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“Aladdin - Christmas pantomime”
Review of Bristol Hippodrome

Bristol Hippodrome
Ranked #22 of 211 things to do in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 26 December 2012

Disappointed in this year's pantomime, we have been for the last 3 years but this was not up to the same standard in our opinion. Flawless were absolutely amazing though and totally made the performance for me, whilst Josie was so bad it was hilarious. The seats are incredibly uncomfortable and after sitting for this length of time my legs were numb. There is little room and the seats are barely padded. For the amount of money it cost for our family we didnt think it worth it and will not be going next year.

2  Thank Wizzy_10
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Reviewed 8 December 2012

Me & my daughter just been to watch the afternoon pantomime at the Hippodrome.
We had an amazing time, the performance was 1st class all the cast & dancers were fantastic.
The facilities were clean, and the staff were friendly and helpful.
Would recommend anyone of all ages to visit.

Thank michrees
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Reviewed 5 November 2012

The Hippodrome puts on excellent shows, and must be one of the top entertainment spots in the West - from the Phantom to Lion King - you couldn't want better. Their care of people with disabilities is also excellent, from bllind, deaf, and those with mobility problems, nothing seems to be too much trouble.

Thank John R
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Reviewed 27 October 2012

As other reviewers have stated, this theatre benefits from some fantastic shows, we went to see the Lion King which was absolutely excellent with amazing costumes and stage lighting, however our experience was spoilt by the totally abysmal seating which for this day and age is whoefully unacceptable.
Having my knees jammed against the seat in front for an hour and a half was really quite painful for me and my partner as we are both over 6ft. What compounds the problem is the opera glasses holder mounted on the back of the seat in front which dug into my knee further and had to be covered with a scarf to give some sort of padding.
Trying to enjoy the show when you can't wait for the interval to stand up I feel is spoiling the whole experience and paying over £50 to be squeezed in like kippers is disappointing.
The seats themselves are very uncomfortable and clearly have had no form of refurbishment for a considerable time, clearly a case of the owners taking no interest in customer comfort.

Overall its a very poor theatre in terms of seating, but wonderful in terms of entertainment so if you don't mind sitting in pain bearly able to move for hours then its a great place to go. If you enjoy having more than 1inch of legroom then perhaps better to go elsewhere.

8  Thank monteeymark
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Reviewed 16 October 2012

The Hippodrome has some amazing productions show there and the architecture is very interesting. The seats however are awful. Upper Circle basically have wood with red fabric covering them and the acoustics are always off up there as well.

6  Thank Gemma M
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