The Hippodrome stage is coming back to life

Published: 30 April 2021
Reporter: Peter Lathan

Darlington Hippodrome

From 17 May in England, according to the Government’s 'Roadmap,' theatres will be allowed to open and Darlington Hippodrome has announced a range of shows from June 2021 right through to 2023.

There will be an array of one-night shows featuring music, comedy, talks and screenings, plus straight plays, musicals, dance and shows for children:

  • 24–27 June
    Darlington Operatic Society celebrates the reopening of the theatre to the public with And We Will Come Back Home, a fusion of live performance and video projection.
  • 3–4 August
    Birmingham Stage Company returns with Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain—and all the nasty bits are left it!
  • 7–8 August
    Another show for the kids, In the Night Garden Live.
  • 10–12 September
    Freckle Productions presents Stick Man, another show for children.
  • 15–16 September
    A new production of Helen Forrester’s By the Waters of Liverpool.
  • 8–10 October (various times)
    The creators of Dinosaurs World Live present a new huge puppet show, Dragons and Mythical Beasts.
  • 16–20 November
    A new adaptation (by South Shields playwright Philip Meeks) of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
  • 23–27 November
    The hit musical Rock of Ages comes to Darlington.
  • 10–31 December
    This year’s panto will be the perennial favourite Cinderella.

Other shows are in the process of being rescheduled into 2022 and 2023. More details will be revealed later.