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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.

Rupert Hill talks about his role in Lady Chatterley's Lover

Rupert Hill talks about his role in Lady Chatterley's Lover
Sixty years after the impassioned tale Lady Chatterley's Lover shocked the world, a stage version, coming to Darlington Hippodrome in March, presents itself to a very changed world. We caught up with Rupert Hill who portrays the pivotal role of Mellors the gamekeeper in this brand new stage adaptation.

Christmas at the Hipp

Christmas at the Hipp
Get ready for the festive season this December as we celebrate Christmas at the Hipp with wreath making, a tree decoration workshop, the opportunity to meet Santa and more!

An artistic interpretation of the Hippodrome!

An artistic interpretation of the Hippodrome!
An artist from the Community Art Project based at The Bridge in Darlington has created a lovely artwork depicting the exterior of the theatre. We learnt more about the artist, Jennifer Smith, and the project.

Queen Elizabeth’s Sixth Form Work Experience Week at the Hippodrome

Queen Elizabeth’s Sixth Form Work Experience Week at the Hippodrome
In the first week of July, six first year students from Queen Elizabeth’s Sixth Form completed a week long work experience placement, learning about Darlington Hippodrome and researching the theatre’s heritage for a presentation to the staff at the end of the week.

Going for gold

Going for gold
Systems and Data Officer Jonny Lancaster recently attended a workshop in Illumination in Watercolour and Gold Leaf, part of our series of Heritage Skills Workshops. Read all about it here.