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One year on...

One year on...
On Monday 16 March 2020, Darlington Hippodrome temporarily closed its doors following official government guidance that advised people should avoid public buildings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A lot has happened since then...

Music of the Skerne

Music of the Skerne
The theatre is proud to be involved in an ambitious creative project inspired by the River Skerne and our local environment.

Entertaining and informative livestreams in March

Entertaining and informative livestreams in March
There is hope on the horizon for the return of live theatre! We can't wait to welcome you all back to the Hipp but for now we've still got to sit tight until it is safe to do so. That doesn't mean we can't throw a few exciting online events your way in the meantime!

From the front row to the front line

From the front row to the front line
As employees of Darlington Borough Council, Hippodrome staff are currently working to support the Covid-19 mass testing scheme in Darlington. We're more used to dealing with the front row but we're proud to be supporting the front line in the fight against Covid-19.

Learn at home with our heritage learning resources

Learn at home with our heritage learning resources
Now seems like the perfect time to let everyone know about a new addition to Darlington Hippodrome’s heritage learning resources. Perfect for those who suddenly find themselves with some eager pupils to keep occupied.

Important information regarding COVID-19 tiers

Important information regarding COVID-19 tiers
As Darlington is now in Tier 4, live performances and classes cannot go ahead in the building at this time, and the venue is temporarily closed to the public. We are offstage, but not offline. Click above to read more.

Important information regarding COVID-19 tiers

Important information regarding COVID-19 tiers
Darlington will be placed in Tier 3 from Wednesday 2 December. This means that for the time being, live performances and cinema screenings cannot take place. Classes for over-18s cannot go ahead at this time, and the venue remains temporarily closed to the public, including the Hippo Lounge, box office counter, and galleries

Keep moving as dance goes digital this month at the Hipp!

Keep moving as dance goes digital this month at the Hipp!
We may be offstage but we're definitely not offline! Join us online throughout November for a series of online dance fitness sessions for all ages and levels. These sessions will take place online using Zoom, which can be accessed on a smartphone, tablet, PC or laptop.

DARLINGTON HIPPODROME AND COVID-19

DARLINGTON HIPPODROME AND COVID-19
Darlington is currently in tier 3 restrictions. This means that for the time being, live performances and cinema screenings cannot take place. Classes for over-18s cannot go ahead at this time, and the venue remains temporarily closed to the public, including the Hippo Lounge, box office counter, and galleries.

Ghostly sighting!

Ghostly sighting!
Spooky goings on during our restoration...

A new podcast from the Hippodrome!

A new podcast from the Hippodrome!
Having hosted the regular Hippodrome quiz events over the last seven months or so, a lot of you have come to know our Quizmaster (and Marketing Officer) Julian Cound very well. Great news! Now you can hear more of him with our new PODCAST!

Spend Halloween at the Hipp

Spend Halloween at the Hipp
This is no trick, we've got THREE treats for you next Saturday as the Hippodrome has scared up a spooktacular triple bill of classic movies this Halloween.

YOUTH THEATRE ON THE STAGE

YOUTH THEATRE ON THE STAGE
This September the Hippodrome is re-opening for a season of socially-distanced activities, including THREE youth theatre classes that will take place weekly in our auditorium.

Move it! Move it! With our youth dance classes!

Move it! Move it! With our youth dance classes!
This September the Hippodrome is re-opening for a season of socially-distanced activities, including THREE dance classes to keep the youngsters fit and thriving!