As England is in lockdown, live events cannot go ahead in the building at this time, and the venue is temporarily closed to the public.
But there is hope on the horizon - we can't wait to welcome you all back through the doors and we’re working on some exciting plans for reopening!
Until then you can get your Hipp fix with our popular online adult dance sessions Monday Movers and Dance Fitness; and the Hippodrome at Home section of our website is a great resource for family activities to enjoy at home. We've also partnered with FANE online to bring you an intriguing selection of livestreams - authors, musicians, even explorers - there's something for everyone. See more on our What's On page.
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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...
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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!