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Updated information regarding COVID-19

Updated information regarding COVID-19
We are relieved to hear that theatres across England can fully open from Monday 19 July. Please read on to learn about what measures will be still be in place and what will cease from this date.

Get the family back to the theatre!

Get the family back to the theatre!
Whether it's their first unforgettable trip to the theatre or they're already mini theatre veterans - let's get the kids enjoying live theatre this year!

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.

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.

Backstage tour at the Hipp!

Backstage tour at the Hipp!
Join us as our Senior House Manager Andy takes us on a backstage tour of the Hippodrome.

Building confidence, fostering aspiration and improving general wellbeing through the In2 Project

Building confidence, fostering aspiration and improving general wellbeing through the In2 Project
As the home of the In2 project, the Hippodrome has hosted sessions with musicians, circus performers, actors, theatre producers and even inventors over the last year.  The programme helps to build confidence, fosters aspiration and improves general health and wellbeing by opening up access to cultural and sporting activities they wouldn’t normally experience, allowing them to explore their own creativity and aptitudes outside of the normal curriculum.

Darlington Hippodrome and COVID-19

Darlington Hippodrome and COVID-19
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, forthcoming performances will not go ahead until further notice and the venue has closed. Whilst the physical doors may be shut, the team behind the theatre are still very much hard at work dealing with customer queries and making sure you can enjoy the Hippodrome at home.

Hippodrome brings people together online for World Theatre Day

Hippodrome brings people together online for World Theatre Day
During the closure of the venue through the period of social distancing due to the Covid-19 situation, Darlington Hippodrome initiated a virtual quiz to help celebrate World Theatre Day using the online meetings app Zoom

Darlington Hippodrome cancellations

Darlington Hippodrome cancellations
Following the prime minister’s briefing yesterday, advising people not to visit theatres, Darlington Hippodrome has taken the difficult decision that forthcoming performances will not go ahead until further notice and the venue will be closed.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs

Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs
Darlington Hippodrome is following ongoing advice from Public Health England and we have updated our procedures to reflect this advice. This blog post covers some frequently asked questions about the theatre's response to the Coronavirus outbreak.

You shall go to the ball!

You shall go to the ball!
Packed with all of the traditional pantomime ingredients audiences expect, Cinderella features laugh out loud comedy, stunning scenery, beautiful costumes and plenty of boos and hisses.