HIPPODROME THEATRE
                 25 SE 2ND PLACE GAINESVILLE FL 32601

Scholarships

We have a limited number of scholarships available for our young people’s theatre probrams.

Rentals Blog

Visit our rentals blog to see some of our recent events.

Scholarships

We have a limited number of scholarships available for our young people’s theatre probrams.

Your Visit

Driving Directions
From Archer Road:
Start at SW Archer Rd (SR-24), Gainesville
Turn Left on SW 16th Ave (FL-226)
Turn Left on S Main St (FL-329)
Turn Right on SE 2nd PL
Arrive at The Hippodrome located at 25 SE 2nd PL, Gainesville

From Waldo Rd:
Start at NE Waldo Rd (SR-24), Gainesville
Turn Right follow FL-24 West
Turn Left on SE 1st St
Turn Right on SE 2nd PL
Arrive at The Hippodrome located at 25 SE 2nd PL, Gainesville

From Williston Rd:
Start at SE Williston Rd (SR-331), Gainesville
Turn Right on SE 16th Ave (FL-226)
Turn Right on S Main St
Turn Right on SE 2nd PLArrive at The Hippodrome located at 25 SE 2nd PL, Gainesville

Parking Information
Street Parking in Downtown Gainesville is Free after 6:00 pm Monday – Fridays, and all day Saturday & Sunday. You can also enjoy secure parking only a block away from the Hippodrome at the Downtown Parking Garage, on 2nd Avenue, across from Dragonfly and Mark’s US Prime. We will validate your ticket reducing the price to $3.00.

Restaurant Recommendations
There are over a dozen restaurants located in Downtown Gainesville; here are a few of our favorites:

  • Amelia's (Fine Italian) 352-373-1919 Located directly behind the Hippodrome
  • Liquid Ginger (Pan Asian) 352-371-2323 Located directly behind the Hippodrome
  • Maude’s Café (Sandwich & Pastry) 352-336-9646 Located next to the Hippodrome
  • Dragonfly Sushi & Sake Co (Japanese) 352-371-3359
  • Emiliano’s Café (Pan-Latin Cuisine) 352-375-7381
  • Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grill (New Orleans Style) 352-372-1555
  • Half Cork'd (Wine, Craft beers, tapas) 352-519-5221
  • 101 Downtown (American Fine dining) 352-376-4177
  • Big Lou’s NY Style Pizzeria (Italian) 352-335-7123
  • The Top (American Food with a Twist) 352-337-1188

Rental Ideas
Make your night out even more special by having a private reception in one of our many rentable spaces. For more information visit our Rental Webpage at www.thehipp.org/rent-the-hipp.

Where Should I Park?
Street parking in downtown Gainesville is free after 6pm Monday through Friday and all day on Saturday and Sunday. Also, secure parking is available in the:

Union Station Parking Garage
220 SE 2nd Ave. | Gainesville, FL 32601 | (352)377-0396

Hours
Monday 6:30am-10:00pm
Tuesday and Wednesday 6:30am-12:00pm
Thursday and Friday 6:30am-2:15pm
Saturday 6:30am-2:15pm
Sunday Closed*

*You can park in the garage 24-hours a day, 7 days a week; however, if you do not park during the hours listed above, you will have to use the automated machine because there will be no attendant.

  • Rates
  • Park before 6pm:
  • $2 for first hour
  • $1 for each additional hour
  • Park after 6pm:
  • $5 flat rate for the evening

- Discount - Get your parking ticket stamped at the box office for $2 off!

Do not park in Arlington Square or Sun Center parking lots. Cars parked there will be towed, and it will cost you about $80 to recover your vehicle.