Derby Hippodrome Restoration

by Digby Bown in Derby, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 17th April 2019 we successfully raised £2,650 with 69 supporters in 56 days

The Derby Hippodrome Restoration Trust are transforming the derelict Derby Hippodrome into a creative hub for the community.

by Digby Bown in Derby, England, United Kingdom

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


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


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

- A personalised thank you on Twitter + DHRT badge (Will let you know when you can collect in March 2019)

£50 or more

2 of 25 claimed

£50 Reward Hippodrome Jute Bag

- Your very own Derby Hippodrome Jute bag. The latest fashion Accessory! (Will let you know when you can collect in March 2019) + A personalised thank you on Twitter

£75 or more

0 of 3 claimed

£75 Reward

An exclusive "Derby Landmarks" photo frame

£100 or more

0 of 25 claimed

£100 Reward

Derby Hippodrome Umbrella- Ideal for the Golf Course(Will let you know when you can collect in March 2019) + A personalised thank you on Twitter

£1,000 or more

£1000 Reward

For donations over £1000 you can make a huge impact to the running of our charity. Let's talk about how we can recognise your support. Please get in touch to discuss the options or arrange a meeting

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