THE ICE BREAK-LIVE STREAM WORLDWIDE
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BREAKING THE ICE: A NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
Thursday 9 April, 3pm - 6.30pm at The B12 Warehouse
WHAT CAN ART DO?
WHAT RESPONSIBILITY DOES THE ARTIST HAVE TO SOCIETY?
CAN OPERA WORK?
Join international opera director Graham Vick, award-winning documentary filmmaker Mischa Scorer, rising-star conductor Andrew Gourlay and other special guests in a panel chaired by acclaimed playwright David Edgar, to discuss opera, art and social responsibility.
Curated by Oliver Soden.
‘Breaking the Ice: A National Symposium on opera, art and social responsibility’ is part of a series of events accompanying Birmingham Opera Company’s new production of ‘The Ice Break’
To book a conference place CLICK HERE
Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance. You can also book by telephone by calling 0121 246 6632 between 1pm and 3pm Monday - Friday.
Book Tickets for THE ICE BREAK
Booking for THE ICE BREAK is open!
3,4,7,8, 9 April
8pm, The B12 Warehouse
Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 April - SOLD OUT!
The site is accessed from Moseley Street B5 6LG, approx 20 minute walk from New Street Station. To see map click here.
To book online CLICK HERE
For telephone bookings or further information please call 0121 246 6632 Monday – Friday, 1pm – 3pm.
BREAKING THE ICE: A NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
on opera, art and social responsibility
Thur 9 April 3pm-6.30pm, The B12 Warehouse
To book, please CLICK HERE
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWNG CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU BOOK TICKETS FOR THE SHOW:
Performances will start at 8pm and we recommend that you arrive 15-30minutes before this.
Venue: The B12 Warehouse - full directions will be sent to you with your tickets.
Prices: tickets are £17.50 or £10.00 for concessions.
The performance is approximately 90 minutes long.
Concessions are given for the unwaged, disabled, full time students, under 18s and over 65s.
The Ice Break is a promenade style performance, in which the audience moves around the space with the action. Performances take place in the B12 Warehouse. We advise that our audience should be prepared with warm clothes and suitable footwear as it may be cold.
Seat numbers are for booking purposes only - there are no fixed seating arrangements. You will be on your feet throughout, following the action.
We have a limited number of spaces available for wheelchair users and seats for those with limited mobility. Should you require one of these, please call the box office on 0121 246 6632, open Monday - Friday, 1pm – 3pm. We apologise but these spaces cannot be booked online.
The performance contains adult themes and content and is recommended 16+
ABOUT THE SHOW
THE ICE BREAK
An opera in three acts by Michael Tippett,
Directed by Graham Vick,
with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andrew Gourlay
and the Birmingham Opera Company Chorus
Michael Tippett’s visionary masterpiece will find its home in Birmingham in April. A gripping and emotional story of inter-racial, intergenerational, political, and personal identity, it is an opera for our times.
CAN YOU HELP US?
We keep our ticket prices as low as possible, making our productions accessible to all. To do this we rely on the kind donations of our supporters. If you'd like to support us, visit our Support page, or you might like to support our Crowdfunder, click here to see our campaign.
WHERE TO STAY
Need somewhere to stay in Birmingham? We have teamed up with the Copthorne Hotel to offer audiences for THE ICE BREAK an exclusive discount!
Paradise Circus, Birmingham, B3 3HJ
SPECIAL RATE £62 B+B
To book, call 0121 200 2727
Quote “Birmingham Opera”
Michael Tippett's The Ice Break and "Breaking the Ice"
Performances will take place 3,4,7,8,9 April 2015
Venue and booking information will be announced w/c 23 February 2015
Crowd Funder - #BreakingTheIce
This year we are #BreakingTheIce
We've just launched our 'Breaking The Ice' crowd funding campaign on crowdfunder.co.uk
Since January we've been training a group of emerging artists and hundreds of volunteers for our biggest production yet, Michael Tippett’s “The Ice Break”. An opera tackling race, riots and rebellion in the modern world We've been working with charities and community organisations to bring free events and opportunities to the city’s diverse people.
We need your support to show again that great opera is for everyone!
We want to continue to give more people THEIR first taste of opera the Birmingham Opera Company way.
Every pound you pledge helps us do more work across the 10 districts of Birmingham
We've launched a campaign with the aim of raising £3,000 by the end of March. In return for your support we have some exclusive rewards
Whatever you can afford, people, pledgers, please help us break the ice!