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In 1981 the Hippodrome was designated a State Theatre of Florida. The theatre enjoys recognition as one of the leading regional theaters in the country, with the primary goal of providing the best season of theater for audiences throughout the state. In maintaining this goal, the Hippodrome has become a major cultural resource to the community and the State of Florida, staging mainstage productions for more than 60,000 people annually.
In addition to its mainstage season, the Hippodrome screens first-run foreign, limited-release and avant-garde films. The Hippodrome Cinema Series has 1,000 members, 20,000 patrons and more than 700 screenings per year. The Hippodrome also houses an art gallery which is available, by invitation, to Florida artists at no charge.
Take your students on a field trip to the Hipp! Create a holiday tradition in your school by bringing your students to the Hippodrome’s annual production of A Christmas Carol. The Hippodrome Theatre is proud to offer school day matinees to area students. School day matinees are generally scheduled in December for A Christmas Carol.