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SOLD OUT! Trip to see The Nutcracker and Backstage tour!

  • Hippodrome Theatre Birmingham Hurst Street, South Side Birmingham, B5 4TB United Kingdom (map)

This event is SOLD OUT. Keep your eye out for our next trip in February

At the end of the winter term, join RNSD for an exciting end of year trip to the theatre. We’re off to visit young Clara as she is swept away into an enchanting winter wonderland of dancing snowflakes and a Sugar Plum Fairy. Her magical Christmas tree and her handsome prince with his army of toy soldiers are an unforgettable delight. In this most festive ballet, gigantic sets, lavish costumes, 60 dancers and a full orchestra combine to make the perfect Christmas treat. The world-famous production by Sir Peter Wright, with exquisite costume designs by John Macfarlane, is acclaimed as one of the best in the world.

Ms Parker has arranged for us to take an educational backstage tour before the show to meet some of the cast, technical crew, see the costumes and understand more about the intricate workings of the Hippodrome Theatre. This is an opportunity not to be missed!

Show BRB’s The Nutcracker

Date Sunday 11th December 2016

Meet at The main foyer in The Hippodrome, Hurst St, Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB

Schedule - Subject to minor changes (within 1/2 hour) as our access to the Hippodrome stage depends on the company's technical schedule which will be finalised in September. A confirmation email will be sent out before the event confirming the timings.

10.15 - Parents drop pupils off at the Main Entrance of the Hippodrome Theatre, Birmingham. 

10.30 - 11.30 – Backstage tour, insight into the production of Nutcracker and the company

11.30 - 12.00 -  Talk from one of the technical crew

12.00 - 12.30 – Q&A with BRB dancer (possibly including make-up demo)

12:30 - Lunch. Please bring a light packed lunch to be eaten swiftly and neatly!

1.00 - 3.30 - BRB's "The Nutcracker" performance. You may bring your own money (at your own risk) to purchase drinks and/or ice-creams etc. during the interval.

3.45 - Collect from Main Foyer of Hippodrome

Price of seat AND tour £32.50. The seat price is usually £42 on its own without a tour so this is exceptional value for money thanks to the Hippodrome!

There are 40 tickets reserved. Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Pupils only – sorry no parents! Pupils must be age 8 or above to join us due to the length of the performance and the theatre tour beforehand. Minor exceptions by personal arrangement with Ms Parker.

Earlier Event: October 16