We’d like to thank the Hipp tonight for sponsoring the venue for Startup Weekend Gainesville’s final pitches!
About the Hippodrome Theatre
The Hippodrome Theatre is the only professional theatre in the North Central Florida region, occupying the historic Federal Building located in the cultural heart of the city, historic downtown Gainesville. Now in its 41st season of artistic excellence, the Hippodrome’s productions and programs attract over 200,000 patrons annually, including 30,000 visitors from outside of Alachua County who stay in local hotels, patronize local businesses and participate in other area events. The theatre, which is open for public performances 340 days a year, attracts as many as 1,000 people to the downtown area each day.
The Hipp provides the most extensive cultural programming in the region with 8 mainstage theatrical productions, 300 film screenings, festivals, guest artist events, classes and camps for young people, visual arts exhibitions, and hundreds of other programs annually. Our annual budget of $2.7 million has an $8.1 million economic impact on the local economy. Since our humble beginnings in 1971, the Hippodrome has served over 4.5 million arts lovers with our productions and programs.