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


This production is affected by Birmingham Hippodrome’s temporary closure. The performances due to take place between Fri 20 Nov – Sat 12 Dec 2020 have been postponed until Fri 19 Nov – Sat 11 Dec 2021. Ticket holders for the original dates have been contacted. For further information, please click here.

After 30 years, Sir Peter Wright’s legendary production of The Nutcracker will be undergoing a major renovation. It will return, refreshed and revitalised, to Birmingham Hippodrome’s stage in November 2022, allowing Birmingham Royal Ballet the unique opportunity to present a special adaptation of their London production on their home stage here at Birmingham Hippodrome this year.

The show opens on a wintry soundscape; the Dickensian tones of Simon Callow as Drosselmeyer echo across the auditorium as he introduces the enchanting tale to our captivated audiences. The toyshop, the Stahlbaums’ beautifully decorated Christmas tree, and King Rat’s scary midnight world where he battles the Nutcracker doll are all brought vividly to life by Set Designer Dick Bird’s wall of mirrors, with beautiful projections by award-winning 59 Productions.

Tchaikovsky’s soaring score and the 60-strong Royal Ballet Sinfonia take centre stage in this unique production that brings the orchestra out from the pit and onto a platform raised above the stage.

And, of course, in front of all of this we see Birmingham Royal Ballet’s company of world-class dancers as they beautifully tell this most nostalgic of stories, taking Clara on the ultimate Christmas journey through a fantastical winter wonderland of dancing snowflakes to the kingdom of the Sugar Plum Fairy.

We are delighted that Birmingham Royal Ballet are bringing the sparkle and magic of Christmas back to our stage once again, and the company are truly overjoyed to be presenting David Bintley’s extraordinary production to mark their return.

“I’m delighted to bring this monumental production of The Nutcracker to Birmingham Hippodrome this year – I know our Birmingham audiences will love this spectacular show.” Carlos Acosta


Prices and discounts subject to change

Running Time

Approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes, including one interval

E-tickets will be issued for this production and delivery will be delayed until nearer the show date.



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).
Tue – Fri & Sun performances (excludes Price Band A+ & E)


Bronze performances
Groups 10+ save £5
Groups 20+ save £6 plus 1 FREE ticket

Silver performances
Groups 10+ save £6
Groups 20+ save £7 plus 1 FREE ticket

Gold performances – Fri & Sun
Groups 10+ save £4
Groups 20+ save £5 plus 1 FREE ticket

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

CLICK HERE for further information on Group Bookings


Bronze and Silver perfs
Parties of 10 or more pay £19 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 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


£5 off Bronze and Gold perfs and £6 off Silver performances. One discounted ticket per Friend per production.
Valid subject to availability on Price Bands A+/A – E.


£3 off price band A, £4 off B – D
Bronze and Silver perfs, Price Bands A-D (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.

Accessible 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 20 Nov, 2.30pm

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

“An outstanding presentation of a Christmas Classic”



Danny Robbins ready to haunt us with real-life stories of the supernatural!

Read more


Birmingham Hippodrome joins forces with Lydia Greatrix to Pay it Forward with Come From Away

Read more


Welcome to Birmingham! Come From Away wows audiences

Read more