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The Official Birmingham Hippodrome Blog: With only a few days to go until The Nutcracker opens we bring you six fascinating facts!

With Birmingham Royal Ballet’s magical production of The Nutcracker arriving this Friday, we’ve put together some amazing facts about the production to whet your appetite!  By the end of its 2015 season, Sir Peter Wright’s production of The Nutcracker will have been performed a total of 429 times here at Birmingham Hippodrome. Before the curtain goes up […]

The Official Birmingham Hippodrome Blog: Tragic events in Birmingham remembered by Hippodrome visitor as part of our Heritage Project

Following the sad scenes we have all seen unfolding in Paris this week, one of our own Heritage Volunteers Ivan Heard has unearthed a story from Birmingham’s own sad chapter of history. “Today (Sat 21 Nov) will be the 41st Anniversary of the Birmingham Pub Bombings on 21 November, 1974. “In that dark and tragic […]

The Official Birmingham Hippodrome Blog: A poignant launch for 2,241 Reasons To Remember

Last night the crowds turned out for the launch of our Creative Programmes project 2,241 Reasons To Remember, on the 75th anniversary of the Birmingham Blitz. As well as members of the public and local media, in attendance were a number of VIP’s including local Councillors, representatives from the Arts Council,  members of Birmingham Air Raids […]

The Official Birmingham Hippodrome Blog: Silver anniversary of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s timeless Christmas classic The Nutcracker

In 1990, Sadlers Wells Royal Ballet travelled to the Midlands to become Birmingham Royal Ballet in what was described as “the arts coup of the decade”. In celebration of this momentous occasion Sir Peter Wright to created his world-famous production of The Nutcracker as a gift to the city of Birmingham. Twenty five years later, […]

The Official Birmingham Hippodrome Blog: Our Chief Executive Fiona meets the local media!

Our new Chief Executive Fiona Allen has had a busy week with our local media –  she has been interviewed by Birmingham Post and chatted to BBC WM’s Danny Kelly (listen from 2 hours 9 minutes in). Here’s what Fiona had to say when she delivered a speech to the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce earlier this week.  […]

The Official Birmingham Hippodrome Blog: Lantern making underway for Blitz installation

With our 2,241 Reasons To Remember installation fast approaching, lots of people have been working very hard to help us create hundreds of lanterns. The lanterns will form part of a bombed out terraced house, with lights and sounds from the Birmingham Blitz projected onto it, and each lantern will bear the name and age of […]

Women and Theatre: Support our WWI project on Armistice Day

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Following on from the success of our WWI projects, The Chocolate Soldiers, and Women’s Work, we are now preparing for a third WWI project to commence in the New Year.  Theatres of Conscience is a heritage project for community participants, delivered in partnership with mac birmingham, looking at the experiences of Conscientious Objectors in the West Midlands.  With the use of new research, we aim to explode the myths that surround the term ‘conscientious objectors’, and create a theatrical production that challenges perceptions and creates opportunities for discussion.

But… (as Kitchener said in 1914) “We need you!”  We are aiming to raise £500 in the next 30 days.  If you can help, please click here to go to our funding page, where you can support this campaign.  And thank you.

The Official Birmingham Hippodrome Blog: Make up Masterclass from the Trocks!

Birmingham Hippodrome Patrons got under the skin of the world famous Ballets de Monte Carlo last night with a Make Up Masterclass. With exclusive backstage access, 12 Patrons were taken through the Make Up routine of ‘Trock’ Joshua Thake as he transformed into his female alter ego Eugenia Repelskii. The make-up routine was a performance […]

The Official Birmingham Hippodrome Blog: Schools get involved in our Birmingham Blitz project to commemorate all those civilians who died in WW2

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Birmingham Blitz, we present a major light and sound installation which will carry the names of the 2,241 adults and children who died in the devastating bombing in the city during World War 2. 2,241 Reasons to Remember will bring together archive images from the Library of Birmingham, […]

Women and Theatre: W&T are recruiting

We are currently recruiting for an Artistic Intern, Trustees/Directors, and Volunteer/Student placements.  Please read on for further information about all of these opportunities:



This 6 month, paid internship offers a creative individual the chance to gain professional experience working across a variety of projects. The Artistic Intern will work with us on all aspects of project delivery including performance, stage management, workshop delivery and project-related administration.

Key information:

  • 6 month Internship starting in January 2016.
  • £7.20 per hour
  • 30 hours a week including some evening and weekend sessions
  • Office based in Moseley, plus delivery work across the City.

For more information and an application pack, please email info@womenandtheatre.co.uk.  Deadline for applications is Tuesday 1 December at 12 noon.  Interviews will take place on Wednesday 9 December 2015.



Women & Theatre is seeking new Trustees/ Directors to complement the skills and networks of our existing Board. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and are particularly looking for those with expertise in:

  • HR
  • Education & Training
  • Health & Social Care
  • Arts, Innovation & Creativity

Board Meetings are held four times a year in Moseley, Birmingham. Other time commitments will include attending occasional away days, seeing the company’s work in performance, and championing the organisation in external networks. This is a voluntary unpaid position.  For more information, please contact info@womenandtheatre.co.uk.



We currently have two projects available for volunteer/student placements.  Please see the Volunteer with W&T page for more information.