Why we care about Derby Hippodrome...
The Derby Hippodrome is a key building in Derby City Centre, its restoration will have a powerful, positive effect on the surrounding area and bring a much needed cultural, community hub to this part of the city. The Derby Hippodrome Restoration Trust is a registered charity (no.1137707).
The Vision for the Hippodrome in 2020
The target for 2020 is to set the theatre up as a basic performance venue by applying for Heritage Lottery Funding. If our HLF bid is successful, the basic restoration will include restabilising the building, constructing a basic stage and re-establishing a basic auditorium. Wherever possible phase 1 regeneration will ensure that future enhancements can easily be added later.
In first phase we are going to...
Halt further decay to structure
Secure ownership of the building
Clear the site of hazards and rebuild the theatre so that is protects it from the elements
Allow the building to be useable as a public space once again
WE NEED YOU!
To get the project off the ground we need to work with a wide range of professionals to put bring the plan together and that's where we need your support! We need surveyors, lawyers and engineers to get us ready for our HLF bid in 2019! Your money will allow us to make the essential first steps towards restoring this landmark in the next couple of years.
From the outset a restored Derby Hippodrome theatre would be dedicated to benefiting the citizens of Derby. It would introduce a community focal point and a multi-purpose, flexible performance space. We envisage this space being put to use immediately by local, amateur performing arts groups, as a musical educational venue for schools and as an interesting and alternative private hire venue.
The Derby Hippodrome Restoration Trust Team