Joyful and grand, Theme and Variations (which launched the Company’s first Birmingham season) is George Balanchine’s love letter to classical Russian ballet, set to the final movement of Tchaikovsky’s Orchestral Suite No.3. David Bintley’s The King Dances looks back, with a modern eye, to King Louis XIV and the origins of ballet, when men were quite literally the kings of dance. And Enigma Variations, an elegant and eccentric character ballet, is Frederick Ashton’s poignant depiction of Edward Elgar and his friends.
Theme & Variations 24 mins
Interrval 30 mins
Enigma Variations 34 mins
Interval 30 mins
The King Dances 38 mins
Matinee performances end at 5.06pm
Evening performances end at 10.06pm
Pre-performance talk, Saturday 31 October 6.30pm:
Learn more about the pieces in the show from the people behind the scenes and on the stage! This pre-performance talk will explain the ideas, thoughts and hard work which go into making Birmingham Royal Ballet’s production such an interesting and exciting evening.
Takes place in the auditorium. Free but ticketed through the Box Office. Please contact 01752 267222 to secure your place.
Pricing & Concessions
Fri 7.30pm, Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm A: £27, B: £25, C: £20, D: £18, E: £15
Please note: Prices include a 70p per ticket booking fee.
Under 16s, Student, Unwaged, Young Company
Over 60s, Disabled:
£5 off A, & B
£5 off A & B
£3.50 off A & B
Groups of 10+:
£1.50 off A, B & C
Groups of 20+:
£2.50 off A, B & C
Groups of 40+:
£3.50 off A, B & C
School groups of 10+:
£10 tickets (Fri & Sat eves only)
Please note: Prices include a 70p per ticket booking fee. Concessions exclude price band E in The Lyric.
Dates & Times
A 70p per ticket booking fee is included on all bookings made online, by phone and in person, for any payment method, up to a maximum of nine tickets. An additional 80p postage fee applies for tickets that are mailed to customers. Corporate Member, Friend, Group and School tickets do not incur a booking fee.
Concessionary tickets for Under 16s, Over 60s, Students, Mailing Club members, Young Company and People’s Company members and TRAC members can be purchased online. Members will need to be logged in to the website in order for their concession to apply.
If you have a membership but have not yet created an online account with us please contact the Box Office on 01752 267222 and we will ensure your membership is associated with your website login for all future bookings.
Full terms and conditions can be found here.