Hippodrome to be Music Venue


A report from consultants looking into the future of Derby's historic Hippodrome Theatre, has come up with a new plan and direction for the currently derelict building.


After years of disuse, a clear route forward has emerged to bring Derby Hippodrome into use as a vibrant, alternative music venue, which will complement other cultural provision and animate the city centre with a lively evening economy.


The venue will crucially have a role in supporting he independent Derby creative scene with spaces and opportunities for alternative and informal events, anchored by a thriving commercial music venue and club, with longer term potential for a wider music offer, including some classical. It could be the focus for music of all genres in Derby and engage communities in participatory activities.


There are clear incremental phases to achieving this project, with the first step achieving site stabilisation and a platform to develop activity, profile and capacity including studio spaces and pop up events.


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