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Darlington Hippodrome

Closed Now: 10:00 - 20:00
Open today: 10:00 - 20:00
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The show was excellent. The theatre is really lovely since the refurbishment, the cafe was open... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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We saw cilla the musical it was great i’d definitely see it again well worth the money all the cast... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Darlington, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“lovely theatre”(16 reviews)
“civic theatre”(14 reviews)
“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 via mobile

The show was excellent. The theatre is really lovely since the refurbishment, the cafe was open downstairs so we got a sandwich and a drink, very reasonable prices. We go quite often go to this threatre as it so good.

Thank janeruby1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous band - great first half - after which I was informed staff has received complaints about my dancing in a corner ! This person complained as they felt someone should not be dancing beside a gentleman in a wheelchair...they did not deem it to...More

Thank Vegan6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We saw cilla the musical it was great i’d definitely see it again well worth the money all the cast were really good

Thank kirstyw26
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cilla the musical was fantastic, great venue and facilities. Well worth seeing the show if you get the chance too.

Thank johnmQ1524KB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself and 4 friends have just been to see the Full Monty and it was definitely the best show I have seen. The atmosphere was great, mainly women but a few men as well, the whole show was hilarious and absolutely brilliant . The new...More

Thank Lesyl2342
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This theatre has been superbly renovated and updated. Loved it before and now outstanding. The play (The Full Monty) was absolutely superbly produced and acted. So much better even than the excellent film. Well done Darlington Hippodrome we will be back

Thank GAJ70
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last tuesday night I went to see Dracula it was a good Show apart from the frightening sound affects and music Me and my partner went to the friends reception after the show To meet the cast and their crew

Thank smurf12015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love love love the new theatre very impressive and we will be back lots more. Booked Menapouse the musical in April 19 for me & my sisters can’t wait.

Thank Alidanton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on Tuesday to see Dracula, I wasn’t expecting the theatre to be as beautiful as it was, clearly undergone an extensive refurbishment & to a very high standard but still retained a lot of its outstanding features. The decor is lovely, the walls are...More

Thank SharonJT67
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Extremely friendly staff, Amazing history all over the walls, clean toilets the only downfall is the seating arrangements...if need to be out in an emergency or even for the toilet you have to disrupt everyone by climbing over legs & bags to get out 😢

Thank Rebecca H
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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.