Welcome to the Hippodrome

  One of the UK's largest community run theatres

Upcoming Dates at the Hippodrome

We have a season of festive delights coming to the Hippodrome over the next month including dancing, films, plays and, of course, Pantomime (oh yes we do!).  

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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 UK`s Leading Tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons and the smash hit musical 'The Jersey Boys' are coming to the Hippodrome in March. Featuring outstanding vocals, harmonies, presentation and fantastic choreographed dance routines, this professional 4-piece band has performed for Royalty at The Queen`s 90th Birthday celebrations in Windsor Castle and now you can hear their wonderful show for One-Night Only!

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.

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