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Darlington Hippodrome

Open Now: 10:00 - 20:00
Open today: 10:00 - 20:00
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Vampire Rocks

Brilliant show as always, but you have to like rock music, GNR, ACDC, EUROPE, those 80's 90's hits... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
No1waggi
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North East England, United Kingdom
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First show since refurb

With any refurbishment I was a little worried that this beautiful historic building would be... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Toni S
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  • Excellent73%
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“lovely theatre”(16 reviews)
“civic theatre”(14 reviews)
About
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
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+44 1325 405405
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Brilliant show as always, but you have to like rock music, GNR, ACDC, EUROPE, those 80's 90's hits and as many cheesy comedy lines as you can handle. Good for a rock out, sing along, dance and a drink. First visit to the new Hippodrome...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With any refurbishment I was a little worried that this beautiful historic building would be scarred with too many modern features. I'm so pleased to report that it has been tastefully done. We are now looking forward to seeing some of the bigger shows on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Toni S
Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit since the theater has been renovated and I was impressed. it was clean and well planned out, seating was very comfortable and although the bar was very busy when we arrived we were served quite soon as they had enough staff on. I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sunrunner364
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked seats for a show new seating has now plenty leg room the audio speakers sounded good lighting spot on. Went to the new bar upstairs great staff not much more to other than I think the whole venue is much better than before.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dawnpaul206
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant pantomime for the family. Haven't laughed so much in years! Could not fault anything at all from the front of house staff to all the cast. Our oldest Grandson was made up at the shout out for his birthday and wants to do it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

Brilliant show seats perfect right in the middle downstairs had a coffee before we went in. Sandwiches were very dear but luckily we were going for dinner after. Only fault really was we were not offered a booklet on the door so didn't know who...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

They say you are never to old to have fun - l took my parents, both 80 and myself 54 (birthday treat) to see Aladdin yesterday and l can honestly say what a superb fun experience was had by all. The venue, parking was easy...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

Really great evening, fabulous show and the renovated theatre is lovely, lots of history and modernity combined really well. A great wvening out

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank helengannaway
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

What a fabulous night they were both As Funny as ever and really warmed the crowd if u get the chance to see them don’t hesitate it will be fun 5 Star performance by both.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 197graemed
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

I've been going to the civic theater (as it was) since I was a child. I've appeared on stage with the Chuckle Brothers at panto. And it's such a joy to know that the new hippodrome has emerged from the refurb even better than before....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Westgarthtrio
6 June 2018|
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Response from veryuglybug | Reviewed this property |
The car park opposite is free after 6pm
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pamburak
8 May 2018|
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Response from pjags | Reviewed this property |
Hi You can smoke outside in the interval.
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Shaz2002
20 March 2018|
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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.
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