Birmingham Hippodrome

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  • Address: Hurst St, Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB, United Kingdom, B5 4TB
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +44-8443385000
  • Fax: +44-01216893031
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Entertainment, Ballet, Performance, Family And Kids, Social, Music And Show Venues, Food And Dining, Restaurants

Welcome to the Birmingham Hippodrome- the busiest theatre in the United Kingdom! It is best known as the home stage of the renowned Birmingham Royal Ballet, but it also stages some fantastic productions from around the world, be it an opera company, a glitzy West End theatre production or even a hilarious comedy.

The Birmingham Hippodrome has been around since 1895, but after undergoing major renovations in 2001, it now sees an annual attendance of over 600,000 people. It has seen some of the most famous theatre productions in recent times, including Wicked, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Lion King, Mary Poppins and We Will Rock You, to name just a few. It also hosts dance troupes from all over Europe, not to mention musicals and media events as well.

The Birmingham Hippodrome also hosts free outdoor performances from time to time, which includes a range of exciting theatre, music, dance and circus performances.

If you book a ticket for an opera performance, you are entitled to a free pre performance talk which gives you an expert introduction to the world of opera, giving you everything you need to enjoy the show.

The Hippodrome is the first theatre in the UK to be registered to ISO 14001, an international standard for Environmental Management Systems, which makes it one of the most eco-friendly attractions in the country.

To put it in a nutshell, the Birmingham Hippodrome is the one stop where all performing artists are dying to play in United Kingdom. Check out the schedule and book your ticket for your favourite production today, and prepare yourself for one enchanting evening. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Birmingham itinerary 1 day.

  • You can find out everything you want to know about the show you’ve just watched by asking the cast and creative team themselves. All you have to do is turn up after the performance.
  • To get the best view of a theatrical performance, try booking seats a few rows behind the front row.
  • Instead of parking on the adjacent street, use the Arcadian Car Park, directly opposite the Hippodrome, as it is much safer and has easy access to the theatre.
  • For a truly spectacular experience, you can avail of the Hippodrome’s many theatre packages, which include VIP, Stage Side and Royal Box seating arrangements and a scrumptious meal.
  • Private dining is available for parties exceeding ten people.
  • Don’t worry about spending on refreshments once inside the Hippodrome, as the food and drink is quite reasonably priced.
  • If the food inside the Hippodrome doesn’t satisfy you, try out one of the numerous restaurants nearby.
  • Public Transport: On exiting Moor Street station, use the crossing on the left hand side, rather than the one to the right, and cross over the road towards the Bullring. Follow the road around to the right and walk underneath the underpass. On exiting the underpass, keep walking straight down the road past an entrance to the Bullring and Debenhams on your left hand side. Walk straight down to the traffic lights. Turn left here, crossing Smallbrook Queensway and onto Hurst Street. One hundred yards on the right side is the theatre. Distance approximately 0.5 miles, 10 minute walk.

  • Ticket prices at the Birmingham Hippodrome vary according to the various events.

  • The Birmingham Hippodrome hosts many live events, both indoor and outdoor.

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  • Birmingham Hippodrome Address: Hurst St, Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB, United Kingdom, B5 4TB
  • Birmingham Hippodrome Contact Number: +44-8443385000
  • Birmingham Hippodrome Timing: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Birmingham Hippodrome Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Birmingham Hippodrome(preferred time): 04:00 pm - 08:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Birmingham Hippodrome: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 50.63% of people who visit Birmingham include Birmingham Hippodrome in their plan

  • 56.07% of people start their Birmingham Hippodrome visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Birmingham Hippodrome

Monday, Thursday and Friday

51.89% of people prefer walking in order to reach Birmingham Hippodrome

People normally club together Birmingham Back To Backs and Library Of Birmingham while planning their visit to Birmingham Hippodrome.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • We saw a show in September 2018 at the Hippodrome - it is very convenient to Birmingham New Street so we traveled in by train, which was handy. We also ate in "China town" afterwards which was enjoyable. Overall we enjoyed the experience so I would recommend the Hippodrome to anyone looking for an enjoyable night out!

  • We went to see the Full Monty today. Excellent show. I took my two invalid friends, one of the staff kindly brought two glasses of water for them to take their medication once seated. Fabulous customer service.

  • We had such a brilliant time here watching Matilda. It was easy to get to and close to the train station. The seats are comfy and roomy and the bars are organised during interval. The staff are super helpful.we can't wait to go back.

  • The theatre itself is great. Wonderfully decorated and delightful to be around. However, the gender neutral toilets probably need a re-think. It's a great idea, but not great execution. My mum had to walk past a row of urinals to wash and dry her hands. Just cubicles would be better. The restaurant looks great and the bars serve quickly. A bit expensive, but perhaps that's to be expected.

  • Saw the Nutcracker again yesterday and was fantastic as usual. Only thing that concerns me is the gender neutral toilets on the middle floor. I would recommended using the single sex ones in the stalls if like me it disturbs you a bit.

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