Birmingham Hippodrome

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Birmingham Hippodrome
4.5
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
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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Jessie M
1 contribution
Fabulous customer service
Jun 2021 • Solo
Spoke with a really lovely and helpful woman on the phone about cancelling a booking and getting a refund. I wasn’t left waiting, it was straight to the point and the woman was extremely kind and processed the refund so quickly without pushing to rebook. Looking forward to browsing the website for something different to book at a more suitable date. :)
Written June 7, 2021
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Nim C
Worcester, UK96 contributions
Van Gogh - well organised
May 2021 • Couples
Visited today to experience the Van Gogh exhibition. Booking online ahead is essential. Upon arrival the QR codes will be scanned and the experience is immersive yet calming. The main exhibition is in the theatre and actually on the stage itself too. Expect to spend approx 1 hour or so on site exc the gift shop, art area or coffee area on the top floor. A nice exhibition on right now, and the procedures to ensure covid security /surety were very good.
Written May 31, 2021
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VickyLiz C
1 contribution
Excellent Customer Service
May 2021
speciffically this review is about customer service, I spoke with a woman named Marina who was an absolute delight. She was kind and friendly and helped me with a booking issue for the Van Gogh exhibit, then handled the booking process for me to make my job easier. With staff who go above and beyond like this is a credit to the company.
Written May 7, 2021
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Brianthelion
Birmingham, UK1,955 contributions
Very, very good.
Nov 2020
Agree with many other comments about the Van Gogh experience. Brilliant and so glad I got in ahead of lockdown. Recommended if you get the chance in the future,
Written November 3, 2020
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npr1uk
Mansfield, UK330 contributions
Brilliant
Nov 2020 • Family
Pre lockdown2 visit to the Van Gough live event which was fantastic.
Well put together with music and quotes from Van Gough accompanying images of the paintings.
Felt very safe and all the staff were extremely friendly and approachable.
Hope it is back soon.
Great way to escape from everything going on at the minute!
Written November 2, 2020
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drrferg
Birmingham, UK69 contributions
Brilliant Van Gough Digital Exhibition
Oct 2020
We went to the Van Gough Exhibition at The Hippodrome. Brilliant! Really well done and superbly organised. You have to book a slot online and wear a mask. I cannot recommend the venue and exhibition too highly.
Written October 25, 2020
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Steve H
3 contributions
Van Gogh Alive - well worth a visit (just avoid the cafe!)
Oct 2020 • Family
Went to the Van Gogh Alive Exhibition and was very pleasantly surprised. Really interesting - a lovely way to spend a few hours, even though the main exhibition is about 40 mins long - we watched it twice as we enjoyed it so much. Visuals set to stirring classical music. Really lovely and so glad the Hippodrome is being used at the moment.

Avoid the cafe in the Hippodrome though. Tea in cardboard cups (probably some excuse about COVID meaning they can’t use their dishwasher or something...), cheap and nasty toasties and dry cake.....
Written October 23, 2020
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Traveller30
Gloucestershire123 contributions
Van Gogh Alive
Oct 2020 • Solo
I had a great visit to Van Gogh Alive today at Birmingham Hippodrome. The atmosphere and music really added to the experience, it was great to see inside the theatre again but i felt slightly sad not to see her in all of her glory like in previous visits post covid. Staff very professional and courteous especially in the cafe. Slightly confusing in the cafe with the ordering system and having to press cash but I know that's not the fault of the theatre.
Written October 21, 2020
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Vivngeoff
Kidderminster, UK135 contributions
Good but. . .
Oct 2020
My husband and I visited the Van Gogh Alive Experience yesterday which we were really looking forward to as we had been to another Van Gogh exhibition (in a church in Leicester), in March which had been amazing.

We drove nearly an hour to get to the Theatre, arrived before 2pm, as planned, to give us time to grab a coffee and a bite in their café before going into the exhibition. We were directed to the third floor where we stood in the entrance of the café for more than 15 minutes being completely ignored by the waiter and waitress on duty. There were a few empty tables when we arrived, and even more became available as people left (who walked past us) as we waited and waited and waited. Eventually, as we no longer had enough time to be served by the inefficient staff even if they had allowed us in, we gave up and went to the exhibition.
After we left the Hippodrome, we went to the Café Milano Patisserie in the Arcadian centre, where we were welcomed by friendly, efficient staff and were quickly served excellent coffee and cakes. We will not try to use the Hippodrome’s café or restaurant again.

We thought the Hippodrome exhibition would be better than the previous one we had attended, but to be honest, we were disappointed. Whilst more of Van Gogh’s artwork was shown in the main area’s presentation, there was extremely limited seating for the 40-minute programme, and so many people allowed in that social distancing was practically impossible (see photo).

If you haven’t been to a Van Gogh exhibition before, it would be worth going, but as I said previously, we were disappointed by comparing it to Leicester who are still offering the Virtual Reality Experience which was truly outstanding!
Written October 21, 2020
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myfunnybones
614 contributions
Something different
Oct 2020 • Family
It was just wonderful to visit this theatre. There had clearly been a lot of thought put into the Vincent Van Gopgh show, the sunflower room and the photo opportunity to be in his painting The Bedroom. Whole thing was organised really well with one way system, with warm friendly staff. Thanks, I needed this visit. Music was a tad too loud, it hurt my ears and a bit more seating would have been great. Lots of visitors sat on the floor but I didn't fancy that.

Written October 18, 2020
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  • Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM