We are delighted to announce a record-breaking year for Birmingham Hippodrome which saw paid admissions increase to over 625,000 tickets in the 2013/14 financial year.
The theatre has been regarded as the most popular single auditorium in the country averaging over half a million visits annually. But this year’s extraordinary increase, representing 85% of capacity, has been driven by a unique season of blockbuster productions including Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King, War Horse and the best-selling Pantomime for a decade whilst Birmingham Royal Ballet presented its most successful Nutcracker at Christmas.
Our ever-growing Hippodrome Plus programme of education, access and free outdoor performance, the main fundraising focus of the charity, had a particularly exciting year with the number of people engaged in creative learning projects doubled to over 16,000.
Fundraising too saw a bumper year with generous donations from members of the ticket-buying public for projects such as Birmingham Hippodrome’s pantomime’s first ‘Relaxed Performance’ for autistic children.
Crowning a memorable period, last month the Hippodrome featured in the Sunday Times’ renowned “Top 100 Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to Work For”, part of the theatre’s programme of staff development.
Thank you to all our loyal audiences for supporting our work as an independent, not-for-profit charity – without you all of this would not be possible. To read the full article on our record-breaking achievement click here.
In the gallery below we round up an incredible financial year for 2013/14…