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Actor, singer and much-loved personality Jason Donovan makes his pantomime debut as The Evil Ringmaster in Goldilocks and the Three Bears here at Birmingham Hippodrome alongside previously announced Birmingham panto favourite Matt Slack.

Dame Betty Barnum and her daughter Goldilocks’ circus is under threat from an evil rival circus owner and, with the help of their madcap circus friends, they’re battling to rescue their Big Top from ruin. Will they succeed? All seems lost, until three brilliant bears join the gang…

Roll up, roll up to see panto join the circus, and be swept away by Birmingham Hippodrome’s must-see festive extravaganza, the panto that’s just right!
Featuring sets and costumes direct from The London Palladium,
Goldilocks and the Three Bears is packed with riotous comedy, extraordinary special effects, hair-raising stunts and international circus acts.

Have a read of some of the Goldilocks and the Three Bears reviews here.

This production was affected by Birmingham Hippodrome’s temporary closure. The performances due to take place between Sat 19 Dec 2020 – Sun 31 Jan 2021 were postponed until Sat 18 Dec 2021 – Sun 30 Jan 2022. Ticket holders for the original dates have been contacted and all tickets have now been reissued. Please call Ticket Sales if you have not received your tickets.


Prices and discounts subject to change

Running Time

Approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes, including an interval

Age guidance

5+ (Younger children can get bored or easily upset by special effects, so we don't admit under 3s or babes in arms to this production)

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.

View the performance schedule for the concession colour code guide.


2 for 1 on Sat 18 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. 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 per min plus access charge.


£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 or email for more information and to book now!

CLICK HERE for further information on Group Bookings


Fri 14 & 21 Jan 2022 at 1pm
Parties of 10 or more pay £16.50 per ticket plus 2 tickets FREE for teacher/supervising adult for every 10 booked. Free ice cream/lolly per ticket (excl. free adult places).

Yellow Performances
Parties of 10 or more pay £18 per ticket plus 1 ticket FREE for teacher/supervising adult for every 10 booked (Price Bands C-E).  Free ice cream/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!


£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

Circle Restaurant

Circle Restaurant is just off our Middle Circle Foyer, overlooking the main entrance and Hippodrome Square. Our award-winning team offer a variety of options from AA Rosette standard seasonal menus, to casual dining.

The Proscenium Lounge

Add some VIP sparkle to your Hippodrome experience with a Diamond or Champagne package in our luxurious lounge.

The Bars

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

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.

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 2 Jan 2022, 1pm & Wed 5 Jan, 7.15pm
  • BSL Interpreted: Sun 9 Jan 2022, 1pm & 5.15pm
  • Touch Tour: Wed 12 Jan 2022, 12.30pm & Sat 15 Jan 2021, 1pm
  • Audio Described: Wed 12 Jan 2022, 2pm & Sat 15 Jan 2022, 2.30pm
  • Relaxed Performance: Wed 26 Jan 2022, 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

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