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 to perform alongside open micers.

This month’s unmissable Hit the Ode marks the long awaited return to live poetry performances. Our brilliant big brummy line-up features sets from the multi-lingual Bohdan Piasecki, performance powerhouse Jasmine Gardosi, poet and playwright Nafeesa Hamidand, poetic producer Jess May Davies and poet and actor, Lexia Tomlinson.

Featuring guest host Steve “PolarBear” Camden and guest Dj sets from the Birmingham Poet Laureate Casey Bailey.

Wish to share your own work on stage? Sign up on the night from 7pm – 7.30pm to enter your name into the open mic lucky dip draw – 10 slots up for grabs, maximum 3 minutes each, selected at random – what have you got to lose?


£5 in advance, £8 on the door

Prices and discounts subject to change

Running Time

2 hours and 15 minutes

Age guidance




Discounts & Concessions


We offer a range of discounts and concessions to enable everyone to enjoy an affordable visit to Birmingham Hippodrome.


£2.50 tickets in all seating areas.
2-for-1 for disabled patrons who require the service/support of a companion.

CLICK HERE for more information on our Access Performances


Discounts and Concessions are offered subject to availability at the discretion of the Information and Sales Manager. Top three price bands only, unless otherwise stated. Restrictions may apply. Only one discount per ticket may apply, unless otherwise stated. Offers are non retrospective and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Valid ID must be presented where applicable. Additional discounts may be offered from time to time.

Food & Drink

The Coffee Bar

Our Coffee Bar is open before the show and during the interval for hot and cold drinks, snacks or a quick and tasty bite to eat.

The Bars

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

Pre-show Q&A

Before this performance there will be a free pre-show Q&A hosted by Polar Bear with all the performers, focused on how to get into the poetry & spoken word industry and build a professional career.

This event starts at 6pm until 7pm in the Patrick Studio and tickets can be reserved by emailing


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