Moving Forward, Looking Back: A History of the Hippodrome is a new, free exhibition celebrating the architecture of Darlington Hippodrome. The exhibition, running at Crown Street Library until 7 September, will explore the architecture of the theatre, its external and internal features, and its succession of managers and directors and the impact they – and their times – had upon the building. You will also be able to take a sneak peek at behind-the-scenes images of the restoration.

As part of the exhibition the Hippodrome will be hosting two one-hour talks in the library with guest speakers who will share their own experiences of restoring the theatre and embracing its Edwardian heritage:

  • David Wilmore of Theatresearch, Friday 1 September at 11 am
  • Sean McNicholas, on-site Operations Manager from Willmott Dixon, Wednesday 6 September at 6:30pm

The talks are free but tickets are required. To book your place on either talk please contact the box office on 01325 405405 or visit the 'What's On' section of the website.