Travel by train
Darlington Hippodrome is a five minute walk from Darlington's train station. Darlington is a frequent stop on the East Coast mainline route as well as on local routes.
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Travel by car
Approaching from the south:
From the A1, take the A66(M) exit Junction 57. At the roundabout take the 1st exit on the A66. At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit toward the town centre, which takes you past the Blackwell Grange Hotel on your left. At the Sainsbury's roundabout take the 4th exit which leads onto the Darlington ring road. At the next roundabout, take the 2nd exit, still continuing on the ring road, and move into the right hand lane. At the main traffic lights turn right onto Parkgate and the Hippodrome is located about 200 yards on your left.
Approaching from the north:
From the A1, take the A167 exit which is signposted for Darlington. Follow the road into town (about 3 miles) until you reach a large roundabout. Take the first exit, which is onto the Darlington ring road. Go straight over at the next roundabout (2nd exit). At the main set of traffic lights, turn left onto Parkgate and the Hippodrome is located about 200 yards on your left.
Approaching from the east:
Follow the A66(M) towards Darlington. At Little Burdon roundabout take the first exit (A66). Go straight over the following roundabout, at the next roundabout take the third exit towards Darlington on the B6280. Continue on the B6280 over the next roundabout. After about 1 mile, at the roundabout take the second exit remaining on the B6280 Yarm Road. After about a mile take the second exit at the mini roundabout on to Parkgate; go past the entrance to Darlington railway station on your left and the Hippodrome is located about 300 yards on your right.
There are short and long stay off street car parks surrounding the theatre (see map below). Most Council car parks are covered by 24 hour CCTV surveillance. For further advice on parking please contact the box office, or visit the Darlington Borough Council website.
There is no coach parking allowed in the Park Place car parks opposite the Hippodrome. The only commercial car park is Chestnut Street, which is an 11-minute walk to the Hippodrome. Coaches park free at Chestnut Street but charges apply for other vehicles.
Coaches can stop on single and double yellow lines (no kerb blips) to drop off and pick up passengers. They can also do that in resident permit bays BUT they cannot leave the coaches during the performance.