Spectacular gala raises essential funds for Birmingham Hippodrome’s work with young people

Nearly £10,000 has been raised for Birmingham Hippodrome’s work with young people at a spectacular gala evening.

Celebrating the world premiere of Rambert and Birmingham Hippodrome’s production of Rambert Dance in Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby, the gala guests were amongst the very first to watch the new dance theatre production written by Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight on Tuesday.

Throughout the evening guests enjoyed a pie supper, an opportunity to win exclusive prizes, a post-show party with members of the company, live speakeasy entertainment and the prize winners announced by Steven Knight.

The sold-out evening marked the first gala event at the Hippodrome in three years. The money raised will support a range of work with young people, including the Hippodrome Education Network, schools projects and the curtain raiser programme, which gives young dancers opportunities to perform on the Hippodrome main stage. 

Other projects which will benefit from the fundraising include the Hippodrome’s Young Advocates programme and Young Community drop in sessions; free monthly sessions for young people to participate in creative workshops and connect with other young people. Judith Greenburgh, Head of Fundraising and Development at Birmingham Hippodrome said: 

“Our Young Advocates have become integral to the Hippodrome and played a brilliant part in the evening. It was wonderful to have Harvey from the group share the impact of his experiences with the Hippodrome with our guests.

“The money raised will provide creative experiences and opportunities for some of the region’s most disadvantaged young people and I would also like to thank Freeths and Mailbox who generously sponsored the event.”

Tickets are on sale now for the Hippodrome’s next gala evening at Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty on Thursday 9 February. They can be booked booked online.


Add a comment

Rating *

Recently Played


  • Available on the App Store
  • Available on Google Play

Useful Links


Travel News

How To Listen

Latest Podcasts

92.2 / 102.5 FM
'Play Black Country Radio'