Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre Trust Inactive

Hippodrome Heritage

Birmingham Hippodrome has been at the beating heart of Birmingham since 1899. We have a unique theatre history that we want to share with the world. Hippodrome Heritage will bring our story to life through physical conservation and digital technologies, with public access taking centre stage.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 4 December 2015 to 5:00 PM, 14 December 2015

Registered Charity in England and Wales (511567)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£6,000

Amount raised

£9,221

Donations

97

    Categories

  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation

    Helping

Location

Situation

Since 1899 Birmingham Hippodrome has been presenting world class performances and today we welcome c.500,000 visitors each year. We have over 100 years worth of unique heritage items, from original bill posters to architectural plans, photos to moving footage. The collection consists of over 6,000 items and is not currently catalogued, digitised, properly stored or available to the general public. Our audiences and visitors currently have little access, despite demand. We want to change this

Solution

Over the next 12 months we will deliver a heritage programme to: • SAVE lost theatre memorabilia before it’s too late • CAPTURE memories through Oral History interviews • PRESERVE our collection for generations to come • DIGITISE our archive for the widest possible access • OPEN our doors at family friendly heritage open days • TRANSFORM access to archives through new technologies • ENGAGE young people through a history programme for schools

  • We wish the project every success

    — Mackintosh Foundation

  • I have long felt that the Hippodrome needed to shout out its heritage and bring out the rich stories of the stars and the staff over 100 years

    — Ivan Heard, Project Volunteer

  • I have long felt that the Hippodrome needed to shout out its heritage and bring out the rich stories of the stars and the staff over 100 years

    — Ivan Heard, Project Volunteer

  • We wish the project every success

    — Mackintosh Foundation