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Birmingham Hippodrome

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Address: Hurst Street | Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB, England
Phone Number: +44 844 338 5000
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Description: Birmingham Hippodrome is an independent, not-for-profit, registered...
Birmingham Hippodrome is an independent, not-for-profit, registered charity. The unsubsidised Hurst Street based venue averages over 500,000 visits annually making it the most popular single auditorium in the UK. With no public revenue funding, it is home to Birmingham Royal Ballet and DanceXchange, presents all of Welsh National Opera's repertoire, welcomes the best in international dance, West End and Broadway musicals and is home to the world's biggest Pantomime. Birmingham Hippodrome is currently expanding its Creative Programme building on its successful work in schools and in the community, and with free outdoor performances. With partners including Arts Council England, Birmingham City Council and private funders, the Hippodrome has recently enjoyed co-producing and producing new events including Six Summer Saturdays, International Dance Festival Birmingham, The Voyage (for the London 2012 Festival) and Summer in Southside.
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lovely place, great shows, but very high drinks prices.

I have been here 2 times to watch shows now and i really do love coming. The shows have both been put on to an excellent standard and the place itself is clean, modern looking but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I have been here 2 times to watch shows now and i really do love coming. The shows have both been put on to an excellent standard and the place itself is clean, modern looking but with quite a grand feeling. I wish i could give this place 5 stars but there is one big problem. Drinks prices are extortionate!!!!... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Loved the whole experience! We watched an afternoon showing of Dirty Dancing and the show was filled with fabulous actors and actresses. The hippodrome is extremely well cared for and clean, it really adds to the whole experience, enjoying the show in a beautiful theatre. Staff were very friendly and helpful. My only complaint would be the price of refreshments,... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We have visited this venue a number of times. The shows we have seen have been excellent. (Phantom of the opera, Blood Brothers Pantomimes ) to name but a few. Staff very helpful and friendly.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I have been to the Hippodrome on many occasions, it is a fabulous venue, easy to get to, very good helpful staff and good bar area.

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Giving tips to friends visiting Birmingham, The UK's second city, always includes a suggestion to visit the Hippodrome. As a family it can be a tad expensive, but worth doing every six months to a year at the very least. The theatre is well looked after including good service, and has a London first city feel about it. In fact... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

What an iconic location !! We went to see an afternoon performance of Dirty Dancing, the set changes were flawless, using some neat tech to really bring the show to a different level, the acting and dancing was nothing less than professional perfection ! The facilities are excellent, there were two levels with a bar and toilets which we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Saw dirty dancing Great show, The hippodrome has had a lot of investment and it shows. good bar areas good facilities and still retains it classic british theatre feel. An excellent night out !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Absolutely brilliant... Lovely place and staff very friendly and helpful Had a brilliant night full of laughter and tears.....really cannot wait for next show

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Went to see Dirty Dancing (18/05/15) the show, the stage sets and performance were fantastic, but the same problems exist- drinks, ice cream and sweets are far to expensive. I think they need to shop around to see if they can Buy them in at a more comprehensive price, as at night at the Theatre is becoming out of reach... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Spent a great afternoon at the hippodrome last Wednesday watching their latest production Dirty Dancing. Started with a nice drink in the bar,another drink at the interval and the show was very well done considering some of the complex settings that you see in the film version.Well worth the money.

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