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.


Latest News: The Stage is set for Jesus Christ Superstar,  the legendary rock-opera by Sir Tim Rice and Sir Andrew Lloyd-Webber. Final touches are being added to the song and dance routines and very soon the doors will be opening on what promises to be the biggest and best musical that T.A.O.D.S. have ever staged. Tickets are selling out and are almost gone for the weekend shows, so click HERE to make sure you don't miss it. The spectacle begins on 24th April and runs to 28th. 

The closing date of the end of April is fast approaching, so if you have an idea for the Hippodrome's bi-annual writing competition, you need to get it written up and sent in very soon. The theme this year is 'Journey' and if this sparks a late idea that you want to see performed click here for all the entry details. 

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 Awards including Best Play, & Best Director for The Pitmen Painters! For more details, click Here.

The latest Edition of Hippo News (March 2018)  is out now. Click here  to read all about it

Comedy at the Hip

Manfords Comedy Club hits us with a double-bill of in-your-face hilarity on 25th May. Find out who is in the next line up by clicking HERE

The Electric Palace Cinema will be back on Saturday 3rd June with 2 big movies. Click HERE  for more info


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