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Birmingham Hippodrome

Hurst Street | Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB, England
+44 844 338 5000
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Ranked #6 of 199 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Great theatre, with lovely staff. The elevator was a great help as we were in the upper circle. We went to see Wicked which was a great show. Our tickets were upper circle Row W third from the back. Not great but best we could get at the time. Quite expensive at £33 + booking fee. They were Okay but... More

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

his is a great place, and it is very well taken care off. All the biggest shows travelling through the region perform here and I've been to quite a few. Hoping to return before september to see WICKED. Parking is near by. We use the Arcadian. Also visit the stage-side restaurant their. Excellent food and fab service!

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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Love going to the theatre and this time I went on the eve of my birthday to see Wicked, which did not disappoint! Seats were a little more than expensive but had great view would recommend middle circle left seats row m.

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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Did think for £116 for two tickets it was very overpriced abs the seats were squashed The performance was good although I think the hype of it is much much more than it I don't think I would recommend anyone to watch it Lion king was so much better

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wolverhampton
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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

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 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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Telford, United Kingdom
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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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