Hippodrome exterior

Hippodrome interior


From 1902 to 1964 Brighton Hippodrome was one of the most popular and most famous theatres in the country. It was a bingo hall from 1967 to 2006 and has survived 15 years of disuse despite neglect by successive owners.
      It now has a new owner, Matsim Properties, whose efforts to repair and protect the building are all the more appreciated for being so long overdue.
      Brighton Hippodrome CIC (community interest company) has spent six years developing and proving the case for restoration as a theatre, working with the Theatres Trust and keeping the city council and Historic England up-to-date with our plans along the way.
  The plans published by Matsim so far are for a food hall with limited facilities for entertainment. Both these functions are already more than adequately provided for in the immediate area of the Hippodrome.
      However, the Hippodrome is still a theatre and should remain one, a star in Brighton's entertainment and cultural firmament.

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