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Based on the much-loved book by Cressida Cowell (author of How to Train your Dragon) and Neal Layton comes Tall Stories’ highly acclaimed production of Emily Brown and the Thing, the perfect treat for all the family this Christmas.

One winter’s evening, Emily Brown and her old grey rabbit Stanley hear a Thing crying outside their window. He just can’t get to sleep. Emily Brown and Stanley set off on incredible adventures to the Dark and Scary Wood, the Whirling Wastes and beyond, to find the Thing’s cuddly, his bedtime milk and his medicine… but nothing seems to help him settle.

What’s really troubling the Thing – and will anyone ever get to sleep? Find out in this magical, musical show by the company that brought you The Snow Dragon in the Patrick Studio last Christmas. Catch the show here this the festive season before it transfers to New York and embarks on a North American tour in 2019.

Presented in association with Birmingham Hippodrome.

The Patrick Studio is easily accessible from our Thorp St entrance or from Level 3 inside the theatre.

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Price

Tickets £12.50

Prices and discounts subject to change.
Where applicable, a 6% transaction charge may apply (excl. cash sales in person), postage from £1.50.

Running Time

Approx 55 minutes with no interval

Age guidance

3+. Babes in arms welcome for free, but please book them in by calling Ticket Sales on 0844 338 5000 (calls cost 4.5p per min plus access charge)

Family offer
4 people – up to 3 children with 1 adult or 2 adults and 2 children for £32.

6 people – as above plus an additional 2 family/friends (adults or children) for £36. Valid on Fri 28 Dec – Sun 6 Jan performances. Not available to buy online. Please call Ticket Sales on 0844 338 5000 (calls cost 4.5p per min plus access charge) or visit the Box Office in person to book.

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Discounts & Concessions

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†.

FRIENDS

2-for-1 tickets

FAMILY OFFER

4 people – up to 3 children with 1 adult or 2 adults and 2 children for £32.
6 people – as above plus an additional 2 family/friends (adults or children) for £36. Valid on Fri 28 Dec – Sun 6 Jan performances. Not available to buy online. Please call Ticket Sales on 0844 338 5000 (calls cost 4.5p per min plus access charge) or visit the Box Office in person to book.

CONCESSIONS FOR UNDER 18s and STUDENTS

£9.50 tickets

CONCESSIONS FOR OVER 60s, CLAIMANTS and PASSPORT TO LEISURE

£9.50 tickets

RELAXED PERFORMANCES

Tue 18 & Wed 19 Dec 1pm
£10 tickets

Please call Ticket Sales on 0844 338 5000 (calls cost 4.5p per min plus access charge) or visit the Box Office in person to book as these performances are not available to book online.

GROUPS

Parties of 8 or more pay £10 per ticket plus 1 FREE ticket for every 8 tickets purchased

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

SCHOOLS

Schools only performances: Tue 18 & Wed 19 Dec 10am & Thu 20 Dec 10am & 1pm
Parties of 8 or more pay £10 per ticket plus 1 teacher goes FREE for every 8 tickets purchased

Call the Schools Hotline on 0844 338 7000 for more information and to book now
CLICK HERE for further information on School Bookings

CONCESSIONS FOR PATRONS WITH DISABILITIES

£5 off
2-for-1 for disabled patrons who require the service/support of a companion.

CLICK HERE for more information on our Access Performances

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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

Coffee Bar

Our Coffee Bar is open all day for Quarter Horse barista coffee and a quick and tasty bite to eat.

Our Bars

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

Assisted Performances

Relaxed Performances – Tue 18 & Wed 19 Dec 1pm

Specially adapted performances designed to create a more calming atmosphere for audience members with an Autism Spectrum Condition, sensory and communication disorders or a learning disability. We encourage family groups, schools and community organisations who would feel safer in a more intimate setting.

To book, please call our Access Phone Line on 0121 689 1060 as this performance cannot be booked online.

Find out more about our Relaxed Performances.

Free Craft Workshops

Join us in the Atrium for FREE craft activities running alongside Emily Brown and the Thing. Get arty and make your own ‘Thing’. These activities are suitable for children aged 3+ with adult supervision.

Workshops will be running at these times:

Date Time
Fri 28 Dec 12 – 2pm
Sat 29 Dec 12 – 2pm
Sun 30 Dec 12 – 2pm
Mon 31 Dec 12 – 1.30pm
Thu 3 Jan 12 – 2pm
Fri 4 Jan 12 – 2pm
Sat 5 Jan 12 – 2pm
Sun 6 Jan 12 – 2pm

 

"A delightful children’s show for the Christmas holidays… clever, colourful, deceptively simple and a gentle masterclass in the art of storytelling"

Behind the Arras

"Recommended for those aged three and over, my two children, aged four and eight, were captivated for the whole hour"

Birmingham Mail

"A delight for the whole family… an ideal first theatre experience for young children"

Here Come the Girls

"Full of giggles, sentimental moments, songs and choreography… you are guaranteed to leave the show with a smile on your face"

Small House Big Trips

"Humour, songs and great sound effects"

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