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Birmingham Hippodrome

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Address: Hurst Street | Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB, England
Phone Number: +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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My granddaughters first ballet experience

My 7 year old granddaughter sat enthralled for 2 hours which has never been known before. Beautiful performance, stunning costumes and set. Looking forward to other productions

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My 7 year old granddaughter sat enthralled for 2 hours which has never been known before. Beautiful performance, stunning costumes and set. Looking forward to other productions

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have never been to the ballet before and I really enjoyed the nutcracker I did not know what to expect there was a story to it and the scenery and special effects and costumes were wonderfull it was lovely to see a full orchestra that played the music beautifully and last but not least the dancers were superb I... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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Went to see the Nutcracker as my wife had been bought tickets for her birthday. I am not a ballet fan but even I found it an amazing and absorbing experience. The sets were breathtaking and the whole performance moved slickly along with a variety of scenarios. The theatre is smart and modern and an excellent venue - be prepared... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the hippodrome many times and it never disappoints! Watched the nutcracker last night and it was truly brilliant! A very magical performance. Drinks slightly pricey but lively venue and helpful staff. Well worth a visit.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked to see the Christmas nutcracker and it was superb, a wonderful Christmas ballet which was presented so well and we followed the story easily ( this was our first ballet) The hippodrome is a wonderful venue, lovely helpful staff, comfortable seating and great views. Highly recommend seeing.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stunning Show, fantastic dancers, sets, and musicians. Thoroughly enjoyed the performance. The theatre was beautiful only slight criticism was the knee room, I'm not particularly tall, but I found it quite cramped, we were sat in the upper dress circle.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

BRB ballet The Nutcracker was spectacular . Amazing scenery and special effects and costumes not to mention excellent dancing

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went to a matinee of the Nutcracker, parked at Arcadian about 2 mins walk and £6 for the afternoon. The theatre was beautifully decorated for Christmas and the staff all so friendly and helpful. Seats very comfortable and had an excellent view in row O stalls. Absolutely loved the show, simply amazing, didn't want it to end!

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Every year without a fail we attend the Birmingham Royal Ballet the Nutcracker . Each year we will always get our service from the Deli bar as the young lady who has been there since attending over the past 4 years has been spectacular! Her service and the ability to keep on smiling through out the show is something to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not sure whether this was my 4th or 5th visit to see "The Nutcracker" over the last 15 years. And what an excellent production. The stage seemed to be the best that I have seen it. My favourite theatre anywhere in the country, and already booked for "Billy Elliot", "Funny Girl" and "Miss Saigon" next year.

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