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  One of the UK's largest community run theatres

Upcoming Dates at the Hippodrome

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.

Manford's Comedy Club returns at the end of June with a cracking line-up including Andy White, Dawn Rigby, Julian Deane and Pete Otway.  The perfect mix of observational comedy and hilarious tales to take us on our summer hols. Book now before the tickets sell out for this summer side-splitter.

The Family film at 2pm is the re-scheduled 'Sing' - An animated tale of animals who attempt to save their failing theatre by entering a singing competition. Starring the voice talents of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon and Scarlett Johansson

The evening movie at 6pm will be the breath-taking Beauty & The Beast starring Emma Watson and Ewan Macgregor in this live-action re-telling of the classic Disney animation. 

Tickets for all shows £1


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.

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.