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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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Shrek visit

Came on my birthday night to watch shrek with my eldest daughter. Had a great time in the stalls fab seats- great show- haven't been to the hippodrome for years- clean tidy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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uk-worcestershire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Came on my birthday night to watch shrek with my eldest daughter. Had a great time in the stalls fab seats- great show- haven't been to the hippodrome for years- clean tidy, prices were ok for snacks- staff helpful parking was £4 at Arcadian had a really good time.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

I saw the Beautiful Thing on the small stage of Patrick Centre in Birmingham Hippodrome. The Patrick centre is on the 3rd floor, small auditorium, you have a good view of the stage from any seat. I did not try, but it has a restaurant and bar as well.

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Kemnay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We visited the Hippodrome in April to see Shrek the musical. Despite the musical itself being a bit so so, the venue itself made for a lovely night out. There is a great spacious and modern reception area and bar with helpful and efficient staff ready to help you. We had great seats in the middle circle which gave us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

A fantastic setting for a wonderful play - excellent customer service, fantastic bar and easy access from the centre of the city.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

We visited the Birmingham hippodrome this afternoon to see the musical Shrek. We were a family of 4 adults and my 6 year old granddaughter. We really enjoyed the show. We had good seats because we booked last May. My granddaughter was totally in awe of the experience, she knew the story having all the dvd's at home. Lovely theatre... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Good show bit suggestive in parts for children but rather expensive at £42 a ticket £4 for brochure .Hippodroms staff very polite and helpful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We attended a performance of Beautiful Thing in the Patrick Centre. It was a fantastic performance and a really great experience. Our show was on at the same time as a performance of Shrek in the main theatre. It was so amazing to experience this fantastic asset being so well used.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I took my granddaughter to see Shrek The Musical, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The theatre is modern and stylish, the staff very helpful, the prices for drinks etc were very reasonable. We are very much looking forward to returning to this venue to see more fabulous shows.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Saw this play in a smaller second space (Patrick Centre) in the Hippodrome. Very intimate space, well suited to this fantastic play.

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Lytham St Annes, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Just visited the Hippodrome for a viewing of Shrek - The Musical. Every aspect of the visit was 1st rate! First - not too much fussing at the door (unlike other theatres) meant people were in quickly. Despite being a popular show, queues for facilities were all of reasonable or short length - and little things like free booster cushions... More 

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