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  One of the UK's largest community run theatres

Upcoming Dates at the Hippodrome

Hippodrome Jobs' Day: 27th August 2017

Before the Heritage Buildings Open Day on Saturday 9th September, we invite you to come and make the Hippodrome the swishest, most beautiful building in Todmorden by getting involved with all the little jobs that need doing. Whether your forté lies with a brush, a cloth or a screwdriver, everyone is welcome to come and join in.


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.

Manford's Comedy Club will return to the Todmorden Hippodrome on the 22nd September.  Please check back here to see the latest line-up from this popular, ROFL Friday night event.

The Movie-Mad Electric Palace Cinema will return in September with a double-bill of family entertainment at an astonishingly low price.  Showing at 2pm and 6pm the line up of films is chosen close to the screening day to bring you the most recent releases, often weeks before they appear on DVD.  Check the cinema page to find the latest info.

A king has been murdered, the crown lost, a land in peril.  Only three women stand between the Kingdom and destruction but they are no wallflowers, they are Discworld® Witches! The problem with witches is they don’t agree with meddling in politics, in fact they rarely agree on anything except that they definitely do not have leaders.  Granny Weatherwax is the most highly-regarded of the leaders they definitely don’t have and she is about to discover that meddling with royalty is a lot more difficult than certain playwrights would have you believe.


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.


The award-winning Hippodrome Youth Theatre who brought such hits as Les Miserables, Hairspray and Cats, presents Oliver! one of the best-known musicals ever. Oliver follows the fortunes of the title character based on the classic Dickens’ novel. As a workhouse boy Oliver dares to ask for more gruel at which point the overbearing beadle Mr Bumble decides to sell him into employment. Unhappy at his lot Oliver decides to make a run for it, on the way he meets the Artful Dodger who takes Oliver under his wing and introduces him to a gang of crooks and thieves such as Fagin and the feared Bill Sykes. He finds comfort in the presence of Nancy, Bill’s long suffering partner; but through a series of ups and downs Oliver finds life in and out of the gang is never plain sailing.


Based on the multi-award winning British movie with music and lyrics by Lionel Bart, this musical stage version features all your favourite songs such as 'Food Glorious Food' and 'Got To Pick A Pocket Or Two'.  Directed by Martin Cook with Musical Direction by Helen Clarkson.

The smash comedy hit by the legendary Noël Coward, this classic stars fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira who is called up by a visiting 'happy medium', Madame Arcati. 

As personalities clash in this world and the next, Charles’ current wife, Ruth, is caught in the middle. Will she 'pass over' to join Elvira, or stand with her hapless Charles against the Blithe Spirit?  Directed by Richard Holley.

T.A.O.D.S. Present The Memory of Water: 14th - 17th February 2018

Three estranged sisters meet on organise their mother's funeral and remember her through their own very different memories and relationships. Theresa, owner of an alternative therapy business, is angry that she was left to care for their dying mother. Mary, a doctor, is still struggling with a deep loss from her past. Catherine seeks attention through a succession of short-term partners. As their memories blur and the sisters bicker, will the combination of weed and whisky allow them to repair their lives and relationships?  Awarded the Olivier Award for Best Comedy in 1996, this is a wise and inciteful play with a healthy mix of melancholy and mirth.  

Directed by Matt Parker 

The legendary rock-opera Jesus Christ Superstar has wowed audiences for over 40 years. Set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events leading to the Crucifixion but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot; a tragic figure dissatisfied with the direction Jesus is steering his disciples.  

Written in 1970 with lyrics by Sir Tim Rice and music by Sir Andrew Lloyd-Webber, this production is crammed full of great songs such as 'Heaven On Their Minds', 'Everything's Alright' and of course 'Superstar'.

Directed by Helen Clarkson and Emma Cook, this adult section musical will be as memorable as the eternal story it depicts.