Hosting at the Hipp

Plan your next event at one of Gainesville’s most unique locations, the Hippodrome. We can accommodate your every need in one of our versatile rental facilities. The Hippodrome’s spacious Lower Level can be designed to your specifications and personalized to create the event of your dreams. The historic Hippodrome Cinema is available for film screenings, performances, presentations, private social events and lectures.

To learn more about how the Hippodrome is right for your next event, email Gabby at

Our Rental Spaces

Lower Level

The Hipp’s chic lower level is perfect and unique for any type of private event. The Hippodrome Theatre Lower Level has an elegant, unique, and stylish atmosphere that provides a versatile backdrop for all events.


Gainesville’s top-rated independent cinema offers 75 fixed theatre seats, audio visual capabilities, customized lighting packages and adjacent reception space with full service bar available for private gatherings before or after your event!

Seats 75-100

Includes bar, tables, chairs, linens, programmable lighting, AV screens.

Great space for receptions, musical performances, birthday parties, celebrations. 


Seats 50-75

Great for private screenings, performances, parties



Ease into your evening with cocktails, beer on tap and other assorted beverages. Let on of our experienced bartenders create your specialty drink.


A lofted ceiling and tall windows bring an airy feeling to the charming Art Gallery. Historic wood moldings, elegant marble, and artwork from the current exhibit provide a culturally rich atmosphere.

Full bar and AV
Bartender $20 per hour
House Manager $20 per hour
Set up $75 per hour
Break Down $75

Seats 25-30

Includes current art exhibit.

Great for receptions, meetings and parties.