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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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Nice theatre with great service too

We went to see Brian Conley in a play called Barnum, he is fantastic, the cast were good too. The theatre has a nice atmosphere when you first arrive. The staff are very welcoming... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

totally dissappointed by a terrible plot and inaudible actors, we expected circus but we got a dialogue from connelly peppered with occasional singing, birthday present ruined, £85 wasted

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We went to see Brian Conley in a play called Barnum, he is fantastic, the cast were good too. The theatre has a nice atmosphere when you first arrive. The staff are very welcoming and pleasant too. The service at the bar is excellent the staff are punctual, smiley and happy to serve you, they even recommend pre ordering your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went to see the musical Barnum yesterday.It was a joy to return to the Hippodrome it is a beautiful theatre with lovely helpful staff and we had excellent seats to watch this brilliant production about the legendary showman. Brian Conley who is vthe ultimate showman is perfect in the title role and has the audience in the palm of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great to be back in one of my favourite British theatres. Ultra modern on the outside and into the foyer but enter the auditorium and *wow*. Character in bucket loads with good views of the stage from most seats. The staff are always friendly and booking is an easy thing. The provision of information about the theatre, it's restaurants, access... More 

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Solihull, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Booked a meal in the Circle restaurant for a Saturday evening. had a table for two at the top of the restaurant with good views. You can have a two or three course meal before the show or do as most do, have their starter and main and return to your table in the interval for dessert and coffee. A... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Brian Conley never fails to make an audience laugh and this was the case as he starred in Barnum at the Birmingham Hippodrome. The show was as one would expect excellently staged - the cast (and band) were terrific - not wanting to spoil anything but there is plenty of audience participation from the off! The staff at the Hippodrome... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Just got home from a wonderful night at the Birmingham Hippodrome and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. From the moment I arrives I was greeted by friendly professional staff you gave you the impression that they were really pleased to see you and that they wanted you to have a great experience. There are several bars, at least one on... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Went to see Barnum that is currently visiting the Hoppodrome theater in Birmingham. I enjoyed the show Brian Connelly played a good part as Barnum their was a very lively and active cast and would occasionally come into the audience during the performance comfortable seats. I very much enjoyed the experience.

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

I've been to the Hippodrome many times and seen lots of shows but today's visit was for Barnum. It wasn't something that I was bothered about coming to see and it was my mum that booked the tickets for it so I wasn't sure what to expect. Our seats were excellent, we were third row from the front and right... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Fabulous theatre, modern friendly staff and you can have a great evening. You can also have a wonderful meal within the theatre and have two courses and then go back for pudding in the interval.

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Address: Hurst Street | Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB, England
Phone Number: +44 844 338 5000
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