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The Hippodrome State Theatre

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Address: 25 SE 2nd Place, Gainesville, FL 32601
Phone Number: 352-375-4477
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Description: The Hippodrome State Theatre is the architectural centerpiece of...
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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Excellent Use of Historical Building

While in Gainesville on our way to Florida I searched for something unique to do on a Saturday night. I was pleased to find that the Hippodrome Theatre was offering a showing of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

While in Gainesville on our way to Florida I searched for something unique to do on a Saturday night. I was pleased to find that the Hippodrome Theatre was offering a showing of Some Like It Hot that evening, but unfortunately it was sold out. It surprised me that a play was being performed right after so we purchased tickets.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Seen some good shows here. Staff is very nice, they have some good actors. Best thing of all show your student ID and get a discount. Good thing to do on a night there is nothing to do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

So, we're walking down the street after dinner and see the theatre and I say "Hey let's go in and see the show". What a great idea that was. There's not a bad seat in the place. The show was funny and entertaining. We saw Slasher. We would definitely return again.

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Gainesville, Florida, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Every show I've seen here, you feel like you are right on stage. It is quite an experience. There is not a bad seat in the house. Many productions have questionable language and innuendos, but the acting is great.

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Gainesville, florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I am a huge theatre buff and always always love everything that I see there. Love the venue, love the shows,love the directors. Love everything about the Hipp

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Always great seats and the venue is worth the visit. Lots of great places to eat in "downtown" Gainesville to make going to the theatre and a night out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

You know you are in downtown Gainesville when you see the Hippodrome. Nice place to go with friends for concerts.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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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