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By the Light of the Silvery Screen

In its first LIVE mainstage performance since the pandemic, the Hippodrome is proud to present By the Light of the Silvery Screen, a cabaret celebration of movie musicals starring Laura Hodos and Bryan Mercer, featuring Academy Award-winning songs by artists such as Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Danny Kaye, and Dolly Parton. By the Light of the Silvery Screen is a fun and warmhearted nod to the music of the silver screen.  Socially-distanced and safe – buy your tickets now!  Three shows only.


Keeping Our Patrons Safe - Our New Safety Protocols

Hippodrome Ushers gathered at the front of the theatre.

Hipp "Pop-Ups"

Come celebrate live performances with the Hippodrome all summer long! The Hipp Pop Up Series, a traveling show featuring professional cabaret performances, will be performed by some of your favorite Hippodrome actors. Shows will be ‘popping up’ all over Gainesville and Alachua County and each artist will perform a 45-minute show you will never forget.  And its free!

Education Programs

The Hippodrome's Education Department offers programming that supports arts education for all levels of experience.


The Hippodrome is on the National Registry of Historic Places and offers affordable rates for events of all sizes.

Our Cinema

As the only independent cinema in Gainesville, our cinema screens a diverse array of commercial and independent movies, special screenings and film festivals.
How We Reimagined Camp in 2020

My name is Gabrielle and I am the Director of Education at the Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville Florida. The Hippodrome is a regional theatre; our stage is graced with professional actors that belong to the…

Our Commitment to Action

To Our Community: The Hippodrome Theater has been on a journey for several years that has been brought into sharp focus with the murder of George Floyd and the subsequent outpouring of voices and stories. Those…