Demolition begins at Dudley Hippodrome

Theatres Trust is hugely disappointed about the demolition of Dudley Hippodrome, which has been on our Theatres at Risk list since 2010. 

We wholeheartedly believe that the Hippodrome could have been revived for use by its community, but despite our best efforts and the strong local support for the Hippodrome, Dudley Council could not be persuaded to see its value.

A full historical recording of what remained of the theatre has been taken so as much as possible of its history and architecture will remain documented for future generations to learn about, but this is small comfort in the face of the loss of an important building and valuable local asset. 

Read more about the Dudley Hippodrome case.

Read our response to Dudley Council following submission of the historic building recording report.