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Hippodrome Theatre

Hurst Street, Birmingham, B5 4TB . T: 0844 338 5000

Birmingham Hippodrome - seating plan, parking and restaurants near to the theatre

Disney's The Lion King returns to Birmingham Hippodrome for summer 2023 - here is everything you need to know for a trip to Birmingham's biggest theatre on Hurst Street in the city centre

Disney's The Lion King returns to Birmingham Hippodrome for summer 2023

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Birmingham Hippodrome is one of the UK's premier presenting theatres with more than 550,000 people visiting each year. A further 450,000 engage with the theatre's festivals, educational programmes and produced work.

It's the place to go to see large scale musicals, such as the Lion King , ballets such as Rambert on Peaky Blinders, opera, dance, drama and comedy. And the venue is probably most-loved for its pantomime, which first began at the theatre back in 1957.

You'll find the Hippodrome on Hurst Street in Southside, just a short walk from Bullring and New Street Station and right in the heart of Chinatown and the Gay Village. There has been a theatre here since 1899, when it was known as the Tower of Varieties before becoming the Hippodrome in 1903.

Read more: I went to see The Lion King before it comes to Birmingham Hippodrome - and it's a spectacle everyone must see

At the end of 1999 the theatre began a £35million redevelopment, reopening on November 11, 2001. Improvements included a 206-seat studio theatre, new bars, dressing rooms and improved disabled access.

There are some amazing shows coming up over the next 12 months at Birmingham Hippodrome. Here is all the information you need on what's on, the best places to park, how to get there from the station and where to eat beforehand.

What's on at Birmingham Hippodrome - events including this year's panto

Large shows to look out for in 2023 include:

Dick Whittington Panto - this starts on December 17 and runs right through to January 29, 2023

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty - this stunning ballet runs from February 7 to 11, 2023

Birmingham Royal Ballet's Swan Lake - the classic ballet runs from February 15 to 25, 2023

My Fair Lady - this musical is on from March 8 to 19, 2023

Disney's The Lion King - this epic musical runs from July 6 to September 16, 2023

Everybody's Talking about Jamie - another musical, this one runs from October 10 to 14, 2023

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - the Roald Dahl classic has been turned into a musical, running from October 17 to November 5, 2023

To find out more and book tickets, visit www.birminghamhippodrome.com

Birmingham Hippodrome seating plan

Birmingham Hippodrome seating plan

Main House Seating Plan

When booking online you can select your own seat from an interactive plan of the Main House. You can also see what your view of the stage will be from your preferred seating area, making your choice even easier. If booking by phone, or for more detailed information, you can download a seating plan here

Patrick Studio Seating Plan

The Patrick Studio is right next to the main auditorium. To pick your seat for the Patrick Studio, download a seating plan here

Birmingham Hippodrome parking

Birmingham Hippodrome does not have its own car park so you're best to park in the Arcadian Car Park, which is opposite the theatre. Find it in Bromsgrove Street, B5 6NU. It has vehicle registration recognition technology rather than issuing a pay-and-display ticket for your stay. There are 508 spaces in this car park, and evening parking costs £7.50 from 5pm to 2am.

Other car parks in the area include:

Thorp Street - 64 spaces, this costs £6 for 12 hours parking

Pershore Street - 100 spaces, this costs £3.50 for four hours and £4.50 for six hours

Ladywell Walk - 23 spaces, before 6pm 3 hours £6, 5 hours £8.50; after 6pm, 12 hours £12.50

Restaurants near the theatre - where to eat

Birmingham Hippodrome is right next to The Arcadian and all the restaurants of Chinatown so there's lots of places to choose from. You could go for Kyoto Sushi, Cafe Soya, Persian food at Persia restaurant, Latin classics at Las Iguanas, Miyako Teppanyaki Japanese cuisine or pizza at Caffe Di Milano.

Within the theatre, there are Foyer Bars on both the Circle and the Stalls levels and a Coffee Bar in the Front Circle Foyer plus kiosks too where you can buy ice cream.

Or, for a real treat, you could book one of the special packages at The Proscenium Lounge, which include exclusive entry to the Lounge 90 minutes before the performance and during the interval, a complimentary drink, a selection of savoury nibbles and use of the private bar.

Directions from the stations

You can get to the Hippodrome via New Street or Moor Street Stations. Here are the directions suggested by the theatre bosses:

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.

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Birmingham Hippodrome SEATING CHART

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Specific seats are an indication of location only and will be allocated once your order is confirmed.

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