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Carlos Acosta is the world’s favourite dancer and On Before, which sees him dance a full-length show again, is a homage to his late mother and the most personal work he has ever created.

On Before embodies Carlos’ astonishing dance vision and features collaborations with major UK and international dance makers, Russell Maliphant, Kim Brandstrup, Will Tuckett, Raul Reinoso, Yury Yanowsky, Miguel Altunaga as well as Carlos’ own choreography.

In a framework created by Carlos, On Before tells the story of a doomed relationship between a man and a woman, set to a diverse musical repertoire ranging from Handel to Cuban contemporary composer Omar Puente and culminating in a moving finale featuring a live choir performing Morten Lauridsen’s O Magnum Mysterium.

Originally conceived in 2010, Carlos is revisiting this extraordinary show and returning to dance it again for a short regional tour as theatres across the UK re-open their doors again. For 2024 Carlos Acosta will dance alongside Laura Rodriguez, an original member of his own company, Acosta Danza, which he founded in Cuba in 2015.

Price

Tickets from £25

Prices and discounts subject to change

Running Time

Approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes including an interval

Age guidance

5+

Where?

Main Stage

Performances

Performances

Mon 6 May — Sun 12 May
Discounts & Concessions

CONCESSIONS

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

FRIENDS

£10 off Mon 6 May, price bands A-D
Thereafter £5 off A-B and £6 off C-D
Limited Availability

CONCESSIONS FOR UNDER 16s, 65+, FULL-TIME STUDENTS & CLAIMANTS

£3 off price band B, £4 off price bands C on all performances.
Limited availability

GROUPS

Price bands B-D
8+ tickets – Save £5 per ticket
16+ tickets – Save £6 per ticket
24+ tickets – Save £7 per ticket plus 1 FREE ticket
Limited availability

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

EDUCATION ESTABLISHMENTS (Under 18)

Parties of 10 or more pay £20 per ticket plus 1 ticket FREE for teacher/supervising adult for every 10 booked (2 free tickets for SEN bookings), price bands C-D. Free ice 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!

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 Assisted Performances

PASSPORT TO LEISURE

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.

“Sophisticated beautifully thought-out work”

The Observer

“A journey worth following”

The Daily Telegraph

“Dance with beauty and style”

The Guardian

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