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Darlington Hippodrome

Everything you need to plan your school trip to Darlington Hippodrome. Including free teaching resources & workshop information.

Darlington Hippodrome, Darlington

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What we love

They offer something for everyone from classic plays, modern masterpieces, and everything in between
Offering teaching resources and discovery boxes to use in the classroom
Aims to make sure students have access to the best cultural experiences and opportunities through engagement with the venue
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School trip offer

We regularly check that the costs and information are the latest and most up-to-date. However, please contact us directly if you need any further information or have a particular question. Unless specified otherwise, all prices include VAT.

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About Darlington Hippodrome

The New Hippodrome and Palace Theatre of Varieties opened on September 2, 1907, and the grand Edwardian theatre stands strong as Darlington Hippodrome in 2023. Over 100 years from first opening, surviving through two world wars, two pandemics, and the financial hardships of its creator Signor Rino Pepi, the theatre has changed a lot in some ways, but maintains its Edwardian charm which is seamlessly combined with modern design.

As its first name would suggest, the entertainment offerings at the Hippodrome are varied – from classic plays, modern masterpieces, and everything in between, there’s something for everyone. Not only that, but the theatre has a dedicated Engagement Team who work to ensure that visiting schools have the best experience possible, including distributing education packs, running tours, hiring the discovery boxes, and hosting teacher evenings to give teachers the opportunity to learn more about what the theatre can offer them.

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School trip & venue info

We're here to provide you with everything you need to plan your school trip to Darlington Hippodrome

Curriculum links

Subjects: Dance, Drama, Music

Topics: Choreography, Costume Design, Immersive Theatre, Lighting Design, Live Theatre Review, Musical Theatre, Performance Skills, Performing Arts, Performing Characters, Puppet Design, Puppetry, Scripted Drama, Sound Design, Staging, Storytelling, Theatre Design, Theatre Roles, Understanding Drama & Theatre

Ages & suitability

Suitable for: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5, Higher

Age Groups: 5-7, 7-11, 11-14, 14-16, Post 16

Min. Age: see individual shows for more details

Things to know

Min. Group Size: 10 students

Adult/Student Ratio: At least 1 adult is recommended for every 10 students

SEND: Suitable for children with SEND (please speak to us for more information)

Toilet Facilities: Toilet facilities are available on-site

Accessibility

Find out everything you need to know about the Accessibility of this school trip in the link below.

We regularly check that the costs and information are the latest and most up-to-date. However, please contact us directly if you need any further information or have a particular question. Unless specified otherwise, all prices include VAT.

Address

Darlington Hippodrome
Parkgate
Darlington
DL1 1RR

Coach parking & drop-off

Coach drop-off area nearby

Times

Duration

See ‘Whats On’ section for details.

Dates

Ongoing