Darlington Hippodrome (formerly Darlington Civic Theatre) is currently undergoing a £12 million restoration, reopening in autumn 2017. The theatre was formally opened as the New Hippodrome and Palace of Varieties on Monday 2 September 1907.

Today, the theatre remains a credit to the town of Darlington and is a treasured landmark, a well-respected and sought after venue for national touring companies and is firmly rooted in the local community, supporting many local amateur arts groups to bring their work to packed houses.