Darlington Theatre Town


Darlington Theatre Town - A Place Where Theatre Thrives




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Darlington Theatre Town

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

The project brings together the expertise of partners Creative Darlington, Darlington Hippodrome, Luxi, Theatre Hullabaloo and ODDMANOUT to cement Darlington’s place as a Theatre Town and a place where theatre thrives.

The project, funded by the Arts Council and Darlington Borough Council, grew from the opportunity presented by the redevelopment of the Civic Theatre (opening as Darlington Hippodrome this autumn), the exciting development of Theatre Hullabaloo’s new theatre for young audiences, The Hullabaloo (opening this autumn), and the momentum that has built over the last couple of years around theatre in unusual places by events such as the award-winning Jabberwocky Market.

Alongside the programme of theatre in the town the partners are working together to create training opportunities for the wider sector, to develop and share knowledge and data about audiences, create wraparound activity to reach audiences and build interest and excitement around the opening of Darlington Hippodrome and The Hullabaloo.