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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 20 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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tangerine
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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81 reviews 81 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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keystone heights, fl
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Went to see the Trailer Park Christmas Musical for some laughs in June. Bought tickets online and picked up conveniently at Will Call. This was my first time at the Hippodrome. So I didn't know the seating arrangement or size of the theatre from just purchasing tickets online. We were UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL, having purchased tickets on the front... More

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Beverly Hills
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The plays are wonderful and very reasonable. I buy my tickets on line and try for the best seats; although every seat is wonderful.

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Naples
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you're looking for an edgy performance with superb acting, check out the lineup at the Hippodrome. They never disappoint with their content and shows, and always provide a nice variety around the holidays with something suitable for everyone.

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Gainesville, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Yup, it's a fabulous old building where you can catch a play but in the back there is the only independent movie theater in the area. If you love independent film, make sure you check it out regularly. LOVE THE HIPP!

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