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Direct from a sell-out run at London’s Southbank Centre, experience all the thrills and daredevil entertainment of a turn-of-the-century circus.

Circus 1903 rolls into Birmingham Hippodrome to help celebrate our very own birthday marking 120 years since it started life as a circus in 1899.

The show includes sensational life-sized elephants stunningly created by the award-winning team behind War Horse, putting elephants back in the ring as never seen before. The circus boasts a huge cast of jaw-dropping and dangerous acts from across the globe including acrobats, contortionists, trapeze and high wire performers, transporting you to the mesmerising Golden Age of circus.


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

Family Offer

All Performances

Two children (under 16s) go half price with every full paying adult, price bands A – C.

Please call Ticket Sales or visit the theatre in person to book as this discount is not available online.

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).



Discounts & 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.


£10 off on Fri 25 Oct, 7.30pm
Thereafter £5 off A+/A, £6 off B – D, Tue – Fri perfs,
Limited availability


2 kids (under 16s) go HALF PRICE with every full paying adult, all perfs, price bands A – C

The family offer cannot be used as part of a group booking. This offer is available by telephone or in person only please call 0844 338 5000 or visit the box office in person. Calls cost 4.5p/min plus access charge.


£3 off price band A, £4 off B-D Tue – Thu excluding weekend perfs
Limited availability


£12 tickets, Tue 29 Oct, 7.30pm, price band D – E
Limited availability
Call Ticket Sales 0844 338 5000 (not available online)


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


Price bands A – D
8+ tickets – Save £5 per ticket
16+ tickets – Save £6 per ticket plus 1 FREE ticket
24+ tickets – Save £7 per ticket plus 2 FREE ticket

Please be aware that discounts are not applicable within the following areas:
Price Band A+ Stalls rows A-K
Price Band A+ Circle rows A-K

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


Schools Only Performance – Fri 25 Oct, 1pm, price band D – E
Parties of 10 or more pay £15 each plus 1 FREE ticket for teacher/supervising adult for every 10 booked.

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 standard price tickets in all seating areas.
2 for 1 on standard ticket prices for disabled patrons who require the service/support of a companion.
Limited availability
CLICK HERE for more information on our Access Performances


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 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 Bars

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

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.

  • Captioned: Thu 31 Oct, 7.30pm
  • BSL Interpreted: Wed 30 Oct, 7.30pm
  • Audio Described: Sat 2 Nov, 3pm

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

"Roll up, roll up for a circus that's simply topping! Ringside magic"

The Daily Mail

"This sparky show is a tribute to the heyday of entertainment in the big top. Highly entertaining"

Evening Standard

"This thrilling compendium of acrobatics, juggling, jokes and danger is enjoyable. Slick. Spectacular"

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