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Important information on COVID Pass

Important information on COVID Pass
In line with the Government's announcement today and in consultation with Public Health, as of Tuesday 14 September it will no longer be a requirement to demonstrate your COVID status to gain entry to screenings or live performances in the auditorium of Darlington Hippodrome.

Come work for us!

Come work for us!
We're looking for Box Office and Sales Assistants with 37 hours p/w, 16 hours p/w and casual positions available. Nic, one of our current Box Office and Sales stars, will soon be leaving us as he moves to a new role near his new home in York. We'll be sad to see him but he's provided a few words about the role...

Updated information regarding COVID-19

Updated information regarding COVID-19
We are relieved to hear that theatres across England can fully open from Monday 19 July. Please read on to learn about what measures will be still be in place and what will cease from this date.

Online events coming your way...

Online events coming your way...
We'll soon be back onstage but we're still very much online also. Let's take a look at some exciting and informative live streams we have on-sale.

Get the family back to the theatre!

Get the family back to the theatre!
Whether it's their first unforgettable trip to the theatre or they're already mini theatre veterans - let's get the kids enjoying live theatre this year!

One year on...

One year on...
On Monday 16 March 2020, Darlington Hippodrome temporarily closed its doors following official government guidance that advised people should avoid public buildings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A lot has happened since then...

Music of the Skerne

Music of the Skerne
The theatre is proud to be involved in an ambitious creative project inspired by the River Skerne and our local environment.

Entertaining and informative livestreams in March

Entertaining and informative livestreams in March
There is hope on the horizon for the return of live theatre! We can't wait to welcome you all back to the Hipp but for now we've still got to sit tight until it is safe to do so. That doesn't mean we can't throw a few exciting online events your way in the meantime!

From the front row to the front line

From the front row to the front line
As employees of Darlington Borough Council, Hippodrome staff are currently working to support the Covid-19 mass testing scheme in Darlington. We're more used to dealing with the front row but we're proud to be supporting the front line in the fight against Covid-19.

Learn at home with our heritage learning resources

Learn at home with our heritage learning resources
Now seems like the perfect time to let everyone know about a new addition to Darlington Hippodrome’s heritage learning resources. Perfect for those who suddenly find themselves with some eager pupils to keep occupied.

Important information regarding COVID-19 tiers

Important information regarding COVID-19 tiers
As Darlington is now in Tier 4, live performances and classes cannot go ahead in the building at this time, and the venue is temporarily closed to the public. We are offstage, but not offline. Click above to read more.

Important information regarding COVID-19 tiers

Important information regarding COVID-19 tiers
Darlington will be placed in Tier 3 from Wednesday 2 December. This means that for the time being, live performances and cinema screenings cannot take place. Classes for over-18s cannot go ahead at this time, and the venue remains temporarily closed to the public, including the Hippo Lounge, box office counter, and galleries

Keep moving as dance goes digital this month at the Hipp!

Keep moving as dance goes digital this month at the Hipp!
We may be offstage but we're definitely not offline! Join us online throughout November for a series of online dance fitness sessions for all ages and levels. These sessions will take place online using Zoom, which can be accessed on a smartphone, tablet, PC or laptop.