Van Gogh exhibition extended in Birmingham

Published: 2 December 2020
Reporter: Steve Orme

“Fantastic response”: Van Gogh Alive Credit: Simon Hadley

Birmingham Hippodrome is to extend the UK première of the Van Gogh Alive exhibition until Sunday 31 January 2021.

Almost 30,000 people attended in the opening few weeks. The Hippodrome has been transformed to host the multisensory experience, extending the main stage into the auditorium to create an open, immersive gallery space.

The Hippodrome’s artistic director and chief executive Fiona Allan said, "we are of course disappointed our doors have to remain closed for a little longer while Birmingham is in tier three but we’ve been so proud of the fantastic response Van Gogh Alive has had from visitors. It's highlighted just how much people are craving an enriching cultural experience right now.”