From small change to major donors your support really does make a difference

Rachael Griffin, Development Manager (Individual Giving and Trusts) blogs about recent donations.

As a registered charity Birmingham Hippodrome relies on the generous support of individual donors at all levels to support our programme of outreach, education and access work via Hippodrome Plus.  As a result of your support, last year our Creative Learning team worked with 70,000 people including Young Carers, Age Concern, Sense and schools across the city bringing the magic of theatre right out into the community and making a difference to those who would not normally have access to theatre.

Recently, when tickets went on sale for Mary Poppins, patrons kindly donated a total of £480 in the first 24 hours. This means 48 children will be able to enjoy free workshop places!

Adding a small donation to ticket purchases really does make a difference to many people’s lives.

In addition we’re thrilled to welcome Mark Hopton as our first ever Hippodrome Circle Patron member. This new level of our existing Patrons scheme offers exclusive benefits in return for an annual contribution of £3,000 or more. Mark is a regular theatre attender and said: “Despite the Hippodrome’s rich offer,  it has become all too easy to lose touch in recent years as other matters have taken over so news of the refreshed Circle Patron’s Scheme served as a timely reminder to re-engage.

A huge thank you to Mark and to everyone who has supported.

For further information you can contact me direct on 0121 689 3067 or you can email me

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