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Floridians love the ARTS!

Here's how you can help
    1. BUY A TICKET.   The very best way you can support theater is to buy  tickets and come see  a show!  Purchase a Subscription or Flex Pass through our campaign Floridians LOVE the Arts! – Override the Veto  By buying a subscription or Flex Pass, you can demonstrate how much Florida Loves the arts. Not only will you be helping to sustain the Hippodrome, you will be treated to world class productions throughout the year. We have set a goal of 1,000 subscriptions by September 30 and we are well on our way!
    2. MAKE A TAX-DEDUCTIBLE CONTRIBUTION: Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to The Hippodrome Theatre. You can give today by clicking here or by copying and pasting this link into your web browser: 
  • Florida Loves Theatre Cabaret  featuring Cabaret Artist and Hippodrome legend Laura Hodos!  One night only on the mainstage.  Date TBD
  • Share the Love (and Food) of the Arts – Bring a dish to share and break bread with your fellow arts lovers. This potluck is sure to entertain, featuring performances by some of your favorite local Hipp company members., You’ll also have the opportunity to bid on special experiences designed exclusively for the event.  Date TBD

       4. ADVOCATE FOR THE ARTS: Write a letter to Governor DeSantis letting him know that you value the arts and culture in the State of Florida, and that you wish to see Arts and Culture funding restored. You can communicate with the Governor here:

Our 52nd season is here!

Igniting the night with stories – that is the Hippodrome’s 52nd Season. 

We are proud to bring to our community a season full of passion, joy, curiosity, challenge, and change. We will challenge the status quo in the perfectly balanced sitcom-esq Perfect Arrangement, and take a deep and passionate dive into the document that founded our nation in What The Constitution Means To Me.  We will look for joy through the little things in our lives in Every Brilliant Thing, and two-step the night away with those fabulous gals from the Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular No holiday would be complete without our traditional journey with Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, and we will explore art, mayhem, and tricky family dynamics in the  brand-new comedy out of Miami, Laughs in Spanish.  In the spring, straight from New York and in one of the most produced shows in regional theater this year, we will find our passion with the characters in Clyde’s as they search for the perfect sandwich in this raucous and startling comedy. And as always, we will reveal our Summer Musical later in the season, one that will be sure to take you on a joyous ride.

Historic Buildings come with Historic Challenges.​

The Hippodrome’s historic elevator will not be available until further notice. While we work with city officials to find a permanent solution, we will be offering adapted versions of most shows in our Alternate Access Theatre (2nd stage/cinema space). All adapted productions remain to the professional standard and quality of all Hippodrome productions. 

If this impacts your ability to see the show, please contact the box office to arrange the best accommodations. Contact us at or 352-375-4477. Box Office is open Wed-Sun from 12 to 5 or the latest show time.

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.

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