Welcome to the Hippodrome

  One of the UK's largest community run theatres

Thanks to all at the Hippodrome for providing ... one of the happiest, most worthwhile and interesting evenings I've spent at the theatre in a very long time

David Slater, NODA Rep, North West Region.

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Welcome to the website for the Todmorden Hippodrome Theatre owned and run by the Todmorden Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society (T.A.O.D.S.).  Situated in the Upper Calder Valley, between Manchester and Leeds, we're one of the largest community run theatres in the UK.  Here you can find information on all our events and how you can help secure the future of this wonderful 480 seat Edwardian Theatre.

The website is currently undergoing some improvements with new features coming online throughout 2017. If you have any ideas that you would like to see implemented, please let us know by clicking here.


Audition Dates for our Summer Blockbuster the Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, have been announced. There will be two workshops followed by the actual audition.  If you have always wanted to do an Olivier, or you see yourself as a bit of a Ralph Richardson, then don your codpiece and see what all the fuss is about by clicking HERE 

Todmorden Hippodrome awarded EIGHT gongs in the NODA District 3 & 11 Award Ceremony. These included Best Play, Best Director of Play, Best Male in Play and Best Female in Play.  An amazing night at the Mercure Dunkenhalgh in Blackburn, especially for the cast and crew of The Pitmen Painters who scooped half the awards! For more details, click Here.

Latest News: Rehearsals are underway for Jesus Christ Superstar,  the legendary rock-opera by Sir Tim Rice and Sir Andrew Lloyd-Webber, that hits the Hippodrome stage in April 2018. Click HERE for the latest news on this production including the date tickets go on sale. 

The Hippodrome's bi-annual writing competition is open. So if you have an idea that you want to see performed click here for all the entry details. 

The latest Edition of Hippo News (November 2017)  is out now. Click here  to read all about it

Comedy at the Hip

Manfords Comedy Club returned to a packed out crowd in February. Find out who is in the next line up by clicking HERE

The Electric Palace Cinema will be back on Saturday 3rd March. Click HERE for more info


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