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.


Once Upon A ... All this week! From Wednesday to Saturday with an additional matinee on Saturday afternoon you can catch the wonderful and grizzly family storytelling sensation that is the Grimm Tales. A selection of traditional European fairy tales written by the author of His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman and brought to life on stage. You've heard of Little Red Riding Hood, sure, but what about Hans My Hedgehog or The Three Snake Leaves? Book your tickets to discover a world of magic HERE

The latest Edition of Hippo News (Sep 2019)  is out now. Click here  to read all about it

The Summer show has been announced and it is a return to Shakespeare in Much Ado About Nothing. To find out more click Here

Casting is now complete and you can find out who is playing who by clicking Here.

The NODA Report on our latest HYT show is in Find out what they thought HERE

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