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After a successful debut tour, Dear Zoo the timeless children’s classic book returns to the stage in 2019!

Rod Campbell’s best-selling lift the flap book has delighted generations of young readers since it was first published in 1982. And has sold more than 8 million copies worldwide.

This production will delight all those who have read the book (both young and old) as it unfolds with child-engaging puppets, music and lots of audience interaction.

Join us to see what the zoo has sent: the perfect pet – in the end!

The Patrick Studio is easily accessible from our Thorp St entrance or from Level 3 inside the theatre.

Please note: Transaction charges do not apply to bookings for Patrick Studio shows.

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

Running Time

Approximately 55 minutes, with no interval

Age guidance


Family offer: £44 for up to 3 children with 1 adult or 2 adults and 2 children. Not available to buy online. Please call Ticket Sales on 0844 338 5000 (calls cost 4.5p per min plus access charge) or visit the Box Office in person to book.

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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†.


Best available seats for £10


£44 for up to 3 children with 1 adult or 2 adults and 2 children. Not available to buy online. Please call Ticket Sales on 0844 338 5000† or visit the Box Office in person to book.


24 hours prior to a performance, best available seats for £10, maximum 2 per booker


Parties of 8 or more pay £10 per ticket plus 1 FREE ticket for every 8 tickets purchased

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

CLICK HERE for further information on Group Bookings


Schools only performances: Thu 11 Apr, 1pm & Fri 12 Apr, 10.30am
£10 per ticket plus 1 teacher goes FREE for every 8 tickets purchased

Call the Schools Hotline on 0844 338 7000† for more information and to book now
CLICK HERE for further information on School Bookings


£5 off
2-for-1 for disabled patrons who require the service/support of a companion.

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. 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

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.

Relaxed Performance

Fri 12 Apr 1pm

A specially adapted performance designed to create a more calming atmosphere for audience members with an Autism Spectrum Condition, sensory and communication disorders or a learning disability. We encourage family groups, schools and community organisations who would feel safer in a more intimate setting.

To book, please call our Access Phone Line on 0121 689 1060 as this performance cannot be booked online.

Find out more about our Relaxed Performances.

Tickets for the Relaxed Performance are £10

"A must-see for fans of the book, and for any young child who likes animals!"

"A superb theatrical production"

My Theatre Mates

If you’re looking for a family trip to the theatre, this is one of the best"


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