Birmingham Hippodrome Ticket offers for culture card holders


  • Culture Card discounts for performances at Birmingham Hippodrome cannot be purchased online. Please call Ticket Sales 0844 338 5000 or visit the counter to purchase tickets.  Calls cost 4.5p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge.
  • All tickets will need to be collected in person by the Culture Card named member and valid membership card must be presented when collecting tickets.
  • Where applicable a 6% transaction fee may apply (excluding cash sales in person).
  • All offers are limited, subject to availability and can be withdrawn without notice.
  • Discounts are not offered retrospectively and only one concession is applicable per ticket.
  • Birmingham Hippodrome’s terms and conditions apply.

Taj Express

Tue 11 – Sat 15 September

Vaibhavi and Shruti Merchant, acclaimed choreographers of The Merchants of Bollywood present Taj Express, the spectacular new musical featuring the songs of Oscar® winner A.R Rahman, composer of Slumdog Millionaire.
For just one week this Autumn see this modern production, transporting the kaleidoscopic colours of India onto the Hippodrome’s stage direct from a sell-out London season. Rhythmically blending explosive dance with the hits of India’s most iconic composers, Taj Express is brought to life by the stars of Bollywood cinema and its greatest musicians live on stage.
With fresh choreography and dazzling costumes, Taj Express is the story of young composer Shankar and his struggles with his music. It’s only when he begins to follow in the footsteps of his idol A.R. Rahman that he discovers his path to success in the world’s most prolific film industry. Set to an unforgettable soundtrack, don’t miss this theatrical experience that will immerse you in the heart of contemporary Bollywood in a way that’s never been seen before.

Culture Card offer 
£4 off price bands A – D on Tue 11 Sep, 7.30pm. Maximum of 4 tickets per member


MK Ultra

Thu 20 and Fri 21 Sep

Be dazzled by bright lights, superhuman dancing and pounding music. Relax in the reassuring glamour of beautiful bodies and the glittering lifestyles of music videos. But what dark, ugly secrets lie behind the mask for the generations of young mainstream pop stars – and those who watch them?

MK ULTRA explores the the rise of a strange, dark myth of our time. How, as millions of young people turn away from the established political systems, they are embracing bizarre conspiracies that they see hidden like a secret code in the culture and music that surrounds them. MK ULTRA mixes creator and choreographer Rosie Kay’s thoroughly researched exploration of the rise of the Illuminati conspiracy in modern culture with filmmaker Adam Curtis’ documentary elements to create a new kind of dance work.

MK ULTRA is visually arresting, with costumes from Lady Gaga’s designer Gary Card, a gold mirrored stage, hypnotic triangular projections by Louis Price, a pulsing soundtrack of American trap music and a mesmerising score by electro-acoustic composer Annie Mahtani.

Culture Card offer 
£3 off all tickets on Thu 20 and Fri 21 Sep, 7.45pm. Maximum of 2 tickets per member.



Not Today’s Yesterday

Tue 23 Oct

“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” George Orwell


Not Today’s Yesterday is an International collaboration between UK award-winning Bharatanatyam artist Seeta Patel and Australian choreographer Lina Limosani. This work blends techniques from Bharatanatyam, contemporary dance and theatre to create a poetic narrative that has the beauty and disquiet of a Grimm’s fairytale. It is a one-woman show which subversively co-opts whitewashing against itself.

Once upon a time… in a faraway land… it happened… did not happen… could have happened.

Supported by Chats Palace, Arts Council England, Country Arts SA, Arts SA, The Place London, Adelaide Fringe Artists Fund, LWD Dance Hub, British Council, The Bench UK and NA POMORSKIEJ Artist residency.

Culture Card offer 
£3 off all tickets on Tue 23 Oct, 7.45pm. Maximum of 2 tickets per member.



No Kids

Sat 10 Nov


No Kids reveals the personal journey that real-life couple and co-artistic directors of Ad Infinitum, Nir Paldi and George Mann, embarked upon when they asked the question: as a gay couple, should we go out of our way to have children? Physical storytelling, gender-bending musical cabaret, and verbatim theatre marry to conceive a distinctly queer piece striving to find out why so many of us feel so driven to have children, whether or not the human race should be reproducing less, and asks how truly open our society is to the idea of two dads.

No Kids is made possible by Arts Council England. Developed at Battersea Arts Centre and supported by Salisbury Playhouse, Tobacco Factory Theatres, Newbury Corn Exchange, Birmingham Hippodrome, Redbridge Drama Centre, The Tolmen Centre and The North Wall.


Culture Card offer 
£3 off all tickets on Sat 10 Nov, 7.45pm. Maximum of 2 tickets per member.


The Believers Are But Brothers

Thu 22 and Fri 23 Nov


Written and performed by Javaad Alipoor

Co-directed by Javaad Alipoor and Kirsty Housley

Javaad Alipoor presents his 2017 Scotsman Fringe First Award-winning show.

An electronic maze of fantasists, meme culture, 4chan, the alt-right and ISIS. We live in a time where old orders are collapsing: from the postcolonial nation states of the Middle East to the EU, tech savvy extremist groups rip up political certainties. A generation of young men burn with resentment.

This bold show explores the smoke and mirrors world of online extremism, anonymity and hate speech.


Culture Card offer 
£3 off all tickets on Thu 22 and Fri 23 Nov, 7.45pm. Maximum of 2 tickets per member.