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Matinee Club Mingle

Interested in joining the Matinee Club, or an existing member? Limited spaces available on this one-off complimentary backstage Theatre Tour of Bristol Hippodrome before the Matinee performance of Kinky Boots, on Thursday 28th February.

The Matinee Club is for anyone age 60+ who share a love for theatre, but might not have anyone to go with. 

Theatre Tour

Start: 10am from The Bristol Hippodrome main entrance. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start time.

Explore Bristol’s West End Theatre on an exciting Bristol Hippodrome Theatre Tour! Join Kate and Andy, our knowledgeable and friendly tour guides, for an engaging, entertaining and enjoyable 2 hour tour that takes you behind the scenes and delves into the history of this wonderful theatre – including the shows, the stars, and of course a smattering of gossip and ghost stories.

A limited number of spaces are available for the Theatre Tour and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, so please contact to confirm your space.

Performance of Kinky Boots

Thursday 28th February 2019

Show starts at 2.30pm

Table reserved in the Piano Bar from 12pm, following the Theatre Tour. Please book your ticket to the performance prior to arrival, either by contacting the Call Centre on 0844 871 3012, visiting the Bristol Hippodrome Box Office or via the website:

Tickets: For best offer, please select Senior Midweek Matinee Rate for £15 off on Band A-B seats. If  you have any trouble booking the Senior discount price, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, Kinky Boots takes you from the factory floor to the glamorous catwalks of Milan.

Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the shoe factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola – a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos. West End star Kayi Ushe will be putting on the boots to play Lola. He will be joined by Paula Lane as Lauren, best known for her role as Kylie Platt in Coronation Street, and Joel Harper-Jackson, who recently starred in the The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time UK tour, will be playing Charlie Price. Inspired by true events, this joyous story of Brit grit to high-heeled hit is the ‘Freshest, most fabulous, feel-good musical of the decade’ – The Hollywood News. It’s the ultimate fun night out for you and your loved ones, so book now and experience the energy, joy and laughter of this dazzling show.

Performance running time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Further Information

If you would like to attend either the complimentary theatre tour, or Matinee Club meeting, or both, please email Sarah Walker at with your name and a contact telephone number. You will then be contacted confirming if you have obtained a space. Please book your ticket to see the 2.30pm performance of Kinky Boots prior to emailing Sarah.

We would like to be able to open this event up to as many people as possible but we only have a limited number of spaces on both our Theatre Tour and Matinee Club meeting. Spaces are available on a first come, first served basis, so please contact Sarah to confirm your place.

If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

If you are unable to attend this event but would like to be added to The Matinee Club mailing list to find out about future events like this, please email with your name and a contact telephone number.

First time at The Matinee Club?

If this is your first time attending, on arrival into the Piano Bar (which is situated next door to the Theatre’s main entrance), look out for the Linkage Network banner. A section of the Piano Bar will be designated for the clubs use. A member of both Linkage Network and Bristol Hippodrome staff will be present to greet you. You will then be free to help yourself to a complimentary tea or coffee and mingle and meet other members of the club.

When the show begins please take your seats as normal and enjoy! In the interval we encourage members to head back to The Piano Bar to have a chat about the show