Dates: 1899 – present
Official website: http://www.birminghamhippodrome.com
Known as Birmingham Theatre in 1971
- 1899 – Built
- 1925 Modernised
- 1963 Modernised
- 1980 May – Closed for 16 months for a major rebuilding and refurbishing programme. More than £5 million invested.
- 1984 – The stage and flytower was doubled in size to 18m deep, and the development of a suite of three spacious dance studios provided on-site rehearsal space for visiting dance, opera and musical companies.
1971 (from The Stage Guide)
Electrics: Strand Grand Master on SL perch. Dimmers – 64: no presets; no groups. Circuits FOH – 9; Flies – 44; Stage Dips – 12. Total capacity available 300A on 3 phases. Special effects supply – 100A on 3 phases. Follow spots 3 Pattern 501 sunspot. Footlights cannot be covered.
Sound: Console SL perch. Amplifiers 2 x 60W. Tape decks – 2. Turntables – 2. 12 mic sockets (Cannon).
Links to information about equipment at Birmingham Hippodrome over the years
LSI: The Greening of Birmingham Hippodrome (March 2016)
From Lighting & Sound International