Darlington Hippodrome’s 112-year history to go on display in theatre archives

Darlington Hippodrome’s 112-year history to go on display in theatre archives

Darlington Hippodrome’s 112-year history will soon be available to explore online, as part of the theatre’s archives.

An army of volunteers worked tirelessly behind the scenes for almost two years uploading historic posters, programmes, playbills, letters and postcards.

Most of the archives have been stored at the Crown Street Library, with many other pieces being donated by the public.

Each item has been painstakingly recorded, photographed, securely filed and stored electronically with an index of each item soon to be available online.

Darlington Hippodrome Archives

Cait Baratt, the Hippodrome’s Heritage Learning and Engagement Officer, said: “Our team of volunteers has been working on this project for nearly two years.

“They have become true ambassadors for the history of the theatre and have unearthed some amazing documents.”

The Darlington Hippodrome archives will go live on the theatre’s website on Thursday, June 6th, 2019.

To coincide with the launch, the team of volunteers will be at Darlington Hippodrome on between 11am and 3pm with many items from the archives for the public to look through.

The team will also be on hand to discuss any of the items, as well as accepting any further items of the theatre’s history that people may have.

For further information about Darlington Hippodrome and their current events, visit their website.

Source: Darlington Hippodrome