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Darlington Hippodrome

Closed Now: 10:00 - 20:00
Open today: 10:00 - 20:00
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summer holiday

What a fantastic show, all the cast were full of energy from start to finish. Very entertaining and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Darlington, United Kingdom
Beautiful theatre

Have visited Hippodrome many times since it re opened. The building is beautiful, seating... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Margaret T
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  • Poor2%
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“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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Parkgate, Darlington DL1 1RR, England
+44 1325 405405
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited Hippodrome many times since it re opened. The building is beautiful, seating comfortable. People often dont realise that a lot of the productions are national tours, pre or post London West End runs. We are going every week for next month. The staff...More

Thank Margaret T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Superb show it was very well acted very funny and entertaining. The new hippodrome is fantastic the facilities superb. Definitely go again and again

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Reviewed 29 August 2018

The new seats only have very short arm rests which are not comfortable for properly resting your arms & so I spent a most uncomfortable night at this theatre. I would choose other theatres instead with more comfortable seats. But one occasion I had to...More

Thank Neil S
Reviewed 28 August 2018

The restoration of this wonderful building is excellent. It’s amazing what has been achieved and what is to be see and experienced. Fantastic eye for detail mixed with a truely sympathetic remodelling has resulted in a venue Darlington can be justifiable proud of. Check the...More

Thank Bill D
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

This establishment has been referbished to a high standard, having to use a walking aid I found it easy to gain access to the facilities. The toilets were immaculate and the whole place was clean, fresh and spacious

Thank zoe s
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Excellent access for people with mobility issues Very kind staff happy to help at all times found a seat with a better view without being asked.

Thank janeS2435ME
Reviewed 8 August 2018

So many times theatre refurbished get it so wrong when non theatre people think they know better what to do with a space. Not here this is a very fine refurb and update to a wonderful theatre creating better public areas, more space to enjoy...More

1  Thank Jeremy P
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Newly refurbished with added modern stylish touch, the old theatre looks very elegant and feel very spacious at the entrance and the lounge. Feel good inside as well and you would definitely enjoy a evening show no matter it was a music or comedy.

1  Thank Olrad_yee
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Visited this newly refurbished venue to see a fabulous show, lovely to see that many of the original features have been kept but also new modern additions have been added. A stunning venue for all to enjoy.

1  Thank nonnie59
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6 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.
20 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.