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“Best theatre I've been to!”

Birmingham Hippodrome
Ranked #3 of 293 things to do in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed December 11, 2012

This was our first visit to the theatre and we were very impressed! Went to see Cinderella ballet and the whole setup was stunning.

The theatre lobby and entrance is modern, well laid out and clean. The theatre itself is looked after well, open spaced and welcoming. The chairs were comfy too. They have great range of facilities inside. I've been to most of the theatres in Birmingham, and this is by far the best one I've been too.

We look forward to returning again in the future.

Thank B11UP
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Reviewed December 7, 2012

We enjoy this venue immensely. It is the home of the Birmingham Royal Ballet and we have just seen their offering of Cinderella which is world class. This is typical of the quality of shows offered here. A couple of weeks ago, we saw La Boheme by the Welsh National Opera Company. Once again this was a well produced show with a precis of the lyrics - translated into English - on a discreet electronic board above the stage. The theatre appeals to most tastes from pantomime to musicals and much more. There is a very good 'Circle' restaurant (at Circle level) at the front of the theatre. Patrons can dine here before the show and come back to their tables at the interval for their puddings or to finish their wine et cetera - excellent. There is also a dedicated restaurant in the adjacent side street offering similar facilities.

Thank BuddyRedditch
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

The ballet was absolutely stunning, we arrived at 12pm to book the 1pm show only to be told that there were not 2 seats together however we could have stand alone chairs on the wheelchair ramp.
These were like VIP seats in our own secluded area.

Thank colandcal
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Reviewed December 4, 2012 via mobile

I have been at least 10 times and all the shows there are brilliant the atmosphere just being there is superb. The only problem is the cost of the drinks and food which Im sure most people are aware of when going to a theater

Thank Gemma-and-Phill
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Reviewed November 28, 2012

everything about this place is just outstanding. not a lot i can say it speaks for itself. Wonderful incredible.

Thank gillien g
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