In Ray Bradbury’s classic dystopian world, the written word is forbidden, and firemen burn books instead of fighting fire. One man is forced to choose between a regimented existence or risk everything for the right to think.

September 2-18: Previews August 31 and September 1

 Hipp’s Unplugged reading series is back. Theses staged readings are a chance for the Hippodrome to explore stories we haven’t been able to put on our Mainstage, take chances and explore more challenging topics. 

First reading of our 50th Season is Bootycandy by Robert O’Hara. 


by Beth Kander

In this fast-paced political comedy, hilarity runs in the family and brings new meaning to the phrase “family politics.”

October 14-30: Previews October 12-13

The Hippodrome Theatre is proud to present our 2022-23
Season, LIVE on the Mainstage. A fireman questions his role in a dystopian society, family competition turns election night into a comedy of errors, wrestlers dazzle in a theatrical smackdown, neighbors squabble over butterflies and a chain-linked fence, a woman reaches for the stars in a turn of the century men’s world, and the Murder For Two boys return by popular demand – this time with a holiday twist!  These are just some of the characters you will meet in the 50th season at the Hippodrome Theatre, BEYOND LIMITS.

Experience professional theatre, created right here in Gainesville.

Subscriptions and Flex Passes are the easiest and most economical way to experience our 50th Season of compelling theatrical storytelling!

For more information or sign up contact our Box Office: 

Call: (352) 375 4477 or Email:

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