The Derby Hippodrome Restoration Trust has now launched its Crowdfunder Campaign for 2019. The campaign went live on 20th February 2019 at 12pm. Your support is greatly appreciated and we will make sure every penny counts towards restoring this building and creating a thriving community hub. With your help we can achieve our first goal of restoring the theatre to a functional space - see the “Our Vision 2020” page.


WHY 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. On an ongoing basis you can give via our “My Donate” account or give in one of our Crowdfunding Campaigns (see link above).

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