Following the Government’s recovery roadmap update on Mon 22 Feb, we are continuing to work with producers to confirm or reschedule productions for the coming months.

Please see HERE for more information and rescheduled dates. We ask you to avoid contacting us during this time; we will be in touch with customers of affected productions as soon as we are able. Thank you once again for your patience, we cannot wait to welcome you back.

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Two crafty robbers, one tiny ladybird, and a whole farmyard of fun!

Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len have a cunning plan to steal the farmer’s fine prize cow. But they reckon without the tiniest, quietest creature of all: the Ladybird has a plan of her own!

Join the woolly sheep, the hairy hog, the fat red hen and the dainty dog in this hit musical adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks‘ colourful farmyard adventure. Direct from the West End with live music, puppetry, plenty of audience participation and lots of laughs!


Tickets £15

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

Running Time

55 min with no interval

Age guidance

3+. Babes in arms (under 18 months) welcome, but please call to book in advance


Patrick Studio

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

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22 May
10.30am Tickets £15 Off Sale
22 May
1.00pm Tickets £15 Off Sale
22 May
3.30pm Tickets £15 Off Sale
23 May
10.30am Tickets £15 Off Sale
23 May
1.00pm Tickets £15 Off Sale
25 May
10.30am Tickets £15 Off Sale
25 May
1.00pm Tickets £11 (Relaxed) Limited Availability Off Sale
26 May
Schools Performance

Schools Performance

This performance is for school groups only and can't be booked online. Please contact us on 0844 338 7000† or

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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.


£12 tickets available on all price bands


£50 ticket for 1 adult and up to 3 children


24 hours prior to a performance, best available seats for £12, 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


8+ tickets – £12.50 per ticket, plus 1 FREE ticket for teacher/supervising adult for every 8 booked. Ticket includes ice cream for every child.

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.

CLICK HERE for further information on School Bookings


£5 off standard price tickets in all seating areas.
2 for 1 on standard ticket prices for disabled patrons who require the service/support of a companion.
Limited availability
CLICK HERE for more information on our Access Performances


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.

Relaxed Performance

We strive to provide access for all

We are delighted to offer a Relaxed Performance of What the Ladybird Heard on Tue 25 May 2021 at 1pm.

Relaxed performances are designed to create a more calming atmosphere for audience members with an Autism Spectrum Condition, sensory and communication disorders or a learning disability.

At relaxed performances, we encourage an atmosphere where everyone feels safe and able to react to a show as they wish. Fewer seats are available for sale, providing increased wheelchair capacity and giving audience members more space to make them feel more comfortable. Attendees are welcome to walk in and out of the auditorium and make noise throughout a production. There is also a calm space near to the auditorium that can be accessed throughout the show. All of our front of house staff have specialist training in advance of a relaxed performance.

We encourage family groups, secondary schools and community organisations who would feel safer and more comfortable in a more relaxed setting.

Tickets £11

To book tickets please call our Access Line on 0121 689 1060 or visit the theatre in person. This performance is not available to book online.

Find out more about our relaxed performances.


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