Steeped in history Darlington Hippodrome is a centenarian of the town.
An important part of the renovation was to preserve the theatre’s rich heritage by restoring much of its original features. Closed for more than a year for the £11.7m restoration to take place, the project included an increase in seating capacity, improved backstage facilities, the introduction of a new restaurant area and a new façade with a grand entrance. The brief was to enhance the character of the 109 year old theatre’s façade whilst creating a memorable identity for the building. The luminaires needed to be high quality, easily maintained (goes without saying) and to ensure there was no visual impact to the building the fittings needed to be discreet. So by day you wouldn’t even know they are there, but by night they are the star of the show. (Enter acdc stage left)