Venue Hire

Corporate and Party Hire

Built in 1907, Darlington Hippodrome underwent a £13.7 million restoration in 2016-17. The beautiful 1000-seat auditorium is now nestled amongst a bright and modern café bar and galleries as well as The John Wade Group Lounge, the Living Water Room and a rehearsal studios – all of these spaces are available for hire so you can host your event in unique and characterful surroundings.

What’s more, Darlington Hippodrome sits adjacent to The Hullabaloo, which offers a versatile studio theatre space seating up to 177.

The Hippodrome is a fantastic event venue, not only because of its magnificent style but because it is so accessible in terms of connectivity and accommodation options close by.

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Interior of Hippodrome auditorium

Our spaces

From a luxuriant 1000-seat auditorium to an 18-seat former water tower. We have spaces for every event.


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We can cater for any numbers and dietary

Couple getting married on Hippodrome stage


Celebrate your big day in the magical and historic surroundings of the theatre.

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The surrounding area

Birthplace of the modern railway, Darlington is a vibrant town with a bustling nightlife boasting many bars and restaurants. 

Programming & Development Director Heather Tarran-Jones


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Equipment and technical support

Our technical team can accommodate a wide range of technical set-ups for bespoke events.

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To discuss hiring any of these spaces, email or telephone the box office on 01325 405 405