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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.