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Over the past 41 years, the Hippodrome has touched the lives of audience members from across north central Florida through theater and film, and continues to inspire young artists through our internship programs, workshops and festivals. We have also had the opportunity to present visual art exhibitions in our gallery space from local artists. It is because of donors like you who make it possible to continue producing excellence in the arts in the heart of downtown Gainesville.

The Hippodrome is moving ahead, and as our past and present supporters, we want you to join us by making a generous donation. Please contact Alisha Kinman, Director of Development, at (352) 373-5968 or at development@thehipp.org.


  • Ranked 1st in the State of Florida (out of 26 Professional Theatres) and 2nd in the State of Florida (out of 350 Museums and Cultural Institutions) by the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs
  • Recognized in the Wall Street Journal for The Hipp Goes Digital Kickstarter campaign
  • Won the Florida Public Relations Association Image Award, Judges Award, and Award of Distinction
  • Awarded the Gainesville Latino Film Festival Spreading the Light of Culture Award
  • Nominated for the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce for Non-Profit Business of the Year

Hippodrome Mainstage: Created a new partnership with the University of Florida School of Theatre + Dance on the critically-acclaimed production of Clybourne Park.

Hippodrome Education: Provided full scholarships to 12 economically disadvantaged students for the Hippodrome summer camp. Supervised 10 high school students as they completed hundreds of hours of volunteer time, as part of Florida-mandated graduation requirements. Produced an original play in partnership with the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding about Restorative Justice. Taught at Loften High School and brought the highly acclaimed Hipp Improvisational Teen Theatre (HITT) to at-risk youth.

Hippodrome Cinema: Increased the selection of films because of the cinema’s new digital system. Half of the funding for this state-of-the-art equipment came from individuals like you. Collaborated with the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville Latino Film Festival, and the Gainesville Jewish Film Festival on sold-out film festivals.

Increased the Hippodrome Board of Trustees to 10 new members from the business and philanthropic community. Worked with University of Florida’s advertising agency, 160over90 on a pro-bono branding campaign.

Your charitable contribution to the Hippodrome is vital as we create a new chapter of the Hipp’s 42 year legacy.



A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free (800-435-7352) within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.


  • Alisha Kinman
  • Director of Development
  • 25 SE 2nd Place
    Gainesville, FL. 32601
  • (352) 373-5968 ext. 217
  • alisha@thehipp.org