Outdoor Theatre FAQ

How do I book tickets?

You can purchase tickets via our website’s ‘What’s On’ page – here. Or call us on 0121 454 1860 where one of our staff, if available, will assist you.

What are the ticket types?
Adult – anybody over (and including) the age of 16, unless eligible for concession

Concession – children aged 5-15, Students (valid Student ID is needed), people with disabilities, carers and people 60+

Family – a family ticket is 2 adults, and 2 concessions.

Do members get a discount?
Yes! Members with a valid membership card at the time of performance will be valid for a discounted rate.

Is Seating provided?
No. Please bring your own low backed seat/blanket to use for the duration of the show. Tables are not allowed at the performances.

What should I wear?
As performances are outside, please bring appropriate clothing. You will want to be comfortable, and potentially bring something to wrap up in if the temperature drops.

Do you always use the same theatre company?
Not at all – we want to provide a wide range of entertainment, and therefore use a wide range of theatre/performance companies.

I have specific access requirements, will I be able to attend?
Yes – we believe that the magic of theatre is available to all. Please contact the gardens in advance so we can discuss any specific circumstances in advance.

Are there flashing lights or loud music at the performances?
Some of our performances may have flashing lights 0r loud music but this will be noted on the individual event page.

Are all the shows age appropriate?
The majority of our programme is aimed at families, however some may include adult themes. Please see the individual event page for any parental advisories.

Can I bring my own food?
Yes! We encourage you to bring a Picnic however at some shows there will be options to purchase from our Cafe.

*Please remember to take any rubbish away with you to help keep our Gardens tidy*

Can I bring a disposable barbecue?
Barbecues, fireworks and bonfires are strictly not allowed at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

What happens if it Rains?
The show must go on! Each of our performances will continue except in the worst conditions. In the case of cancellation, we will endeavour to move the date of the show.

Are tickets refundable?
No, unless a show is moved. Tickets are transferable to other people.

Can I smoke at the performance?

Smoking is not permitted within the Gardens. We ask visitors who wish to smoke to move outside the enclosed area, out of respect for other audience members.

Can I bring my dog?

Dogs are sadly not permitted within the gardens. unless they are an Assistance Dog. If you plan to bring an assistance dog we’d be grateful if you could inform us when you book or at least 24 hours before the start of the performance.

Will there be animals?
For those who do not know the gardens, we have two glorious peacocks that roam freely around our site. They love the theatre as much as everybody else so may be present at performances. Please do not feed the peacocks – we are trying to make sure they are beach body ready.