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.

It's been a demanding and unpredictable year since then but the show went on (and often online!). Thanks to our dedicated staff and most importantly you, our loyal customers, there has been plenty to smile about and take part in over the last year.

Have a look at our infographic below for some highlights from the last 12 months. And this doesn't even include all the other exciting events we've enjoyed with you such as book clubs, artist masterclasses, literary livestreams, a digital careers fair, and we even had a couple of naked people in the auditorium for some life drawing sessions!

There is hope on the horizon for the return of live events and classes! We can't wait to welcome you all back through the doors but for now we've still got to sit tight until it is safe to do so.

Rest assured the Hippodrome team are working their showbiz socks off to plan for the future.

See you soon! ❤️