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Birmingham Hippodrome

Hurst Street | Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB, England
+44 844 338 5000
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Ranked #6 of 198 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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wolverhampton
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We love seeing musical theatre and its great to be able to see superb productions on our doorstep. We had no idea what Wicked was about and it didn't really become clear until the morning after. That may be due to the bottle of wine with dinner and the Wicked (pink) cocktail consumed during the interval. Dinner before the show... More

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Saw Wicked - amazing performance and venue. Every seat is good. Easy access for disabled people. Looking forward to our next visit.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Hippodrome was looking as beautiful as ever. Staff were friendly and toilets were clean. Had a lovely 'Wicked! Cocktail' before show time priced at £5.50 which I thought was quite reasonable. The show was fantastic and would recommend to anyone and all ages. We were sat front row so had a brilliant view - don't be put off I... More

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Alvechurch, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

What a great show, its not full of easy memorable songs but viewed as a whole it is truly Stunning!! The costumes and lighting are a joy to behold along with a great story line. We had super seats in the stalls with plenty of legroom but we had purchased the tickets over 12 months in advance. This is a... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Seen wicked in London many times and this show equals the West End production. First class cast from ensemble to leads. Excellent orchestra. Absolutely brilliant. Theatre is also excellent. Plenty of leg room. Huge bathroom facilities. Spacious throughout. Always attentive and friendly staff. Without doubt the best theatre in the UK.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Brilliant show but as per the norm,seats very cramped and no leg room which is not such a hit! Lots of exits so getting out with the crowds wasn't too bad..bad points are not enough loos...long queues

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Real atmosphere and great surroundings, just popped in to try out the Deli Bar. The nearby shopping is excellent.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I have visited the Hippodrome a few times now and have never been disappointed. It is welcoming with friendly and helpful staff. The toilets were clean and the seating is quite comfortable. Not sure I was totally happy about paying £2.75 for a tiny tub of ice cream but I suppose that is no different from any other theatre, and... More

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Visited here to see Wicked. Love this theatre, I've been coming here for years. Brilliant show, lovely theatre. I'll be back!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We went to see Wicked and the venue was very good. The toilets were plentiful and pleasant - Symphony Hall take note. All the staff were very friendly and helpful.

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