The historic Hippodrome on Leicester Square opened a year ago following a huge refurbishment. It will celebrate its first birthday in style with a weekend of special entertainment across 12-14 July.
We paid a visit shortly after opening and were pleasantly surprised with what we found. On Friday 12 July we'll be on hand to help get the party started, hosting an after-work Pimms party on the Terrace. Across the weekend, 12 acts will perform in the Matcham Room Theatre, including soul divas Mica Paris and Carleen Anderson, while dozens of circus, magic and burlesque performers will roam the building spreading festival fun. There will be food and drink promotions in the new Heliot Steakhouse, a Rum Shack in the first floor bar and an indoor/outdoor BBQ all weekend on the upper deck of the Terrace.
The weekend will also see the launch of London’s Smallest Theatre located behind a huge window overlooking Leicester Square to entertain the 250,000 people who walk past The Hippodrome daily.
You and your chosen +1 could be a special guest of The Hippodrome and enjoy a VIP visit, including a selection of cocktails in the Heliot Bar, dinner in the Heliot Steakhouse and two tickets to see a show of your choice over the birthday weekend*.
To enter the competition, all you have to do is leave a birthday message in the comments below. We'll pick a winner at random after 5pm on Wednesday 10 July and notify them in the comments.
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED
The Hippodrome Casino is on the corner of Leicester Square and Charing Cross Road. Entry is free, walk on in and up the stairs to find us.
Some acts are yet to be announced and there are sure to be some special surprises along the way, keep an eye on the Hippodrome Facebook page for updates. Tickets for performances in the Matcham Room Theatre will be available to buy from the Hippodrome website.
*Terms and conditions: Entrants must be over 18. Only one entry per person. You must be available to take this prize between 12-14 July, reservations subject to availability. Usual Londonist competition policy applies.