IN anticipation of Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake returning to Birmingham tonight, The Ivy Temple Row has partnered with Birmingham Hippodrome to offer guests an experience inspired by the pioneering production.

Known for curating eye-catching installations, The Ivy has transformed its entranceway into a beautiful Swan Lake inspired display, while an exhibition of iconic Swan Legs, which have toured stages across the globe since the New Adventures production debuted in 1995, will take up residence within the restaurant.

The display will be complemented by an elegant canopy of flowers and feathers and will adorn the restaurant from now until February 24.

The brasserie will also welcome two very special cocktails to the menu, which have taken inspiration from the conflicting characteristics of the black and white swans.

Alongside the in-restaurant activity, The Ivy will be supporting the Hippodrome’s Curtain Raiser Project, which gives young people the chance to dance on the Hippodrome main stage.

The brasserie’s donation will help fund the arts initiative.

Liz Burton, from The Ivy, said: “As a brand with heritage firmly rooted in theatre, we are extremely excited to be partnering with Birmingham Hippodrome for such an iconic production and can’t wait to reveal the installation to our guests.”

“We’re equally delighted to be able to support the Curtain Raiser Project, knowing the opportunities it will offer for the next generation of dancers and choreographers, and wish all students the best of luck in developing their skills.”

Ben Wooldridge, from the Hippodrome, said: “Matthew Bourne’s production of Swan Lake has truly earned its iconic status and is a staple to modern theatre goers, much like The Ivy Collection restaurants.

“Now in its 10th year, the Curtain Raiser Project gives young people the chance to dance on our main stage before a performance like Swan Lake – this unique opportunity is only made possible thanks to the generous support from partners such as The Ivy Temple Row.”

Swan Lake will return to Birmingham Hippodrome for the first time in six years tonight (Tuesday, February 5) to Saturday, February 16.

For tickets and more information, go to

For booking information for The Ivy, visit