Birmingham Hippodrome has today (Thursday 28 March) announced that over £27,000 has been raised through their recent Hippodrome Unlocked fundraising campaign. This total surpassed their target of £20,000, which will increase access to theatre for young people in the West Midlands.

The campaign was part of the national Big Give Arts for Impact fundraising challenge which ran for a week from Tuesday 19 March. The funds raised will enable the Hippodrome to offer over 200 young people the opportunity to develop their creative talents, confidence and leaderships skills through creative workshops in local communities and at the Hippodrome, alongside access to world-class performances on the Hippodrome main stage.

Judith Greenburgh, Head of Fundraising and Development at Birmingham Hippodrome said: “A huge thank you to everyone who generously donated towards our Hippodrome Unlocked campaign. We are committed to becoming the most accessible venue in the UK and these vital funds will help give more than 200 young people across the West Midlands a chance to experience theatre and new opportunities. We would also like to thank our charity champion Creative Futures Fund, Hortons Social Purpose Committee and The Grimmitt Trust for their support.”

Read more about Birmingham Hippodrome’s work with young people and communities here.