The Hippodrome Theatre is located in the heart of Gainesville’s beautiful historic downtown district. The theatre provides year-round performances, film screenings, festivals, educational programs, arts exhibits and many other programs. Call the Hippodrome Box Office at 352-375-4477 to buy tickets.
12 p.m. to 7 p.m. (or 15 minute after the last performance begins)
Check the Hippodrome’s seating chart to find your ideal seat before booking tickets through the Box Office.
Please note that only children ages 4 and up with a ticket will be admitted into the theatre.
Groups of 10 or more can enjoy “talkback” sessions with the actors following the performance, and they can save up to 30% off regular ticket prices to our Mainstage performances. The more tickets you book, the more you save! To reserve tickets for your group, contact our public programs department at (352)373-5968 x 217 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hippodrome extends discounts to Seniors (60+), Children (5-17), Students (with ID), Young Professionals (18-30), Alachua County School Teachers, Military & Veterans, First Responders, as well as sponsor discounts. Call the Box Office at 352-375-4477 for more information.
Street parking in downtown Gainesville is free after 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and all day on Saturday and Sunday. You can also enjoy secure parking only a block away from the Hippodrome at the Downtown Parking Garage on 2nd Avenue, across from Dragonfly and Mark’s US Prime. We will validate your ticket, which will reduce the price by $2.
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Wondering what else there is to do? Enjoy Gainesville’s cultural charm through one of the many exciting events that have become traditions to the city. Once here, we know you’ll want to stay for more. Experience nature through paddling, biking, hiking and birding. Be entertained at our numerous performing arts and theatres and more than 25 museums and galleries. Visit the City Dept. of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs website and the Alachua County Visitor and Convention Bureau website for information on upcoming events.
Alachua County has a wonderful variety of Bed and Breakfasts, hotels, and suites that will help you plan your perfect trip to our community. Explore Visit Gainesville for more information.
Also, see our Hippodrome feature on Best Western Hotels’ list of local attractions.
The Hippodrome is Gainesville's cultural centerpiece offering live theatre, films, gallery exhibits, classes, and special events over 340 days a year. The Hipp. It's close to home, but far from ordinary!