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Birmingham Hippodrome

Hurst Street | Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB, England
+44 844 338 5000
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Red Shoes and Red Faces!

We decided to eat in the restaurant as we usually do as it is really the only way. We arrived at... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Geoff C
Hinckley Leicestershire
Red shoes

Went to see this show and it was amazing. Brilliant performance by all dancers involved. The... read more

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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

We decided to eat in the restaurant as we usually do as it is really the only way. We arrived at 5.45 the appointed time when the restaurant was just opening. However at 6.10 we were still waiting to be served and eventually went to...More

Thank Geoff C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went to see this show and it was amazing. Brilliant performance by all dancers involved. The hippodrome is a great venue which I've been to on many occasions along with the Patrick centre, staff were professional n welcoming.

Thank R F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely theatre- good view wherever you sit. The Red Shoes was fantastic. Music and performance excellent. I will certainly visit the Hippodrome theatre again.

Thank janeydWales
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First visit to The Hippodrome, a great modern venue with good access and lots of bars and restaurants nearby. Bit of queue for the bars within the theatre however. Order early. Excellent legroom in the auditorium (stalls)

Thank Kathryn R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have been here many many times and always look forward to going. They have a fantastic selection of shows all year round catering for all theatrical tastes. Costs are reasonable and in line with any city theatre. The venue is always smart and clean...More

Thank Emma B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Up to Birmingham last week to see Matthew Bourne's ballet, The Red Shoes and what a joy that was! The choreography, lighting, set design and staging were superb. The only drawback with this company is that they use pre-recorded music to accompany the ballet but...More

Thank CalBristol
Reviewed 2 days ago

Matthew Bourne's Red Shoes was the most amazing ballet production. I've seen several of his works but this blew my mind. The concept, the set, music, the choreography, the cast - everything was exceptional. It's moved on from Brum now but catch it wherever it...More

Thank Tony H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Once again I visited the Birmingham Hippodrome . This time with my sister . It is always a pleasure to go to the Hippodrome. Pleasant surroundings, lovely welcoming staff and always great shows This time it was the Matthew Bourne ballet Red shoes . What...More

Thank CoventryHolidaygal
Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed our pre-theatre meal very much and the ballet, although not amazing, was enjoyable. However it was spoiled by the cold temperature in the auditorium. The cold air was blasting at us in the first row of the circle, enough to blow my hair...More

Thank joboy2016
Reviewed 3 days ago

I took my friend for her birthday to see the red shoes . We ate in the restaurant prior to the performance which was thoroughly delightful. The performance was excellent and all the staff from the ushers to the waiting staff were all helpful and...More

Thank Joyful1963
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ruth r
8 April 2017|
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Response from Marc L | Reviewed this property |
I'd say either, i personally prefer the lower the circle thinks you get a great view.
Kay W
18 March 2017|
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Response from Tony864 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are car parks within fit walking distance.