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Birmingham Hippodrome

Hurst Street | Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB, England
+44 844 338 5000
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Visited to see Sleeping Beauty ballet performance and thought the theatre was great. The staff on... read more

Reviewed yesterday
lilmis_sunshine
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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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Long awaited birthday present

Wicked at the Hippodrome was spectacular..... my words fail me. The atmosphere the build up and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
molemcfall73
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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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Hurst Street | Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited to see Sleeping Beauty ballet performance and thought the theatre was great. The staff on the night were very helpful and friendly, great atmosphere and the ballet was superb.

Thank lilmis_sunshine
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wicked at the Hippodrome was spectacular..... my words fail me. The atmosphere the build up and the actual performance was absolutely out of this world. The Hippodrome brought back a lot of childhood memories for me and for my Daughter. Staff in all areas where...More

Thank molemcfall73
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a beautiful building, we came to watch the filming of B.G.T but we're taken aback of how beautiful the theatre is. We need to come back to see a stage show as we were seated in the gods and still felt like we had...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Absolutely love the Hippodrome! Have been going to see the Christmas panto for the last 3 years! Decent parking around after 6pm. The place itself looks nice as well, good location, near the China town area in Birmingham city centre. Staff are very helpful and...More

Thank Jayyy93
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited to see Wicked with my daughter for a birthday surprise. Very well organised to get people inside quickly and safely. The decor is impressive and the staff friendly and efficient. Our seats were extremely good thanks to a veery helpful booking operator direct with...More

Thank Vicki D
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Reviewed 5 days ago

So lucky to have this venue 20 miles down the road. We have seen some great shows here down the years including Miss Saigon, Cats and this weekend Wicked (for the second time). Staff are always friendly, it is never a chore to get a...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I’ve been coming here for many years since I was a child and it never fails to impress me. There is a wonderful feeling of modernism and traditionalism that appeals to all.

Thank Helen S
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I enjoyed my visit and hope to return very soon and will take my family next time I visit so thank you

Thank markclark471
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went here to see wicked have no bad comments to make . The theatre was clean ,well managed . Would definately return

Thank themidds
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Reviewed 6 days ago

What a show hippodrome did it proud, with the set, music and lighting. We had the tickets for over a year and was so looking forward to this west end show. We had fantastic seats for my disabled wheelchair-bound mother and my daughter in row...More

Thank heypippa
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I don’t think so just the seat moves up and down.
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Stacey C
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I'm 5' 10 " tall. I found I had to splay my legs around the curve of the seat in the row in front of me, almost touching people to the left & right. I got chatting to a father & son to the left of me. After the 1st... More
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Ming Moon is an all you can eat Chinese buffet about a 3 minute walk away. Very fancy inside with live piano bar music and the food is delicious with so much variety! I'm not usually a fan of buffets but would definitely... More
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