Collaborative Storytelling

Collaborative Storytelling using Improv will be a creative way to utilize not only improv, but conventional forms of storytelling to help create a piece of theater that tells the real life story of the times we are all currently experiencing.  We haven’t experienced a global disaster like the current Covid-19 virus in decades, and examining the experience we have all had and creating a piece of theater about it is an helpful way for us to come together and talk about what it has meant to us.  We will be utilizing conventional methods of storytelling such a playwriting, essay, as well as taking the works we’ve written and improvising dramatic and comedic story moments around those ideas. 

Spring Break Camp 2021

The Hippodrome’s Spring Break Camp explores various facets of performance: improv, storytelling, costuming, prop making, voice, movement, acting for theatre and film, and much more. At the end of the camp, family and friends are invited to a reception and showcase highlighting scenes and artwork the campers created. 

Rent the Cinema

Do you miss going to the movies? Trying to find a socially distant way to enjoy the big screen with your pod? The Hippodrome Theatre is now offering the chance to rent the cinema for a private viewing party for you and a small group of friends. 

More 2021 Announcements Coming Soon...

Education Programs

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


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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.
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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…