Welcome to the Hippodrome

  One of the UK's largest community run theatres

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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 the spring of 2017. If you have any ideas that you would like to see implemented, please let us know by clicking here.


The next T.A.O.D.S. Production in the main house at the Hippodrome will be the first week of April and is the hilarious musical 9 to 5 based on the film starring Dolly Parton. Find out more and book tickets here


Comedy at the Hip

Manfords Comedy Club will be back in April with some A-List talent and exciting new acts at the Hip.  Click here to book your tickets now.

Click here  for the latest edition of our newsletter - 'The Hippo News'


Todmorden Gang Show

is back in its usual May slot for 2017 bringing comedy, singing and dancing from across the Calder Valley.  To see them riding along on the crest of a wave, click here

... and the full 2017 / 2018 line-up of shows and events will be published here very soon, so do check back with us regularly.

Bernard Wrigley Returns to the Hippodrome this coming May, bringing his unique folk singing and story telling antics. For more information click here 

Our next films are on 18th March 2017

Our community cinema presents family movie Moana at 2pm and in the evening at 7:30pm we have Allied starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard. To find out more about these and future films Click here


The Burlesque Festival returns to the Hip for another star-spangled Gala Night on the 29th April. Book Your tickets Here


Steffen Peddie Returns by popular request for another evening of comedy inspired by ideas from the audience on Friday 26th May. To book your tickets click here

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