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Birmingham Hippodrome

Address: Hurst Street | Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB, England
Phone Number: +44 844 338 5000
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Ranked #3 of 301 things to do in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: Birmingham Hippodrome is an independent, not-for-profit, registered charity. The unsubsidised...
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This is a great theatre that delivers first class performances. If you love ballet, dance and music, this is the place to see it. Every event I have had the pleasure of seeing here has been breathtaking. Make the Rep a reason to visit Birmingham.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Ten of us had lunch in the circle restaurant before watching a matinee performance by the Birmingham Royal ballet. Food was excellent, presentation really good too, wine list short but good and nicely priced. Only let down by the service - not attentive enough.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Visited the Panto in February and absolutely loved it , Brum always produces a brilliant one every year and this one was no exception . Matt Slack was awesome ( think a bald Brian Conley ) and the rest of the cast excelled in a wonderful theatre. The reason for the review isn't the Panto ( good as it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Travelled down from Newcastle to spend valentines evening watching Matthew Bournes production of Edward Scissorhands. The show was well worth traveling for and I'd highly recommend it to all. The Hippodrome itself seemed a fairly modern theatre and had some comfortable areas to sit and relax before the show began. Bar prices were a little steep, but aren't they always... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Have seen a lot of very good shows here and have given tats as gifts .Everybody was very grmeatfull and enjoyed themselves.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Situated in the China centre of Birmingham the Hippodrome provides an ideal venue for a theatre experience. High quality shows in a top class theatre is guaranteed with excellent places to eat nearby or in the theatre itself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Excellent venue for theatre. I have seen at least 10 shows over the years here and my experience on all occasions has been good or better , nice place to take the wife to see a good show

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We have a great Theatre as the Birmingham Hippodrome. I have used this place since I was a child when I used to see a lot of shows beside my Father who would do a stint there as he was a St Johns Ambulance Volunteer. I still use the Theatre now as done so for many years with my Husband... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Birmingham Hippodrome is a really good, accessible theatre. I visit with my daughter who is a full time wheelchair user, and their website is one of the easiest ways to book a show for a disabled visitor. Most places you would have to telephone to book for disabled access, but the Hippodrome makes it just as easy as for ordinary... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Bean going last 2 years its brillant,no just for children adults love it as well.also seen seen other performances not one has dissapointed.Facilies great,staff very helpful,meals in resturant fab.Bar in reception well priced and staff very friendly.

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