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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 #4 of 101 Activities in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: Birmingham Hippodrome is an independent, not-for-profit, registered charity. The unsubsidised...
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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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Aldridge, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Just finished helping out at panto at our local youth theatre and thought we would go and see the professionals at work! It was fantastic. All the cast were enjoying themselves and appeared to be playing up at some points but it may have been all part of the show. The special effects and 3d glasses were amazing and all... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

The pantomime was very good this year,we used it as a family outing to meet up and go for a meal before the performance. It was of a very good standard ,we all enjoyed it and would recommend it to all as a good form of entertainment.

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We visited last Saturday to watch "Jack and the beanstalk". This became our family tradition and we always have a great time. Shows are very good quality with wonderful actors. Scenery is amazing. Despite long queues to the bar and toilets,the staff is efficient and friendly. You can park in near Arcadian and walk to the theatre-5min walk and we... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Kindly given tickets to see Jack and the beanstalk. Excellent production even though the cast seemed quite small.all the audience, children and adults alike appeared to enjoy the performance.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Took my Grandchildren to see Jack and the Beanstalk...all I can say is awesome...will book again for next years Pantomime

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Had a wonderful time at the panto it is a must see I dont no about the kids loving it but I did as well really funny

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

Went to see the performance on Saturday evening and it was faultless, didn't want it to end! Matt slack was hilarious. Definitely a must see

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Broadway, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

As usual all the cast work extremely hard to puton a good show-jane macDonald is a well known singer & the bad guy is a Corrie guy I know! At times they did lose the plot a bit & ended up laughing it all off-kids enjoy it , of course! great costumes & so many changes by some cast members... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We had our annual family outing to the panto and were not disappointed. Fab cast this year in Jack and the Beanstalk with Jane MacDonald and Duncan from boy band Blue providing some quality singing. The bald guy is hilarious and we weren't sure what was planned and what was improvisation - great fun.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Excellent staff - perfect sight lines, comfy seats excellent bar service - reasonable bar prices, lovely building - great restaurant -

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