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See the best of the theatre at Birmingham Hippodrome

Birmingham is home to some of the country's best entertainment venues, from the Symphony Hall to the NEC, but the Hippodrome is where London's best West End productions, from Wicked to The Lion King, come on tour.

Home to the Birmingham Royal Ballet, Birmingham Hippodrome also showcases the best of local talent, from its Christmas production of The Nutcracker to family-friendly pantomime.

Explore Birmingham's Chinese Quarter

Step out of the Hippodrome and you enter Chinatown, Birmingham's Chinese quarter and the home of some of the city's best Asian cuisine. From bakeries selling fluffy sponges to Chinese, Japanese, Malaysian and Korean restaurants, it's the best place to sample some international food.

Visit Miss Korea for Korean food and karaoke, or head to one of the district's cafes to sample bubble tea - a milky drink topped with chewy tapioca pearls.

Step back in time at the Birmingham Back to Backs

Birmingham was an industrial powerhouse in the 19th century, and although much of the city has been renovated and transformed, the Back to Backs are a reminder of its rich history.

Situated a few minutes' walk from the Hippodrome, you can tour these National Trust-owned properties to learn all about life in working-class Victorian Birmingham, before stopping off at the 1930s sweet shop for a treat.

Looking for a cheap hotel Near Birmingham Hippodrome? Travelodge Birmingham Central Bull Ring Hotel is less than 10 minutes' walk from the theatre, while Travelodge Birmingham Central Moor Street Hotel is handily located Near both New Street and Moor Street train stations.