Birmingham Hippodrome is the UK’s most popular single auditorium theatre welcoming, on average, over 500,000 visitors every year.
We offer a mixed programme of nearly 400 performances, featuring touring musicals, world-class ballet and opera, drama and comedy, international dance and the world’s biggest Pantomime. Our space also houses the 200-seat Patrick Centre, extensive events facilities, and a restaurant.
Our resident partners are Birmingham Royal Ballet and DanceXchange, we present all of Welsh National Opera’s repertoire and were founding co-producers of the award-winning International Dance Festival. Alongside The Lowry and Sadler’s Wells we are also proud to be part of The Movement, a dance producing partnership.
As one of the most successful and popular theatres in the world, we are perfectly placed, with our numerous partners, to expand our reach, deepen engagement and make a big difference to people’s lives. Our Hippodrome CREATIVE programme offers outstanding opportunities in schools and colleges and across the community, as well as bringing to life spectacular outdoor events.
Run by a board of voluntary trustees, we are an independent charity with no revenue funding from public sources. We frequently invest in projects alongside Arts Council England and with Birmingham City Council. Generous support is received from the business community through sponsorship and other partnerships; from individuals through donations and memberships; and from grant-making Trusts for special programming and infrastructure projects. As a major employer in the region we also play a leading role in the Southside Business Improvement District.
Our vision is of a vibrant world-class Birmingham arts scene with the Hippodrome centre stage.
Hurst Street, Birmingham, B5 4TB, England, West Midlands26 June 2018 until 30 June 2018Type: EntertainmentLove at first dance, forbidden passions, dangerous secrets and star-crossed fate combine in this exhilarating classic ballet.
Hurst Street, Birmingham, B5 4TB, England, West Midlands3 July 2018 until 8 August 2018Type: EntertainmentMatilda is an extraordinary girl with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind whose talents are constantly belittled by her cruel parents and headmistress.
Hurst Street, Birmingham, B5 4TB, England, West Midlands11 September 2018 until 15 September 2018Type: EntertainmentRhythmically blending explosive dance with the hits of India’s most iconic composers, Taj Express is brought to life by the stars of Bollywood cinema and its greatest musicians live on stage.
Hurst Street, Birmingham, B5 4TB, England, West Midlands19 September 2018 until 22 September 2018Type: EntertainmentScotland’s biggest comedy export, Kevin Bridges, is back with his hotly anticipated 2018 tour: Brand New.
Hurst Street, Birmingham, B5 4TB, England, West Midlands10 October 2018 until 26 October 2018Type: EntertainmentBased on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness.
Hurst Street, Birmingham, B5 4TB, England, West Midlands23 November 2018 until 13 December 2018Type: EntertainmentJoin young Clara as she is swept away into an enchanting winter wonderland of dancing snowflakes and a Sugar Plum Fairy.
Hurst Street, Birmingham, B5 4TB, England, West Midlands19 December 2018 until 27 January 2019Type: EntertainmentWith Matt Slack as Smee, Hippodrome audiences can be sure a swashbuckling panto filled with barrels of laughter, amazing flying effects and a trip to Neverland they will treasure.