Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre Trust Ltd is an independent, not-for-profit registered charity (No. 510842), established in 1979. We also have a fundraising Development Trust (No. 511567). Click here to see a full list of our Trustees.
We are unsubsidised and do not receive revenue grants from Arts Council England or Birmingham City Council. However, we regularly apply to both these organisations for support towards special creative, education and access projects.
In 2010/11, we welcomed 523,219 paying visitors making us the most popular single theatre in the UK. Ticket sales totalled £15,088,265 (our best year since reopening in 2001) and we presented 392 performances.
Musicals formed 46% of our performances, Pantomime 19%, Ballet 14%, and Opera 3%. Other performances include drama, dance and comedy.
25% of our tickets were sold at concessionary rates for education, access and audience development. 16,262 discounted tickets were issued to schools, including 1,543 free tickets for teachers. 22,324 discounted tickets were purchased by patrons with disabilities.
We co-produce International Dance Festival Birmingham with our partners DanceXchange. The third festival in spring 2012, is financially supported by Advantage West Midlands, Birmingham City Council, Arts Council England and the European Regional Development Fund, sponsored by Brewin Dolphin.
Our resident partners are Birmingham Royal Ballet, formerly Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet, who came to the city in 1990. We present all of Welsh National Opera's repertoire.
Our new free outdoor programme Six Summer Saturdays played to an estimated 100,000 people last summer.
Last year we became the first UK theatre to achieve ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard Accreditation.
In 2010 we won the Creative Industry category in the first Birmingham Post Business Awards; International Dance Festival Birmingham won the Gold Award as Event of the Year in the Heart of England Excellence in Tourism Awards; and our Chief Executive, Stuart Griffiths, won the Special Award at Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Awards North & Midlands).
Currently there are no events for the Birmingham Hippodrome .