The main venue for ESBG will be the lovely Hippodrome Theatre, right in the centre of Todmorden. It’s one of the largest community-run theatres in the UK and dates back to the Edwardian era.

Hippodrome Theatre

Halifax Road


OL14 5BB



Practical workshops will be held at:

Todmorden Learning Centre & Community Hub: 15 to 18 August 2019

44 Burnley Road,


West Yorkshire

OL14 7BX



Todmorden has a railway station. There are plenty of mainline trains to Leeds or Manchester where you can change for Todmorden, which is approximately 50 minutes from Leeds. The can help with identifying and booking trains from your starting point to Todmorden.


Buses are available from Victoria Coach Station, in central London to Todmorden. The journey from London to Todmorden takes approximately 7-8 hours.


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If you decide to fly, there are two airports near Todmorden:

Leeds-Bradford & Manchester. Leeds-Bradford is 30 miles from Todmorden and Manchester Airport is 36 miles.