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Birmingham Hippodrome

Hurst Street | Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB, England
+44 844 338 5000
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Ranked #6 of 202 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed an evening at the theatre to see Cats...Scenery and costumes were very effective but the physical ability and dancing skills of all the actors was breathtaking.Well worth a visit to this lovely theatre.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Hippodrome is a fantastic venue. Cats is absolutely dreadful!! Meandering pointless stories and songs, about, you guessed it.... Cats. Give it a miss!!!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Went to see Cats at Birmingham Hippodrome a great show the cast were amazing especially when they came amongst the audience costumes were brilliant a show not to be missed

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Why theatres allow this I don't know ????We were enjoying the performance of Cats and half an hour in was disrupted by latecomers how rude that the rest of the audiences enjoyment is spoilt by people who can't turn up on time !!! Lovely old historic building ,friendly staff .

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

Saw Cats at a Wednesday afternoon matinee performance. What a great show with fantastic cast and set. The Hippodrome is an excellent venue with great facilities and very friendly and helpful staff.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Had an absolutely fantastic evening for my birthday at the hippodrome to see Wicked. It was far better than I expected and would recommend it to others. Lovely theatre. We had great seats in dress circle.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

Saw this show on its last night at the Hippodrome and it was very good. Lots of talented performers and excellent musicians. It is a beautiful theatre but I was uncomfortable in my seat by the end of the performance.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

An amazing show, we had a great time. The bar staff were friendly and although the queues where long they did not rush you when placing long orders for the show or interval. Prices were a little high but that's to be expected when you are a captive audience.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Evening visit to see Last performance of Wicked. The staff are very pleasant. The venue clean and welcoming with comfortable seats. Bar staff efficient, with pre order drinks for the interval available. A lovely theatre .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Have been going to the Hippodrome since the 1960's, have to say the current version is great. When possible I book us in to eat too, it's makes for a really good night. Have enjoyed the cuisine each time we have been, service genially good and going back to the table for sweet in the interval, for me is a... More

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