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Each year we go beyond the main stage, creating performing arts experiences designed for hard to reach audiences and vulnerable communities of need – from young carers to families who rarely  engage with the arts, through a programme we call Hippodrome Plus. 


Last year we delivered 19,000 participation sessions and 51,000 people attended free performances and events through our outdoor and festival programme. 

Do you want to make a difference?  You can donate today to help Hippodrome Plus reach more people than ever before.

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We engage with over 5,000 school children annually through education projects both at the theatre and in schools.  Experiences range from curriculum themed workshops to theatre days to backstage tours and literacy weeks. 




We have a strong commitment to access for all here at Birmingham Hippodrome.  With your support, we can offer even more access related opportunities for our audiences, such as:

Reduced ticket prices: Around 25% of our patrons purchase tickets at a concession rate through education, audience development or access initiatives.

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 here.

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

Relaxed Performance: Now in its third year, this is a specially adapted performance of our annual pantomime created for people with autism, learning disabilities or sensory and communication disorders. Find out more 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.

We have a growing reputation for creating engaging and entertaining outdoor festivals - from the outdoor spectacular The Voyage in 2012, to our annual Summer in Southside festival through night-time Autumn Festivals. These events are always free for everyone to enjoy.

2015 sees the return of Summer in Southside with an entertaining jamboree of spectacular street performance in the Hippodrome Square and The Arcadian this summer. This is a FREE event for all on 29 & 30 August.   You can find out more here.

In September Birmingham Weekender will bring the city to life with music, dance, theatre, art, literature, food and fashion across the city centre. From 25 – 27 September, the city will be transformed  - this is a weekend not to miss! You can find out more here

Your support brings these kinds of artistic events to life, enabling thousands of audiences and families to experience the arts, many for the first time.


Donate online:
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Donate by text:

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

Send a donation by post:

Hippodrome Development Team
Birmingham Hippodrome
Hurst Street
B5 4TB

Or why not join one of our individual or corporate giving schemes?

For further information about supporting the theatre you can contact the Development Team at development@birminghamhippodrome.com or call us on 0844 338 5040

Thank you in advance for your support!


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