Peaky Blinders Birmingham premiere ticket ballot open

Here’s your chance to bag tickets to the premiere of the final series of Peaky Blinders

A red carpet screening of the first episode of series 6 of the Peaky Blinders is being held at Cineworld on Broad Street in Birmingham city centre.

The show will take place on February 24 and there are tickets for 300 fans to attend - all you have to do is enter the BBC ticket ballot which closes on February 17 at 3pm.

The BBC One series,starring Cillian Murphy, follows the lives of Brummie gangsters in the early 20th century.

It first aired on BBC Two nine years ago. Series six is the final series. The BBC has not yet announced the broadcast date.

Harry Kirton, Finn Cole, Steven Knight, Packy Lee and Daryl McCormack attend the premiere of the 5th season of "Peaky Blinders" at Birmingham Town Hall on July 18, 2019 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)

The Peaky Blindres drama is created by Steven Knight who was brought up in Small Heath.

Of the premiere, he said he was “proud to launch the latest chapter in this Birmingham story in my home town”.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Mr Knight, director Anthony Byrne and some of the cast.

Tickets will be allocated by random draw with 70% of tickets going to West Midlands postcodes* and 30% going to the rest of the UK.

You can apply for a maximum of two tickets.

What has the BBC said about the Peaky Blinders Series Six premiere?

Stuart Thomas, Head of the Midlands for the BBC, said: "I’m a huge fan of the show and along with the rest of the world, can’t wait to see the return of Peaky Blinders to BBC One.

"The red carpet premieres have become iconic in the city.

"This year we are ready to host an event for the people of Birmingham that the Shelby family would be proud of."

It has been reported that Birmingham’s visitor numbers increased by 26% between 2013, when the first season aired on the BBC, and 2018, according to figures from the West Midlands Growth Company (WMGC).

To enter the Peaky Blinders Series 6 Premiere ticket ballot click on: BBC Shows and Tours

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