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 theatre boasts accessible bars on all levels; perfect places to meet and relax before the show and during the interval.
The Hippo Lounge
From 7 September 2020, the Hippo Lounge will reopen, operating on reduced hours due to COVID-19. The Hippo Lounge will be open 10am - 2pm Monday - Saturday and half an hour prior to ticketed events for ticketholders only.
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.
Rear of stalls
John Wade Group Lounge
First floor atrium (open to the public unless there is a function)
First floor promenade
Second floor atrium
Beat the rush
Pre-order your interval drinks at the bar on the day of the performance.
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.
Pepi package £25 - Save £1.90!
One bottle (70cl) Prosecco & two premium ice creams
Pavlova package £15 - Save £2.20!
Two large glasses of house wine & two premium ice creams
House Hippodrome package £10 - Save £2.20!
Two soft or hot drinks & two premium ice creams
Little Hippo package £5 - Save £1.20!
One soft drink (Fruitshoots,Water,1/2 pint of Lemonade or Cola), one bag of sweets (Maltesers, Revels or Minstrels) or popcorn and a ice-cream.