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Birmingham Hippodrome

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Address: Hurst Street | Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB, England
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+44 844 338 5000
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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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I'm going to keep this short & sweet not been the hipperdrone since kids were little so daughters 30 now from booking the tickets to picking them up to getting coffees to seats... read more

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Birmingha
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I'm going to keep this short & sweet not been the hipperdrone since kids were little so daughters 30 now from booking the tickets to picking them up to getting coffees to seats to performance BRB cinderella one word brilliant won't be that long again#👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👍

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West Bromwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Let me start by saying I have never been to a theatre before WOW what an experience I totally loved it . A lovely venue, great view great seats great show I will definitely be going again

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family spoiled me for a milestone birthday with a matinee performance by BRB, in Bham of Cinderella. Expectations were high as the BRB always delivers but this one was truly breathtaking... the scenery, dance, stunning costumes & the wonderful addition of the pre-performance tours to see costumes, make-up, with a thoroughly-enthralling talk about how the company operates,tours & manages... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great experience at the Hip, we arrived early had some drinks and seated in the centre for the show. Lighting and audio spot on. Staff helpful and polite. Booked for next month online which was also easy to do, no fuss and tickets for pick up. Rate this establishment for its traditional sense.

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Thank Troy C
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Iv been the hippodrome plenty of times and i love all the shows they put on. Staff always seem friendly. wide range of drinks and food. My only problem is im very tall and there hardly any leg room in the seats my knees push up against the chair infront. So if your tall like me get a Isle seat.... More 

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Thank Katelil
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Outstanding show, lovely theatre. Drinks/food a little pricey best to take your own! Highly recommend both

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw "Red Shoes" on Saturday and it was brilliant. This is an outstanding theatre, we have been going there for many, many years. Some of them with a family member in a wheelchair. The staff are always helpful and friendly, you really feel that they are pleased to see you. I would recommend "Middle Circle" seats, a good compromise between... More 

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Thank John M
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been to the Hippodrome quite a few times. It is always a great experience. Memorable performances include Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with the flying car. Makes you feel like a kid again. A recent show watched is the ballet performance, The Nutcracker, a Christmas favourite. The dancers were mesmerising. The night performances are more expensive so if you want to... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Another wonderful production from Matthew Bourne at Birmingham Hippodrome. Cleverly staged, stirring music, magical lighting effects and the usual excellent, energetic professionalism of the dancers. Not to be missed.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went at Christmas with my 8 year old son to watch Dick Wittington. It was an enjoyable evening. It was full but did not feel to busy before going in. The drinks were very expensive but I suppose this is to be expected. Overall it was a great night out and my son enjoyed the show.

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