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Darlington Hippodrome

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Beautiful theatre

Last tuesday night I went to see Dracula it was a good Show... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Darlington, United Kingdom

Love love love the new theatre very impressive and we will be back lots more. Booked Menapouse the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Darlington, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“lovely theatre”(16 reviews)
“civic theatre”(14 reviews)
“dress circle”(9 reviews)
Darlington Hippodrome (formerly Darlington Civic Theatre) re-opened in November 2017 after a £13.7m restoration. The Hippo Lounge cafe bar and three free gallery spaces are open from 10am each day (excluding Sundays).
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Parkgate, Darlington DL1 1RR, England
+44 1325 405405
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Been to see a few things this year amazing place brilliant atmosphere can't wait for it to reopen autumn next year will be booking again

4  Thank mazlonsdale
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 1 October 2014

My wife and I have been to the Darlington theatre on a number of occasions and find it an excellent environment, however, the play Double Death was as dull as dishwater. The actors themselves are credible and must be aware of what a dreadfil play...More

4  Thank tonysmith676
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Last tuesday night I went to see Dracula it was a good Show apart from the frightening sound affects and music Me and my partner went to the friends reception after the show To meet the cast and their crew

Thank smurf12015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love love love the new theatre very impressive and we will be back lots more. Booked Menapouse the musical in April 19 for me & my sisters can’t wait.

Thank Alidanton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on Tuesday to see Dracula, I wasn’t expecting the theatre to be as beautiful as it was, clearly undergone an extensive refurbishment & to a very high standard but still retained a lot of its outstanding features. The decor is lovely, the walls are...More

Thank SharonJT67
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Extremely friendly staff, Amazing history all over the walls, clean toilets the only downfall is the seating arrangements...if need to be out in an emergency or even for the toilet you have to disrupt everyone by climbing over legs & bags to get out 😢

Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to see a very good show than go no further than the hippodrome seen quite a few shows there and have all been excellent

Thank Robert N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my friend went here to see a musical and couldn't believe how lovely it was. They have renovated it so you that there's plenty of leg room but sadly no armrests to put no snacks/drinks. Toilets very clean and well attended. Food and...More

Thank HappyDays1894
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to see the Real Thing with friends,very impressed with the amount of updating this Theatre has had.Very friendly and helpful staff,clean venue and very good seating.

Thank Bill R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Since the venue has been done up, it’s got a fresh new feel. There is lots of choice for shows, everything from panto to ballet - both of which we have enjoyed watching here. A great local asset for the area.

Thank Laura W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice time and kids enjoyed them self’s, may have to return just to see if it’s any better. Although can’t really complain just yet.....

Thank scott100279
Reviewed 3 October 2018

What a fantastic show, all the cast were full of energy from start to finish. Very entertaining and shouldn't be missed. Ray Quinn top notch performer and star of the show, looking forward to seeing more of him and the rest of the cast in...More

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7 June 2018|
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Response from veryuglybug | Reviewed this property |
The car park opposite is free after 6pm
8 May 2018|
Response from pjags | Reviewed this property |
Hi You can smoke outside in the interval.
21 March 2018|
Response from DarlingtonHippodrome | Property representative |
Hi, thanks for your query. Please do call the box office on 01325 405405 to discuss your seating requirements and views from particular seats.