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Heritage Open Day

The Todmorden Hippodrome opened in 1908 as a traditional vaudeville theatre.  This beautiful building still has its original auditorium.  She sits in Edwardian splendour in our small Pennine mill town and has been run entirely by volunteers since the 1950s.

Join us on Heritage Open Day to dive deep into our archive of photos, memorabilia and video.  


The Hippodrome might be over 100 years old, but we are attempting to preserve her history from all eras.  We are particularly missing the 1980s – 2010s.  Can you help us?

Have you been to our productions and kept the programme?  Maybe you were in TOYS production, a Gang Show or a St Joseph’s pantomime and have a stash of photos (or a prop you sneaked home!) – we’d love to see it! 


We would be grateful for donations – or even a loan so we can copy it and have it on display at the Open Day. 


Find out more and get in touch at our archive page


Todmorden Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society have been custodians of our glorious theatre for over 70 years. In that time, we have created a foyer, installed an accessible toilet, designed and built a private bar in a neighbouring shop, refurbished our original circle seating and commissioned new stalls seating, and bounced back from several major floods.

Now we are looking to the future once more and, with support from the Town Deal Fund, we are undertaking our largest project ever – see our future plans on display, right alongside the original 1908 vellum drawings!

If you wish to more about the heritage open day in general click the logo.

Find out more about our archive and get in touch here.

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