000 for more information and to book now!

CLICK HERE for further information on Group Bookings


Thu & Fri perfs
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!


£3 off price band A, £4 off B – D
Thu & Fri performances (limited availability)


£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


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


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

Coffee Bar

Drop into our NEW coffee bar located in the theatre’s main entrance foyer.

The Bars

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

The Proscenium Lounge

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

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.

Road & Car Park Closures

Road & Car Park Closures on Fri 9 & Sat 10 Jun

Our B-SIDE Hip-Hop Festival returns this week with events taking place in the streets and squares around the theatre over the weekend.

Please note, the following road and car park closures may affect your visit:

  • Level 3 of the Arcadian Car Park will be closed throughout Fri 9 & Sat 10 Jun and will reopen on Sun 11 Jun. Levels 1 & 2 will remain open throughout the weekend, but are likely to be very busy.
  • Thorp Street will be closed to traffic from 6am on Sat 10 Jun. The road closure includes Thorp Street (from Horse Fair junction) and Hurst Street (to Smallbrook Queensway junction). The road will reopen by 10pm.
  • The Gallan Car Park and on street parking bays on Thorp Street will not be accessible throughout the day on Sat 10 June.
  • Inge Street & Hurst Street standard and disabled parking bays will not be affected by the festival.

For alternative car parking, we suggest Edgbaston Street Car Park at Bullring & Grand Central, Dudley Street Car Park or please take a look at for information on smaller car parks in Southside.

Birmingham City Centre is likely to be very busy over the weekend, so we suggest you leave as much travel time as possible to get to the theatre.


"Pure genius"

The Sunday Express on 'Still Life' at the Penguin Café


The Sunday Times on Apollo

"Powerful and intimate"

BrumHour on Interlinked


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