Bishop Auckland Hippodrome Bingo – Railway Street

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  • Exterior of the Bishop Auckalnd Hippodrome Bingo - Railway Street

Address and Contact Details:

Majestic Bingo
Railway Street
Bishop Aukland
DL14 7LR

Telephone Number: 01388 602121

Club Email:

Although we don’t know much about Hippodrome Bingo, apart from its session times, we do know a bit about the venue’s past. The Hippodrome was opened in 1909, a relatively large theatre with 1,800 seats and a 24 feet wide proscenium. It was converted into a full time cinema in 1920, although this meant a reduction of half the seats as part of the building was sectioned off. Renamed the Essoldo after a takeover in 1947 it ceased operating in 1966 when it became a bingo club, the ‘Lucky 7’. Its other owners have included Ladbrokes, and Top Rank.

If you play bingo at this club you won’t unfortunately be able to see the original plasterwork from the theatre’s early days, as it is obscured by a suspended ceiling. However, it’s nice to know that it’s still there, and one day maybe it will be revealed in all its splendour.

Can you help us fill in more details about Bishop Auckland Hippodrome Bingo? If you can then please contact us. We would love to hear from you if you can help us with these and any other details and interesting facts about this club.

Opening Times:

The club opening hours are as follows. Please note these were correct at the time of publication, but are liable to change so please check with the club before you leave:

  • Monday: 5.00pm – 10.00pm
  • Tuesday: 11.00am – 10.00pm
  • Wednesday: 11.00am – 10.00pm
  • Thursday: 11.00am – 10.00pm
  • Friday: 11.00am – 10.00pm
  • Saturday: 10.30am – 10.00pm
  • Sunday: 5.00pm – 12.00am

Main Session Times

Listed below are the club’s main session times but are liable to change – confirm with the club first.

Morning Main Afternoon Main Evening Main
Mon N/A N/A 7.30pm
Tues N/A 1.20pm 7.30pm
Wed N/A 1.20pm 7.30pm
Thu N/A 1.20pm 7.30pm
Fri N/A 1.20pm 7.30pm
Sat N/A 1.20pm 7.30pm
Sun N/A N/A 7.30pm

8 thoughts on “Bishop Auckland Hippodrome Bingo – Railway Street

  1. played at this bingo on the boards, and I won. They said I didn’t have my money in and when we complained they gave all sorts of excuses and never paid me my money. They are a very unfair bingo as I did pay my money, the machine must have jammed.

  2. The staff and club are outstanding, always very helpful and fun, a great place to meet new friends and have a real good time.

  3. One night at bingo I was shocked at the unprofessional way a staff member went about there job. 1. Not taken the role of there job seriously. 2. Talking whilst bingo was inplay. 3. Ignoring customers needs. 4. Speaking to other staff with no respect. 5. No apology given.

    1. Hi Helen, we don’t have that info I’m afraid, you’ll need to contact the club directly, or try their Facebook page for details, if they have one.

    1. According to their facebook page, they are now open. However, I would recommend giving them a ring first to check times, as they aren’t currently running their usual sessions.

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