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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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Redditch, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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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Coventry, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
9 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I love this theatre, it's had a nice refurb not that long ago and the chairs are relatively comfy. The detail on the ceiling is great and they always have good performances. The restaurant is worth going to as well as the food is good and even more importantly the restaurant has it's own toilets to avoid the queues

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Saw Wicked here, great theatre with excellent facilities and car parking just across the road, comfortable seating and friendly staff, on the down side the drinks were a little expensive.

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We visited the Hippodrome to watch Wicked as part of my friends Hen Party. We had a fantastic time and were really looked after. Jonathan was very accommodating and went the extra mile to make sure we enjoyed our experience. The show was great and everything was first class :) Thank You x

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Went to see wicked for the first time last night and it was fantastic. It was an excellent performance and I would definitely recommend going to see it. Staff were polite and helpful and the theatre was clean and welcoming.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Went to see wicked today with my daughter,excellent the hippodrome continues to bring first class shows to birmingham.

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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Went to see Wicked and had a great time. This is now our theatre of choice over going to London. We live in north east with family in midlands, It's a lovely theatre with comfy seats. All touring shows we have seen here have been great.

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Loved this performance and interpretation of Wicked. Been lucky enough to see it 5 times previously in London but this was an exceptional performance and do lovely to see the Hippodrome bringing performances to Birmingham. Highly recommended for all ages and having been used to London prices everything (programmes etc.) seemed like a bargain! Recommended!

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