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The Hippodrome State Theatre

25 SE 2nd Place, Gainesville, FL 32601
352-375-4477
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Ranked #4 of 19 Attractions in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Movie Theaters, Theaters
Owner description: The Hippodrome State Theatre is the architectural centerpiece of Gainesville's Historic downtown and is listed on the National Registry of Historic... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Gainesville, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Excellent productions with an interesting line up as well as Indy films. It rocks! Support the theatre

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The theater area is small, so some performances have to be reduced greatly to fit within the stage. The theater down below is fairly neat. Overall it's a nice experience, but I prefer other venues for full on plays.

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Plantation, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is an excellent theatre. NO "bad" seats in the house. We have enjoyed MANY shows. The theatre is in a very unique historical building and you will really enjoy a "look around". Theatre is right in "downtown" Gainesville, lots of great places to eat at before the show.

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Gainesville, FL
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83 reviews 83 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Located in an old historical federal building that once housed the post office, the Hippodrome offers first-rate plays upstairs and interesting art/foreign films on the first floor. The settings are intimate and culturally sophisticated. We've enjoyed both live theater and films. A bar offers popcorn, drinks and snacks and the lobby often has fun local art on display. Check it... More

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tangerine
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

has the great shows there are no bad seats every seat is good for sound and great view its small but cozy. lots of talent passes thru here.. any show you see will be great they don't produce bad shows

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We enjoyed a wonderful play that brought us all down memory lane. Facility was clean and walls were teaming with interesting history. It's not my first or last time visiting The Hipp!

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Gainesville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My husband and I love the Hipp! We had been to a few shows before, and after he interned there we really looked forward to going every year. I'm a big fan of their Halloween and Christmas shows. They put a lot of time and effort into everything (having help break down the set before I can say that it... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The stage is easy to see. The production we saw was first rate for scenery and lighting. Look forward to more performances.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have visited the Hipp many many times in the past years and every time it just gets better, There are plays nearly all year long and every seat is up close to the action, It is basically impossible to have a bad seat simply because the Theater is so small, but small in a classy, comfy kind of way.... More

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Pickens, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The talented performers with this theatre always do a great job with the shows they choose to produce.

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