Plan your next event at one of Gainesville’s most iconic and historic locations: the Hippodrome Theatre. Built in 1911, the Hippodrome’s neoclassical, limestone structure was transformed from a post office and federal court to the cultural center of the downtown arts scene.

Our versatile rental facilities will accommodate your every need – from weddings and parties, to corporate events and banquets. The Hippodrome’s facilities can be reimagined to make your event memorable, with our spacious and chic lower-level, intimate art gallery, independent art-house cinema and grand Mainstage.

Make your event one to remember. Rent the Hipp.

Rent the Hipp, See a Show

Create a lasting impression on your guests: Rent a facility at the Hippodrome Theatre, and book tickets to a Mainstage performance before or after your event. You can receive up to a 30% discount on your total rental cost when you book Mainstage tickets for your group.


We’re happy to provide details about rental options, pricing and availability. We’ll help you plan your perfect event, while still ensuring that you’re within budget. We can be contacted by phone during normal business hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Phone: (352)373-5968 x 217