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.

Thanks for visiting

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.


T.A.O.D.S. are proud to announce the adult section musical for 2018 will be the legendary rock-opera Jesus Christ Superstarâ„¢ by Sir Tim Rice and Sir Andrew Lloyd-Webber.  Auditions will be announced shortly and the production is scheduled for 24th - 28th April 2018.  For more information, click HERE.

Comedy at the Hip

The last Manfords Comedy Club of this season has passed, but fear not, the laughter will return. All updates will appear on the Comedy page click here

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

T.A.O.D.S. members have been picking up some prestigious awards recently, check out our winners on the T.A.O.D.S. News page

The 2017 / 2018 season of T.A.O.D.S Productions is announced HERE. A full line-up of shows and events will be published very soon, so do check back with us regularly.

Geoff Love was born 100 years ago this September and the Hippodrome celebrates this great Todmorden Talent in a special Centenary Celebration of his life and music. To find out more click here 

The Electric Palace is having a break for the summer but will return in September 2017. To find out the latest screen information Click here 

Thanks to everyone who attended the auditions for the September Foyer production Wyrd Sisters  by Terry Pratchett. Full cast list and updates will appear on the Wyrd Sisters Page  here


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