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Hippodrome Casino London

About the Hippodrome Casino

The Hippodrome Casino, formerly London Hippodrome, is one of London's only surviving 20th century music halls. First opening in 1900, it was known for variety and circus performances. In 1909, architect Frank Matcham reconstructed the Hippodrome for theatrical performances, and it hosted the English premiere of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake in 1910. 

The Hippodrome became a popular nightlife spot between 1958 and 1982 as The Talk of the Town, with artists such as Judy Garland, Tom Jones and Ella Fitzgerald performing for the crowds. The original interior was demolished and converted to suit this new function. 

Since the 1980s, the Hippodrome has passed through various management and periods of closure, but in the 2000s enjoyed renewed success as a cabaret and burlesque venue. Most notable was Olivier Award-winning cabaret La Clique, which played between October 2008 and June 2009. 

After La Clique closed, entrepreneurs Jimmy and Simon Thomas bought the Hippodrome, and restored it to Matcham’s original designs. In 2012 it reopened as Hippodrome Casino, a multi-use venue with bars, casino, gaming and restaurants. The Matcham Room is now the home of Magic Mike Live, a dance and variety show based on the hit film franchise.

Plan your visit

The Hippodrome Casino is open 24 hours a day throughout the year, except for Christmas Day. Visitors for Magic Mike Live can enjoy other attractions in the complex at any time. 

It is advised that you arrive for Magic Mike up to an hour before the performance, and take your seat 15 minutes beforehand so you don’t miss the start.
There is no dress code at the Hippodrome Casino, and patrons should wear clothes which are comfortable and appropriate for the season. Across the wider Casino complex, some visitors like to dress in smart-casual attire for the occasion, but this is down to personal choice.
All visitors to the Hippodrome Casino, including at Magic Mike Live, must be over the age of 18. Upon arrival you will be asked to provide ID, so please ensure you bring this with you. If you are unable to provide proof of age, you may not be admitted to the venue.
Yes. There is air-conditioning throughout the Hippodrome Casino for the comfort of visitors and audiences.
A complimentary cloakroom is available at the venue for coats and small bags. If you have large bags or suitcases with you, it is best to store these elsewhere ahead of your visit. Stasher offers storage for £5 per bag, per day at various locations close to the Hippodrome Casino. Visit their website or app for more information.
There are various safety and security measures in place to ensure the comfort of all patrons at the venue. Bag checks will be in place before performances, so please arrive in plenty of time to avoid missing the start of the performance.
The Hippodrome Casino has a variety of bars and eateries. For pre-theatre dining, the Heliot Steak House is next to Magic Mike Live on the first floor, and can be booked ahead of your visit. 

There are eight bars across the Casino. The Boozy Tea Room, created by the team behind Magic Mike Live, is open from 5pm for pre-show cocktails and refreshments; reservation is recommended. Drinks purchased in the Hippodrome Casino can be taken into the theatre, and drinks can also be ordered during the performance with at-seat service.
The Hippodrome Casino’s central location, just a short walk from Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square and Soho, make it ideally located for a range of food and drinks venues. In nearby Chinatown, Baoziinn Romilly Street is a popular spot for Northern Chinese street food, and on the corner of Cranbourn Street, Brewmaster serves craft beers and burgers. For a high-end dining experience, Savoy Grill on The Strand is a popular choice.
The 5-star, internationally acclaimed Savoy Hotel is very close to the Hippodrome Casino, and is perfect for adding the finishing touch to a special weekend in London and the West End. There are also various mid-range and budget options including boutique hotel The Resident in Covent Garden, and hub by Premier Inn.
The Hippodrome Casino first opened as a music hall in 1900, designed by renowned theatre architect Frank Matcham. One of the few remaining music halls in the capital, the Casino is Grade II Listed, and over the years has welcomed a variety of acts including Stevie Wonder, The Jackson 5 and La Clique. Since November 2018, the Hippodrome Casino’s theatre space has been the home of Magic Mike Live.

Help booking tickets

The box office for Magic Mike Live is inside the Hippodrome Casino, via the Cranbourn Street entrance. Ticket collection is available from 12 noon, and we recommend patrons collect their tickets early to avoid queues. When picking up your tickets, please ensure you bring your confirmation email and ID.
The box office is open for ticket collection and general enquiries from 12 noon - 6pm on performance days, and 3pm - 6pm on Sunday performance days.
The Hippodrome Casino box office can be contacted directly on 0207 769 8888 or box.office@hippodromecasino.com.
STAR (Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers) is the industry body that regulates the sale of London theatre tickets. When booking from a company you can check the STAR ticket seller database to see if they are registered and conforming to STAR practices. When buying online, you should also check for the padlock in your browser URL bar to ensure the connection is secure.
Large group bookings such as corporate trips or hen parties are most easily booked through our groups email on box.office@hippodromecasino.com. For small groups we advise selecting a production and booking online.
Various rooms and spaces at Hippodrome Casino can be hired out for private or corporate events, including the Magic Mike Theatre, Boozy Tea Room and Heliot Steak House. For full details of pricing and what the venue can offer,  please contact us on 020 7769 8888 or email events@hippodromecasino.com.
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