Record breaking ticket applications for World Premiere of Peaky Blinders series five in Birmingham

The World Premiere of Peaky Blinders series five is taking place on July 18 at Birmingham’s Town Hall. And it’s proven to be the most popular premiere yet, with 76,018 applications for tickets – making the demand for this series the biggest yet.

Back in 2014, series two attracted 8,671 applications for the premiere, and as the hit-series has become ever more popular, the 2016 and 2017 premieres increased in demand with 13,746 for series three  and 40,032 applications in 2017.

Caryn Mandabach executive producer of Peaky Blinders comments; 

We are moved beyond measure that so many people have applied to come to the premiere this year. Peaky Blinders is a love letter to Birmingham, so we’re thrilled that the feeling is mutual.

Joe Godwin, Director of BBC Midlands added:

BBC Birmingham is so excited to be hosting the world premiere of Peaky Blinders - it’s a real fan favourite across the Midlands. It’s a brilliant event and screening which showcases one of the most popular Drama series on the BBC ever right here in the heart of Birmingham!