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The Hippodrome State Theatre

25 SE 2nd Pl, Gainesville, FL 32601-6567
+1 352-375-4477
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2 for 1 Tickets -- Fun Shows

Prior to going to the theatre, my guests and I pick one of the local restaurants to go to. Every... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
Susanne P
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Interlachen, Florida, United States
Sensational production !!

Went yesterday for the first time, to see ,”The Royale” performed. Seats quite comfortable... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Mountainloverz
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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%
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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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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

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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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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

We didn't have the fortune of attending a performance at this beautiful downtown landmark but I would definitely suggest visiting and if the opportunity presents itself then do attend a play or concert there! Its' strikingly beautiful architecture make it a great photo opportunity!

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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

My mom and I visited the Hipp to see the Forever Plaid show. We were delighted that it was such an intimate theatre. There is not a bad seat in the house! The staff was courteous and helpful. We enjoyed a glass of wine before...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

We were in town for one night, and having arrived late due to a traffic accident on I-75, our plans for the evening became undone. Our hostess at the B&B suggested we try the play at the Hippodrome, and we were able to get tickets...More

Thank Tallahassee-Bob
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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Live theatre, mostly non-mainstream films, bar, art gallery, lots of special events, film festivals, community events, great way to spend a few hours, cheap cinema tickets, student discounts for theatre

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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
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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
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