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Booking for 'KHOVANSKYGATE: A National Enquiry' NOW OPEN!

KHOVANSKYGATE: A National Enquiry
The Freedom Tent, Cannon Hill, The People's Park

Tickets are now on sale!
You can book online by clicking the "BOOK" button below, or for telephone booking information please call 0121 246 6632 Monday - Friday 9:00am-11:00am
We like to keep 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, you can donate via  or visit our Support page for more information.



Approximate duration of the performance is 3 hours 30 minutes.

Concessions are given for the unwaged, disabled, full time students, under 18s and over 65s.

KHOVANSKYGATE: A National Enquiry is a promenade style performance, in which the audience moves around the space with the action.
The production is held in a large big top tent in Cannon Hill Park. We advise that our audience should be prepared with warm clothes and suitable footwear.

Seat numbers are for booking purposes only - as a promenade style performance, there are no fixed seating arrangements.
We have a very limited number of spaces available for wheelchair users and seats for those with limited mobility. Should you require to book one of these spaces, please call the box office information line on 0121 246 6632, open Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 11:00am


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Where to stay

Need somewhere to stay in Birmingham? We have teamed up with the Copthorne Hotel to offer Khovanskygate audiences an exclusive discount!

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Paradise Circus, Birmingham, B3 3HJ


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About the show  

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 KHOVANSKYGATE: A National Enquiry

by Modest Musorgsky,
a new English version by Max Hoehn,
directed by Graham Vick,
with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra conducted by Stuart Stratford

Birmingham Opera Company  Chorus 

22, 24, 28, 30 April and 2 May 2014 at 7.00pm

The Freedom Tent, Cannon Hill, The People's Park

KHOVANSKYGATE: A National Enquiry raises strikingly modern parallels; the story takes place in a Russia divided by powerful conservative forces and growing Westernising influence. Musorgsky paints a devastating portrait of a nation on the brink of collapse; torn apart by state corruption, religious fanaticism, social inequality and ethnic cleansing.

An Official UK - Russia Year of Culture 2014 Event, the powerful political drama about rebellion and revolution will be performed in Birmingham. Director Graham Vick was one of the first international directors to be invited behind the Iron Curtain, by Valery Gergiev to direct Prokofiev’sWar and Peace at the Kirov in 1991. Over 30 years later his current new production of Musorgsky’s Boris Godunov can be seen this year at the Mariinsky Theatre. Vick now directs Musorgsky’s final opera for the first time and in the UK.


Opera while you shop!

Birmingham Opera Company and Ex Cathedra, Arts Champions for Ladywood District

On an ordinary day in March, we decided to give shoppers at Springhill Tesco Superstore something a little extraordinary - a performance by two of our professional soloists, Joseph Guyton and Stephanie Corley, who will be playing Prince Andrei and Emma in our upcoming production, KHOVANSKYGATE: A National Enquiry.
Accompanied by the wonderful Sergey Rybin on piano, the singers performed a repertoire of opera favourites from Tosca, Madame Butterfly and Othello.
Click here to find out more about the work we do as Arts Champions.

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Join us for rehearsals!


 We're rehearsing in The Freedom Tent!

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Cannon Hill, The People's Park


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