Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

Due to popular demand EXTENDED through September 25

by Ray Bradbury
Directed by Ralf Remshardt

The Hippodrome and the UF School of Theatre + Dance partner to open the 50th season with Ray Bradbury’s classic, exploring a dystopian world turned away from science, art, and individuality. In this futuristic world, the written word is forbidden, and firemen burn books instead of fighting fires. Society is forced to choose between a regimented existence or risk everything for the right to think. Originally published in 1953, this science fiction classic reverberates even more today. 

“Fahrenheit 451 reminds us that when we choose momentary entertainment over personal connections and learning about the world around us, we are left with nothing but smoke and ashes.” – Broadway Review

“Bradbury’s broader theme, though, is the extinguishing of the mind, the loss of the art of conversation, and the slow, steady erosion of quality. The society he describes is losing its ability to think.” – Eric Ringham, Minnesota Public Radio® News

Fahrenheit 451

Now Playing Through September 25

Wednesdays at 7 p.m. | Thursdays at 7 p.m. | Fridays at 8 p.m.
Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and 8 p.m. | Sundays at 2 p.m.


Fahrenheit 451 Run Time: 2 h 15 minutes

Special Dates and Events for Fahrenheit 451

Poetry Submission: Submission closes September 2 – More Information HERE

Panel Discussion: Starting after Thursday, September 8th at 7 p.m. show, at approximately 9:15 pm – More Information HERE

Book Club: September 9 at 6 p.m. – More Information HERE

Talkback with Actors: Sunday, September 11 after the 2 p.m. show

Produced by special arrangement with DRAMATIC PUBLISHING, Woodstock, Illinois.

Community Outreach Projects & Special Events


Fahrenheit 451 in the News

Hippodrome extends showings of Fahrenheit 451 by Seth Johnson – Mainstreet Daily News Gainesville, FL September 21, 2022

Fifty and fireproof: The Hippodrome has more than an anniversary to celebrate by Averi Kremposky – The Alligator (Avenue) September 19, 2022

Lighting Bradbury Up at the Hipp by Timothy Shamrock McShane – Blog Shamrockmcshane September 17, 2022

Tom Miller Reviews Fahrenheit 451 at the Hipp by Tom Miller – Miller Works September 9, 2022

Fahrenheit 451 sizzles by Kevin Marshall – Gainesville Theatre Review September 6, 202

The Hippodrome delivers Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451” with verve and fire by Ron Cunningham – The Gainesville Sun – September 6, 2022

‘Fahrenheit 451’ to debut at The Hippodrome amid national conversations about book banning by Lauren Brensel – The Alligator September 2, 2022

The Hippodrome prepares their season opener  by Lisa Sacaccio – WCJB TV20 – September 1, 2022

“Fahrenheit 451,” other relevant plays part of scaled-back Gainesville theatrical season by Ron Cunningham –  The Gainesville Sun – August 30, 2022

Fahrenheit 451 sparks Hippodrome’s 50th year by Seth Johnson – Mainstreet Daily News – August 22, 2022

Picture Gallery

 Pictures by Michael A. Eaddy

Opening Night