Gainesville Performing Arts Venues

Broadway touring companies, opera, symphony orchestras and nationally-known performers . . .

For those who enjoy the performing arts, Gainesville has much to offer. There are several local theatre, dance, and music organizations that feature frequent performances in a variety of locations.


The University of Florida Center for the Performing Arts is home to several local performance groups and also hosts Broadway touring companies, opera, symphony orchestras and nationally-known performers.


In addition, there is the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, which features a wide variety of creative productions, and the Hippodrome State Theater, one of North Florida's only professional regional theatres.


Gainesville performing arts venues listed by distance from the hotel:




Gainesville Chamber Orchestra

PO Box 357011, Gainesville, FL (352)336-5448

Call or visit the website for performance schedule and location.

The Gainesville Chamber Orchestra provides traditional and contemporary programs to Gainesville and the surrounding area.

Website: http://gcomusic.org/




Gainesville Civic Chorus

P.O. Box 5205, Gainesville, FL 32627-5205

Originally founded to perform during the United State's bicentennial year, the Gainesville Civic Chorus is still going strong. The chorus performs three or four major concerts each year, singing a variety of music from show tunes to classic orchestra works, at various locations. For more information, please visit their website.

Website: http://GCChorus.org/




Gainesville Community Band

P.O. Box 147050, Suite 195, Gainesville, FL 32614-7050 (352) 373-7377

The Gainesville Community Band is one of the area's most popular groups. Founded in 1974, the band is featured at Gainesville's annual Fanfares and Fireworks each July, and plays in various other concerts throughout the year. All concerts are free.

Website: http://www.gnvband.org




Acrosstown Repertory Theatre • 3.0 mi

619 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL 352-375-1321

Call or visit the website for performance schedule

Since its inception in 1980, the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre has provided Gainesville and Alachua County with a unique and innovative cultural experience. There are many opportunities for exploring acting, writing, directing, and production for many diverse sectors of our community, especially for those who otherwise might not enjoy such opportunities. Citizens of all ages, races, and socio-economic backgrounds participate in the theatre's activities. Professional and novice playwrights, poets, and other creative artists have enjoyed having their works staged.

Website: http://www.acrosstown.org/




The Hippodrome State Theatre • 3.3 mi

25 SE 2nd Place, Gainesville, FL 352-375-4477

Call for performance schedule and additional information

The Hippodrome State Theatre is one of North Florida's only professional regional theatres. It has been designated as a Cultural Institution and a State Theatre of Florida. A cornerstone of the artistic life of North Florida, the Hippodrome is also a landmark of the downtown Gainesville landscape, occupying a beautifully restored historic building built in 1911. It has a mainstage, where plays are performed, and a cinema for the showing of films.

Website: http://thehipp.org/





Gainesville Ballet Theatre • 3.8 mi

Joni Messler Studio of Dance

1501 N.W. 16th Ave., Gainesville, FL (352) 372-9898

The Gainesville Ballet Theatre, performs classical ballet, children's ballet, jazz and modern dance, with two ballets each season at the Center for Performing Arts. Their productions regularly feature works by guest choreographers and in many different styles of dance.

Website: http://www.gainesvilleballettheatre.org/




Dance Alive • 4.3 mi

1325 NW Second Street, Gainesville, FL 352-373-1166

Call for performance schedule and additional information

As a regional ballet company, the Dance Alive performances are held at The Phillips Center for Performing Arts at the University of Florida.




University of Florida Center for Performing Arts • 4.4 mi

315 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 352-392-ARTS (2787), (352) 392-1900

The Center for Performing Arts is Gainesville's center for theatre, music and dance performances. Home to several local performance groups, the Center also hosts Broadway touring companies, opera, symphony orchestras and nationally-known performers. Call for performance schedule and additional information

Website: http://www.performingarts.ufl.edu/




Floridance Company • 4.4 mi

University of Florida Campus (352) 392-2038

University of Florida dancers perform their own contemporary jazz and ballet selections several times a year at the Center for Performing Arts. The students create their own choreography.




Florida Players • 4.4 mi

University of Florida Department of Theatre   (352) 392-2038

The Florida Players, the University of Florida's theatre group, provides quality productions to Gainesville audiences each year.




Gainesville Community Playhouse • 6.6 mi

4039 N.W. 16th Ave, Gainesville, FL (352) 376-4949

Gainesville Community Play House, the area's oldest theatre, began more than 50 years ago. The play house is housed in a refurbished 160-seat theatre adjacent to Millhopper Shopping Center. The all-volunteer group performs six plays each year.

Website: http://www.gcplayhouse.org/




Dance Theatre of Santa Fe • 11.7 mi

Santa Fe Community College

3000 NW 83d St., Gainesville, FL (352) 395-5296

The Dance Theatre of Santa Fe, the student dance group at Santa Fe Community College, was founded in 1989. Performances include Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Ethnic, and World Dance.

Website: http://inst.sfcc.edu/~vpa/dance/index.htm




High Springs Community Theater • 24.8 mi

130 NE 1st Avenue, High Springs, FL 386-454-3525  

Call for performance schedule and additional information

High Springs Community Theater is a private, nonprofit corporation whose mission is to stage high quality amateur theater productions using the donated talents of residents of High Springs and surrounding communities. HSCT produces four main stage productions each year, and a Summer Youth Theater Program.