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Compiled by Dave Massey twitter.com/BrumHour
Please note that due to government instruction some productions at this venue from 16th March onwards have been cancelled.
Spring and Summer 2020
Featuring no less than SIX massive, massive musicals, Birmingham Hippodrome’s Spring and Summer season also features world class Ballet, Opera and a huge Hip-Hop festival.
The Red Shoes (11th Feb to15th February)
Sir Matthew Bourne, New Adventures returns to the Hippodrome with one woman’s dream of being the world’s greatest ballet dancer and her determination to achieve that goal.
Book tickets here: birminghamhippodrome.com/calendar/the-red-shoes-3
Swan Lake (18th to 29th February)
Birmingham Hippodrome’s website says:
Ballet’s greatest love story returns in Birmingham Royal Ballet’s lavish production. This romantic fable of ill-fated passion, powerfully illuminated by Tchaikovsky’s legendary score played live by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, has bewitched audiences for generations.
Book tickets here: birminghamhippodrome.com/calendar/brb-swan-lake-2
The Book of Mormon (4th to 16th March)
This unconventional musical from the creators of South Park (Trey Parker and Matt Stone) with Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez storms into Birmingham casually offending everyone in its wake.
Message in a Bottle (Cancelled)
Dance and music combine with Kate Prince’s Message in a Bottle featuring the extensive musical catalogue of Sting.
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Cancelled)
The independent LGBT+ cult film explored the lives of drag queens on tour across Australia in their old bus, Priscilla now filled with even more music the tour drives into Birmingham.
We Will Rock You (Cancelled)
Ben Elton’s futuristic musical based on the songs of Queen arrives in Birmingham for two weeks this spring.
WNO – Welsh National Opera (Cancelled)
After its first performance at Birmingham Hippodrome last November, WNO’s Carmen returns. Set in central America in the 1970s this is a brash modern production, it is joined by the comedic production, The Marriage of Figaro and Les Vêpres Siciliennes (The Sicilian Vespers).
Mamma Mia (12th to 30th May)
Featuring hit after hit after hit from the massive songbooks of ABBA, Mamma Mia, a young girl doesn’t bother with DNA testing to work out which of three men are her father (Oh it is set in the 90s?), instead she invites them all to her wedding in Greece.
Book tickets here: birminghamhippodrome.com/calendar/mamma-mia-2020
Room on the Broom (19th to 24th May)
Tall Stories bring Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler best selling picture book to the Patrick Studio as a one-hour show. Is there Room on the Broom for you?
Tickets here: birminghamhippodrome.com/calendar/room-on-the-broom
B-SIDE Hip-Hop Festival 2020 (29th May to 7th June)
This community festival has grown to be one of the biggest Hip-Hop festivals in Europe over the past five years and now covers ten days.
Look out for full details soon at: birminghamhippodrome.com/calendar/b-side-hip-hop-festival-2020/
Bring it on: The Musical (2nd to 6th June)
The 2000 film about cheerleading has inspired this musical which explores rival teams as they compete.
Don Quixote (19th to 27th June)
Birmingham Royal Ballet’s artistic director Carlos Acosta brings his vision of Don Quixote to the Hippodrome stage.
Tickets here: birminghamhippodrome.com/calendar/brb-don-quixote
Les Miserables (30th June to 18th July)
After a sell-out visit in 2019 this cinematic production returns for three weeks this Summer to the biggest stage outside London.
Book tickets while you can at: birminghamhippodrome.com/calendar/les-miserables-2
SIX (21st to 25th July)
The six wives of Henry VIII are back from history to unravel the mystery of how they became five wives and a widow. IN CONCERT!
The Phantom of the Opera (29th July to 12th September)
A theatre legend, Phantom’s haunting vocals will be filling the Birmingham Hippodrome Stage for seven weeks over the Summer of 2020. Unmissable!
Already announced for Autumn/Winter season 2020/2021 at Birmingham Hippodrome: Sister Act, Hairspray, Slava’s Snowshow, The Nutcracker and Goldilocks and the Three Bears Look out for BrumHour’s season preview this summer.
Birmingham Hippodrome celebrated its 120th Anniversary as a venue on Hurst Street in 2019 and is a fully accessible venue less than 5 minutes walk from Birmingham New Street Station, ten minutes walk from Birmingham Moor Street Station.