Half-term Family Open Day at the Hippodrome

On Wednesday 30th October 2019, Darlington Hippodrome’s Family Open Day takes place from 10.30am to 3.30pm. A whole host of activities will be on offer including backstage tours, craft workshops, face painting and competitions. The Hippodrome will also be opening its archives to show the historic collection of show programmes and posters. The archives and more »

Chris Cross: ‘The Great Magician of the North’

Between 19th October and 19th November 2019, Chris Cross will be appearing (and disappearing) at 10 Theatres in the North of England, with his Comedy Magic Tricks and Daredevil Escapology Stunts. His show is at The Majestic Theatre, 78-80 Bondgate, Darlington DL3 7JT, on 1st November 7.30pm. You can expect brand-new material plus revival of more »

The Arts Society NY&SD: study day

The Arts Society North Yorkshire & South Durham is holding a study day on Wednesday 6th November 2019. Anne Haworth will present ‘The Silk Road and the Sea – China’s Windows on the World’. This promises to be a fascinating day for anyone interested in textiles, design or history. Chinese Emperors and philosophers traditionally regarded more »

‘A Bunch of Amateurs’

Green Theatre and STARS present ‘A Bunch of Amateurs’ by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman. The play will be performed at St Augustine’s Parish Centre, Larchfield Street, Darlington DL3 7TG, on 24th and 25th October at 7.30pm and 26th October at 3.30pm and 7.30pm. Contains strong language – Saturday matinee performance redacted! Tickets: £8/£10 Call: more »

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Following the sell-out success of its version of H.G. Wells’ The War of The Worlds, Northern Stage presents Sherlock Holmes’ most infamous case, adapted from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s gothic classic. The event takes place at Neasham Reading Room on Thursday 24th October 2019 at 7.30pm. “A hound it was an enormous coal-black hound, but more »

Vasilis Xenopoulos at Opus 4 Jazz Club

The Opus 4 Jazz Club proudly present Vasilis Xenopoulos on Friday 25th October 2019 at 8pm. This outstanding swinging tenor man from the London Jazz Scene will be supported by the Paul Edis Trio which, collectively, will be offering an evening of exceptional Modern Jazz. Events take place at The Travellers Rest, Cockerton, Darlington DL3 more »

Bethan Maddocks: Artist Sharing Session

The event is on Wednesday 23rd October 2019 from 10am to 12.20pm at Crown Street Gallery, Darlington. Dover Prize winner Bethan Maddocks is both artist and storyteller. Her work explores social history, bringing to life the story of a place through the stories of its people. She makes large interactive paper sculptures on themes that more »

DMS presents the Gildas String Quartet

Darlington Music Society’s next concert is on Saturday 2nd November at the Dolphin Centre 7.30pm. The concert is by the Gildas String Quartet who will play pieces by Purcell, Britten and Janacek. About the performers: The Gildas String Quartet have played to critical acclaim at major venues including the Bridgewater Hall, Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall more »

RNS at St Cuthbert’s Church

Hear Royal Northern Sinfonia (RNS) out and about in the region in October, this time with a Romantic programme including a special ensemble arrangement of Mahler’s ‘Titan’ symphony. RNS will perform at St Cuthbert’s Church, Darlington DL1 5QG, on Friday 18th October 2019 at 7.30pm. Feel the full force and energy of this mighty symphony more »

London Mozart Players and the Halle

In a new initiative, Darlington Hippodrome and Orchestras Live are co-producing a concert series bringing the best of Britain’s professional orchestras to the town. The London Mozart Players (pictured) appear on Monday 14th October 2019, with the Hallé performing on Thursday 9th January 2020. The visits will include events and concerts for all ages that more »