Trains to Birmingham Hippodrome

Getting to the Birmingham Hippodrome by train

Birmingham Hippodrome is on Hurst Street in the Chinese Quarter.

For hassle-free travel, the nearest train stations to the Birmingham Hippodrome are Birmingham New Street, Birmingham Moor Street and Birmingham Snow Hill. Birmingham New Street station is a five-minute walk from Birmingham Hippodrome, and Birmingham Moor Street is about 10 minutes.

From New Street Station, follow Southside exit signs, using steps or a disabled lift onto Hill Street. Turn left onto Hill Street until it becomes Hurst Street, and the theatre is on your right.

Exit Moor Street station and use the left-side crossing. Head towards the Bullring, following the road to the right. Take the underpass and follow Smallbrook Queensway for about 5 minutes until you reach Hurst Street on your left. The theatre is about 100 m down here on the right.

Taxis are also readily available from both stations and provide a convenient door-to-door option.

Purchase your train tickets to the Birmingham Hippodrome, or for more information see our live departure and arrival times.

Stations

Birmingham New Street (bhm)

Address:
Birmingham New Street station
Station Street
Birmingham
West Midlands
B2 4QA
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Birmingham Moor Street (BMo)

Address:
Birmingham Moor Street station
Queensway
Birmingham
West Midlands
B4 7UL
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Birmingham Snow Hill (BSW)

Address:
Birmingham Snow Hill station
Colmore Row
Birmingham
West Midlands
B3 2BJ
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Birmingham New Street station information

Staffing level Full time
CCTV Yes
Information systems
  • DepartureScreens
  • ArrivalScreens
  • Announcements
Station operator Network Rail
Ticket office opening times

On the main concourse next to WH Smiths

  • Monday to Saturday: 05:15 - 23:00
  • Sunday: 08:00 - 23:00
Pre-purchase collection Yes
Ticket machine Yes
Smartcards issued here No
Validate Smartcards here No
Penalty fares WM
Customer service information

Luggage received from terminated trains at Birmingham New Street only

Left luggage

Available: Yes

Telephone: 0121 314 0901

URL: https://www.left-baggage.co.uk/index/locations

Lost property

Telephone: 0330 024 0215

URL: http://www.lostproperty.org/locations.php

  • Monday to Friday: 09:00 - 17:30
First class lounge opening times

Located

On the paid concourse between Platforms 3 & 4

Tickets Accepted

Avanti West Coast (Business, First Open or Advance First) tickets only. You can only enter the lounge on the travel date shown on your ticket.

Facilities

Dedicated business areas are fully equipped with telephone points, desks, fax photocopier and modem facilities, screens with updated train information.

Refreshments

Tea, coffee, soft drinks.

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is available

Showers

No showers are available

  • Monday to Friday: 06:15 - 19:45
  • Saturday: 08:00 - 18:00
  • Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00
Seated area
No
Waiting room
Yes

There are two large seating areas beyond the ticket barrier between the escalators to platforms 5b and 8b. All platforms have waiting areas with seating

Station buffet

Food & drink available throughout the station. Rehydration and water refill points are available throughout the station.

Yes
Toilets
Yes

Male, Female, Accessible and Baby Change facilities are available in all parts of the station.

These are located between:

  • Platforms 2 - 3a (Blue Lounge)
  • Platforms 10 - 11a (Yellow Lounge)
  • Platforms 10 - 11b (Red Lounge)
Baby changing facilities
Yes

Female toilets,Male toilets

Wifi
Yes
Post box
No

No post box within the station. On exiting the station at the Corner of Stephenson St / Navigation St (for Victoria Square) head towards Pinfold Street for the nearest post office 0.2miles Post Office 1 Pinfold Street Birmingham West Midlands B2 4AA

ATM machine
Yes

ATM machines are located on the paid concourse

Shops
  • Boots located on the main concourse, before the ticket barrier
  • Camden Food located beyond the ticket barrier
  • Costa located beyond the ticket barrier next to Platform 5b escalator
  • Funky Pigeon located beyond the ticket barrier between Platform escalators 9-10
  • M&S Food located on the main concourse
  • Mi Casa Burritos located beyond the ticket barrier next to Platform 9 escalator
  • The Pasty Shop located beyond the ticket barrier next to Platform 7 escalator
  • W H Smith located on the main concourse, before the ticket barrier
Yes
Helpline

We want everyone to travel with confidence. That is why, if you are planning on travelling on national rail services, you can request an assistance booking in advance - now up to 2 hours before your journey is due to start, any time of the day. For more information about Passenger Assist and how to request an assistance booking via Passenger Assist, please click here .

Note:

If you wish to book assistance but are not sure which train operator you are travelling with, you can call 0800 022 3720. On calling, you will be referred to the appropriate train operator.

URL: https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

Staff help

Journey Care assistance is available prior to travel via the relevant Train Operator:

We can provide assistance at the station during the hours we're open to the public. Passengers can book additional assistance on the day at the Network Rail reception or call 0121 654 4243.

However please be made aware that if arrangements haven't been made via Journey Care prior to travel, there will be a wait but our policy is to make it happen.

  • Monday to Sunday: 07:30 - 23:59
Induction loop available Yes
Ticket machine

Staff available to assist where required.

No
Accessible booking office counter available

Floorwalkers are available to assist all customers

Yes
Ramp for train access available
Yes
Accessible taxis information

Taxis drop off within the 'drop & go' off the Hill Street entrance.

The taxi rank is on Navigation Street (Stephenson Street / Victoria Square exit).

All taxis are accessible with manual wheelchairs, most are accessible with electric wheelchairs.

For more information visit Traintaxi

Accessible public phones

Located opposite Network Rail Reception on the main concourse

National Key toilets available
Yes

Close to Platforms 1A and 12A and Platforms 10 and 11B

Step free access

The footpath to the new entrance from Hill St is now step free, and there is level access from the drop off point.

All platforms have lifts and escalators

Ticket gates

Wide gates are available for wheelchair users, buggy's and passengers with luggage.

Yes
Impaired mobility set down available

Assistance is available to and from platforms, though we can help more effectively if you call us in advance on 0121 654 2528 (Mon-Fri 10:00-18:00) or outside these times 0121 654 4243.

Alternatively, please contact Passenger Assist of the relevant train operator:

  • West Midlands Railway - 0800 024 8998
  • Avanti West Coast - 0800 0158 123
Yes
Wheelchairs
Yes
Car park 1 Short Stay Car Park
Car park 1 operator APCOA Parking (UK) Limited
Car park 1 spaces 38
Car park 1 opening times
  • Monday to Friday: 24 hours
  • Saturday: 24 hours
  • Sunday: 24 hours
Car park 1 contact details

Telephone: 0345 077 4224

URL: http://www.apcoa.co.uk

Onward travel

There are nearby bus stops on Smallbrook Queensway and Hill Street

Most buses are wheelchair accessible.

For information go to the local travel information office by the Stephenson Street entrance. Alternatively, visit Transport for West Midlands , or call 0121 214 7214.

Cycle storage available Yes
Cycle storage spaces 58
Cycle storage sheltered Yes
Cycle storage CCTV Yes
Cycle storage information

If you want to take your bicycle on the train, please check with the relevant train operator beforehand www.nationalrail.co.uk/cyclists

Cycle storage types
  • Stands
Taxi rank
Metro services

For details of the Midland Metro (tram network) visit: https://westmidlandsmetro.com/

Airport

Regular train service to Birmingham International. 10 - 15 minute journey

Departures and arrivals from Birmingham New Street

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About Birmingham New Street station

Birmingham New Street station is a bustling and well-connected railway hub, playing a crucial role in the wider UK rail network. While not open 24/7, it operates extensive hours to accommodate travellers' needs. Ticket machines and pre-purchase collection options are available for added convenience.

The station is equipped with CCTV for security and offers ample seating and waiting areas to provide comfort during your journey, and several cafes and shops are open at the station.

Several bus routes are conveniently located close to the station, linking nearby towns, villages and attractions for easy access.

Birmingham New Street offers excellent connectivity to London Euston in around 1 hour and 57 minutes from Birmingham New Street, and costs from £8 for advance tickets.

About Birmingham Hippodrome

Take the train to Birmingham Hippodrome and discover a rich cultural scene from ballet to West End shows and pantomime. This dazzling theatre, one of the oldest operating theatres in the UK, is also home to the Birmingham Royal Ballet.

What are the highlights of Birmingham Hippodrome?

Birmingham Hippodrome’s historic legacy began in 1899. Housed within a splendid Grade II-listed structure, the theatre merges Victorian charm with modern amenities.

With a seating capacity of around 1,850, Birmingham Hippodrome is also one of the largest, most prestigious theatres in the UK and has hosted the world's most famous performers, including Margot Fonteyn, Rudolf Nureyev and Pavarotti.

Known for previewing West End hits, It also holds the record for hosting some of the longest-running, most successful shows in the country, including "Les Misérables" and "The Lion King" offering a glimpse into the future of entertainment.

Birmingham Hippodrome shines as a premier hub for ballet, home to the Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB), one of the most prestigious UK ballet companies since 1990. The theatre hosts the BRB's annual season of performances, as well as other ballet companies from around the world.

And don't miss Birmingham Hippodrome’s cherished Christmas pantomime, a beloved British tradition complete with timeless panto chants of “ooh-ah, it’s behind you”.

Check out the lineup of musicals, comedy, dance, ballet and opera throughout the year. Book for afternoon matinee performances if you prefer to avoid the late nights. With its central location, Birmingham Hippodrome is easily reachable by train, so you can enjoy world-class entertainment without having to travel to London.

What other attractions and activities are near Birmingham Hippodrome?

Before or after your visit to Birmingham Hippodrome, enjoy more attractions nearby.

Start your day’s adventure at The Bullring, offering retail therapy with 200-plus shops, cafes and restaurants next to Birmingham New Street station. One of the UK's largest shopping centres, it spans 1.2 million square feet and includes The Bullring and Grand Central . Discover diverse stores including Selfridges, recognisable for its facade of shimmering discs. Grand Central, linked to The Bullring via Link Street, focuses on premium, luxury brands.

Head to the streets of the vibrant Chinese Quarter nearby. Be sure to check out the striking granite pagoda at Holloway Circus and sample the delicious food on offer in its Chinese, Korean and Japanese restaurants. Popular spots include the modern Pan-Asian buffet-style Ming Moon restaurant and Cafe Soya for Vietnamese and Chinese dishes with vegan and vegetarian options.

Step back in time at the Birmingham Back to Backs museum in the middle of the Chinese Quarter, where 19th-century houses tell the tale of working-class life with the city's last surviving back-to-back houses.

Handy tip: When you travel with West Midlands Railway, get an exclusive 2FOR1 entry to some of the UK’s top attractions.

Remember, you can plan ahead and save with Advance Tickets , getting from London to Birmingham from just £8.00. You can purchase your ticket via the West Midlands Trains app. Also, be sure to check out our £2.80 Evening Return Tickets (for any two stations in West Midlands rail zones 1-5).