We’re easy to find, very centrally located, and well-connected to public transport and car parks.
Our main entrance address is Hurst St, Southside, Birmingham, B5 4TB. We also have a public entrance on Thorp St. If you’re looking for our Patrick Studio, this is easily accessible from our Thorp St entrance or from Level 3 inside the theatre.
Looking for details of our Accessible Facilities or the best place to park with disabled facilities? CLICK HERE for more info.
Traffic Redirection Following Roadworks
After completion of recent roadworks, access to Thorp Street is reversed and is now via A38 Bristol Street only. Ladywell Walk is closed with access only for frontages and Wrottesley Street. Several road diversions are in place around Southside, including the Bristol St turning into Bromsgrove St and Wrentham St. Further roadworks are also continuing around Paradise Circus.
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).
West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway will be running a reduced service on Saturdays in November and December.
On an affected day there will be fewer trains, some stations will not be served and some railway services will finish earlier than normal. You can still get to where you need to go but you will need to check before you travel and leave more time. West Midlands Network advise:
- Plan ahead: Strike day timetables will be made available a few days before a strike day but could change last minute. Plan your journey based on current information but remember to check it again before you travel by using National Rail Enquiries or by checking with your train operator.
- Leave more time for journeys: Other train companies are due to run a normal Saturday service but will be busier than usual. Don’t aim for the last train home, get there early and expect to queue.
- Stick to public transport: The West Midlands Metro and West Midlands bus networks are a good alternative to train if you are travelling between Wolverhampton and Birmingham and making local journeys.
- If you’re planning to go Christmas shopping or visit a Christmas Market: Consider travelling into centres earlier and leaving earlier. The busiest time to travel around the West Midlands will be between 15:00-16:00.
See more information and stay up to date by visiting the West Midlands Network website.
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.