Darlington Civic Theatre

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Darlington Civic Theatre is undergoing an extensive refurbishment to bring the theatre up to modern standards and increase the revenue potential. The scope of the works is to provide a capacity of 1,000 seats and much improved disabled access not only to attract more visitors but also to attract bigger and better shows. Both the exterior of the building and the Edwardian auditorium will be restored, a new entrance with the old box office being demolished and gallery created and the back stage areas improved to accommodate larger touring shows.

There will also be a 3 storey extension built to the rear of the Former Restaurants and auditorium providing much more space for the theatre and its occupants. The new build extension will provide new W/C Facilities, Dressing Rooms, Crew Rooms, Bars, wardrobe areas and a Green Room.

In addition we will be creating a new home for the Hullaballoon theatre company next door to the Civic. The studio theatre and cafe will be called Hullaballoon, and will connect the Civic theatre to the neighbouring Edwardian former fire station. The renovated space will include dressing rooms, showers and a large rehearsal space.

Upon arrival visitors will be given PPE and will then be taken on a site tour, discussing each trade and progress along the way.

Visitors will then be taken back to the site office where advice can be given from various members within the construction industry and lots of information will be availabe to take away.


Address 34 Borough Road


Please note our site office is not on the actual site.

Our office is situated approximately 200 yards along Borough Road from the site. (Where Borough Road meets Brunswick Street)

Parking available yes

Parking is availabe in a public pay and display car park on Brunswick Street. The cost is £2.50 per day.

Length of Visit 2 Hours
Maximum Group Size 20
Register by 1 Apr 2017
Disabled Access no
Child Restrictions yes

Apologies, but due to going on the actual construction site we ask for children aged 14 and above. Any children 14 and above will need to be accommpanied by an adult.

clair Dolan

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