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Birmingham Hippodrome’s panto will be paved with gold!

Marti Pellow returns to Birmingham as The Ratman in the ultimate pantomime adventure, Dick Whittington. Marti joins Birmingham panto legend Matt Slack, TV celebrity Dr Ranj and actress, singer and television personality Suzanne Shaw in this star-studded, action-packed adventure full of laughter, music and dance.

The UK’s biggest regional panto will also see the return of Hippodrome favourites Doreen Tipton and Andrew Ryan.

Featuring sets and costumes from The London Palladium, spectacular special effects and plenty of audience participation, this is the perfect chance for audiences to come together and share the magic of live theatre.


Prices and discounts subject to change

Running Time

Approximately 2 hours and 25 minutes, including an interval

Age guidance

5+ (Under 3s cannot be admitted)

Pantomime is loud for a small pair of ears,
Spectacular sights can sometimes cause tears!
If bringing a little one, please be aware
One or two scenes are intended to scare.
The odd naughty joke for grown-up laughter
Ensures that we all finish Happily Ever After.



Discounts & Concessions


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


2 for 1 on Sat 17 Dec 2.30pm & 7.15pm and all yellow perfs, price bands A+/A – C (limited availability).
Thereafter, £5 off Price Bands A+/A (limited availability), £6 off B – D on all performances (limited availability).


2 kids (under 16s) go HALF PRICE with every full paying adult (Price Bands A – C, Yellow and Purple performances and Price Bands B&C Blue performances). Maximum party size 9 people.

The family offer cannot be used as part of a group booking.


£3 off Price Band A, £4 off B – D, on Yellow and Purple performances


Buy two 65+ concessions and get a third 65+ ticket free on Yellow and Purple performances, Price Band A-C


£5 tickets, Yellow, Purple and Blue performances, Price Bands B – D (limited availability)


Yellow performances – Save up to £9 per ticket!
Price Bands A+/A, B, C, D
Groups 8+ Save £3 per ticket
Groups 16+ Save £4 per ticket plus 1 FREE ticket
Groups 24+ Save £5 per ticket plus 2 FREE tickets
Groups 50+ Save £9 per ticket plus 3 FREE tickets

Purple performances (excl. Sun 1pm performances) – Save up to £5 per ticket!
Price Bands A+/A – D
Groups 10+ Save £3 per ticket
Groups 20+ Save £4 per ticket
Groups 35+ Save £5 per ticket 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


Fri 13 & 20 Jan at 1pm
Parties of 10 or more pay £16.50 per ticket, this includes 1 lolly per child, plus 2 tickets FREE for teacher/supervising adult for every 10 booked.

Yellow Performances
Parties of 10 or more pay £18 each which includes 1 ice cream per child, plus 1 ticket FREE for teacher/supervising adult. (Price Bands C-E)

(Ice cream offer excludes free tickets)

CLICK HERE for further information on School Bookings


£5 off tickets to all performances, Price Band A+/A – E
2 for 1 tickets where carer or companion required to all performances, Price Band A+/A – E

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


Ticket prices subject to change. Discounts and concessions all offered subject to availability at the discretion of the Information and Sales Manager and may be withdrawn at any time. Restrictions apply (eg. limited allocation caps or expiry dates etc) Discounts and 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 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 Bars

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

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.

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:  Sun 15 Jan 2023, 1pm & 5.15pm
  • BSL Interpreted: Sun 8 Jan 2023, 1pm & 5.15pm
  • Audio Described: Wed 11 Jan 2023, 2pm & Sat 14 Jan 2023, 2.30pm
  • Relaxed Performance: Wed 25 Jan 2023, 12 noon

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

“The show is fantastic and an absolute must-see this Christmas. Dick Whittington has it all. And it is the greatest pantomime I have ever seen.”

Birmingham Live

"An absolute must-see extravaganza."

What's On

"…Birmingham Hippodrome’s panto is a grand finale for the festive season in the city. Bursting with fun, laughter and wow factor, it’s a cracker."

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