Welcome to the Hippodrome

  One of the UK's largest community run theatres

Upcoming Dates at the Hippodrome

The Todmorden Improvisation Group (TIG!) has a well deserved break after their amazing public performance evening in September but they'll be back in October with regular meetings every 2nd Tuesday, so if you fancy getting involved and learning the secrets to successful improvised comedy,  Come along and flex your comedy muscles at this new night of improvisational comedy. 


They meet 8-10pm, to play silly games and would love you to look silly with them, so come and join in.

Manford's Comedy Club returns after an extended Summer vacation and with all the country's comedians polishing their funny bones at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, we can expect some honed and highly-tuned acts making their way to us in November. 

It's a great line up including Chris Washington, Jason Cook, Matt Bragg and all MC'd by our favourite Bottom, Rob Rouse. Find out more by clicking here 

The auditions for our Spring play have been announced. Following the floods back in 2016, we had to cancel this amazing play only weeks before its production so it was obvious that we were going to try and get the rights to put all that hard work into action. The only thing we're looking for is a cast, so please come down and have a read through this fantastic, weird and wonderful thriller about amnesia, identity and potential murder in the Pyrenees on Thursday 15th November with an open audition for all 4 parts on Monday 19th November at 7:30pm. Find out more information by clicking the link here  

Todmorden Book Festival - 16th to 24th November 2018

Todmorden is holding its own literary festival in November, hosted by the Information Centre, the Library and the Town Council, and there will be book related activities occurring across town, so of course the Todmorden Hippodrome will be taking part with a number of shows and events taking place in the foyer and on the main stage. Not every event has been finalised but we can announce a couple of big main stage acts already confirmed and will include:

Ian and Andrew McMillan

Val McDermid

Sally Wainwright

Lemn Sissay

watch this space as more events are announced, or visit the Todmorden Tourist Information Centre for announcements.

Tickets are on sale from the Dedicated Website. Click here for all the Hippodrome Events

This timeless comedy classic returns to the Todmorden Hippodrome, telling the tale of Henry Hobson and his attempts to prevent his daughter Maggie from marrying and leaving him alone to run his boot shop. When she takes the notion to run off with his only remaining employee Willie Mossop and start their own business next door, events come to a head.  But what can Hobson do?  


All news regarding auditions, casting and tickets will be posted on the Hobson's Choice pages as soon as they are known, so come back regularly to check on the latest action and if the boot fits...