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Vaibhavi and Shruti Merchant, acclaimed choreographers of The Merchants of Bollywood present Taj Express, the spectacular new musical featuring the songs of Oscar® winner A.R Rahman, composer of Slumdog Millionaire.

For just one week this Autumn see this modern production, transporting the kaleidoscopic colours of India onto the Hippodrome’s stage direct from a sell-out London season.

Rhythmically blending explosive dance with the hits of India’s most iconic composers, Taj Express is brought to life by the stars of Bollywood cinema and its greatest musicians live on stage.

With fresh choreography and dazzling costumes, Taj Express is the story of young composer Shankar and his struggles with his music. It’s only when he begins to follow in the footsteps of his idol A.R. Rahman that he discovers his path to success in the world’s most prolific film industry.

Set to an unforgettable soundtrack, don’t miss this theatrical experience that will immerse you in the heart of contemporary Bollywood in a way that’s never been seen before.


From £12

Ticket price subject to change.
Where applicable, 5% transaction charge may apply, plus postage from £1.

Groups & 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†.


2-for-1 Tue 11 Sep 7.30pm and Wed 12 Sep 2pm, price bands A-D (limited availability)
£5 off A, £6 off B – D Tue – Sat perfs
(limited availability)


Tue 7.30pm, Wed 2pm and Sat 2.30pm, price bands A-D
8+ tickets – Save £6 per ticket
16+ tickets – Save £7 per ticket plus 1 FREE ticket
24+ tickets – Save £8 per ticket plus 2 FREE tickets
(includes £1 transaction fee)

Wed – Sat 7.30pm, price bands A-D
10+ tickets – Save £3 per ticket
20+ tickets – Save £4 per ticket
35+ tickets – Save £5 per ticket plus 1 FREE ticket
(includes £1 transaction fee)

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 groupsales@birminghamhippodrome.com for more information and to book now!

CLICK HERE for further information on Group Bookings


Wed 2pm
Parties of 10 or more pay £11 per ticket (Price Bands C-E) plus 1 teacher goes FREE for every 10 tickets booked

Tue – Thu 7.30pm
Parties of 10 or more pay £13 per ticket (Price Bands C-E) plus 1 teacher goes FREE for every 10 tickets booked

Call the Schools Hotline on 0844 338 7000† for more information and to book now

CLICK HERE for further information on School Bookings


£5 tickets, Tue 7.30pm, price bands A-D (limited availability)


£3 off price band A, £4 off B – D all performances (limited availability)


£5 off each ticket 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 Access Performances


24 hours prior to a performance, best available seats for lowest price, maximum 2 per booker. Available to full-time students with valid ID (NUS/College or University card with photo and expiry date) or Passport to Leisure card holders with a valid Passport to Leisure card (with expiry date).


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

Circle Restaurant

Browse through a programme and enjoy attentive service and superb food a few steps from your seats in our AA Rosette awarded restaurant.

Deli Bar

If you’re short on time and looking for a quick and tasty bite to eat before the show, our Deli Bar is perfect.

Our Bars

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

Dining Experiences

For special occasions choose our VIP Experience or Royal Box Experience and make your visit one to remember.

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