How to book


You can now book online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Follow the simple steps below to book your tickets:

  1. Go to the What's On page, where you will see a list of all our current shows, arranged by month
  2. Click on the link for the show you would like to book for
  3. You will be redirected to the show page, which contains further information about the production. Click on the Book Now! button
  4. Please select the date and time of the performance you would like to attend and click Continue
  5. Select the seating area and click Continue.
  6. Enter the number of tickets required for each price band and click Continue
  7. A summary of the tickets you have selected will appear and you will then need to choose a delivery method. The total amount will appear here, along with the options to show your seats , or change/remove your tickets. Click Continue
  8. If you have not registered already, you will need to enter your email address and click Register New User (see below for instructions on registering)
  9. If you have registered, please enter your email address and password to proceed
  10. You will be asked to enter your payment details and confirm your booking
  11. Congratulations, you have booked your tickets!

If you have any problems registering or booking tickets, please call the Box Office on 01325 486555 and they will be happy to help.

In person

Tickets can be booked in person at the following venues:

Cornmill Shopping Centre Box Office:

Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm 

Saturday 10am to 4pm  

By phone

Please call 01325 486555 to book tickets: Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm

Tickets may be reserved, to be paid for within 3 working days, or paid for at the time of booking using MasterCard, Visa and Maestro cards.

By post

Write to: Darlington Civic Theatre, c/o The Dolphin Centre, Horsemarket, Darlington DL1 5RP

Please ensure you cross the cheques or postal orders and make them payable to Darlington Borough Council and indicate where you would like your tickets posted to or whether you would like to collect them from the box office. Please include a daytime telephone number in the event we need to contact you to clarify booking details.

Ticket Agents

Libraries -  Bishop Auckland, Crook, Durham City (Clayport and Belmont), Horden, Sedgefield, Willington and Spennymoor.

Tourist Information Centres - Guisborough, Middlesbrough, Middleton in Teesdale, Northallerton, Redcar and Stockton.

Other Agents - Appleby - Appleby travel, 16 Boroughgate Barnard Castle - Kyle Travel, Galgate Bedale - Motel, Leeming Hartlepool - Art Gallery and Information Centre, Church Square Stanhope - Durham Dales Centre, Castle Gardens Stokesley - Derek Wills Travel, High Street


Discounted or concessionary ticket prices apply to the following:

  • People aged 60 or over
  • Children under 16
  • People in full time education
  • People in receipt of JSA (Job Seeker's Allowance)
  • People in receipt of a disability related allowance. 


A complimentary ticket is available to an essential companion, assisting a disabled person to attend a performance. We may ask for proof of eligibility.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • A confirmation letter from the Benefits Agency,
  • Entitlement Book
  • Entitlement to Disability Living Allowance
  • Disability Direct Payments
  • Independent Living Fund

What's On

Contact Us


01325 486555

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