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Birmingham Hippodrome prides itself on the work it undertakes with young people and the community - an area we call Hippodrome Plus.  Beyond the busy main stage programme thousands of people enjoy the very best in free performances and access events, with hundreds of opportunities for schools and colleges - all delivering the best possible live theatre experience.

Our fundraising efforts are focused on expanding this valuable programme. As an unsubsidised, independent charity, we hope that with your help, and with the generous support of our patrons and other partners, we can keep creating many meaningful opportunities for thousands of people in the Midlands and beyond.

Birmingham Hippodrome is delighted to have been chosen as a recipient of Arts Council England’s Catalyst Arts Award. For a limited period only, donations received from individuals will be automatically doubled by the scheme - making your money go even further!

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We engage with over 5,000 school children annually through education projects both at the theatre and in schools, usually with a performance element or visit to a show included.  Experiences include workshops - show related or curicculum based, literacy weeks, theatre days and backstage tours. 



Reduced ticket prices: Around 25% of our patrons purchase tickets at a concession rate through education, audience development or access initiatives.  These include those aged 16 and under, full-time students, patrons aged 60+, disabled patrons, benefits claimants and group bookers.

Assisted performances (captioned, signed and audio-described): Almost every show is made accessible to all by the facilities used for our captioned, signed and audio described performances. Find more information here.

Touch tours: We take visually impaired patrons backstage giving them the opportunity to explore the set, props and costumes with the aid of a theatre guide. Find more information here.

Relaxed Performance: A specially adapted performance of pantomime created for people with autism, learning disabilities or sensory and communication disorders. Find out more information here.


Our role of presenting the best in arts and entertainment isn’t limited to the main stage.  We are committed to providing theatrical experiences in a range of outdoor and unusual settings, whether this is in our foyers, within the Southside area, or further afield across the city

Following on from the successful performances of The Voyage in 2012 as part of the Cultural Olympiad, summer 2013 saw two fabulous outdoor festivals - Summer in Southside, 4 Squares Weekender and our Autumn Festival Illuminate.

CLICK HERE to watch what it's all about!


Donate online:
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Donate by text:

Text HIPP14 £10 to 70070 (£10 = example donation amount)

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Hippodrome Development
Birmingham Hippodrome
Hurst Street
B5 4TB

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For further information about supporting the theatre email Eve Smith at evesmith@birminghamhippodrome.com or call us on 0844 338 5040

Thank you in advance for your support!


“Today we went to Birmingham Hippodrome for an educational trip . I did enjoy the experience because it was interesting to learn different things on and off stage.”  Becky


"I really enjoyed the trip this morning. The best parts for me were going onto the stage, going in the dressing room and just looking around the Hippodrome. Thank you for showing us around." Gurpreet


"Thank you for welcoming us to the Hippodrome and for showing us how the sound and lights work backstage. Thank you also for showing us some of the props and dressing rooms. I couldn’t imagine how actors cope with everyone looking at them, so many faces. I might decide to do that one day." Bilal 

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