Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre Trust
The Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre Trust was formed in 1979 and, without core public subsidy, has sought to provide the best possible theatre experience to audiences of all ages and backgrounds
What is Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre Trust?
You may not already know but Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre Trust is an independent charity. In addition to their main stage theatre productions, they reach out to new and disadvantaged communities in Birmingham, through the Hippodrome CREATIVE programme.
Over the last three years, they have reached out to over 300,000 audience members and participants through a varied programme of outdoor festivals, creative projects, and education and access programmes too.
If successful, what will you use your LoveBrum funding for?
This September, the B-Side Hip Hop Festival will be launched – an expression of the trust’s commitment to reaching out to the younger generations within Birmingham, focusing on local talent and local communities that will be supported by established mentors and artists.
The project will reach out to over 1,000 participants, aged 5 -25 years old, through a variety of free workshops, with local schools helping to deliver the project. Many of these participants will be new to the arts, learning new skills in something they would not normally have access to. It will offer a route into the Hip Hop world, from beginners workshops, to Hip Hop dance battles!
The project will culminate in a 3 day festival held in Birmingham at the end of September, with this festival hopefully becoming something of a flagship in the City in the years to come. The funding will go towards the cost of the festival.
Cost of project
Where can people go to find out more about Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre Trust?
Rosanna Milsom, Fundraising Officer
Tel: 0121 689 3068