We are thrilled to announce that Birmingham Hippodrome are a finalist for the Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence. 

These awards celebrate businesses and tourism across England who have exceeded expectations and delivered excellence across the country. Championing the very best of England’s tourism industry, the awards celebrate quality, innovation and best practice.

We were shortlisted for the National Awards after winning the Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award at the inaugural West Midlands Tourism Awards in February.

We were recognised for our vast ranging work to make the venue accessible and inclusive, from a full programme of access and relaxed performances, to ensuring accessibly priced tickets for productions, working to encourage attendance from schools and communities with low social engagement, and partnering with many of the cities diverse festivals.

After winning the West Midlands Tourism Award back in February, Fiona Allan, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Birmingham Hippodrome said: “Everyone in the team works so hard to make the Hippodrome a welcoming and inclusive environment for all our visitors, so I am extremely proud to see this recognised.

“Over the past three years we have put significant energy and investment into ensuring that the Hippodrome is open all day long, offering a range of free and low cost cultural experiences for visitors. Our ambition is to be recognised as a creative and cultural hub that supports many of the region’s most exciting artists and companies, and attracts daytime visitors as well as evening theatre goers.

“This award is a terrific endorsement of all our efforts to make Birmingham Hippodrome a destination that appeals to people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds, and to embed the principles of accessibility and inclusion across everything we do.”

The 2020 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence event will be streamed live at visitengland.org and on YouTube channel: VisitEnglandBiz on 17 August from 19:00 – 21:00.