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Darlington Hippodrome (formerly Darlington Civic Theatre) is a well-respected and sought after 1000 seat venue for national touring companies and is firmly rooted in the local community.

The programme consists of high quality drama, music, comedy, dance and the annual pantomime.

The theatre closed in May 2016 to undergo a £12m restoration, re-opening in the autumn of 2017, the restoration has included better facilities, improved access for audiences and a larger back stage, which will allow bigger shows to visit and make the theatre more successful and more sustainable.

The installation of a lift at Darlington Hippodrome ensures all levels of the theatre are accessible to all. In addition you will be able to purchase tickets while enjoying a drink and a snack throughout the day from the new café bar. Huge pre-fabricated staircases have been installed which will take visitors to the upper seating areas, further bars, galleries and function rooms.

How to get here

Nearest train station: Darlington

Distance from train station: 0.3 miles, 6 min walk


Parkgate, Darlington, DL1 1RR

Box Office: 01325 405 405

Opening times

10am - late

Disabled access


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