Name a Seat

The story so far 

Since 1907, the theatre has welcomed some of the world’s finest performers to its historic stage. In 2016/2017, a £12.3 million capital project transformed the building, securing the theatre for current and future generations to enjoy.

The restoration enabled the theatre to expand its artistic programme and make significant access improvements including public lifts and wheelchair access to all levels.  The building’s footprint was enlarged enabling us to offer a programme of year-round events and access to daytime facilities. Newly installed heritage seating provides greater comfort, increased legroom and improved sightlines.

Name a seat

Supported by renowned north east actor Stephen Tompkinson, a fantastic opportunity to personalise your very own seat in the beautifully restored Edwardian auditorium.  Dedicating a seat can be a very special gift or a fitting tribute to a loved one. By naming a seat you will be supporting the future of Darlington Hippodrome. 

Standard seat    £200

Name 2 seats

You can dedicate a pair of seats next to each other for the reduced price (both seats must be purchased at the same time and are subject to availability)

Standard pair of seats    £375

In recognition of your donation, an engraved brass plaque will be placed on the backrest of your chosen chair and you or the person you have named the seat for will receive a commemorative certificate. 

Please note seat naming is subject to availability. Seats are named for 15 years. Plaques will be placed on the seats for the re-opening in Autumn 2017.

Payment options

Seats can be paid for in one payment or spread over 10 monthly payments, however if you wish to pay in instalments please contact our box office team on 01325 405405 as this option is not available via online booking. 

Gift Aid – If you are a UK tax payer and eligible to claim Gift Aid please get in contact to let us know. Gift Aid will boost our fundraising total as it will enable us to claim 25% back in tax for each seat sponsored.

To find out more about our fundraising plans please contact Heather Walkington;


Tel: 01325 406104


Engraved Plaque Details

Once you have purchased your seat, please fill in the form below.

Please state your name.
Type the text you'd like us to engrave on your plaque.
Type the text you'd like engraved on your plaque.
Type the text you'd like engraved on your plaque(s).