A view of Birmingham Hippodrome interior 1998

A view of Birmingham Hippodrome interior 1998

This publicity photograph was taken to celebrate to theatre’s achievements. The label on the back reads:

‘The Birmingham Hippodrome auditorium. April 1998. Built in 1899 the 1,833 seat Birmingham Hippodrome is one of the largest and most successful theatres in the UK. It is home to the acclaimed Birmingham Royal Ballet and is Welsh National Opera’s ‘English Home’. It is the UK’s annual home for the biggest and largest running family pantomime’

The theatre closed a year later for redevelopment.

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