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Wet Picnic #Darlington #TheatreTown

Wet Picnic #Darlington #TheatreTown
On Saturday 26 August, theatre company Wet Picnic came to Darlington as part of Darlington Theatre Town, an initiative led by partners Darlington Hippodrome, Theatre Hullabaloo, Luxi, Creative Darlington and ODDMANOUT. Hundreds of people turned out for three FREE events - The Aperitif, The Ball, and the after party. Watch the video to see the fun unfold!

Moving Forward, Looking Back

Moving Forward, Looking Back
A new exhibition on the architecture of Darlington Hippodrome has opened at Crown Street Library, running until 7 September 2017.

National Volunteers' Week 2017

National Volunteers' Week 2017
Darlington For Culture's Volunteer Co-ordinators Heather Carter and Glenda Lynn celebrate seven years of successful volunteering and look forward to the new partnership between Darlington for Culture and Darlington Hippodrome that will take the service into the future.

Launching Darlington Theatre Town

Launching Darlington Theatre Town
An exciting new initiative has launched in Darlington to bring ambitious and high quality theatre to the town.

Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust becomes latest major donor

Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust becomes latest major donor
The fundraising team is pleased to announce another substantial donation to the restoration fund. The Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust, a north east based grant making organisation, has awarded the theatre £50,000 as a contribution towards the on-going restoration work.

Take a Seat

Take a Seat
The Friends of Darlington Civic Theatre support their local theatre as well as enjoying a host of benefits such as advance information and priority booking, ticket discounts, and social events including meet-and-greet opportunities with the stars. Soon to be named The Friends of the Hippodrome to reflect the theatre's return to a version of its original name, the group looks forward to continuing this relationship in the new and improved venue. In this blog post, Secretary Rodney Burges tells us why he decided to name a seat at the Hippodrome.

Sweet Memories

Sweet Memories
The team from Willmott Dixon have uncovered several bundles of old paperwork relating to Darlington Hippodrome, some if not most or all of it dating from the mid-1920s. The papers - invoices and receipts - detail transactions between the Hippodrome and suppliers of electricity, drinks, maintenance, and confectionery.

Dickens in Darlington - Dickens Productions in Darlington

Dickens in Darlington - Dickens Productions in Darlington
Between 1 October and 3 November 2016, Darlington Civic Theatre mounted an exhibition in Crown Street library entitled 'Dickens in Darlington'. In this, the third post in a series, we publish the content of the exhibition online.

Keep up to date with @DarloHippSite

Keep up to date with @DarloHippSite
Did you know the team at Willmott Dixon have their own Twitter account, @DarloHippSite, especially for the Civic Theatre - soon to be Hippodrome - site? If you're not on Twitter, don't despair - there's a link to their Twitter feed in our latest blog post.