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Birmingham Hippodrome

Hurst Street | Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB, England
+44 844 338 5000
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Ranked #7 of 200 Attractions in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Owner description: Birmingham Hippodrome is an independent, not-for-profit, registered charity. The unsubsidised Hurst Street based venue averages over 500,000 visits... more » 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. « less
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Solihull
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Saw 'Wicked' whilst it's on tour at Birmingham Hippodrome. What an amazing show! We were sat in row P in the middle circle and we had a fab view of the whole stage. The show was amazing, catch it if you can either in the West End or whilst it's on tour. The Hippodrome is a nice theatre, clean toilets,... More

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Llandrindod Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Wicked was excellent and so friendly and helpful. ice cream was lovely and show was superb. We will be back!

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Amstelveen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The Hippodrome is an excellent night out. We go for classical theatre, but it has a broad variety of entertainment on offer. It's an excellent treat to have dinner in one of the theatre restaurants prior to the show. Only downside is if you're a vegetarian as the is a very limited choice in the theatre menu.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I've been here many times and every play has been outstanding I loved every single play from hairspray to wicked I love it

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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32 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

It has been over fifty years since I visited the Birmingham Hippodrome, then to see Jimmy Clitheroe in panto, today was to see a spectacular performance of Wicked the Musical. What impressed me was the sheer professionalism of the staff at the venue. They were so helpful and friendly make the whole afternoon just so enjoyable. The theatre is now... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I took my husband to see Wicked for our anniversary, as he really wanted to see it. Both me and my husband thoroughly enjoyed the show, five out of five!!!! I will definitely be returning for another show.

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Llandrindod Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

went to see the wicked witch show with family .had a great time and what a lovely and spectacular theatre , fantastic show thanks

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Redditch, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I love coming to the Hippodrome when my favourite musicals are in town. My first visit was to see The Lion King which was spectacular and more recently I came to see Wicked. I have already seen Wicked in London so seeing it again in Birmingham was no different - it was absolutely amazing. The acting, lighting and overall production... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I went to see Wicked, it was an excellent show. The costumes were fabulous, the acting first class and the scenery breath taking. The story line was both touching and humorous. I would strongly recommend this production and the Hippodrome is such a wonderful theatre.

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Birmingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I have visited the Hippodrome Theatre in Birmingham many times over the past 25 years. The productions are always of a high standard and the staff both friendly and helpful. The theatre has a good layout and I find the seats more comfortable than others.

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