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Rupert Hill talks about his role in Lady Chatterley's Lover

Rupert Hill talks about his role in Lady Chatterley's Lover
Sixty years after the impassioned tale Lady Chatterley's Lover shocked the world, a stage version, coming to Darlington Hippodrome in March, presents itself to a very changed world. We caught up with Rupert Hill who portrays the pivotal role of Mellors the gamekeeper in this brand new stage adaptation.

Dancers required for the English Youth Ballet

Dancers required for the English Youth Ballet
English Youth Ballet is auditioning for roles in a new production of CINDERELLA IN HOLLYWOOD on Sunday 1 December at the Hippodrome. At the audition 100 young male and female dancers from across the region will be offered the chance to rehearse with and then dance alongside international professional principal dancers in the production for 3 performances which will be presented at the Hippodrome from 17 – 18 April 2020.

Christmas at the Hipp

Christmas at the Hipp
Get ready for the festive season this December as we celebrate Christmas at the Hipp with wreath making, a tree decoration workshop, the opportunity to meet Santa and more!

An artistic interpretation of the Hippodrome!

An artistic interpretation of the Hippodrome!
An artist from the Community Art Project based at The Bridge in Darlington has created a lovely artwork depicting the exterior of the theatre. We learnt more about the artist, Jennifer Smith, and the project.

Queen Elizabeth’s Sixth Form Work Experience Week at the Hippodrome

Queen Elizabeth’s Sixth Form Work Experience Week at the Hippodrome
In the first week of July, six first year students from Queen Elizabeth’s Sixth Form completed a week long work experience placement, learning about Darlington Hippodrome and researching the theatre’s heritage for a presentation to the staff at the end of the week.

THEATRE ARCHIVES OPEN TO ALL

THEATRE ARCHIVES OPEN TO ALL
Darlington Hippodrome’s fascinating 112 year history will soon be available to explore online thanks to an army of volunteers who have been working tirelessly behind the scenes for almost 2 years.

Dracula - A visual feast and a thrilling story

Dracula - A visual feast and a thrilling story
Chris Wellings, one of our Audience Development and Participation Officers went to Nottingham Theatre Royal recently to get a sneak peek of Dracula and report back to us all here at the Hippodrome.

A blast from the past: introducing our archive

A blast from the past: introducing our archive
Over the last 18 months our Heritage Learning and Engagement Officer Cait Barratt has been working with the Darlington Culture Volunteers to develop the Hippodrome’s archive. The archive is made up of various theatre-related material; there are programmes, posters, leaflets, brochures, photographs, newspaper articles, buildings plans and lots of information about the 100s of productions staged in the building over the last 111 years. Find out how you can get involved!

Introducing our new Sales and Marketing Manager

Introducing our new Sales and Marketing Manager
Earlier this year Sue Wilson, Sales and Marketing Manager at Darlington Hippodrome, took the decision to retire after 24 years working for the theatre. Sue has seen many changes during this time including the closure of the Arts Centre and the fabulous restoration of the theatre which re-opened last November. Sue will be working at the theatre until mid December. Taking over in the position of Sales and Marketing Manager is Rebecca Howarth who has been an integral member of the Hippodrome’s marketing team for over seven years. Rebecca officially started her new role on Monday 1 October.

Remembering Barry Chuckle

Remembering Barry Chuckle
On Sunday 5 August 2018, we learnt that Barry Chuckle, of the legendary comedy duo The Chuckle Brothers, had passed away. Our Theatre Director, Lynda Winstanley, pays tribute.

School's Out! August Activities at Darlington Hippodrome

School's Out! August Activities at Darlington Hippodrome
School's out for summer! Did you know that Darlington Hippodrome's doors will remain open throughout August as we host a range of exciting activities and events for both children and adults? There'll be live music, theatre tours, craft and drama workshops, opportunities to view archive materials and an exciting Family Trail.

Using an old PC?

Using an old PC?
Customers using very old computers or internet browsers will no longer be able to buy tickets on our website.

Sir Ken Dodd

Sir Ken Dodd
Everyone at Darlington Hippodrome was so saddened to hear that our dear Sir Ken passed away yesterday following a recent spell in hospital with a severe chest infection.

Rehearsals begin for Anywhere

Rehearsals begin for Anywhere
Kat Brown is part of the cast of Anywhere, an exciting, immersive new production in partnership with one of the town's most exciting and contemporary theatre companies, ODDMANOUT, and performed by the community cast behind last year's A Tale of Two Cities.

Liam's social media takeover

Liam's social media takeover
On Friday 5 January 2018, Liam Mellor - otherwise known as Muddles in our panto Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - took over our Twitter and Instagram profiles for the day. If you missed it, don't worry - here's what he got up to!

Zoe Birkett's social media takeover

Zoe Birkett's social media takeover
On Thursday 4 January 2018, Zoe Birkett - otherwise known as the wicked Queen Sadista in our panto Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - took over our Twitter and Instagram profiles for the day. If you missed it, don't worry - here's what she got up to!