On Saturday 26 August, theatre company Wet Picnic came to Darlington as part of Darlington Theatre Town, an initiative led by partners Darlington Hippodrome, Theatre Hullabaloo, Luxi, Creative Darlington and ODDMANOUT. Hundreds of people turned out for three FREE events - The Aperitif, The Ball, and the after party. Watch the video to see the fun unfold!
Heritage consultant David Wilmore, founder of 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.
Darlington For Culture's Volunteer Co-ordinators Heather Carter and Glenda Lynn celebrate seven years of successful volunteering and look forward to the new partnership between Darlington for Culture and Darlington Hippodrome that will take the service into the future.
The multi-million pound restoration project of Darlington Hippodrome has been given another financial boost following a donation of £20,000 from the Friends of Darlington Hippodrome which will fund the creation of a new green room.
The fundraising team is pleased to announce another substantial donation to the restoration fund. The Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust, a north east based grant making organisation, has awarded the theatre £50,000 as a contribution towards the on-going restoration work.
The Friends of Darlington Civic Theatre support their local theatre as well as enjoying a host of benefits such as advance information and priority booking, ticket discounts, and social events including meet-and-greet opportunities with the stars. Soon to be named The Friends of the Hippodrome to reflect the theatre's return to a version of its original name, the group looks forward to continuing this relationship in the new and improved venue. In this blog post, Secretary Rodney Burges tells us why he decided to name a seat at the Hippodrome.
The team from Willmott Dixon have uncovered several bundles of old paperwork relating to Darlington Hippodrome, some if not most or all of it dating from the mid-1920s. The papers - invoices and receipts - detail transactions between the Hippodrome and suppliers of electricity, drinks, maintenance, and confectionery.
Between 1 October and 3 November 2016, Darlington Civic Theatre mounted an exhibition in Crown Street library entitled 'Dickens in Darlington'. In this, the third post in a series, we publish the content of the exhibition online.
Did you know the team at Willmott Dixon have their own Twitter account, @DarloHippSite, especially for the Civic Theatre - soon to be Hippodrome - site? If you're not on Twitter, don't despair - there's a link to their Twitter feed in our latest blog post.