Welcome to the Hippodrome

  One of the UK's largest community run theatres

Upcoming Dates at the Hippodrome

Come along and flex your comedy muscles at this new night of improvisational comedy. We're looking to put together Todmorden's finest (and only) improv group ready to dazzle an audience in September. The bar's open and anyone is welcome for an informal and fun way to explore some improv games and a load of comic improv games/exercises along the lines of 'Whose Line is it Anyway?'


 We'll be meeting 8-10pm, so come and join in.

Get Ready for the Annual Todmorden Gang Show, returning to the Hippodrome stage for another extravaganza of songs, sketches and dance to celebrate 60 years of gang shows in Todmorden. 


Come and join the Pennine Calder District Scouts and Calder Valley Guides for a guaranteed evening of fun for the whole family.

Come along and flex your comedy muscles at this new night of improvisational comedy. We're looking to put together Todmorden's finest (and only) improv group ready to dazzle an audience in September. The bar's open and anyone is welcome for an informal and fun way to explore some improv games and a load of comic improv games/exercises along the lines of 'Whose Line is it Anyway?'


We'll be meeting 8-10pm, so come and join in.

Two top-quality acts direct from your telly-box onto the stage at the Todmorden Hippodrome Theatre for May's Manford's Comedy Club.


You'll know Craig Murray from his down-to-earth Yorkshire persona in the Plusnet Broadband Ads but that only hints at his comedy talent.  An instant crowd pleaser with a charismatic, mock-confrontational style, Craig is now a highly sought-after act and compere, performing all over the UK.  

Nick Doody is known for writing and appearing in comedy shows on telly and radio. However, his stand-up shows are often sell-out gigs both in Edinburgh and Soho in London. He has toured the world and now brings his ascerbic style of humour to Tod.

The Electric Palace Cinema returns with a double bill in June with a fantastic combination of a lunchtime family film Coco and following this with the evening movie The Greatest Showman. 


Coco is  the story of Miguel who dreams of becoming an accomplished musician but must embark on a quest through the stunning Land of the Dead to unlock the story behind his family history.


The Greatest Showman is an original musical inspired by the life and times of the great P. T. Barnum and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

Come along and flex your comedy muscles at this new night of improvisational comedy. We're looking to put together Todmorden's finest (and only) improv group ready to dazzle an audience in September. The bar's open and anyone is welcome for an informal and fun way to explore some improv games and a load of comic improv games/exercises along the lines of 'Whose Line is it Anyway?'


We'll be meeting 8-10pm, so come and join in.

The team that brought you the award-winning production of A Midsummer Night's Dream return to present this classic by the great bard. 

Merchant of Venice takes place in Italy where Bassanio is broke and feels that the girl he loves is out of his financial league. His friend Antonio wants to loan him the money but all of his capital is tied up so he visits a Jewish money lender named Shylock who gives him the money on the proviso that the loan must be repaid in three month's or Antonio will owe him a pound of flesh.

When Antonio loses his fleet at sea, he realises he cannot repay the loan and Shylock demands justice. 

Directed by Liz Holland