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Database of Productions

Database of Productions


These databases are chronological lists of every single performance that has ever been staged at Darlington Hippodrome over the last 112 years.  There are currently three databases available:

  • Database of productions, 1907-1969
  • Complete list of Pantomime Productions, 1907- Present
  • Complete list of Darlington Operatic Society productions, 1928-Present

Over the last two years these databases have been developed by using a variety of sources including programmes, publicity copy, newspaper articles, posters, records of income / expenditure and the managing director’s notebooks.   


All the current databases are available for download as a PDF, and using the PDF search tool, users can search for a specific, production, date or actor.

In addition to providing production information, the database also indicates what material is available in the archive, marked as “Y”.


Pantomime Production
Animal Act
Water Act
Electrical/Technical Act
Darlington Operatic Society Production
Links to the Railway

This key is used in the General Production Database and reflects the heritage themes of Darlington Hippodrome including novelty water, animal and technical acts in addition to highlighting the pantomime and Darlington Operatic productions.

Please note that for the purposes of research and full historical accuracy this database contains the early twentieth century language and terminology used to describe performers and acts, which may be considered offensive to modern audiences. 

For any enquires, or if you would like to view or copy material please contact Cait Barratt

Darlington Culture Volunteers

We are indebted to Darlington Culture Volunteers for their work in gathering, recording and digitising the theatre's vast collection of production ephemera to create this database. To find out more about joining the volunteers, visit their website