Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham

Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham (must see)

Home of the Birmingham Royal Ballet, the Birmingham Hippodrome also hosts visiting operas and dance companies, and drama. It has an annual attendance of more than 600,000. It is the busiest venue for theatre in the country outside of London.

The first venue on the site was the "Tower of Varieties" in 1899. This effort ended in failure. The house was rebuilt as a variety theatre with the name "Tivoli." Finally, in 1903, it became "The Hippodrome." Today It is managed by the Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre Trust, a non-profit arts producing organization.

The Hippodrome currently has presented big productions, touring musicals, plays and children's theatre. The theatre was closed in March 2020 because of the pandemic but it reopened for the UK premiere of Total Immersion/Vincent Van Gogh, a major art event.

The City Council has approved a redevelopment of the theatre. There will be a new facade with a first floor terrace and an outdoor seating area.

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Birmingham Hippodrome on Map

Sight Name: Birmingham Hippodrome
Sight Location: Birmingham, England (See walking tours in Birmingham)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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