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Our Brighton Hippodrome brings you fun, entertainment and information. All funds raised go to the Hippodrome project.

Brighton Hippodrome: Heritage and prospects

Saturday 9 September 2017
The Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 1AF
Exhibition: 13:45-17:00
Talk at 14:00, repeated at 15:15
Free admission but pre-booking required (max: 60 places per talk).

Booking closes: 6 September 2017 16:00

A lavishly illustrated talk by David Fisher with exhibition of Hippodrome memorabilia between 13:45 and 17:00 while talk not in progress.
• Many people have asked if they can look inside the Hippodrome. Unfortunately that is not possible but this is the next best thing.
• The talk will show, in over 200 images, the history of this endangered Grade II* listed gem—the finest unused theatre in the country—through its days as a skating rink, circus, variety theatre, bingo hall and heritage at risk. It will include pictures and information not previously known or revealed.
• The potential and plans for its future will also be explained by David Fisher, who has been involved throughout the campaign to save and restore the theatre and has done extensive research into its history.

Brighton Hippodrome: The street view

Sunday 10 September 2017
Tours at 11:00, 14:00 and 15:00.
Meet at corner of Boyce's Street and Middle Street, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 1AL
Free admission but pre-booking required (max: 20 places per 'tour').

Booking closes: 6 September 2017 16:00

David Fisher will lead a 30 minute 'tour' of the outside of the Hippodrome with images of the interior.
• The interior by Frank Matcham is the real reason for the Hippodrome's unique importance as the finest unused theatre in the country. However, with the aid of photographs and plans, this 'tour' from the outside will explain the conservation issues, why it is so important that such a derelict building should be brought back to life and how this could be done.

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