Hit musical Strictly Ballroom is coming to the Bristol Hippodrome

Hit musical Strictly Ballroom is coming to the Bristol Hippodrome

Posted on: 05 Dec 2019

Baz Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom will be in Bristol for a run at the Hippodrome in November 2020.


Set to sweep another run of audiences off their feet in 2020, Strictly Ballroom will be embarking on a dazzling nine-month tour across the UK.


With Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel-Horwood directing and a score written by Luhrmann and Craig Pearce, Strictly Ballroom is set to be one of Bristol's theatrical highlights of the year.



Based on the award-winning global film phenomenon that inspired the world to dance, Strictly Ballroom: The Musical tells the story of Scott Hastings, a talented, arrogant and rebellious young ballroom dancer.


When his radical dance moves see him fall out of favour with the Australian Federation, he finds himself dancing with Fran, a beginner with no moves at all. Inspired by one another, the pair defy convention and discover that, to be winner, the moves don't need to be strictly ballroom.

Strictly Ballroom on stage on London's West End.

The production is set to bring together a cast of over 20 world-class performers, breathing life into an iconic score featuring tracks like 'Love is in the Air', 'Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps' and 'Time After Time'. 


The show's dazzling dance moves and mind-blowing costumes combine to create a theatrical experience full of heart, comedy and drama, promising to provide audiences with an unforgettable night under the glitter ball.


The extensive Strictly Ballroom 2020/21 tour will see the show touch down in towns and cities up and down the UK and Ireland, including Edinburgh, Cardiff, Glasgow, Liverpool, Birmingham, Plymouth and, of course, Bristol.


Tickets for Strictly Ballroom at the Bristol Hippodrome from 2-7 November 2020 are on sale now and can be found here. For more information on the show or to follow updates, head to the official Facebook page.

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Matt Robson

Having moved to Bristol from Cornwall in 2015, Matt graduated from UWE with a degree in Journalism in 2018. He's keen on a wide variety of musical genres, as well as taking an interest in art and illustration, producing his own work in his spare time. Matt makes the most of Bristol's diverse nightlife and attends gigs and club nights regularly. Get in touch via email at matt@365bristol.com.