Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre

Entertainment & Arts

Europe, United Kingdom, West Midlands

The Birmingham Hippodrome is a theatre situated on Hurst Street in the Chinese Quarter of Birmingham, England. Although best known as the home stage of the Birmingham Royal Ballet, it also hosts a wide variety of other performances including visiting opera and ballet companies, touring West End shows, pantomime and drama. Every summer, the Hippodrome usually houses a major West End touring show, some of these consist of Starlight Express, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Cats and Mary Poppins. Every year, the Hippodrome houses a pantomime from the company QDOS - the entertainer John Barrowman has been confirmed as the star of Robin Hood for 2008/09. The theatre's Chief Executive is Stuart Griffiths.