Hippodrome selects cohorts for new access programme

Published: 21 May 2024
Reporter: Steve Orme

Some of the access and inclusion advocates at the Hippodrome

Birmingham Hippodrome has appointed the first cohort of its new access and inclusion advocates programme who will play a role in the theatre’s ambition to be the most accessible venue of its scale in the UK.

The advocates will meet monthly, sharing their experience and ideas. They will explore a variety of topics ranging from development of the venue to access for customers.

The first cohort is made up of 21 people who are of different ages, experiences, backgrounds and cultures.

Zaylie-Dawn Wilson, head of creative partnerships at Birmingham Hippodrome, said, “we’re really thrilled to have secured such a fantastic cohort after a competitive recruitment process. We were overwhelmed by how many people applied—they had real passion and great ideas. This programme will create a safe space for the advocates to share their ideas and be themselves.”

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