Darlington Hippodrome

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Darlington Hippodrome
4.5
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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4.5
368 reviews
Excellent
251
Very good
86
Average
14
Poor
9
Terrible
8

Carole B
8 contributions
Sep 2020 • Family
Unclean and unwelcoming, do not recommend. I used to go here over many years but will not ever set foot in that aweful place again, much nicer places to visit in Darlington that are welcoming to all people
Written July 20, 2021
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Hi Carole Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear you didn’t have a satisfactory visit to the Hippodrome. We can assure you that our premises are cleaned to the highest standard daily by our dedicated cleaning team. If you’d like to discuss your visit further – please email hippodrome.info@darlington.gov.uk. Kind regards Jonny Marketing Officer
Written July 26, 2021
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Joey
14 contributions
Jun 2020
This place is just great in all its aspects beverages entertainment comfort I have been millions of times and all of them times it had been great

HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT 😃
Written June 2, 2020
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KazSteve
Darlington, UK796 contributions
Feb 2020
Went to see Northern Soul Live recently at Hippodrome and it was a superb production. This was my first visit to revamped theatre and overall impressions were positive as old building needed freshening up. The building now flows better and there’s room to stand with a drink before show however the same slow service is still provided at the bars...somethings never change. I like the fact you can enter building without showing tickets at main door which always created queues previously but obviously you show them to enter seating areas. Overall this has improved the theatre and wil be a great benefit for town for years to come. Recommended!
Written March 21, 2020
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hughhay
Darlington, UK2 contributions
Feb 2020
As regular customers of our local theatre the upgrade has been great sucess, we usually go to midweek matinees when it's surprisingly busy. Initailly sound was poor but this matter seems to have been resolved. Great venue and we need to keep supporting it.
Written March 6, 2020
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margaret m
Darlington, UK70 contributions
Feb 2020
Went to see Joe Brown at the Hippodrome last night. What a marvelous show Joe Brown is a very talented musician, he played six different music instruments as well as singing & talking. He is definitely worth going to see if you get the chance, not sure where he is preforming now. The Hippodrome is much more comfortable now since the work that was done expanding it. We were sitting in the upper circle although very high it was OK, but still prefer the stalls. However is was a very enjoyable night would definitely go again
Written February 28, 2020
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Peter Goodburn
Catterick, UK131 contributions
Jan 2020
Good local Theatre - needs everyone's support to get the big shows on in the future to complete with the likes of the Theatre Royal in Newcastle.
We will continue to monitor the forthcoming shows and book again hopefully in the very near future.
Written February 27, 2020
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Mainze75
Darlington, UK58 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Recently refurbished this is a superb venue offering a a wide variety of plays & shows. The staff are always very helpful & welcoming.
Written February 24, 2020
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lpt53
Stockton-on-Tees, UK16 contributions
Feb 2020
Attended a performance of menopause the musical, show was excellent, theatre staff friendly and seats comfy. I would caution people to think carefully before choosing a seat with a restricted view, this could be a false economy. Our seats restricted view basically meant that We couldn’t see 25% of the stage, unfortunately most of the performance took part on this part of the stage.
Written February 23, 2020
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Midd66pans
Middleham, UK30 contributions
Jan 2020
Went to see the ballet swan lake, fantastic evening and wonderful performance. Staff friendly the theatre was spotless.
Written February 21, 2020
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Alan B
Middlesbrough, UK92 contributions
Feb 2020
Love the buidling since the refurb. Had good seats two rooms from the stage. Good production. Very enjoyable.
Written February 17, 2020
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Darlington Hippodrome is open:
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM