This is a past event and is currently no longer running.


This production is affected by Birmingham Hippodrome’s temporary closure. Ticket holders for the original dates have been contacted. For further information, please click here.

Directed and Choreographed by Kate Prince
Based on the songs of Sting
With ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company

Hippodrome Associate Kate Prince’s critically acclaimed smash-hit production Message In A Bottle comes to Birmingham.

This spectacular show, set to the music of 17-time Grammy Award-winning artist Sting, includes his biggest hits Every Breath You Take, Roxanne and Walking On The Moon.

Bursting at the seams with delights for music and dance fans’ (Sunday Express), Message In A Bottle tells the captivating and moving tale of siblings, Leto, Mati and Tana, who, separated by war, leave their home to find new lives.

This triumphant production is the latest from the choreographer behind West End hits Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Some Like it Hip Hop and Into the Hoods and features the astonishing talents of ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company.

A Sadler’s Wells and Universal Music UK production co-produced with Birmingham Hippodrome and The Lowry, Salford. Research and development supported by The MOVEment.

Presented in association with Birmingham International Dance Festival, 21 September – 3 October 2021.


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

Age guidance


Boxes for this production are currently not on sale. Please check back or contact us on 0844 338 5000 for more information (calls cost 4.5p per min plus access charge).

E-tickets will be issued for this production and delivery will be delayed until nearer the show date.

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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.


£10 off Tue 4 May, 7.30pm, price bands A+/A – C
thereafter, £5 off A+/A, £6 off B-D
(Limited availability)


Price bands A-D
8+ tickets – Save £4 per ticket
16+ tickets – Save £5 per ticket 1 FREE ticket
24+ tickets – Save £6 per ticket plus 2 FREE tickets

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 or email for more information and to book now!

CLICK HERE for further information on Group Bookings


Parties of 10 or more pay £16 per ticket (Price Bands C-E) plus 1 free ice cream per child and 1 teacher goes FREE with every 10 tickets 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.

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£15 tickets, Wed 8 April, price bands C-E (limited availability)


£3 off price band A, £4 off B–D, Wed-Thu perfs


£5 off each ticket in all seating areas.
2-for-1 for disabled patrons who require the service/support of a companion.

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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 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 all day for Quarter Horse barista coffee and 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.

  • Audio Described: Fri 24 Sep 2021, 2pm

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

"Every aspect of this production harmonises perfectly. It is a triumph"

Sunday Express

“It has an infectious, pressing energy that boils over the edge of the stage”

The Guardian

“Pretty much irresistible…The company is superb”

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