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Birmingham Hippodrome

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Address: Hurst Street | Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB, England
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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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Billy Elliot

Great location close to bars and restaurants. The circle restaurant is very good. A bit pricey but you can return to your table in the interval for dessert or coffee.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

musical was amazing. seating however made watching the show very uncomfortable to which I was at times so distracted by it that I missed parts of the show. My knees were pushing into the chair in front and literally no room either side of me. Fellow viewers also complained but I heard someone stating that you expect it at these... More 

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Great location close to bars and restaurants. The circle restaurant is very good. A bit pricey but you can return to your table in the interval for dessert or coffee.

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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A well set out theatre with some great shows, currently being Billy Elliot, which is well worth a visit. Only downside is it is too warm and makes sitting for long periods (and staying awake) a bit of an ask... Turn the heating down a degree please Hippodrome!

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Google maps struggled to find the Theatre but eventually signs helped! Well presented theatre with bars on each level which helped reduce queues. Drinks not unreasonable at £7.30 for a glass of red and a j2o. Restaurants also looked smart although we didn't eat in them. As an aside Billy Elliot was an excellent show!

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

From booking my tickets, to accessing seats with assistance, to the amazing show Billy Elliot that we saw I couldn't praise or thank Birmingham Hippodrome and their staff enough. Excellent experience

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Terrific show at a flawless pace. All performers were outstanding and wrapped us in a warm blanket of happiness despite the background of the harsh period when the pits were threatened with closure. Saw the show in London a few years ago and one disappointment was the increase in bad language since then. But we came out with smiles on... More 

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Shirley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Did not know what to expect. Absolutely superb Brilliant cast The scenery changes are simply amazing

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Billy Elliot this afternoon was fantastic. All aspects of the show were excellent. Theatre seemed well run and all staff were very friendly and helpful. Snacks were very pricey, £3 per bag, but that's often expected. Programme reasonably priced at £4. Theatre is very near to Birmingham New Street train station and the Bull Ring shopping centre, about a 5... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing production of BE, I love this theatre... always prefer the afternoon matinee performance... money very well spent!!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing service the staff were extremely helpful and could not do enough for you. I have no complaints about anything there we really enjoyed the whole experience.

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