Billy Elliot

Billy Elliot Theatre breaks

About the show

From the dark days of the 1984-1985 British miners’ strike, comes a glimpse of hope, a candle of success held against a backdrop of inevitable failure and bitter defeat. Billy Elliot is the son and younger brother of striking miners in County Durham, where his only escape from a seemingly pointless education and a politically charged and volatile family life, is his boxing class, which he hates.

Luckily for Billy, he is held back after a particularly disappointing boxing lesson and discovers the ballet class next door where he finds freedom, meaning and expression. In our Billy Elliot theatre breaks, you will see the juxtaposition of Billy’s talented dance with the demise of the community around him and how he struggles to find fulfilment through rising tensions within his family and the society around him.

What to expect from Billy Elliot

With a Billy Elliot theatre breaks you can expect to see one of the most revered and entertaining productions currently showing. Lee Hall, the writer of the film’s screenplay faultlessly adapts his work for the stage, while none other than Elton John writes the moving music. This perfect creative partnership has produced a musical that is adored by audiences and critics alike.

Our Billy Elliot theatre breaks include an overnight stay at one of our hand-picked hotels, as well as giving you access to some of the best seats available in your chosen price band. Don’t forget to add discount rail travel to save even more money on your trip.

Please note that Billy Elliot The Musical contains some strong language which some people might find offensive and unsuitable for young children. It is therefore worth considering one of our child-friendly theatre breaks if you're planning a theatre break for the whole family.

Reviews of Billy Elliot

“This show packs plenty of energy and raw talent into an evening that will remain in the memory for a long time to come” -

“Elton John's music and, especially, Peter Darling's choreography enhance Lee Hall's cinematic concept” - The Guardian

“Billy Elliot strikes me as the greatest British musical I have ever seen” - The Telegraph

Interesting facts about Billy Elliot

  • ‘The Stars Look Down’, the 1930s novel that inspired the film, is acknowledged in the musical’s first song, also titled ‘The Stars Look Down'.
  • The show has won 4 Olivier Awards (UK), 10 Tony Awards (US) and a record 7 Helpmann Awards (AU)
  • The director Stephen Daldry, writer Lee Hall and choreographer Peter Darling kept the same roles that they had in the creation of the movie version 5 years prior.


As a rule of thumb, when booking a Billy Elliot theatre break and your party includes young children, please consider the film version of Billy Elliot (rated 15) and whether this would be suitable. The producers recommend minimum age is eight.

Tips for booking a cheap Billy Elliot Break

With discounts on every performance but a Saturday night, you can get excellent seats as part of a cheap theatre break for almost any performance of Billy Elliott. Front Grand Circle seats are usually quite good at the Victoria Palace, so if you book early clear views can be done on a budget, even for a Saturday night.


Monday to Saturday evenings @ 7:30pm.

Thursday & Saturday matinees @ 2:30pm.

Running time - 3 hours

Booking until - 09/04/2016

Important information

Contains strong language and scenes of confrontation.

Victoria Palace Theatre

Victoria St

Nearest tube - Victoria

Seating information - The theatre is split into 3 tiers: the Stalls are at the ground level, with the Dress Circle on the 1st floor and the Upper Circle at the top.

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