The Hippodrome State Theatre

The Hippodrome State Theatre

The Hippodrome State Theatre
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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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PJHono
Bel Air, MD64 contributions
Oct 2022
We saw "Hamilton" at the Hippodrome last night. The theater is impressive. We had seats in Grand Suite Center - very pricey, yes, but a perfect view of the stage. The seats were comfortable too. I understand from other comments that not all seats in the theater have a good view or are comfortable which caused me to go with Grand Suite tickets. I would say that the rush for the elevator after the show is problematic - we managed to beat the crowd due to our location at the end of the row and on the same floor as the passageway to the parking garage. My big negative: I could not understand a lot of the dialog/song lyrics. However, I think that was due to the enunciation of the actors. The actors playing Aaron Burr, George Washington and King George were understandable all of the time. Some of the others - especially the actor playing Hamilton - were unfortunately hard for me to understand. In hindsight, I should have looked up the storyline ahead of time.
Written 27 October 2022
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Larry C
The Villages, FL22 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
2/04/2022 “Worst ever performance”
“As You Like It” performance on Friday, 2/04/2022 was the first time we walked out of a Hippodrome performance at Intermission because of the poor (and disappointing) quality of the live stage play.
Written 5 February 2022
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Lolum
1 contribution
Oct 2021
Wonderful place full of culture and history. Prices are extremely reasonable for what you get. Truly a beautiful building, great staff and drinks. Can't wait to see more shows there!
Written 2 November 2021
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Bob W
Sandown, England, United Kingdom253 contributions
Mar 2020
Jazz at The Hipp is amazing! Down in the basement, an ideal venue for these Monday evenings of musical magic, young musicians blend with maestros to delight discerning audiences. We caught music students from UF, joined on one amazing jam by their Professor (who happens to be a three times Grammy nominee). We'll try The Hipp upstairs sometime, but not at the expense of missing the jazz.
Written 16 March 2020
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chiefflorida
Ocala, FL36 contributions
Jan 2020
Attended many plays at the Hip and will continue to attend.Friendly staff and wait service. Prices are more than reasonable
Written 12 February 2020
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Kelly J. S
Orange Park, FL45 contributions
Dec 2019
The venue is small enough to "be there" with the actors, but not so small it's awkward. The acoustics are good, as well.
Written 11 February 2020
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tplbml
Gainesville, FL21 contributions
Oct 2019
If you are looking for a fun and entertaining night out the Hippodrome always provides. They always have something interesting going on and he plays have wonderful actors and scenery.
Written 11 February 2020
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Jane O
Gainesville, FL102 contributions
Mar 2019
This lovely old state theater always has something interesting going on. With a wide variety of offerings including live plays, movies, art, and music you can easily find something to please. Enjoy a drink at the bar while browsing their latest installations before heading into your show for a relaxing and entertaining evening.
Written 7 November 2019
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melrosern
Gainesville, FL21 contributions
Sep 2019
Amazing way to see theater in the round in a small intimate environment. Plays are always entertaining and actors are superb.
Written 9 October 2019
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G8114EInancys
Gainesville, United States35 contributions
Sep 2019
We have been season subscribers for years now and they have not let us down once. Plays are always outstanding and the scenery fabulous.
Written 17 September 2019
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