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Did you enjoy exploring the Hippodrome Heritage collection? Explore more and link to other collections which feature Birmingham Hippodrome material.

Victoria and Albert Museum

The Theatre and Performance collection documents current performance practice and the history of the performing arts in the UK. Items related to Birmingham Hippodrome cared for by the museum include a silk souvenir programme of the opening night of the Tower of Circus and Varieties, posters, programmes, pantomime costume and Birmingham Royal Ballet costume designs.


Mirrorpix is the licensing arm of Trinity Mirror, the UK’s largest newspaper publisher. The photographic archive of The Birmingham Post and Mail is accessible through Mirrorpix. A sample of images from this archive can be found through searching the Hippodrome Heritage site. Follow the link to browse further images such as the iconic photographs of The Beatles leaving Birmingham Hippodrome in policemen?s helmets!

Delve deeper ?

The Library of Birmingham

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Theatricalia database

The Theatres Trust

APAC Association for Performing Arts Collections

University of Bristol Theatre Collection

The Music Hall and Theatre History Site

The Magic of Pantomime

Society for Theatre Research

Cameron Mackintosh Ltd?

British Film Institute

Chichester Festival Theatre