Boasting the title of the most popular single theatre in the UK in 2010/11, the Birmingham Hippodrome is an exciting and well-respected venue that presents a diverse range of performance art forms. With partners such as DanceXchange and Birmingham Royal Ballet, as well as being the only English venue to present all of Welsh National Opera's repertoire, the Birmingham Hippodrome is one of the biggest stops on our national tour, and a great place to audition.
Birmingham Hippodrome, Hurst Street, Southside, Birmingham, B5 4TB
From the M6 - From Junction 6 of the M6 follow the signs for Birmingham Central. 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.
From the M5 - From junction 4 follow the signs for Birmingham along the A38 through Northfield and Selly Oak. 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). Take third left (Bromsgrove Street). Go straight ahead and Arcadian Centre Parking is just on your left.
Parking is available at The APCOA Arcadian car park opposite the Hippodrome.
Most buses stop at Upper Dean Street. From here, follow the road down towards Pershore Street. Turn right onto Pershore Street, take a slight left onto Ladywell Walk then turn left and the Hippodrome will be on your right.
From the Birmingham Coach Station: Turn left onto Mill Lane toward B4100 then turn left onto B4100. Turn left onto Upper Dean Street and take a slight right to stay on Upper Dean Street. Turn right onto Pershore Street, take a slight left onto Ladywell Walk then turn left and the Hippodrome will be on your right.
Moor Street 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.
New Street Station: Passing the barrier, take the exit doors to the right of the escalators out onto the station forecourt. Turn right immediately over the pedestrian crossing opposite Debenhams. Walk 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.