David Wilmore from Theatresearch will give a talk on the history of Darlington Hippodrome on Friday 1 September at 11am in the Crown Street Art Gallery, Crown Street Library in Darlington.

David founded Theatresearch, specialist historic theatre consultants, on Christmas Day 1985 when the Tyne Theatre and Opera House suffered a major fire which severely damaged the fly tower and the theatre’s historic stage machinery. 32 years later the company is now involved in historic theatre projects around the country.

During 2011, Theatresearch completed the conservation management plan for the Grade I listed Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne and the well known “Good Old Days” venue, the City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds, which was built in 1865.

David’s most recent work has included being heritage team leader for the Bristol Old Vic and he is currently leading on the restoration management plan for Darlington Hippodrome.

David Wilmore comes to Darlington on Friday 1 September at 11am. The talk is free but ticketed. To book contact the Box Office on 01325 405405 or book online here.