The Hippodrome Theatre is located in the heart of Gainesville’s beautiful historic downtown district. The theatre provides year-round performances, film screenings, festivals, educational programs, arts exhibits and many other programs. Call the Hippodrome Box Office at 352-375-4477 to buy tickets.


Open Tuesday-Sunday
12PM to 7PM (or 15 minute after the last performance begins)


Check the Hippodrome’s seating chart to find your ideal seat before booking tickets through the Box Office.

Please note that only children ages 4 and up with a ticket will be admitted into the theatre.

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Groups of 10 or more can enjoy “talkback” sessions with the actors following the performance, and they can save up to 30% off regular ticket prices to our Mainstage performances. The more tickets you book, the more you save! For more information, visit our Group Sales page. To reserve tickets for your group, contact Jessica Sandino at 352.373.5968 x217 or


Street parking in downtown Gainesville is free after 6:00PM Monday-Friday, and all day on Saturday and 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, which will reduce the price by $2.00.

Looking to grab dinner before the show?

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Explore Gainesville

Wondering what else there is to do? Enjoy Gainesville’s cultural charm through one of the many exciting events that have become traditions to the city. Once here, we know you’ll want to stay for more. Experience nature through paddling, biking, hiking and birding. Be entertained at our numerous performing arts and theatres and more than 25 museums and galleries. Visit the City Dept. of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs website and the Alachua County Visitor and Convention Bureau website for information on upcoming events.

Alachua County has a wonderful variety of Bed and Breakfasts, hotels, and suites that will help you plan your perfect trip to our community. Explore Visit Gainesville for more information.

Also, see the Hippodrome Page at Best Western Hotels local attractions.