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Your Visit

We hope that if you are visiting us you will have a wonderful experience. All our performances are staffed entirely by volunteers who give their time freely to keep the Hippodrome alive and well for your enjoyment and entertainment. We look forward to welcoming you through our doors. Hopefully you will find the information below a useful guide.

Illustration from Welcome to Todmorden by Jake Blanchard (© 2007-2012)

On The Day

Most evening performances at the Hippodrome begin at 7.30pm with doors to the main Foyer and Auditorium opening at 7pm. If you wish to have some pre-theatre drinks in comfort, our Props Room Bar is open to the public on performance evenings from 6.30pm. Form 7pm the Foyer Bar will also be open for service and we usually run a pre-order interval drinks service to save you queuing at the interval. Other refreshments such as confectionary, tea and coffee are also served before most performances and at the interval from 7pm in the main Foyer.

Please note that all bars and kiosks will be closed during the performance.


Enjoy a pre-show drink in our cosy Props Room Bar

How To Find Us

By Public Transport

The Hippodrome Theatre is situated in the centre of Todmorden, on the main A649 road. Todmorden Railway station is just 5 minutes walk away with excellent connections to Manchester, Leeds and onward to the rest of the UK. For information on train routes and times please visit the National Rail website. A number of local bus services stop close to the theatre including services from Halifax, Burnley and Rochdale. For information on bus routes and times, please visit the First website.

By Car

The Theatre is approximately 35 minutes drive from Halifax, 25 minutes from Rochdale, 25 minutes from Burnley and 30 minutes from junction 21 of the M62. There are a number of car parks close to the Theatre, including a number of free parking bays on the road directly outside. The town centre car parks are all pay and display but free after 6pm. The nearest and largest of these car parks is situation at Bramsche Square. For a full list of council car parks in Todmorden please visit the Calderdale website here



Please note that the large car park opposite the theatre, outside the Calderdale NHS building, is privately owned and for some ridiculous reason parking is prohibited outside of surgery hours. 

Hippodrome Theatre,

83 Halifax Road,


OL14 5BB

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