We’re easy to find, very centrally located, and well-connected to public transport and car parks.
Main entrance address: Hurst St, Southside, Birmingham, B5 4TB
We also have a public entrance on Thorp St.
We have great connections to public transport and nearby car parks. The Arcadian Car Park (Bromsgrove St, B5 6NU) opposite our main entrance has disabled parking with access to street level.
Check networkwestmidlands.com for details on public transport routes, or call Traveline on 0871 200 2233.
Just in case(s)…
Like many venues, we operate a bag-checking system for the safety and peace of mind of our visitors. At this time of year, many visitors have additional Christmas shopping bags which can lead to longer entrance queues. To speed up the entrance process, we advise all visitors to bring minimal bags where possible, as large items will need to be checked into the cloakroom.
Roadworks 2 October 2017 - 13 December 2017
There are currently significant roadworks starting in the roads surrounding the theatre. Streets affected are: Ladywell Walk, Hurst Street, Thorp Street, Dudley Street, and Edgbaston Street. Please note: from 6am Wednesday 6 December, access to Thorp Street will be reversed. Access to Thorp Street will only be via A38 Bristol Street. Ladywell Walk will be closed with access only for frontages and Wrottesley Street.
You may be diverted or experience increased congestion, so it’s best to leave a little extra time for your visit to the theatre if travelling by car, especially if travelling to us from the North or West of the city.
Directions from M6
Follow the A38(M) for 2 miles (signs for the city centre). At the end of the motorway, take the flyover signed M5 South West. Coming off the flyover, pass under the tunnel following signs for Inner Ring Road South. Take the next tunnel (Queensway). Follow signs for Bromsgrove A38 which takes you to a third underpass. On surfacing get in the left hand lane and turn first left (Bromsgrove Street), go straight ahead and Arcadian Centre Parking is just on your left.
Directions from M5
Going over the traffic lights at Bristol Street (McDonalds on your left), move into the left lane (signed BR New Street). Continue forward and move into the right hand lane. Turn full circle at this roundabout (Holloway Circus).
Birmingham Hippodrome is within walking distance of New Street Station and Moor Street Station.
Directions from Moor St Station
On exiting Moor Street station, use the crossing on the left hand side, rather than the one to the right, and cross over the road towards the Bullring. Follow the road around to the right and walk underneath the underpass. On exiting the underpass, keep walking straight down the road past an entrance to the Bullring and Debenhams on your left hand side. Walk straight down to the traffic lights. Turn left here, crossing Smallbrook Queensway and onto Hurst Street. One hundred yards on the right side is the theatre.
Distance approximately 0.5 miles, 10 minute walk.
Directions from New St Station
When exiting on to the station concourse, please follow the exit signs for the Southside Exit. This exit will take you on to Hill Street and has both steps and a disabled lift. Cross over the road at the crossing point and turn left – towards the lower end of Hill Street. Carry on straight over the double crossing at the Smallbrook Queensway Junction and carry on to Hurst Street. The theatre is on your right. The walk is less than five minutes away from the station exit.
Birmingham Hippodrome is served by the following routes 2, 3, 5, 5A, 6, 16, 16A, 17, 24, 31,35, 37, 45, 47, 50, 58, 60, 61, 63, 80, 82, 87, 89, 97A, 120, 127, 128, 900, 957, and X64.
Visit the National Express West Midlands website for details.
We are easy to find and have many car parks nearby that are clearly signposted.
We recommend parking at the Arcadian car park due to its close vicinity and ease of access to the theatre. The Arcadian Centre, 41 Bromsgrove St, Birmingham, B5 6NU.
You can now pay for parking at the Arcadian via the Glide mobile app – no more fumbling about for change!
There’s no need to visit a pay station; simply download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play for Android, and pay for your parking from your phone or tablet. If you’re a regular visitor, you can always purchase a season ticket via the app to make your life even easier.
What’s more, you can save up to £1.20 per session every time you use the app. More info.
Please make sure that you are happy to leave your car at any car park in the area, as unfortunately we can’t accept responsibility should something happen.
Traffic Wardens regularly patrol Inge St, so if you are a Blue Badge Holder parking here, please try not to exceed the 3 hour limit as you may be clamped.