About Us

We look forward to welcoming you to The Royal Hippodrome Theatre. With shows for everyone all under one roof, we are sure we have something to tempt you into our beautiful Victorian Theatre.

With works completed on the facade of the building we are delighted to have taken over the management of the theatre and will be continuing improvements over the coming years, in an attempt to return the Hippodrome to its former glory.

Now on to the shows……some exciting dates for your diaries coming up.

We have some very famous faces visiting the theatre this season including Peter Andre, Brian Conley, Nicholas Parsons, Lee Mead, Giovanni, Danny Baker, Cannon and Ball, Psychic Sally, Phil Jupitus, Tom Allen and Rich Hall – so there really is something for everyone!

Our varied programme gives local groups and artists the opportunity to perform at the theatre and a children’s programme including Wind In The Willows, Animalcolm and Beauty and the Beast Ballet will entertain our youngest theatregoers.

Following the success of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and our Easter Pantomime, ‘Alice In Wonderland’, this Christmas we welcome back APL Productions with a festive treat ‘ Secret Santa – The Frost Files’ – book early to avoid disappointment.

Germaine Greer, David Starkey and Michael Portillo will form part of our ‘Poets, Authors and Thinkers Season’ this Autumn – providing stimulating and enlightening chat with these well known and highly respected personalities.

If you have never visited us at The Royal Hippodrome Theatre, then make this season your time to experience the oldest working theatre in the town.

Alex and Debbie Adams

Theatre Directors