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Darlington Hippodrome

Parkgate, Darlington DL1 1RR, England
+44 1325 405405
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Hullabaloo childrens theatre

I took my 3 month year old to experience the 'lullabub ' show at the hullabaloo childrens theatre... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cfs1983
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Darlington
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Darlington Operatic Night

Everytime one of these is on it is brilliant, but do try not to be in the gods. The view is very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Judi S
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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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).
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“lovely theatre” (16 reviews)
“civic theatre” (13 reviews)
“dress circle” (9 reviews)
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Parkgate, Darlington DL1 1RR, England
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+44 1325 405405
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"lovely theatre"
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"civic theatre"
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"blood brothers"
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"matinee performance"
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"christmas panto"
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"varied programme"
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"pre show"
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"jersey nights"
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"last night"
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"future shows"
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"great costumes"
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"new jersey"
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"ken dodd"
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"major refurbishment"
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"beautiful building"
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"front of house"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I took my 3 month year old to experience the 'lullabub ' show at the hullabaloo childrens theatre located at the hippodrome. Lovely cafe (open weekdays) and facilities. Would highly recommend

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Everytime one of these is on it is brilliant, but do try not to be in the gods. The view is very limited with the safety rail right in line with vision. The new facilities are great, especially lifts.

Thank Judi S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been to several shows since it reopened and the seats are more comfortable, more leg room. Coffee could be better really luke warm and not enough time to take it back

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The facilities are second to none since the refurbishment with everything you would ever need for a night out at a theatre. Obviously everything is new and so the standard of cleanliness is high. Well laid out seating with sufficient leg room for me at...More

Thank Stephen H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The refurbished Darlington Hippodrome is an excellent venue. New access, new toilets, new bars, new cafe and easier disabled access via lifts and ramps. Excellent exhibition spaces and comfortable seats with far more leg-room. Provides a varied programme of performances to suit all tastes. Hopefully...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant theatre thanks to the major refurbishment. Comfortable seats and plenty of room unlike the old theatre. Several bars and lots of toilets. Shame there's no parking on site. No other faults.

Thank Diane H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An evening with Eric and Little Ern - tickets bought online with no problems - bought a package that included admission, interval ice cream and interval wine. All work perfectly (although the choice of ice cream was limited but one was able to ‘down grade’...More

Thank Janette G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This theatre was fantastic even before its extensive refurbishment but now it's even better than ever. We are so lucky to have a theatre of this quality in our midst and it's stature is demonstrated by the quality of the shows and touring companies it...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have always loved this theatre and am enjoying it more since the re-opening. There is a café, which is open all day, for pre show snacks, coffee, tea or something stronger. I went on a theatre tour which shows you round all areas with...More

Thank Solgrey
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been to two shows here recently. The theatre has been closed for a long time to renovate the interior and to put additional buildings to the back of the theatre so larger, more extravagant shows could be accommodated. There is a front of house...More

Thank Pauline M
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Westgarthtrio
7 June 2018|
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Response from veryuglybug | Reviewed this property |
The car park opposite is free after 6pm
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pamburak
8 May 2018|
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Response from pjags | Reviewed this property |
Hi You can smoke outside in the interval.
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Shaz2002
21 March 2018|
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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.
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