Food and Drink

Food and Drink

Whether you’re out shopping and want to take the weight off your feet, fancy lunch with family or friends, need to grab a snack before a show or want to treat yourself to an interval drink, our brand new café serves hot and cold drinks and light bites throughout the day. Darlington Hippodrome is only a short stroll from the town centre so there’s no need to wait until showtime – you can soak up a little bit of theatre any time of the week!

The Hippo Lounge - opening November 2017

Open from 10am Monday to Saturday

Accessed via the new main entrance on Parkgate, the Hippo Lounge is at the heart of the restored theatre. This contemporary café provides a relaxed atmosphere throughout the day along with access to free wi-fi, and a selection of light bites and hot and cold beverages. 

Hippodrome bar

The theatre will boast accessible bars on all levels; perfect places to meet and relax before the show and during the interval.

Beat the rush

Pre-order your interval drinks online or at the bar on the day of the performance.


Miss the queues and save money by purchasing your drinks and snacks when you buy your ticket! Simply select the package of your choice during the online booking process (at the 'basket' stage) or in person.

Packages include:

Pepi package £25

One bottle (70cl) Prosecco & two premium ice creams

Pavlova package £15

Two large glasses of house wine & two premium ice creams

House Hippodrome package £10

Two soft or hot drinks & two premium ice creams

Little Hippo package £5

One ice cream, one soft drink & one popcorn/sweets