Birmingham Hippodrome is committed to forging relationships with secondary schools and colleges in the West Midlands and surrounding areas and developing the next generation of artists and audiences.
Because of this, we positively encourage schools/colleges and young people to develop an appreciation and understanding of theatre. This can be through a wide range of workshops and projects, led by our visiting companies or skilled freelance practitioners.
These projects draw on our diverse and eclectic theatre programme offering West End musicals, International dance, classical ballet and world class opera and include in-school workshops, backstage tours and theatre visits. By enhancing students enjoyment of all performances and appreciation for the performer, we hope to develop a greater awareness of theatre and their role as an audience member.
As a theatre, we consider ourselves to be a total and complete resource for schools, offering workshops over a comprehensive subject area including such curriculum areas as Dance, Drama, English, Travel and Tourism and Business Studies at all levels including: GCSE, ‘A/S’ & ‘A’ level and BTEC diploma courses.