Special Events

Besides our plays and films, there’s always something different and interesting going on here.

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RENT THE HIPP: a special day deserves a special place

Rent the Hippodrome

Plan your next event at one of Gainesville’s most unique locations, the Hippodrome Theatre! With six versatile rental facilities, we can accommodate your group’s every need. Choose from our Art Gallery, Bar Gallery, or Rehearsal Room for small gatherings, or host a large event in our spacious Basement. The Cinema and Mainstage theatres are also available for everything from performances and presentations to meetings and lectures.

Make it an event to remember! Rent a facility at the Hippodrome Theatre and book tickets to a Hippodrome Theatre Mainstage performance for before or after your event. You can receive up to a 30% discount on your total rental cost for booking group tickets! .



Give us a call! We’re happy to provide details about rental options, pricing, and availability. We’ll help you plan the best event possible while still making sure that we stick within your budget. We can be contacted by phone Monday - Friday, 9:00AM - 9:00PM.


Phone: (352) 364-4968

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Hipp Down Under

Twenty-five columns and pilasters adorned with elegant sconce lighting illuminate the Hippodrome Theatre's social event space, equipped with a built-in bar, catering prep room, and private entrance.

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The Hippodrome Cinema features stadium seating and a 10’ X 20’ projection screen that displays a variety of formats, including: DCP, Blu-Ray, DVD, VHS, and streaming videos.

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Art Gallery

Historic wood moldings, elegant marble, and artwork from the current exhibit provide a culturally rich atmosphere in the Hippodrome Art Gallery.

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Bar Gallery

The Hippodrome Bar Gallery is the perfect place for an intimate gathering and makes a great addition to other first floor rental facilities, the adjacent Art Gallery and Cinema.

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Stadium seating makes viewing easy from the Michael Doyle Mainstage auditorium’s 268 seats, which wrap around the 20’ X 23’ thrust stage on three sides.

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Other Venues

The Hippodrome Rehearsal Room, Dressing Rooms/Green Room, and Outdoor Stage are also available for rental events.