Hippodrome Theatre (Baltimore, MD)

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INFO The Hippodrome Theatre, part of the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, is located at 12 N. Eutaw Street in Baltimore, Maryland. Opened on November 23, 1914 over the site of the former Eutaw House Hotel, the Hippodrome... ... read more

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    12 North Eutaw Street
    Baltimore, MD 21201

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Hippodrome Theatre (Baltimore, MD) Information

Hippodrome Theatre (Baltimore, MD) - Concert Venue | Theater in Washington, DC.

The Hippodrome Theatre, part of the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, is located at 12 N. Eutaw Street in Baltimore, Maryland. Opened on November 23, 1914 over the site of the former Eutaw House Hotel, the Hippodrome Theatre was the foremost vaudeville house in Baltimore at the time and also functioned as a movie theater. It was designed by Thomas White Lamb, seated 3,000 patrons, and boasted an average weekly attendance rate of 30,000 guests. Performers at the Hippodrome Theatre have included Jack Benny, Milton Berle, Bob Hope, and even Frank Sinatra, most notably his first performance with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. While live performances at the Hippodrome Theatre ceased in 1959, movies at the Hippodrome Theatre were popular throughout the 1960s. The theater closed in 1990 and was the last movie theater in Baltimore City at the time.

More recently, the Hippodrome Theatre was purchased along with the Western National Bank Building and the Eutaw Savings Bank Building and converted into a major performing arts complex. There is a bistro-style café to allow for easy dining at the Hippodrome Theatre, or patrons can explore the neighborhood restaurants. Events at the Hippodrome Theatre include Baltimore Magazine's Best of Baltimore Party and the Annual Hippodrome Foodie Experience. Notable Broadway shows at the Hippodrome Theatre include The Lion King, Wicked, and Billy Elliot The Musical. Corporate events and private parties at the Hippodrome Theatre give patrons the opportunity to host a unique event at a historic but affordable location.

Hippodrome Theatre (Baltimore, MD) User Reviews

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lovely building
Tara R. Dec 9, 2012
I haven’t seen a performance here, but I have been to a private party here—said private party being that of my high school prom. This event involved a sit-down dinner followed by hours of dancing in the large, warm-hued hall they have saved for these private events. The night was really pleasant in terms of how high school proms go, and there was a classiness and charm to it that definitely beats your high school gym. The historic aspect of the building is really compelling—in a long ball gown and heels you do feel like you’re in a kind of American palace—and the ambience is hard to beat.
cool theater
Josh P. Dec 1, 2012
the hippodrome is a really cool piece of baltimore history. it has been around as long as i can remember (born and raised in baltimore) but has more recently been refurbished and looks amazing. a lot of big name broadway shows come here and tickets are not too expensive. it is much cheaper than spending the money to get to new york and see a show on or off broadway at least. it is not in the best area of town but that neighborhood is getting better day by day. hippodrome has a parking lot so you don't have to worry about finding your car if you go there at night. if you are in baltimore, you should definitely check out the hippodrome.
Jody P. Nov 30, 2012
I hate to use the term "gem" but I really believe that the Hippodrome is one of Baltimore's hidden gems that does not get enough attention. The theatre is not in the best area of town, but it is in the process of being gentrified. The inside of the theater is AMAZING. Whenever I go there, I feel like i'm walking into a swanky 1930's moving picture house. The theater has old-school glamour despite being renovated several times over the years. A lot of big name shows have been coming to the Hippodrome such as Wicked and several others, and it is just so much fun to see shows here. It really feels like taking a step back in time. One of my cousins actually rented the Hippodrome for her wedding and was the first person ever to get married there, which was a really fun and unique idea. The wedding guests sat in the theater and she walked down the theater aisle and got married on the stage. The cocktail hour in the lobby was incredible. They used the old popcorn and cotton candy machines and had other "county fair" type foods such as mini cheesesteaks and mini corn dogs as h'or d'ourves which, for some reason, was just so fitting for the venue. I never knew that there was a reception room in the theater where there was dinner and dancing. It was one of the best weddings i've ever been to. If you've never been to the Hippodrome, you are missing out!
Classic Theatre Venue
Richard M. Oct 5, 2012
This theatre in downtown Baltimore was originally built in the early 1900's. In the last 10 years, it has been renovated. It is a medium size theatre great for broadway shows or concerts. Throughout the year different shows are booked into the Hippodrome. Andrew Zimmern, host of the Travel Channel's "Bizarre Foods", has been the emcee for "Foodie Experience". This is an annual culinary event which offers tastes from some of Baltimore's top restaurants. The Hippodrome is also a great venue for social events.
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