This is a past event and is currently no longer running.


Hit the Ode is a unique performance poetry night bringing world-class spoken word artists to the heart of Birmingham.

For one night only, Inua Ellams’ R.A.P Party stages a takeover. A nostalgic, no-clutter, no fuss, straight-up evening of hip hop inspired poems and favourite hip hop songs, come chill and listen to what some of the most eloquent, current spoken word poets have to say.

This event features: affiejam, Roy MacFarlane, Jodi Ann Bickley, Tapiwa Mugabe, Hannah Davies, Bodhan Piasecki, Candice Nembhard, Ayo Wrote, Amara Ranger, Inua Ellams and Theresa Lola.

Hit the Ode is presented by Apples and Snakes, England’s leading spoken word poetry organisation.

This event is presented as part of B-SIDE Hip-Hop Festival, Birmingham Hippodrome’s FREE annual festival, running from Fri 3 – Sun 12 May. Expect dance battles, high-energy workshops, graffiti artists, live music and DJ sets. Find out more.

The Patrick Studio is easily accessible from our Thorp St entrance or from Level 3 inside the theatre.

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Tickets £5

Prices and discounts subject to change, a 6% transaction charge may still apply for some productions in 2019/20 see terms and conditions, postage from £1.50.

Running Time

Approximately 2 hours, without an interval

Age guidance


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Discounts & Concessions

There are no concessions available for this performance.

Food & Drink

Coffee Bar

Our Coffee Bar is open all day for Quarter Horse barista coffee and a quick and tasty bite to eat.

Our Bars

You’ll receive a warm welcome at our Foyer Bars, conveniently positioned for both Stalls and Circle levels.


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