Over 100 years old, Scotland's first purpose built picture palace, lovingly restored to the décor of its 1920's heyday makes a unique location for your event. Whether for a corporate event, a product launch, an opportunity to film in a fabulous period location, or even a gaming marathon, The Hippodrome is the venue for a memorable occasion.

Included in the your hire is state-of-the-art facilities as the Hippodrome is equipped with 35mm and digital projection, power point and internet access, satellite broadcast technology and a comprehensive range of presentation equipment and technical support.

We can also cater for your event from popcorn and pop to something more special at a range of prices to suit – guaranteed to make your event a real star performance!

Stalls Area

The stalls area on the ground floor seats 100 with 3 spaces for wheelchairs. There is an infra-red system for the hard of hearing. Toilets (including wheelchair accessible) and baby changing facilities are located to the rear along with the space for refreshments and catering.


The balcony seats 73 comfortably. Heritage toilets are located at the rear of the balcony. Please note that there is no lift access to the balcony and the stairs are not suitable for the elderly or infirm.


2K DLP projection and 35 mm projection, digital sound, projection from Blu-ray, DVD and VHS, PowerPoint projection from laptop, access to satellite feed, lectern with microphones, lapel and roaming microphones, stage lighting.


Private hire arrangements are strictly subject to availability; the primary business of the cinema being a public facility. Due to the nature of our programme timetable, bookings cannot be guaranteed until the programme is confirmed – this happens quarterly (Feb, May, Aug, Nov) – and may be subject to change. Bookings are subject to Falkirk Community Trust hire policy.

Venue Costs
Activity Standard Rate
Auditorium (per hour) £205
Catering (per day) Prices available on request
Box Office Ticket Printing (per ticket) £0.10
Box Office Commission on Ticket Sales 7%
Merchandising Commission on Sales 15%

Optional extras:

  • Facilities to project DVCAM, BETA SP and Dig beta, audio recording
  • Screen size: 6.7 m x 4.3m
  • Additional equipment available for hire on request

Subject to availability.

How to get here

A map of the venue
By Car

Travelling from the west, exit the M9 at J5 onto the A905 then take the A904 into Bo'ness. From the east, exit at J3 onto the A803 then take the A904 into Bo'ness.


There is no parking available at the Hippodrome. Patrons are advised to use the nearby Bo'ness Town Centre car parks, where parking is free.

By bus

There are First Edinburgh bus services to Bo'ness from Edinburgh, Linlithgow, Bathgate, Falkirk, Stirling, Cumbernauld and Glasgow.

By train

The nearest station to Bo'ness is Linlithgow, which is served by trains from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling/Dunblane. Call Traveline Scotland on 0871 200 22 33 or visit Traveline Scotland for help planning your journey

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Contact us

Venue Administration Team
FTH Theatre
West Bridge Street

01324 506177
Last updated: 22 January 2018 at 09:33