From musicals to drama, ballet to opera, there’s so much to see at Birmingham Hippodrome.

  • Here come the girls!
  • Celebrating female strength with Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, Matilda, Wicked, and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita.
  • Timeless tales…
  • BRB’s Sleeping Beauty, wartime romance with Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella and a new Hansel & Gretel
  • World class dance…
  • Circus meets dance in Motionhouse’s Charge, classical elegance meets contemporary flair with Ballet British Colombia & European premiere of Aakash Odedra’s #JeSuis
  • A laugh a minute…
  • Luisa Omielan’s Comedy Gala, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson, Dara O Briain, Kevin Bridges and West End phenomenon The Play That Goes Wrong.
  • Unforgettable and up close…
  • Five-star physical theatre in the Patrick Centre studio including Translunar Paradise, plus family-favourites The Little Mochi Man, White and Whatever the Weather.
  • Bollywood comes to Birmingham
  • Spectacular new musical Taj Express & Shaimak Davar’s Spirit of India
  • High-flying pantomime adventure
  • Funny man Matt Slack returns in 2018-19 pantomime adventure, Peter Pan.

Birmingham Hippodrome has today released further details of several new unforgettable shows, festivals and free events taking place in 2018.  The newly announced Spring season offers audiences a fantastic choice of world-class entertainment including the biggest names in West End musicals, cutting-edge contemporary dance, a treasure trove of family favourites, world-class ballet and opera, and a high-flying pantomime adventure for all.

Newly announced productions include spectacular Bollywood musical Taj Express, leading contemporary dance company Ballet British Columbia and the return of Matt Slack in the magical pantomime Peter Pan.

Take a look at what’s coming up next year in our new season trailer!

FIONA ALLAN, Artistic Director & Chief Executive of Birmingham Hippodrome said:

“In 2018, we’re bringing you many timeless tales, old and new. From Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty to Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella (brilliantly reconceived as a war-time romance) to Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up.  We’re also co-producing a new Hansel & Gretel for our Patrick Studio.

“2018 also marks 100 years since the ‘Representation of the People Act’ enabling most UK women to vote, so it is perhaps apt too that many of the stories you’ll see on our stage this year feature strong female characters. From Elphaba and Glinda in Wicked, to Puccini’s tragic Tosca, to everyone’s favourite schoolgirl Matilda. We also have stories of real women who had huge impact on the world around them – Carole King’s story unfolds in a return week of Beautiful, and Evita, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical which immortalised Eva Peron. And Ballet British Colombia return with a programme of three breath-taking modern dance pieces, all by internationally acclaimed female choreographers.

“We are also very excited to stage some exciting new musicals including The Band, featuring music by Take That; a new adaptation of the classic 1980s film An Officer and a Gentleman; and Titanic, a musical based on stories of real people on board the fated ship.

“I hope you will share some memorable Hippodrome experiences with your friends and family in 2018.”