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Birmingham Hippodrome

Hurst Street | Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB, England
+44 844 338 5000
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Best panto ever

Saw Dick Whittington yesterday. Best panto by far I've ever seen and we go every year. Knew it'd be... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2016
Catherine C
Daventry, United Kingdom
via mobile

Went to see Dick Whittington on opening day of this years Panto. It was, amazing. All of the cast... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2016
Dawn W
West Midlands
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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 23 December 2016 via mobile

Saw Dick Whittington yesterday. Best panto by far I've ever seen and we go every year. Knew it'd be wonderful as am a huge John Barrowman fan and he was amazing as always, but the rest of the cast were fantastic too, especially Matt Slack....More

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Reviewed 22 December 2016

Went to see Dick Whittington on opening day of this years Panto. It was, amazing. All of the cast were fantastic, still laughing now. The special effect's were out of the world. John Barrowman...what a voice... The Krankies ....Hilarious .... Steve McFadden .... Brill.. Jodie...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Saw Dick Whittington yesterday with the family. Amazing production with a superb cast and lots of laughs all the way through. Hilarious couldn't stop laughing. Amazing set well worth the ticket price. Will now go to this Panto every year

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Reviewed 19 December 2016

I'm a bit of a theatre snob and celebrity pantos aren't my scene - this got tacked on to a visit to the Christmas Market because my wife is an admirer of John Barrowman. All that said I thought this was a really smashing show....More

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Reviewed 14 December 2016

Birmingham Hippodrome is an excellent theatre, spacious reception areas on all levels. The seating we had in the middle circle gave us a splendid view of the stage and dancers. A wonderful Ballet to start the festive season. Roll on the Pantomime...

1  Thank 186402Jill
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Attended an excellent performance of The Nutcracker this afternoon - an absolute joy as always. We took advantage of the theatre's free wheelchair service for my mum who is 97 with Parkinson's - the staff couldn't have been more helpful, even offering, after the performance,...More

Thank Rose T
Reviewed 13 December 2016

My first time at the Hippodrome was a matinee of The Nutcracker. The ballet was excellent and the theatre was beautifully lit and decorated to complement the production.

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Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Been here many times. Friendly and helpful staff. Clean, well maintained. Organised and professional feel. Expensive food and drinks but can take your own

Thank ktslg
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Fantastic. Really dramatic. Loved it. Great dancing, the music, the costumes and the sets. The theatre is nice. Seats were comfortable. Car parking nearby. Staff helpful. Food available. Suitable for wheelchairs. If you like ballet you must go and see this.

Thank Penny W
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Definitely the best way to put yourself in a Christmasey mood. Amazing dancers, fantastic set and orchestra. Most of our group had never been to a ballet before and were a little dubious. However at the end of the performance they were all converted and...More

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ruth r
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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.
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18 March 2017|
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Response from Tony864 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are car parks within fit walking distance.