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The Hippodrome State Theatre

25 SE 2nd Pl, Gainesville, FL 32601-6567
+1 352-375-4477
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Great theatre to watch a play.

The Hippodrome is a super neat place to watch a performance. Not a bad seat in the house due to the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Gainesville, Florida
via mobile
A Really Fun Time

What a fun production of "Forever Plaid." We had seen this show once before in another venue, but... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
Silver Springs, 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%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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25 SE 2nd Pl, Gainesville, FL 32601-6567
+1 352-375-4477
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Reviewed yesterday 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

Thank jj-howard60
Reviewed 3 July 2017

What a fun production of "Forever Plaid." We had seen this show once before in another venue, but this production was much better. The cast had wonderful voices and their timing was fantastic. No wonder the show was held over for another month. If you...More

Thank HoopFL
Reviewed 11 June 2017

I'm always delighted with the quality of the productions at this theater. Most recently the cast tackled Hamlet. It was riveting. I've seen Shakespeare productions in London, New York, and Washington, DC, this rivaled some of the best.

Thank Cornell78
Reviewed 15 April 2017

This former 1911 Federal Courthouse and Post Office Building has been amazingly and lovingly repurposed and maintained as a community theatre and multi-use complex. Incredible that the Gainesville community came together in 1973 to ensure the survival of this beautiful historic building. The main floor...More

Thank HausSitter
Reviewed 14 January 2017

I have seen 4 productions at the HIppadrome in Gainesville and have never been disappointed! They are an equity house, but also utilize University of Florida students and local talent. Every aspect of the production is top notch! The intimacy of the small house is...More

Thank Susie P
Reviewed 10 December 2016

We had been traveling out-of-state recently and had not attended any cultural activities. on our return, we wanted to attend a theater production. Looking at various venues, the Christmas production of "The Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged)" caught our eye. The synopsis sounded really good, so...More

Thank HoopFL
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We always enjoy coming here . Not a bad seat in the house. Shows are always enjoyable . Historic building is amazing . Take the very old elevator.

Thank arlenecrews
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

The building is Gainesville's old post office, but this is do much more. The basement can be rented for small gatherings, the first floor is an art gallery, bar and movie theater and the third floor is the main theater. Funky productions, foreign films and...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 22 June 2016

We attend this theater regularly, being a season ticket holder for the past 3 years. Most plays are good. This past one Toxic Avenger, was exceptional. Highly recommended for anyone wishing for a laugh and pleasant evening. The show is full of energy and moves...More

Thank Dianne B
Reviewed 3 June 2016

I'm a huge HIPP fan and have had season tickets for going on two decades. Saw the preview of Toxic Avenger last night. WOW. Possibly the best musical they've done, (and they're always super.) Outstanding talent and energy, with costume changes that remind me of...More

Thank Jess E
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