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Address: Hurst Street | Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB, England
Phone Number: +44 844 338 5000
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Birmingham Hippodrome is an independent, not-for-profit, registered...

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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Nutcracker Ballet

Stunning Show, fantastic dancers, sets, and musicians. Thoroughly enjoyed the performance. The theatre was beautiful only slight criticism was the knee room, I'm not particularly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stunning Show, fantastic dancers, sets, and musicians. Thoroughly enjoyed the performance. The theatre was beautiful only slight criticism was the knee room, I'm not particularly tall, but I found it quite cramped, we were sat in the upper dress circle.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

BRB ballet The Nutcracker was spectacular . Amazing scenery and special effects and costumes not to mention excellent dancing

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to a matinee of the Nutcracker, parked at Arcadian about 2 mins walk and £6 for the afternoon. The theatre was beautifully decorated for Christmas and the staff all so friendly and helpful. Seats very comfortable and had an excellent view in row O stalls. Absolutely loved the show, simply amazing, didn't want it to end!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Every year without a fail we attend the Birmingham Royal Ballet the Nutcracker . Each year we will always get our service from the Deli bar as the young lady who has been there since attending over the past 4 years has been spectacular! Her service and the ability to keep on smiling through out the show is something to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not sure whether this was my 4th or 5th visit to see "The Nutcracker" over the last 15 years. And what an excellent production. The stage seemed to be the best that I have seen it. My favourite theatre anywhere in the country, and already booked for "Billy Elliot", "Funny Girl" and "Miss Saigon" next year.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband nad I went to see the Nutcracker at Birmingham hippodrome last Friday. Superb production, great comfy seats..no complaint about the theatre at all. We were seated in the stalls so,upon arrival, we went to the stalls bar for a glass of prosecco and , we hoped to share a sandwich. The only sandwiches available are in the upstairs... More 

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Dolgellau, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a great performance of Mary Poppins, which the children loved, and the adults ;) The Hippodrome is great as a venue, with comfy areas to lounge and wait, as well as a great bar area. I hope it continues to do well, especially a building with such a rich history.

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Wolverhampton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wow! what an afternoon the matinee was truly magical this ballet is not to be missed. The venue was lovely easy access to toilets and refreshments. Brilliant seating in the stalls Refreshments were reasonably priced as were the programmes. Looks as if I will be returning over the next few months based upon the events they are running. Extremely enjoyable... More 

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Immingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

For a birthday treat we took our grandaughter to see The Nutcracker, at 6 she's ballet mad. It was her first visit to a ballet and I'm sure she'll remember it for a very long time. An excellent production enjoyed as much by the adults as the child. Excellent bar staff who on receiving an order for 3 glasses of... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great trip to see the Nutcracker. All of us had a great evening. The venue is spot on. Very clean, lots of access to food, drink and very comfortable during the waiting periods. Actually very good value to for a venue.

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