Darlington Hippodrome

Darlington Hippodrome
Parkgate, Darlington, County Durham, DL1 1RR
  • Telephone 01325 486555
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  • Website www.darlingtoncivic.co.uk
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Darlington Civic Theatre

Darlington Hippodrome ran as the Darlington Civic Theatre until may 2016. Itfirst opened, in 1907, under the magnificent title: The New Hippodrome & Palace of Varieties, under the direction of quick-change artist Signor Rino Pepi. Over the years, a host of famous names have graced the stage, from Anna Pavlova to Tommy Cooper and, recently, Sarah Millican and Darcey Bussell.

Following a major refurbishment starting in early 2016, the theatre re-opened in November 2017.

The theatre is just a five minutes walk from the town centre and train station. The nearest car park is opposite the Health Centre in Park Place and is free after 6pm.

Events at this venue

There are 16 events at this location

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

The most FANTASMAGORICAL musical in the history of everything…Following the spectacular Priscilla Queen of the Desert we are so looking forward to our next blockbuster production - the all-time family favourite CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG!A family favourite, a musical that is Truly Scrumptious.Take a fantastic musical…

Wed 24 Oct

£16–£42 / 01325 486555

Thu 25 Oct

£16–£30 / 01325 486555

Fri 26 Oct

£16–£30 / 01325 486555

…and 7 more dates until 3 Nov

Chris Ramsey: Just Happy to Get Out of the House

The genial Geordie brings his Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated show to the masses.

Tue 24 Jul

£24.40 / 01325 486555


The Dancehouse and Eight Freestyle collaborate on a pantomime adaptation of the classic rags-to-riches tale, full of dance, song and comedy.

Fri 25 Jan 2019

£40.25–£43.63 / 01325 486555

Cirque Berserk

A large-scale family circus show with jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, dancers, musicians and stuntmen.

Sat 21 Jul

Sold out / 01325 486555

Sun 22 Jul

Sold out / 01325 486555

English National Ballet: Akram Khan's Giselle

  • Written by: Adolphe Adam, Akram Khan

Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Akram Khan creates a new version of romantic ballet Giselle for English National Ballet. Composer Ben Frost adapts the original score, which is performed by English National Ballet Philharmonic.

Thu 24 Jan 2019

£40.25–£43.63 / 01325 486555

English National Ballet: The Nutcracker

  • Written by: Tchaikovsky, Wayne Eagling

The festive Christmas Eve tale of Clara and her magical nutcracker, set to Tchaikovsky's cheeringly familiar score.

Sat 26 Jan 2019

£40.25–£43.63 / 01325 486555

Flawless: Chase the Dream the Reboot

Stars of Street Dance and two-time winners of the World Dance Championships are back with new moves in their family-friendly show.

Sat 15 Sep

£29.50 / 01325 486555

The Full Monty

Oscar-winning writer Simon Beaufoy has adapted his feel great 1990s film about six washed-up Sheffield steel workers, who swap the dole queue for the stage. Gary Lucy, Joe Absolom, Andrew Dunn, Louis Emerick, Chris Fountain and Kai Owen flex their pecs to great songs by Donna Summer, Hot Chocolate and Tom Jones.

Mon 12 Nov

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01325 486555

Tue 13 Nov

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01325 486555

Wed 14 Nov

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01325 486555

…and 3 more dates until 17 Nov

Jacqui Dankworth: Jazz Sirens

The daughter of Dame Cleo Laine celebrates the most glamourous and influential women of jazz, including Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Nina Simone and Peggy Lee.

Mon 23 Jul

£14.50–£27 / 01325 486555

  • 19:30

Last Night At The Proms

The British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra performs a celebratory programme of the usual flag-waving, patriotic works by composers including Elgar, Sullivan, Monckton, Parry and Wood.

Wed 25 Jul

£14.50–£27 / 01325 486555

  • 19:30

The Magic of Motown

Tribute to the sweet soul sounds of Motown starring the supremely-talented Magic of Motown band, with hits made famous by the Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves and more.

Fri 14 Sep

£30.08 / 01325 486555


Embark on an all-singing, all-dancing journey through Milkshake's magical bookcase and explore classic fairy tales.

Sun 29 Jul

£10–£15 (£5–£13.50) / 01325 486555

  • 12:00
  • 15:30


Original adaptation of the beloved tale, presented by balletLORENT, directed by Liv Lorent and retold by Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy.

Sat 1 Sep

£10–£20 / 01325 486555

Sun 2 Sep

£10–£20 / 01325 486555

Russian State Ballet: Swan Lake

  • Written by: Russian State Ballet

Tchaikovsky's magical score accompanies this tale of mystery and romance with spellbinding ballet dancing from the Russian State Ballet.

Sun 27 Jan 2019

£40.25–£43.63 / 01325 486555

Summer Holiday

Stage adaptation of the musical movie that starred Cliff Richard.

Tue 25 Sep

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01325 486555

Wed 26 Sep

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01325 486555

Thu 27 Sep

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01325 486555

…and 2 more dates until 29 Sep

Whitney: Queen of the Night

A celebration of the life and music of Whitney Houston through three decades of classic hits.

Sat 28 Jul

Phone for prices / 01325 486555

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