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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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The magic of theatre..

Today I had the pleasure of watching the Birmingham Royal Ballet preform one of my favourite ballets The Nutcracker. Safe to say i was not let down, for me personally its... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Today I had the pleasure of watching the Birmingham Royal Ballet preform one of my favourite ballets The Nutcracker. Safe to say i was not let down, for me personally its definitely worth a watch for all the family! My husband and I really enjoyed the show! The Hippodrome theatre it self is very accommodating, the staff are wonderful and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A lovely theatre, where we've seen some fantastic shows. The staff are always helpful and it is very well organised- the queues for food and the toilet are never too long . An impressive theatre.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago 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 2 days ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

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 3 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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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