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It's showtime for Darlington Hippodrome Theatre

The theatre has been refurbished Photo: The Darlington Hippodrome

It's the moment theatre lovers have been waiting for. The Darlington Hippodrome is re-opening following a £12.3 million restoration project.

It will hold its official opening ceremony today, November 17, ahead of its opening show on November 21.

Before the work Credit: ITV
After the 12.3m revamp Credit: The Darlington Hippodrome

The theatre closed in May 2016 for 18 months of refurbishment work.

The theatre is now ready to showcase productions Credit: The Darlington Hippodrome

It has been funded by grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England.

The interior has detailing of deep red, white and gold Credit: The Darlington Hippodrome