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Birmingham Hippodrome

Address: Hurst Street | Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB, England
Phone Number: +44 844 338 5000
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Ranked #7 of 160 Attractions in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Birmingham Hippodrome is an independent, not-for-profit, registered charity. The unsubsidised...
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Owner description: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

I have seen quite a few panto's at the Hippodrome, but this years (Jack and the beanstalk) was BRILLIANT. All of the cast were amazing, but for me, Mat Slack (Silly Billy) stole the show, he was hilarious. The 3D part of the show, and the special effects were out of this world. This was by far the best Panto... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

We went to see Jack And The Beanstalk at Birmingham Hippodrome on Friday 19th December 2014;what a letdown! The first half was boring and drawn out, but as we were given 3D glasses to use in the 2nd half of the show, we thought that it was probably just a slow build up to a great climax! After the interval... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

We saw the opening show at the hippodrome of Jack and the Beanstalk. It was an absolute hit. We travelled with a group of school friends and adults and children alike were racked with laughter! The cast improvised a few scenes, which caused more hilarity. The hippodrome ran efficiently, we preordered interval ice creams and they were waiting at the... More 

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Inkberrow, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Absolutely brilliant!!! Ten out of ten!!! I haven't laughed so much in ages!!!! Well done to everyone..you were all amazing...A show not to be missed...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Have seen many shows at the Hippodrome. It's a lovely venue, always spotlessly clean, staff are friendly. The seats are comfortable, which means a lot to me as I have a bad back. There is plenty of leg room. Drinks and food are pricey but you expect that. Definitely recommend a visit if you can.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Went here to see the show “Blood brothers” the show was fantastic but the venue was incredible. A great job done of the refurbishment looks absolutely Class well done to all involved.

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birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I have seen numerous shows here and the Venue retains Old World Charm with a Modern touch ....my most recent visits have been to see Phantom of the Opera, War Horse ,Wicked and Lion King ....Amazing .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Went to watch the Ballet( Nutcracker Suite) Had a evening meal in the Theatres restaurant. Very recommendable good choice and meal was superb. Good service and retained table througout evening. Great performance. will be returning

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Went to see Wiked - seating was good, view was amazing, location is fantastic, I sat in the middle of the room central from the walls, exit was close by

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I have been to the hippodrome over the years to various shows , all the staff have always been helpful

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