Welcome to the Hippodrome

  One of the UK's largest community run theatres

Upcoming Dates at the Hippodrome

The BURLESQUE FESTIVAL GALA  is back home at the Todmorden Hippodrome. Kiki Deville, antipodean songbird and star of The Voice, makes a welcome return to HBBF to host a show packed with back-to-back headline acts to mark the showstopping show of the festival. Look out for some very special guests. This is always a popular evening, so make sure to get your tickets now.

We're delighted to welcome the Todmorden Gang Show back to the Hippodrome for their annual Gang Show of skits, sketches and songs performed by the talented Scout and Guiding groups across Calderdale. 

The singer-songwriter-comedian-actor, known affectionately as The Bolton Bullfrog, has been entertaining audiences since the ‘60s but he always comes back to his first love of playing folk music. If you have seen him before then chances are you will want to come and see him again. If you haven’t seen Bernard before, get booking now before he sells out.

Steffen Peddie: 99 Problems and The Chips Still Aint One is a follow up to last year's hugely successful tour.  Created entirely from audience suggestions and improvised on the night, it's a comedy tightrope walk of a stand-up show.  Returning to the Hippodrome for a night you'll remember, Book your ticket here.

The Family Film for May will be the animated feel good movie, Sing, which follows the cool koala Buster Moon as he tries to save his beloved theatre by hosting a singing competition. Five contestants emerge: a mouse, a timid elephant, a pig, a gorilla and a punk-rock porcupine.  2pm

The Evening movie will be the multi-award winning (and briefly best picture Oscar) La La Land starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone as two people looking for love and success in the crazy town of 'La La' Los Angeles. 7:30pm.


The Pitmen Painters is a bitter-sweet story of the hopes, dreams, determination and the camaraderie of miners and friends, who accidentally became a working class phenomenon and find themselves on the brink of an unfamiliar world.

Written by Lee Hall (best known for Billy Elliot) and based on a true story, it is a funny and moving tale of a group of ordinary men who achieve extraordinary things.

Directed by Claire Walker-Vause and Shaun Vause. It is the perfect play to take us into Summer.

The team that brought you Under Milk Wood and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, return to present Wyrd Sisters by Britain’s favourite and much-missed fantasy author, Terry Pratchett. Directed by Andy Fraser.

Auditions will be held on Tuesday 27th June at 7pm. With over thirty different characters to pick, everyone can get a part. So if you’ve ever considered dipping your toe into acting but are a little worried about learning lines, this is the perfect opportunity. No lines, no scenery to bump into, just silliness on a disk-wide scale.

An afternoon family film at 2pm and an evening movie at 7:30pm, picked from the latest releases and pre-releases before they appear on DVD!  Check our page for the latest information on exciting film titles.

As part of a weekend celebrating the centenary of Todmordian trombonist and international music star Geoff Love, the Community Brass Band will be performing some of his greatest arrangements in concert alongside films about Geoff and his life both in and out of Todmorden. 

The weekend is arranged by the Information Centres Trust and the Todmorden Information Centre. To see all the activities lined up, click on the picture.