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Birmingham Hippodrome
Ranked #6 of 312 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 June 30, 2013

one of many trips to the Hippodrome this time to see the Lion king we will of course visit again whenever a show that appeals is being shown

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Reviewed June 25, 2013

I have grown up watching shows at this theatre (most recently: The Phantom of The Opera). I love this theatre!!!

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Reviewed June 22, 2013

Only been to the Hippodrome once but it was a very enjoyable experience. The theatre is modern with comfortable seating and no restricted view because the seats were tiered. The sound system was top notch. The performance was "Blood Brothers" which was again excellent, even though some of the parts were played by under study actors. Found the Coffee Room across the street a very nice place to have lunch before we went to the Hippodrome.

Thank Anne W
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BhamHipp, Public Relations Manager at Birmingham Hippodrome, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2013

Thanks for your review Anne, hope to see you back with us again soon!

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Reviewed June 20, 2013

I travel here from Manchester for concerts/ballet/opera and always leave 100% satisfied. My one and only gripe was that I once booked a front row seat in the circle and because I am quite petite, ended up with my bag behind my back so that I could see over the safety rail. Inside the venue are places from which you can buy snacks/drinks/meals but at the intervals, I go out to local shops to get ice creams/drinks simply because they are cheaper!

Thank lavasso
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BhamHipp, Public Relations Manager at Birmingham Hippodrome, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2013

Thank you for your lovely review.

We have noted your comments about row A in the Dress Circle and will make sure box office are aware to advise customers of a possible restriction if they are short.

Many thanks again.

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Reviewed June 19, 2013

It's easy to forgot what wonderful things you have on your doorstep as a city dweller but Birmingham Royal Ballet is most definitely not one to forget. A wonderful performance of Copellia, beautiful principle dancers and company. Highly recommend any of their productions.

Thank TiggerHS
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BhamHipp, Public Relations Manager at Birmingham Hippodrome, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2013

Thank you for your kind review, we are very proud to be the home of Birmingham Royal Ballet and it's great to hear you are too!

We hope to see you again soon.

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