Introducing Birmingham Hippodrome - Creativity with Community

The Hippodrome is one of the city's main entertainment venues.  During a challenging time for all venues, we look back and we look at what the future holds for The Hippodrome.


The Birmingham Hippodrome is, without question, one of the City's Gems.

In this feature, jointly managed with our community, we invite people to share their experiences of Birmingham Hippodrome.  We look at how The Hippodrome is tackling the challenges it faces and we look forward to what the future holds for this wonderful venue.

As well as being the home of the Birmingham Royal Ballet, the Birmingham Hippodrome hosts a wide variety of other performances from visiting opera and ballet companies to touring West end shows, pantomime and drama.  

The Birmingham Hippodrome, under the ownership of entrepreneur and impresario Thomas Barrasford, opened in October 1903, with the venue having operated prior to that as the city's Assembly Rooms and a variety theatre called the "Tivoli".  It was sold to Birmingham City Council in the 70's and since 1979 has operated under the Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre Trust, a registered charity.

Proposals have neen submitted which, if approved, will see a major overhaul of the famous theatre including a new frontage, upgraded foyer and new public spaces.

With the social distancing challenges all venues are facing, the Birmingham Hippodrome has looked at innovative ways of keeping people entertained, which includes a digital showcase of the work and history of the Dutch post-impressionist painter, Vincent Willem van Gogh.

Project dates

13 Oct 2020 - On-going

Passions

Art; Culture & creativity

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13 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Hippodrome - Dance Xchange exit (October 2020)

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Birmingham Hippodrome -  Dance Xchange exit (October 2020)

Seen during Van Gogh Alive.

The exit from the Hippodrome to Thorp Street. Had to scan my QR code ticket once more on exiting.

 

 

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13 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Hippodrome - Dance Xchange exit (October 2020)

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Birmingham Hippodrome -  Dance Xchange exit (October 2020)

Seen during Van Gogh Alive.

The exit from the Hippodrome to Thorp Street. Had to scan my QR code ticket once more on exiting.

 

 

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13 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Hippodrome - Dance Xchange exit (October 2020)

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Birmingham Hippodrome -  Dance Xchange exit (October 2020)

Seen during Van Gogh Alive.

The exit from the Hippodrome to Thorp Street. Had to scan my QR code ticket once more on exiting.

 

 

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13 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Hippodrome - sculpture art tower (October 2020)

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Birmingham Hippodrome -  sculpture art tower (October 2020)

Seen during Van Gogh Alive.

This was in the middle of the staircase. Resembles bits of different Birmingham buildings.

 

 

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13 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Hippodrome - sculpture art tower (October 2020)

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Birmingham Hippodrome -  sculpture art tower (October 2020)

Seen during Van Gogh Alive.

This was in the middle of the staircase. Resembles bits of different Birmingham buildings.

 

 

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13 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Hippodrome - sculpture art tower (October 2020)

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Birmingham Hippodrome -  sculpture art tower (October 2020)

Seen during Van Gogh Alive.

This was in the middle of the staircase. Resembles bits of different Birmingham buildings.

 

 

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13 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Hippodrome - ceiling above the stage (October 2020)

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Birmingham Hippodrome - ceiling above the stage (October 2020)

Seen during Van Gogh Alive.

 

 

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13 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Hippodrome - Summer in Southside (July 2019)

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Birmingham Hippodrome - Summer in Southside (July 2019)

Moon buggy on Inge Street near Hurst Street. 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the moon.

 

 

 

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13 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Hippodrome - Dance Xchange (Septemeber 2018)

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Birmingham Hippodrome - Dance Xchange (Septemeber 2018)

Thorp Street entrance.

 

 

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13 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Hippodrome - Dance Xchange (Septemeber 2018)

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Birmingham Hippodrome - Dance Xchange (Septemeber 2018)

Thorp Street entrance.

 

 

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13 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Hippodrome - Dance Xchange (Septemeber 2018)

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Birmingham Hippodrome - Dance Xchange (Septemeber 2018)

Thorp Street entrance.

 

 

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13 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Hippodrome - Dance Xchange (Septemeber 2018)

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Birmingham Hippodrome - Dance Xchange (Septemeber 2018)

Thorp Street entrance.

 

 

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13 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Hippodrome - Summer in Southside (July 2018)

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Birmingham Hippodrome - Summer in Southside (July 2018)

Inge Street

 

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13 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Hippodrome - Stormtroopers (July 2018)

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Birmingham Hippodrome - Stormtroopers (July 2018)

Stormtroopers from Star Wars seen from the Thorp Street entrance of the Dance Xchange.

Nothing to see here move along!

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13 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Hippodrome - Chinese New Year (February 2018)

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Birmingham Hippodrome (February 2018)

Chinese New Year - the Year of the Dog

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13 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Hippodrome - Cinderella's carriage (December 2016)

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Birmingham Hippodrome (December 2016)

Cinderella's carriage

 Birmingham Royal Ballet performed Cinderella during February 2017 at the Hippodrome.

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13 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Hippodrome (June 2009)

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Birmingham Hippodrome (June 2009)

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13 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Hippodrome (June 2009)

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Birmingham Hippodrome (June 2009)

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13 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Hippodrome (June 2009)

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Birmingham Hippodrome (June 2009)

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13 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Hippodrome (June 2009)

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Birmingham Hippodrome (June 2009)

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13 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Hippodrome (June 2009)

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Birmingham Hippodrome (June 2009)

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13 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Hippodrome (June 2009)

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Birmingham Hippodrome (June 2009)

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13 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Hippodrome (June 2009)

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Birmingham Hippodrome (June 2009)

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13 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Hippodrome (June 2009)

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Birmingham Hippodrome (June 2009)

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12 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020)

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Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020).

Opened 8th October 2020. If all goes to plan could be open until January 2021.

Book tickets on the Hippodrome website, up to 6 people in one household. Get a QR code e Ticket to scan. Wear a mask.

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12 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020)

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Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020).

Opened 8th October 2020. If all goes to plan could be open until January 2021.

Book tickets on the Hippodrome website, up to 6 people in one household. Get a QR code e Ticket to scan. Wear a mask.

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12 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020)

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Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020).

Opened 8th October 2020. If all goes to plan could be open until January 2021.

Book tickets on the Hippodrome website, up to 6 people in one household. Get a QR code e Ticket to scan. Wear a mask.

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12 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020)

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Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020).

Opened 8th October 2020. If all goes to plan could be open until January 2021.

Book tickets on the Hippodrome website, up to 6 people in one household. Get a QR code e Ticket to scan. Wear a mask.

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12 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020)

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Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020).

Opened 8th October 2020. If all goes to plan could be open until January 2021.

Book tickets on the Hippodrome website, up to 6 people in one household. Get a QR code e Ticket to scan. Wear a mask.

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12 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020)

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Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020).

Opened 8th October 2020. If all goes to plan could be open until January 2021.

Book tickets on the Hippodrome website, up to 6 people in one household. Get a QR code e Ticket to scan. Wear a mask.

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12 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020)

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Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020).

Opened 8th October 2020. If all goes to plan could be open until January 2021.

Book tickets on the Hippodrome website, up to 6 people in one household. Get a QR code e Ticket to scan. Wear a mask.

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12 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020)

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Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020).

Opened 8th October 2020. If all goes to plan could be open until January 2021.

Book tickets on the Hippodrome website, up to 6 people in one household. Get a QR code e Ticket to scan. Wear a mask.

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12 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020)

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Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020).

Opened 8th October 2020. If all goes to plan could be open until January 2021.

Book tickets on the Hippodrome website, up to 6 people in one household. Get a QR code e Ticket to scan. Wear a mask.

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12 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020)

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Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020).

Opened 8th October 2020. If all goes to plan could be open until January 2021.

Book tickets on the Hippodrome website, up to 6 people in one household. Get a QR code e Ticket to scan. Wear a mask.

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12 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020)

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Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020).

Opened 8th October 2020. If all goes to plan could be open until January 2021.

Book tickets on the Hippodrome website, up to 6 people in one household. Get a QR code e Ticket to scan. Wear a mask.

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12 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020)

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Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020).

Opened 8th October 2020. If all goes to plan could be open until January 2021.

Book tickets on the Hippodrome website, up to 6 people in one household. Get a QR code e Ticket to scan. Wear a mask.

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12 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020)

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Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020).

Opened 8th October 2020. If all goes to plan could be open until January 2021.

Book tickets on the Hippodrome website, up to 6 people in one household. Get a QR code e Ticket to scan. Wear a mask.

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12 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020)

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Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020).

Opened 8th October 2020. If all goes to plan could be open until January 2021.

Book tickets on the Hippodrome website, up to 6 people in one household. Get a QR code e Ticket to scan. Wear a mask.

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12 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020)

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Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020).

Opened 8th October 2020. If all goes to plan could be open until January 2021.

Book tickets on the Hippodrome website, up to 6 people in one household. Get a QR code e Ticket to scan. Wear a mask.

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12 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020)

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Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020).

Opened 8th October 2020. If all goes to plan could be open until January 2021.

Book tickets on the Hippodrome website, up to 6 people in one household. Get a QR code e Ticket to scan. Wear a mask.

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12 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020)

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Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020).

Opened 8th October 2020. If all goes to plan could be open until January 2021.

Book tickets on the Hippodrome website, up to 6 people in one household. Get a QR code e Ticket to scan. Wear a mask.

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12 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020)

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Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020).

Opened 8th October 2020. If all goes to plan could be open until January 2021.

Book tickets on the Hippodrome website, up to 6 people in one household. Get a QR code e Ticket to scan. Wear a mask.

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12 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020)

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Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020).

Opened 8th October 2020. If all goes to plan could be open until January 2021.

Book tickets on the Hippodrome website, up to 6 people in one household. Get a QR code e Ticket to scan. Wear a mask.

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12 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020)

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Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020).

Opened 8th October 2020. If all goes to plan could be open until January 2021.

Book tickets on the Hippodrome website, up to 6 people in one household. Get a QR code e Ticket to scan. Wear a mask.

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12 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020)

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Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020).

Opened 8th October 2020. If all goes to plan could be open until January 2021.

Book tickets on the Hippodrome website, up to 6 people in one household. Get a QR code e Ticket to scan. Wear a mask.

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12 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020)

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Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020).

Opened 8th October 2020. If all goes to plan could be open until January 2021.

Book tickets on the Hippodrome website, up to 6 people in one household. Get a QR code e Ticket to scan. Wear a mask.

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12 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020)

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Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020).

Opened 8th October 2020. If all goes to plan could be open until January 2021.

Book tickets on the Hippodrome website, up to 6 people in one household. Get a QR code e Ticket to scan. Wear a mask.

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12 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020)

#29450

Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020).

Opened 8th October 2020. If all goes to plan could be open until January 2021.

Book tickets on the Hippodrome website, up to 6 people in one household. Get a QR code e Ticket to scan. Wear a mask.

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12 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020)

#29449

Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020).

Opened 8th October 2020. If all goes to plan could be open until January 2021.

Book tickets on the Hippodrome website, up to 6 people in one household. Get a QR code e Ticket to scan. Wear a mask.

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12 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020)

#29448

Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020).

Opened 8th October 2020. If all goes to plan could be open until January 2021.

Book tickets on the Hippodrome website, up to 6 people in one household. Get a QR code e Ticket to scan. Wear a mask.

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12 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020)

#29447

Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020).

Opened 8th October 2020. If all goes to plan could be open until January 2021.

Book tickets on the Hippodrome website, up to 6 people in one household. Get a QR code e Ticket to scan. Wear a mask.

View project details

12 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown

Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020)

#29446

Van Gogh Alive at the Birmingham Hippodrome (October 2020).

Opened 8th October 2020. If all goes to plan could be open until January 2021.

Book tickets on the Hippodrome website, up to 6 people in one household. Get a QR code e Ticket to scan. Wear a mask.

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07 Oct 2020 - Stephen Giles

Hippodrome Artists Impression

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07 Oct 2020 - Stephen Giles

Hippodrome Artists Impression

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05 Aug 2020 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Hippodrome (December 2013)

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Birmingham Hippodrome (December 2013).

Christmas trees

 

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05 Aug 2020 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Hippodrome (August 2014)

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Birmingham Hippodrome (August 2014).

Summer in Southside

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05 Aug 2020 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Hippodrome (April 2012)

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Birmingham Hippodrome (April 2012).

Stage Appeal

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05 Aug 2020 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Hippodrome (April 2012)

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Birmingham Hippodrome (April 2012).

Stage Appeal

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05 Aug 2020 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Hippodrome (August 2013)

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Birmingham Hippodrome (August 2013).

Summer in Southside

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05 Aug 2020 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Hippodrome (December 2018)

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Birmingham Hippodrome (December 2018).

Christmas lights on Hurst Street.

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04 Aug 2020 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Hippodrome (July 2020)

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Birmingham Hippodrome (July 2020). First built here in 1895. Last redevelopment in 2001. Located on Hurst Street in Southside.

The show will go on.

 

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04 Aug 2020 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Hippodrome (July 2020)

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Birmingham Hippodrome (July 2020). First built here in 1895. Last redevelopment in 2001. Located on Hurst Street in Southside.

The show will go on.

 

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04 Aug 2020 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Hippodrome (July 2014)

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Birmingham Hippodrome (July 2014). First built here in 1895. Last redevelopment in 2001. Located on Hurst Street in Southside.

Wicked

 

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04 Aug 2020 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Hippodrome (December 2013)

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Birmingham Hippodrome (December 2013). First built here in 1895. Last redevelopment in 2001. Located on Hurst Street in Southside.

 

 

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04 Aug 2020 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Hippodrome (August 2013)

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Birmingham Hippodrome (August 2013). First built here in 1895. Last redevelopment in 2001. Located on Hurst Street in Southside.

The Lion King

 

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04 Aug 2020 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Hippodrome (December 2012)

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Birmingham Hippodrome (December 2012). First built here in 1895. Last redevelopment in 2001. Located on Hurst Street in Southside.

 

Angle wings

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04 Aug 2020 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Hippodrome (June 2009)

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Birmingham Hippodrome (June 2009). First built here in 1895. Last redevelopment in 2001. Located on Hurst Street in Southside.

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04 Aug 2020 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Hippodrome (June 2009)

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Birmingham Hippodrome (June 2009). First built here in 1895. Last redevelopment in 2001. Located on Hurst Street in Southside.

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04 Aug 2020 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Hippodrome (June 2009)

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Birmingham Hippodrome (June 2009). First built here in 1895. Last redevelopment in 2001. Located on Hurst Street in Southside.

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23 Mar 2020 - Elliott Brown

Summer in Southside - Inge Street by the Birmingham Hippodrome - Triceratops on Wheels (July 2018)

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Summer in Southside - Inge Street by the Birmingham Hippodrome - Triceratops on Wheels (July 2018)

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