Special Events

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

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Square Footage: 2,121
Capacity: 303/176 (standing/seated)

The Hippodrome Theatre Basement is your one-stop shop for everything it takes to hold a successful and memorable event. With a full-service bar, non-restrictive vendor policies, knowledgeable staff, and customizable room layouts, we can accommodate your every need. Create a magical event at Gainesville's most unique and iconic location.  Rent the Hipp today!

Twenty-five columns and pilasters adorned with elegant sconce lighting add drama and architectural interest to the Hippodrome Theatre Basement. Stylish pendant lighting illuminates the built-in bar, which boasts an Italian granite countertop and woodwork designed to complement the room’s century-old wood doors. Neutral porcelain tile and brick walls painted with a designer plaster effect provide a versatile backdrop for any event. The facility is ADA accessible, and an elevator is positioned next to the basement’s private entrance on the East side of the building. Restrooms with cultured marble countertops are located on the basement floor.

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Floor Plan

Suggested Uses:
Meetings, conferences, seminars, networking events, forums, lectures, presentations, baby/bridal/wedding showers, holiday parties, birthday/anniversary parties, engagement parties, dances and proms, graduation parties, end-of-year banquets, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions

Weekday Rate* – $165/hr
*(7am-5pm, Monday-Friday)
Evening and Weekend Rate – $195hr

7am-2 am, Daily