Birmingham Hippodrome is pleased to raise the curtain on a new season of world-class productions and enriching cultural experiences for the city and beyond.
Tickets are now on sale to Birmingham Hippodrome Friends and Patrons scheme members for an exciting new range of productions, click here to find out more about becoming a Friend.
Just announced today, Birmingham Hippodrome will officially open the UK Tour of Bring It On – The Musical (2-6 Jun) featuring music by Tom Kitt and Hamilton creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda. BritAsiaTV presents Live In Effect – Surinder Shinda feat. the Tru-Skool Live Band (8 Feb) which will see the living legend of Panjabi folk performing his greatest hits plus bollywood DIVAS (4 Apr) will bring to the stage a breathtaking dance tribute to the women of Indian Cinema. The highly acclaimed Aakash Odedra Company presents Samsara (11 Jun) as part of Birmingham International Dance Festival, big-haired hit Hairspray (12-17 Oct) returns and Slava’s Snowshow (28 Oct-1 Nov) brings a flurry of family fun. Finally, Birmingham’s favourite pantomime star, Matt Slack will return in Goldilocks and the Three Bears (19 Dec-31 Jan 2021) with sets and costumes direct from the London Palladium – tickets on general sale from 20 Dec 2019.
In the Patrick Studio, the best-selling children’s picture book Room on the Broom (19-24 May) will burst into life on stage, Ask Me Anything (3&4 Mar) is an immersive theatrical experience set in the teenage bedrooms of the 90s and 00s and Hippodrome Associate Company, Open Theatre present The Twisted Tale of Hansel and Gretel (12-15 Feb).
Beyond the two stages, Birmingham Hippodrome will continue to present cultural experiences across the city including a four day celebration to mark Chinese New Year: Year of the Rat (23-26 Jan) featuring a host of free performances, workshops and food. B-SIDE Hip-Hop Festival (29 May-7 Jun) will once again bring together international artists and enthusiasts from across the globe featuring dance battles, live music, grafitti, street sports and much more. Verve Poetry Festival (20-23 Feb) will feature a lively and celebratory programme of raucous performance poetry, quiet reading events and studious workshops plus UniSlam (8 Mar) will mark the grand finals of the UK’s premier student and young people’s poetry event as the country’s top four poetry slam teams go head to head for the champions trophy and prize. Finally, Birmingham Hippodrome’s Circle Restaurant will transform into an immersive mad-cap dining experience for the very first time as Faulty Towers The Dining Experience (1-4 Apr) checks in.
Tickets for all newly announced productions are now on sale to Birmingham Hippodrome Friends and Patrons scheme members – click here to find out more about becoming a Friend. Tickets go on general sale Monday 2 December at 11am.
Fiona Allan, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Birmingham Hippodrome said;
“This year, Birmingham Hippodrome celebrated 120 years in style – from gala dinners to our recent family-themed circus open day we have found many reasons to mark the occasion. Next year brings an unequalled line up of blockbusters: We Will Rock You, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables and Mamma Mia! returning by popular demand to the Hippodrome, and for the very first time Lin-Manuel Miranda’s (Hamilton) cult cheerleading musical Bring It On, and the smash-hit SIX. Alongside, we continue our work producing and supporting the city’s festivals: Chinese New Year, Verve Poetry Festival, Birmingham International Dance Festival, our own B-SIDE Hip Hop Festival, and BRB’s Curated by Carlos, marking the first season with Carlos Acosta at the artistic helm of the company. As a significant centre for dance, we present Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes, Kate Prince’s Message In A Bottle – based on songs of Sting, BRB’s Swan Lake and Don Quixote, and some ground-breaking contemporary dance throughout the year in our Patrick Studio. As we head into the season of giving, remember that Birmingham Hippodrome is a charity and that every pound you spend with us helps to ensure thousands of children and adults across the region enjoy life enhancing education and cultural activities. Last year we engaged 250,000 times through free and low cost cultural activity. We thank you for your ongoing support, so that we continue to bring culture to so many across the city and region.”