ArtsFest: Thriller Live

Featuring the songs of Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, and direct from London’s West End, Thriller Live is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the world’s greatest entertainer. Seen by over 4 million people in over 30 countries, Thriller Live continues to moonwalk around the world, taking you on a visual, more »

BBC Big Band swing into Darlington

The acclaimed BBC Big Band will be raising the roof of Darlington Hippodrome on Tuesday 10 April 7.30pm. The band’s origins date from the earliest days of the BBC and the formation of the original BBC Dance Orchestra in 1928. This ‘golden’ period through the 1930s saw not only the BBC Dance Orchestra, but many more »

Darlington Hippodrome announces cast for Aladdin

Television and stage star Louie Spence will lead the cast of this year’s spectacular family pantomime Aladdin at Darlington Hippodrome, alongside last year’s returning stars Eric Potts and Liam Mellor from Saturday 8 December. In addition to his television experience Louie has enjoyed an extensive stage career appearing in Miss Saigon and Cats and danced more »

Family open day at Darlington Hippodrome

Darlington Hippodrome will throw its doors open on Saturday 7 April 10am to 3pm for a fabulous family open day, Activities include dance workshops with Ballet Lorent (for ages 5-10 years), mask-making and finger-puppet making workshops and competitions. While you are in the theatre you can enjoy a drink and a bite to eat in more »

Coppélia at Darlington Hippodrome

The charming ballet Coppélia (photo by Peter Mares) comes to the Darlington Hippodrome in a colourful production by the English Youth Ballet. The production will feature international principal dancers and 100 talented young dancers from the local area. The comical story of Coppélia follows the escapades of the dreamy Franz and how he falls in love more »

Gallowglass comes to Darlington Hippodrome

Middle Ground Theatre Company presents a world premier stage adaptation of ‘Gallowglass’. This thriller from the pen of Ruth Rendell (writing as Barbara Vine) is coming to Darlington Hippodrome from Tuesday 27 to Saturday 31 March. The cast includes Paul Opacic (Bad Girls, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks), Richard Walsh (London’s Burning) and Karen Drury (Brookside). When Sandor more »

It’s Easter Panto time!

This fun-filled Easter pantomime stars comedy legend Bobby Davro and Dani Harmer (CBBC’s Tracy Beaker and Strictly Come Dancing) along with impressive music, energetic dance routines, slapstick and heaps of audience participation! Enchanted Entertainment’s spellbinding production tells the story of Beauty who longs for romance and adventure, a bad-mannered Prince who is transformed into a more »

Young local actors in ‘Madama Butterfly’

Ellen Kent’s award-winning production of Madama Butterfly returns to Darlington Hippodrome. Children from Stagecoach Theatre Arts Hartlepool & Darlington will take part in this exquisite production of Puccini’s masterpiece. Issac Swan (pictured), aged 5 years old from New Marske near Redcar, attends Stagecoach Theatre Arts Hartlepool & Darlington and will appear opposite Maria Hee Jung more »

A Spoonful of Sherman

An all-new musical stage show, featuring the songs of the Oscar-winning Sherman brothers, is coming to Darlington Hippodrome from Monday 12 to Wednesday 14 March. The double Oscar-winning Sherman Brothers – Richard & Robert – were a formidable song-writing team. From 1964 their partnership produced music, songs and scores for dozens of films, including Mary more »

Award-winning theatrical chaos on its way…

The Play That Goes Wrong – the Olivier Award-winning box-office smash hit – will be at Darlington Hippodrome from Monday 5 to Saturday 10 March. The play introduces ‘The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society’ who are attempting to put on a 1920s murder mystery but, as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong does as more »