Welcome to the Hippodrome

  One of the UK's largest community run theatres

Thanks to all at the Hippodrome for providing ... one of the happiest, most worthwhile and interesting evenings I've spent at the theatre in a very long time

David Slater, NODA Rep, North West Region.

Thanks for visiting

Welcome to the website for the Todmorden Hippodrome Theatre owned and run by the Todmorden Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society (T.A.O.D.S.).  Situated in the Upper Calder Valley, between Manchester and Leeds, we're one of the largest community run theatres in the UK.  Here you can find information on all our events and how you can help secure the future of this wonderful 480 seat Edwardian Theatre.


Audition dates have been announced for our December play, the eternally funny, Hobson's Choice by Harold Brighouse and directed by our own comedy genius James Claxton. With a range of roles large and small as well as backstage needed, why not pop along to the informal get-together on the 7th September for a read-through of the play? click the link here.

Our bi-annual monologue writing competition reaches its dramatic conclusion on 28th / 29th September with the 6 finalists being performed in front of a live audience by members of T.A.O.D.S. in the Hippodrome Foyer. Come and join them on their Journey and find out who will be crowned the Voice of Todmorden 2018? Click Here  

The Adult Section Musical for next April has been announced as West Side Story and if you fancy being a Shark, you better get your Jets on, as the audition process starts very soon with an informal get-together on 21st September, followed by a dance workshop on 25th September before the auditions on 6th October. For more details click here.

The latest Edition of Hippo News (June 2018)  is out now. Click here  to read all about it

The Electric Palace Cinema Returns with mischevious favourite Peter Rabbit in September. Click HERE  for more info

New Season shows and dates for 2018/19 season at the Hippodrome up until Christmas Here

Comedy at the Hip

Manfords Comedy Club will take a little break for the summer but will return this autumn with another killer line-up. You'll find out who HERE


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