Three ballets at Darlington Hippodrome

The Russian State Ballet & Orchestra of Siberia present three great ballet masterpieces this February. The ballet company has an international reputation for delivering performances of outstanding quality and depth. Its soloists and corps de ballet delight audiences with breath-taking physical ability and dazzling costumes. Romeo & Juliet – Thursday 15 February 7.30pm Shakespeare’s tale more »

The Hallé returns to Darlington on 26 February

Now in its 159th season, the Hallé ranks among the UK’s top symphonic ensembles. Conductor Jonathon Heyward (pictured – photo by Jeremy Ayres Fischer) and the Hallé will open this captivating concert with music from Grieg’s evocative Peer Gynt, which includes a glorious depiction of dawn, the thrilling Hall of the Mountain King and much more »

Join Jimmy Osmond at Darlington Hippodrome

Jimmy Osmond, who celebrated his 50th anniversary in the music business in 2016, returns to the UK with his hugely popular show – A Tribute to Andy Williams – Moon River and Me. Packed with award-winning music, nostalgic footage and Jimmy’s own personal memories of Andy Williams, the show comes to Darlington Hippodrome on Monday more »

Blood Brothers heads to Darlington

Bill Kenwright’s production of the international smash hit musical Blood Brothers is coming to Darlington Hippodrome from Tuesday 20 to Saturday 24 February. Considered ‘One of the best musicals ever written’ (Sunday Times), Blood Brothers, written by award-winning playwright Willy Russell has triumphed across the globe. Scooping up no fewer than four awards for best more »

‘Son of a Preacher Man’ is at Darlington Hippodrome

‘Son of a Preacher Man’ is at Darlington Hippodrome from 6th to 10th February. Three broken hearts, one Soho hang-out, and the only man who could ever help them… This new musical play features the greatest hits of Dusty Springfield, including ‘The Look Of Love’, ‘I Only Want To Be With You’, ‘Spooky’ and of more »

‘New Jersey Nights’ in Darlington

The international hit show New Jersey Nights is at Darlington Hippodrome from 16-20 January. The show is a spectacular celebration of the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, and takes the audience on a nostalgic musical journey through the career of one of the biggest selling groups of all time. From the back-street more »

Embroiderers’ Guild meets

The Darlington branch meets on the first Saturday of each month (except August) at Elm Ridge Methodist Church Hall, Darlington at 2pm. The guild is a national charity which promotes interest in embroidery and other textile work. Fee for visitors is £3. More information from the guild’s website.

Record-breaking volunteers top 3,800 hours for the year

Darlington Culture Volunteers (DCV), who support arts and culture in the borough, have announced that the number of volunteering hours that will have been delivered by the end of 2017 has topped 3,800 – the highest ever figure recorded by the service and three hundred more than last year. DCV, which was created through a more »

Library legal action overcomes first hurdle

Campaigners have been granted the right to a further hearing into proposals to move Crown Street Library to the Dolphin Centre. Darlington for Culture, which has long opposed the move to the Dolphin Centre, believes that there is still the opportunity for the council to talk to the Friends of Darlington Libraries and the wider more »

Arts project launches

An exciting new arts project is beginning in Darlington for children and young people with physical and learning disabilities. Harewood Hill Lodge will become a Creative Care Home thanks to funding through the County Durham and Darlington NHS Health Improvement Fund, managed by the County Durham Community Foundation. Blue Cabin Community Interest Company developed the more »