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Matthew Bourne’s magical dance production of Edward Scissorhands has carved a place in the hearts of audiences worldwide since its premiere in 2005.

Based on the classic Tim Burton movie and featuring the hauntingly beautiful music of Danny Elfman and Terry Davies, Bourne and his New Adventures Company return to this witty, bittersweet story of an incomplete boy left alone in a strange new world.

In a castle high on a hill lives Edward; a boy created by an eccentric inventor. When his creator dies he is left alone and unfinished with only scissors for hands until a kindly townswoman invites him to live with her suburban family. Can Edward find his place in the well-meaning community which struggles to see past his curious appearance to the innocence and gentleness within?

Road Closures on Sat 10 Feb

Celebrations for Lunar New Year are happening this weekend with events taking place in the streets and squares around the theatre.

Please note, the following road closures may affect your visit:

  • Inge Street & Hurst Street will be closed to traffic from 6am on Sat 10 Feb. The road closure includes Inge Street (from Essex Street junction) and Hurst Street (from Inge Street to Bromsgrove Street junction).
  • The closed roads will be a no parking zone. On street car parking on Hurst Street will be suspended (standard and disabled parking bays) and coach bays suspended on Inge Street. We recommend The Arcadian Car Park for alternative car parking in close proximity, with standard and disabled parking provision.
  • A cycle lane diversion will be in place from 6am on Sat 10 Feb (National Cycle Route 5 diversion via Pershore Street, Dudley Street & Station Street).
  • The roads will reopen from Monday 12 Feb.

Birmingham City Centre is likely to be very busy over the weekend, so we suggest you leave as much travel time as possible to get to the theatre.

Take advantage of 25% off National Express West Midlands Day Saver bus tickets using the promo code NXGHG25. (Link

Presented by New Adventures, Martin McCallum and Marc Platt
Devised, directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne
New music and arrangements by Terry Davies
Based on themes from the original motion picture score composed by Danny Elfman
Based on the original motion picture by arrangement with 20th Century Studios
Original story and motion picture directed by Tim Burton
Original screenplay, story and co-adaptation by Caroline Thompson
Designed by Lez Brotherston
Lighting designed by Howard Harrison
Sound designed by Paul Groothuis
By Special Arrangement with Buena Vista Theatricals


Prices and discounts subject to change

Running Time

Approximately 1 hour and 55 minutes, including an interval

Age guidance




Discounts & Concessions


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


£10 off opening night, price bands A-D
Thereafter, £5 off bands A-B and then £6 off C-E on Tue – Thu performances.
Limited availability


£3 off price band B, £4 off price bands C-E on Tue – Thu performances.
Limited availability


Tue – Thu performances, price bands B-E
10+ tickets – Save £3 per ticket
20+ tickets – Save £4 per ticket
35+ tickets – Save £5 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


Wed 7 Feb, 7.30pm & Thu 8 Feb, 2pm & 7.30pm. Price bands D-F
Parties of 10 or more pay £21 per ticket plus 1 ticket FREE for teacher/supervising adult for every 10 booked. 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!


£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


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


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.

Accessible Performances

We strive to provide access for all

For dates of audio-described performances, please see below. These vary from show to show.

If you would like to book for any accessible performance, please make sure you are signed up to our access registration scheme here. Once registered, you will be able to books seats online, see only relevant seats and information based on your needs – plus choose any relevant discounts. If you would prefer not to book online, you can speak to our friendly access advisors on 0121 689 1060.

  • Touch Tour: TBC. Touch Tours give visually impaired patrons the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the set, props and costumes. Tours must be booked in advance through Ticket Sales.
  • Audio Described: Sat 10 Feb, 2.30pm

Click here to view the visual guide of Edward Scissorhands and find out more about the story.

Click here to view the sonic story.

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.

Further information

Information about our access registration scheme here
About our accessible performances here
About our accessible facilities here

"Straight from the heart. A stunning finale that knocks you sideways"


"Truly magical. A show for lovers of dance, musicals, films and everything in between"

The Scotsman

"Full of wit and invention. A joyful theatre experience"



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