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 13 events at this location
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Chris Ramsey: Just Happy to Get Out of the House
The genial Geordie brings his Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated show to the masses.
Wed 7 Oct 2020
£26.64 / 01325 486555
First came Neighbours, then the West End beckoned, not forgetting an appearance in the celebrity jungle. And now he's singing again, especially for us.
Sun 4 Oct 2020
£43.80–£49.30 / 01325 486555
Premier rock ‘n’ roll legend Joe Brown has gone from strength to strength as his contemporary achievements continued to gather momentum. His Very Best Of album achieved Gold Record Status and was on the UK charts for eight weeks staying four weeks in the Top 20 and in the same year his 50th anniversary was celebrated…
Thu 27 Feb 2020
£34.40 / 01325 486555
Justin Moorhouse: Northern Joker
These days Justins not certain about anything apart from his uncertainty Brexit looms, it appears the Cold War is being rebooted and thats before we begin to worry about whats happening in America..closer to home hes starting to feel redundant as a parent. One kid is leaving home, the dog is getting older and doesnt need…
Fri 10 Jan 2020
£15.40 / 01325 486555
The Kite Runner
- Directed by: Giles Croft
- Written by: Khaled Hosseini (book), Matthew Spangler (adapt)
Matthew Spangler's adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's novel about friendships that can span continents.
Tue 12 May 2020
£22.50–£35.90 / 01325 486555
Wed 13 May 2020
£22.50–£35.90 / 01325 486555
Star of Unspun with Matt Forde dolls out political comedy and satire.
Thu 5 Mar 2020
£16.80 / 01325 486555
One Night In Dublin
Songs by the Pogues, the Dubliners, the Fureys, the Saw Doctors and others, performed by the Wild Murphys.
Wed 22 Jan 2020
£26.20 / 01325 486555
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac
The Mick Fleetwood-approved tribute act who cover the gamut of Mac material from the Peter Green era to the Buckingham/Nicks days.
Tue 14 Apr 2020
£26.50–£36.50 / 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.
Simon Brodkin: 100% Simon Brodkin
The comic takes a break from his Lee Nelson persona and plays himself in this debut stand-up hour.
Thu 6 Feb 2020
£22.40 / 01325 486555
A classic pantomime involving a beautiful princess, a handsome prince and some serious snoozing.
Fri 24 Jan 2020
£45.13 / 01325 486555
- Directed by: Baz Luhrmann, Drew McOnie
- Written by: Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce
Musical based on the Australian film set in the cutthroat world of ballroom dancing.