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Address: 25 SE 2nd Pl, Gainesville, FL 32601-6567
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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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I will echo others comments. Very comfortable, intimate theater which makes you feel not only that you are watching the play, but that you are part of it. I also like that you can... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2013
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Gainesville, Florida
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Reviewed 26 April 2013

I will echo others comments. Very comfortable, intimate theater which makes you feel not only that you are watching the play, but that you are part of it. I also like that you can get drinks in the lobby and bring them back into the theater (you can't bring food in). The ushers do a great job. I've only seen... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2013

The theater is upstairs of the movie theater. The seating arrangement places the stage on the floor surrounded on 3 sides with comfortable seats in stadium style. We especially like the convenience of having drinks in the lobby AND be able to take them into the theater proper. Very civilized.

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Ocala
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2013

The theater space is very intimate. Not a bad seat in the house. A great perk is being able to bring your cocktail into the theater with you and enjoy while watching the play. The seats are comfortable. Best theater we've seen in the area. Always well executed. They also have a great little movie theater. It is surrounded by... More 

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Thank Harry S
Florida
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Reviewed 14 February 2013

Great shows in a comfortable theater with good site lines. We have seasons tickets and they are always good about changing dates if we need to do so.

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Thank gourmetrose
Gainesville, Florida
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Reviewed 8 February 2013

Lucky to have such a professional theater in our midst. Great actng and productions in a lovely environment.

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Ocala, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 6 February 2013

Our first visit to a "Theatre in the round," we will come back. Enjoyed this "Off-beat" play a lot. The two actors had impectible timing, delivery was "spot on." Loved being close to the stage. Quite an experience for us.

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Thank Gary U
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2013

The Hipp is located in downtown Gainesville and offers several indie/artsy movies at a time as well as a number of plays each season. I have enjoyed many movies here in their small theater, which allows you to bring in cocktails from the bar and snacks. The live theater stage is a bit larger with more seating but also intimate... More 

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Atlanta
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Reviewed 2 February 2013

My husband and I stepped in to look at the art in the lobby/gallery area. We'll be back soon to see a film!

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Gainesville, Florida
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Reviewed 29 January 2013

I like the interaction between the actors and the audience. I like being able to see their faces and be part of the whole experience. It draws you into the story and allows you to feel like you are really part of it. I much prefer it to going to a movie or watching a video. However, it is expensive.... More 

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Daytona Beach, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2013

Really enjoyed Venus in Fur performance on the Mainstage this past weekend. If you like small, hometown feel type theater, this place is it! Not a bad seat in the house-- very intimate. We loved it and wished we lived closer so we could visit more often.

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