Asset of Community Value boost for Hulme Hippodrome campaign

We are pleased that Manchester City Council has listed Hulme Hippodrome as an Asset of Community Value (ACV), recognising the theatre’s important cultural and social role in its community and offering the theatre additional protection from development.

This is a great achievement for Save The Hulme Hippodrome the campaign group fighting to return live performance to the Grade II listed music hall. It gives the campaign group the legal right to a six-month pause in any sale by its current owner in order to raise the funds required to bid for it.

An iconic building of social, historical and architectural significance and currently in a poor state of repair, Hulme Hippodrome has been on our Theatres at Risk register since the list began in 2006. We have been working with Save The Hulme Hippodrome providing advice and support to their campaign to protect and secure the future of the building for the local community. Becoming an ACV protects the theatre for the next five years. 

Theatres Trust offers a free advice service to theatre owners, operators, local authorities and campaign groups including offering advice in better protecting local theatres through the ACV process email us at