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Five years after a record-breaking run in London’s West End and a subsequent sell-out tour, The Commitments is back! Based on the BAFTA award-winning film classic, join us for a five-star fantastically feel-good celebration of soul that will have you up on your feet dancing!

Adapted from the iconic novel by Booker prize winning author Roddy Doyle himself, and directed by Andrew Linnie, this smash-hit production stars Coronation Street legend Nigel Pivaro. With over 20 soul classics performed live on stage including: Night Train, Try A Little Tenderness, River Deep, Mountain High, In The Midnight Hour, Papa Was A Rolling Stone, Save Me, Mustang Sally, I Heard It Through The Grapevine, Thin Line Between Love and Hate, Reach Out, Uptight, Knock On Wood, I Can’t Turn You Loose and more!

The Commitments tells the story of Jimmy Rabbitte, a young working-class music fan who dreams of starting the finest soul band Dublin has ever produced. Placing a classified advert in a music paper, Jimmy auditions a number of wannabes before finalising the members of his new band: The Commitments. But as any live musician knows, getting a band together never quite goes to plan – especially after a few pints of Guinness!

Come and see the West End smash hit spectacular that is a guaranteed “fabulously fun night out” (Daily Mail) you will simply never forget.


Prices and discounts subject to change

Running Time

Approximately 2 hours 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 on Mon 24 Apr 7.30pm, Price Bands A+/A – C (limited availability)
Thereafter £5 off Price Bands A+/A and £6 off B – D on Tue – Thu performances (limited availability).


£5 off on Mon 24 Apr 7.30pm, Price Bands C-E (limited availability)


£3 off Price Band A, £4 off B – D, Mon – Thu performances (limited availability).


Price band A – D, Tue – Thur perfs
10+ tickets – Save £4 per ticket
20+ tickets – Save £5 per ticket
35+ tickets – Save £6 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


Mon – Thu Perfs
Parties of 10 or more pay £21.50 per ticket plus 1 FREE ticket for teacher/supervising adult for every 10 booked.
CLICK HERE for further information on School Bookings

For school bookings, please call Group Sales on 0844 338 7000* for more information and to book now!


£5 off tickets to all performances
2 for 1 tickets where carer or companion required to all performances

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


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 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.

Coffee Bar

Drop into our NEW coffee bar located in the theatre’s main entrance foyer.

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, 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.

  • BSL Interpreted Performance: Wed 26 Apr 2023, 7.30pm
  • Captioned Performance: Thu 27 Apr 2023, 7.30pm
  • Audio-Described Performance: Sat 29 Apr 2023, 2.30pm

CLICK HERE for more information on our Accessible Performances

“The musical we’ve been waiting for. A sweet-soul, solid-gold, five-star blast - so good I almost wept”

The Sunday Times

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