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Birmingham Hippodrome

Hurst Street | Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB, England
+44 844 338 5000
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What a great theatre - first time visit

The place you can tell has been invested in to make it look modern inside but keep the character of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Phil D
Warwick, United Kingdom
Great theatre

A wonderful venue with a great choice of shows. There is a restaurant, a bar and a cafe for pre and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sue K
Hinckley, 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
+44 844 338 5000
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Reviewed yesterday

The place you can tell has been invested in to make it look modern inside but keep the character of the venue. Bars on most levels - and toilets- and accessible lifts for all areas. We saw The Carole King Musical here which was also...More

Thank Phil D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A wonderful venue with a great choice of shows. There is a restaurant, a bar and a cafe for pre and after show food and drinks

Thank Sue K
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fantastic show. Superb singing and what a joy to have a proper orchestra playing. Makes a huge difference. Keep music live and keep musicians in work.

Thank Audrey D
Reviewed 5 days ago

A manager who listens and cares about his patrons----MR ANDY HANNON . As regular visitors to the theatre ( our favourite retirement activity) we were dismayed last week to find issues with the availability of the disabled toilets which caused issues for the two blind...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had tickets for the Wednesday matinee and thoroughly enjoyed the performance of Sunset Boulevarde. The musicians led by Adrian Kirk were wonderful and the sound was great. Ria Jones as Norma Desmond and Danny Mac as Joe were great but I was captivated by...More

Thank Jackie K
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have had two great nights here in under a week! Two great touring West End Musicals in a great setting, friendly staff and a quick turnaround at the bar :)

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant visit. John barrowman and crew brilliant. Old theatre great place. Old fashioned feel to the place.

Thank Anitatatata
Reviewed 1 week ago

Welsh National Opera production: excellent in every respect - very reasonable seat prices. The only thing that spoiled our enjoyment was members of the audience arriving late noisily!

Thank rimsky12
Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw Beautiful last night, another outstanding performance shown in Birmingham. The Hippodrome is a lovely theatre, staff extremely helpful, ample 'facilities' . The only drawback we find is trying to get hubby and his wheelchair into one of the two lifts to exit as they...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Hippodrome to see the show Beautiful. I had to show my handbag for security which was fine and directed down stairs for the stalls There is a bar, service was quite slow not enough bar persons the que was quite long. The...More

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Response from PhilippaIsabelle | Reviewed this property |
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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Response from Dibbydiv | Reviewed this property |
It would be quicker to walk over to the train station as roadworks will hindered your taxi journey time based on the one way system in operation due to city centre regeneration ......