In 1914, the purpose built Derby Hippodrome was opened as a theatre in the heart of Derby, providing the city with a 1,500 capacity Variety house. The Grade II listed building is currently in a dilapidated state but with hard work, dedication and your support this theatre can be regenerated into a vibrant entertainment venue. The restored Derby Hippodrome would be the missing piece of the jigsaw for Derby's cultural offering beyond 2020 and would be an economic regeneration catalyst for St Peters Quarter. Find out more about our vision.
We at the Derby Hippodrome Restoration Trust, passionately believe that the Hippodrome is far too special to be simply lost forever. It is an iconic historical Derby building which must be saved and brought back to life.
The mission of the Derby Hippodrome Restoration Trust is restore the Hippodrome, returning this historic traditional theatre to the city but as an exciting 21st Century venue. Help us save this historic building, and together we can bring a traditional theatre back to Derby for generations to come.
Find out how to support us by making a donation or becoming a Member.