We Need Your Help

The Derby Hippodrome Restoration Trust is a group of ardent theatre lovers which include architects, engineers, theatrical experts, academics and local politicians. Our objective is to restore the currently derelict Edwardian theatre to its former glory as a fully functional performance venue fit for the 21st Century.  Our current activities focus around working with different stakeholders to bring the building under the Trust's ownership so that stabilisation and restoration work can commence.


With the help of Derby City Council, we funded an independent feasibility report and are approaching potential backers to consider our proposal. We have already had success with the Architectural Heritage Fund and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Now we need your help. Your donations will help us allow us to access professional services such as lawyers, architects, construction engineers as well as providing the resources necessary for match funding. Throughout 2018 we will be announcing specific campaigns that will help us reach our first milestone of securing the site and replacing the missing wall and roof. Watch this space!

Thank You!

The Derby Hippodrome Restoration Trust is a registered charity - Registered Charity No. 1137707

The Derby Hippodrome is a listed building and it should be preserved. It’s part of Derby’s history.
— Penelope Keith - Professional Actor