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The Hippodrome State Theatre

25 SE 2nd Pl, Gainesville, FL 32601-6567
+1 352-375-4477
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Delightful Independent Films and Regional Theatre

This old post office building converted into a performing arts center in the middle of Gainesville... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2013
GatorDavid
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Orlando, Florida
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The Hippodeome offers great entertainment for low prices. They offer student discounts. The staff... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2013
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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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  • Very good18%
  • 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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+1 352-375-4477
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

This old post office building converted into a performing arts center in the middle of Gainesville is one of the city's most valuable treasures. Alternative and independent films in the little theater and top notch plays in the main theater on the second level. Absolutely...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2013

The Hippodeome offers great entertainment for low prices. They offer student discounts. The staff is always very friendly & the shows I have seen are like broadway in Gainesville.

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Reviewed 7 August 2013

I have had season tickets to The Hippodrome Theater for over 20 years for a reason. The folks that make the place magical are all very special. I loved it when I was single....it was always a great evening out. Now that I have married,...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2013

Extraordinary theatre - actors, sets, the cozy little theatre itself. It's been many years since I've been even the slightest disappointed in my experience.

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Reviewed 5 August 2013

The Hippodrome is a small theater. It is a very intimate setting that brings the play to life. I loved the small arrangement.

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Reviewed 31 July 2013

We just recently watched a superb rendition of "Avenue Q" at the Hippodrome. We had seen the traveling Broadway version a few years ago, and this local version was just as good with the added benefit of every seat in the house having a good...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2013

Small but nothing small about the quality...so good the intimacy of the setting can be too much in intense productions.

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Reviewed 29 July 2013

The Hipp is a very interesting building and the theatre. The building is huge so you'd expect a big theatre inside but really it is quite small and intimate. Small enough that every seat is close to the actors and a lot of times the...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Creative, professional, quality theater in a medium size city is unusual, but that is the case with the Hippodrome. Always entertaining, always creative, the Hippodrome is designated a Florida State Theater. It has been part of Gainesville since the early 70's, and keeps getting better....More

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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Seldom have we seen anything other than top acting here. The recent production of Avenue Q was stellar. We have season tickets and enjoy each show.

Thank LeftyLen
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