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The Hippodrome State Theatre

25 SE 2nd Pl, Gainesville, FL 32601-6567
+1 352-375-4477
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A Community Gem

Not many communities have the benefit of professional theater in an intimate setting. The HIPP is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Gators-on-the-go
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Gainesville, Florida
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I had season tickets this year -- it's great, assuring you will make plans to see a show, and the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Gainesville, Florida
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The Hippodrome State Theatre is the architectural centerpiece of Gainesville's Historic downtown and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. The main stage theatre features the work of award-winning thespians and presents some of the best theatre in the country. The Hippodrome also houses a visual arts gallery, a cinema featuring first run artistic and foreign films, and a full service bar.
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  • Average3%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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25 SE 2nd Pl, Gainesville, FL 32601-6567
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+1 352-375-4477
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Not many communities have the benefit of professional theater in an intimate setting. The HIPP is a wonderful cultural spot in Gainesville. For several decades they have presented a varied repertoire of theater covering the gamut of styles from musical comedy to dramas from the...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I had season tickets this year -- it's great, assuring you will make plans to see a show, and the tickets can be used for six shows or for one show and six people. The flexibility is wonderful! I have seen several outstanding shows in...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Hippodrome State Theater is one of Gainesville’s Crown Jewels of Culture. Their theatrical productions are second to none performing in NEARLY Living Room intimacy. Their cinema’s the same way. Don’t miss attending, Amigos.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Since this review is supposed to be about the actual theater that’s all I will talk about. First, the theater is small and every seat is a “good seat” so don’t be worried about getting just the right one! Secondly, the host/hostess are pleasant and...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Make sure to visit the Hippodrome State Theatre to see a play. It is a very charming and intimate place. They also show movies as well.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been a season ticket holder for about 7 years. This theatre produces outstanding plays with a mix of professional personnel and students from the UF. In addition, they have a theater showing a mix of films.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Prior to going to the theatre, my guests and I pick one of the local restaurants to go to. Every seat in the theatre is a good one. Viewing the stage is never a problem. We truly enjoy each show we have picked and 2...More

Thank Susanne P
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Went yesterday for the first time, to see ,”The Royale” performed. Seats quite comfortable, refreshment stand good, clean bathrooms, fun elevator- OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE !!! Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this Theatre & production. Absolutely delightful way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

The Hippodrome is a super neat place to watch a performance. Not a bad seat in the house due to the size, and closeness to the stage area. It is like watching a play in your living room. Excellent actors that always put their hearts...More

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Reviewed 20 November 2017

Our first time was to go to an art film about art at an art theater. We reserved tickets and they were waiting for us. After buying a bag of popcorn we entered this intimate environment. Someone came in and announced the movie would be...More

Thank Donald H
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