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Birmingham Hippodrome: A Visitor’s Guide

Ever since it opened in 1899, Birmingham Hippodrome has offered diverse entertainment in the form of pantomime, musicals, opera, comedy, dance and ballet.

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Popular with people who live in Birmingham, the hippodrome also attracts many visitors from further afield, eager to see the latest show to hit the stage.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Musicals At Birmingham Hippodrome

Mary Poppins, Beauty And The Beast and The Lion King have all appeared at Birmingham Hippodrome over the years. More recently, Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Mamma Mia and We Will Rock You have graced the hallowed stage.

Pantomimes At Birmingham Hippodrome

Hosting a series of seasonal classics, you will always find some feel-good fun in the Birmingham Hippodrome panto line-up.

Cinderella, Aladdin and Dick Whittington are among the all-time favourites, joined by classics such as Goldilocks And The Three Bears, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs and Jack And The Beanstalk.

Comedies At Birmingham Hippodrome

Many of the funniest people on the planet have performed at Birmingham Hippodrome over the years – Alan Carr, Jimmy Carr and Tim Minchin have all graced the stage.

Forthcoming events will feature comedy A-listers such as Romesh Ranganathan, Rob Beckett and Jack Dee.

Hotels Near Birmingham Hippodrome

Situated only 30 minutes away by car, The Westmead Hotel is the perfect place to stay when taking in a show at Birmingham Hippodrome.

Birmingham Hippodrome Opening Hours

Birmingham Hippodrome typically opens 6 days per week, with opening hours as follows:

Monday-Saturday: 10:00am-8:00pm

Sunday: Closed

The hippodrome closes at 6:00pm on non-performance days. Occasionally, the hippodrome will open on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays.

Parking At Birmingham Hippodrome

Birmingham Hippodrome doesn’t have its own parking. However, the nearest parking is at:

The Arcadian Centre, 41 Bromsgrove St, Birmingham, B5 6NU

Alternatively, there is an NCP car park which is around 5 minutes walk from the hippodrome:

NCP Horsefair Car Park, Bow Street, Birmingham, B1 1DW