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Unfortunately following the Governments last minute announcement yesterday to postpone the reopening of entertainment venues, we have had to push our reopening date back to August 15th.

Obviously this is devastating news after so much hard work and preparation. If you had tickets booked for our first 2 weeks between August 1st to August 14th the box office will be in contact with you very soon to make alternative arrangements ( refunds, vouchers or rebooking will be available)

Please be mindful that our team are having to work extremely hard under these unique circumstances to contact customers. But all bookings will be processed as soon as possible.

From August 15th we are still planning a unique 2020 Summer Special, which will include all of your favourite elements from our award winning show.

Amazing acrobats, aerialists, daring stunts, dancers, swimmers and of course the world famous Water Spectacular.

All hosted by Jack Jay and the Hilarious Johnny Mac, its been a long start to the year, its time to finally say ‘I’m Enjoying Myself!’

We will of course we operating in a covid safe way and continuing to adhere to social distancing guidelines throughout the theatre.

There will be a limited capacity within the auditorium to allow for safe spacing of audience members, so you can rest assured that your  experience can be as safe and enjoyable as possible.

Because of the limited seats available we are asking people to please book in advance to avoid disappointment, and due to the special measures you will have to book your seats over the phone with our Box office. You will not be able to book online for this particular show.

You can come along in larger family and safe bubble groups, that can then be sat together. Each booking will then be seated socially distanced within the auditorium.

This special performance will be shorter (approx 70 – 75 mins) in length with no intermission to reduce the traffic in crowded areas and make sure that you can remain as safe as possible. We will also be advising to arrive at The Hippodrome with extra time to allow extra time for entry and seating before performances.

Most importantly of all, we are confident that we can still deliver the fun, magic and spectacle that you all know and love from The Hippodrome and we hope to see you all very very soon

To book seats please call our


01493 738877

Box office will be open daily from 10am

Please be mindful that our booking lines may be very busy but we will be working extremely hard to make sure that you and your family can secure seats for this amazing show.

Extra information regarding 2020 Summer Show

Can me and my family sit together or will be be distanced apart?

Yes your whole booking will be able to sit together, side by side. The next group will then be safely booked with a distance inbetween.

How much space will there be between my group and the next?

There will be safe social distancing between your group and the next. In most cases there is going to be a full empty row infront and behind your party. With a social distanced spaces to the sides of you before the next group is seated.

How do I book?

You can only book over the phone with our box office, not online.

We have a dedicated booking hotline 01493 738877

Why can’t I book online?

In order to safely and efficiently book each performance, this must be done by our trained staff to ensure you and your family are in an appropriately sized area.

Can I adjust my booking after I have made it?

Unfortunately we cannot adjust any bookings or party sizes once the booking is made, as this will effect the social distancing for the next group.

Will there be an interval?

No this Summer Special will not have a break.

Why will there not be a break?

The interval of a show can be a very busy and crowded time in our public areas, this would not be possible to. Manage efficiently. This way we can focus on keeping your experience safe and low risk.

Are there the usual services like food sales and toilets available?

We will be selling a limited menu of our food and drink items. And our toilet services will be open, but as a heritage theatre we are limited in space for these.

Am I required to wear a mask?

It is not compulsory for people to wear a mask in the auditorium, but anyone who wishes to do so is very welcome.

Is there parking at the Theatre?

We don’t have our own parking, there is on street parking around the area. And pay and display parking on the seafront. At peak times parking and travel to the building can take a little time so please allow extra time for this, as we will need longer than usual to seat everyone safely.

What time should I arrive at the show?

We will begin seating audience members 45 minutes before each performance. We would like to ask customers to arrive as early in this window as possible. Late arrivals close too or after the beginning of the show may be asked to wait until an appropriate gap in the performance to be seated so may miss some of the action.

Will Johnny Mac still be enjoying himself?



ADULTS: £20 – £ 25

CONCESSION/CARER (60 YRS+):  £17 – £22

CHILD (0-14YRS. Baby’s on laps don’t need a ticket):  £12 – £16

If a FAMILY TICKET (2 Adults & 2 Children) is available for your performance

Please enter FAMILYTICKET in the Voucher Code Box when booking to receive £6 off.


You can get more information and book tickets:

Box Office 01493 844172