Visitor Info

Travelling to Southside 

By Car

We recommend parking at the APCOA Arcadian car park due to its close vicinity and ease of access to the theatre.

APCOA Parking, The Arcadian Centre, 41 Bromsgrove St, Birmingham, B5 6NU

*Please note that Hurst Street and Inge Street will be closed for the Festival*

A pre-pay theatre flat rate of £5 (after 5pm until 11.30pm) has been specially arranged for Hippodrome Patrons.

  • 0-1 hours £2.00
  • 2-3 hours £4.00
  • 3-5 hours £5.50
  • 5-8 hours £7.50
  • 8-10 hours £9.00
  • 10-12 hours £10.00
  • 12-24 hours £15.00
  • Lost Ticket £15.00

Patrons parking at this, and any other location, do so at their own risk. The theatre cannot accept responsibility for patrons’ parking tickets or vehicle security.

Directions from M6

Follow the A38(M) for 2 miles (signs for the city centre). At the end of the motorway, take the flyover signed M5 South West. Coming off the flyover, pass under the tunnel following signs for Inner Ring Road South. Take the next tunnel (Queensway). Follow signs for Bromsgrove A38 which takes you to a third underpass. On surfacing get in the left hand lane and turn first left (Bromsgrove Street), go straight ahead and Arcadian Centre Parking is just on your left.

Directions from M5

Going over the traffic lights at Bristol Street (McDonalds on your left), move into the left lane (signed BR New Street). Continue forward and move into the right hand lane. Turn full circle at this roundabout (Holloway Circus).

Please Note: Traffic Wardens regularly patrol Inge St, so if you are a Blue Badge Holder parking here, it is likely that you will be clamped if you exceed the 3 hour limit. We recommend The Arcadian Car Park on Bromsgrove Street that provides flat access to the theatre and pre-payment for easy exit.

By Train 

Birmingham Hippodrome is within walking distance of New Street Station and Moor Street Station.

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Directions from Moor St Station
On exiting Moor Street station, use the crossing on the left hand side, rather than the one to the right, and cross over the road towards the Bullring. Follow the road around to the right and walk underneath the underpass. On exiting the underpass, keep walking straight down the road past an entrance to the Bullring and Debenhams on your left hand side. Walk straight down to the traffic lights. Turn left here, crossing Smallbrook Queensway and onto Hurst Street. One hundred yards on the right side is the theatre.

Distance approximately 0.5 miles, 10 minute walk.

Directions from New St Station
When exiting on to the station concourse, please follow the exit signs for the Southside Exit. This exit will take you on to Hill Street and has both steps and a disabled lift. Cross over the road at the crossing point and turn left – towards the lower end of Hill Street. Carry on straight over the double crossing at the Smallbrook Queensway Junction and carry on to Hurst Street.

The theatre is on your right. The walk is less than five minutes away from the station exit.

By Bus

Birmingham Hippodrome is served by the following routes 2, 3, 5, 5A, 6, 16, 16A, 17, 24, 31,35, 37, 45, 47, 50, 58, 60, 61, 63, 80, 82, 87, 89, 97A, 120, 127, 128, 900, 957, and X64.

Visit the National Express West Midlands website for details.

Map of Southside