Matinee Matters

Matinee Matters

Darlington Hippodrome has launched a new initiative to help battle loneliness and self-isolation.

Matinee Matters is a series of hosted, informal meet-ups at the theatre supported by Care Matters which take place before a matinee performance. If you have booked for the performance and you'd like to take part, please let our box office team know via email (if you booked online) or phone (01325 405405) and you will be added to the free session. These pre-show sessions will play an active role in helping tackle loneliness and self-isolation amongst people in the local community.

Matinee Matters sessions are free to attend prior to watching selected matinee performances at the theatre. The sessions will take place an hour before the matinee performance. The free session can be easily added to any ticket booking. If booking over the phone or in person at the Box Office - please let the box office staff know that you'd like to attend and they'll add you to the session. If you booked online - please email the team at and they'll add you to the session.

Matinee Matters will enable like-minded people to chat, laugh, make new friends and share thoughts on a matinee performance at Darlington Hippodrome.

Dates for up-coming Matinee Matters sessions:

What The Butler Saw – Thursday 20 June 1pm
The Haunting of Blaine Manor – Saturday 29 June 1.30pm
The Mousetrap – Thursday 25 July 1pm
Sister Act – Thursday 12 September 1pm
Ghost – Wednesday 25 September 1pm
An Inspector Calls – Wednesday 2 October 1pm
Cluedo 2 – Thursday 10 October 1pm
Blood Brothers - Thursday 14 November 1pm


Matinee Matters is kindly supported by Care Matters -