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The Hippodrome State Theatre

25 SE 2nd Pl, Gainesville, FL 32601-6567
+1 352-375-4477
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Wonderfully intimate venue

We just recently watched a superb rendition of "Avenue Q" at the Hippodrome. We had seen the... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2013
Opinithetic
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Gainesville, Florida
Gville's heart

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

Reviewed 29 July 2013
CMS73
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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%
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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 July 30, 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 July 29, 2013

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

Thank CMS73
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Reviewed July 29, 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 July 29, 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 July 29, 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.

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Hippodrome is a fantastic theater with great performers (many who are classically trained and some who aren't). You can watch movies there, see a musical or a play. There's a nice bar that serves delicious drinks, and you can browse through a small gallery...More

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

There is always something interesting to see at The Hipp. It is Gainesville's only indie/art film venue and also houses a main stage upstairs for theatrical productions of all types of shows and musicals. Located conveniently in historic downtown, it is in one of the...More

Thank Crista S
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Hipp, as it is called, offers a great selection of fresh plays every year, well-directed and -acted, and my favorite is the unique sets that accompany every new play. They are so ingenious and artistic. There is not a bad seat in the house....More

Thank Albert M
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

A lovely old historic buildling converted to the only Actors Equity Theater in town as well as an "art movie" theater. Always enjoyable evening and don't forget to try one of the local downtown restaurants when visiting "the Hipp"--Amelia's would be my # 1 choice.

Thank KBM212
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

Recently added a Sunday mantinee performance of Avenue Q and it was amazing! Made my brief stay out of town the best in a while!

Thank Michelle R
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