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Entertainment & Events in Gainesville, Florida

Special Events

  • Thomas Center, The
    302 Northeast Sixth Avenue
    Gainesville, FL 32608
    352-334-5064
    Housed in a beautifully restored Mediterranean Revival-style hotel, the Thomas Center is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and contains art galleries, 1920's period rooms, local history exhibits, performance space, banquet rooms, and meeting rooms. The center is surrounded by lovely gardens and is the site of a variety of art exhibits and musical programs. more

  • Lubee Bat Festival
    1309 Northwest 192nd Avenue
    Gainesville, FL 32609
    Lubee Bat Conservancy
    352-485-1250
    The event is a one-day educational event for families and folks of all ages, which includes a tour of Lubee Bat Conservancy and the unique opportunity to see live fruit bats with 5 ft wingspans! Talks introducing bats as pollinators and about the native bats of Florida are given, along with information about ways that homeowners can avoid conflicts with bats and how maintaining healthy bat habitats benefit other plants and animals. Various groups with tables and displays including crafts, selling jewelry, photos, plants, and shirts will be available. more

Cinema

  • Regal Gainesville Cinema 14
    3101 Southwest 35th Boulevard
    Gainesville, FL 32608
    352-336-0408
    This cinema features first run Hollywood movies and critically acclaimed films plus comfortable seating and a concession stand. more

Concerts & Performances

  • Let's Go Downtown Plaza Series
    Corner of SE First Street and University Avenue
    Gainesville, FL 32608
    Located at Downtown Gainesville
    352-334-ARTS
    The Downtown Community Plaza comes alive every Friday night from May to October as local talent and other cultural events are showcased. Enjoy live bands, dance performances, art, movies, theater groups, and more during the series.

  • Dance Alive National Ballet
    1392 Northwest 2nd Street
    Gainesville, FL 32601
    352-371-2986
    Dance Alive National Ballet is a professional ballet touring company. more

  • Gainesville Ballet Theatre
    1501 Northwest SIxteenth Avenue
    Gainesville, FL 32605
    352-372-9898
    The Gainesville Ballet Theatre is a non-profit regional ballet company which performs classical and contemporary ballet. Its West Studio can be found at 7126 West University Avenue. more

  • Gainesville Civic Chorus
    3921 SW 13th St
    Gainesville, FL 32627-5205
    Star Center Youth Theater and Resource
    352-378-1598
    Not only does the Gainesville Civic Chorus present three major concerts each season, it also hosts the annual Messiah Sing-A-Long, performs at the Festival of Lights at the Downtown Plaza, and participates in the University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Sciences annual Baccalaureate service. more

Plays & Productions

  • Acrosstown Repertory Theatre
    619 South Main Street
    Gainesville, FL 32601
    352-375-1321
    This theatre provides opportunities for many diverse sectors of the community to explore acting, writing, directing, and production.  more

  • Gainesville Community Playhouse
    4039 Northwest 16th Boulevard
    Gainesville, FL 32608
    Vam York Theater
    352-376-4949
    One of Florida's oldest community theaters having been founded in 1927, the Gainesville Community Playhouse features six shows during their season which usually consists of three musicals and three dramatic or comedy shows. more

  • Hippodrome State Theatre
    25 Southeast Second Place
    Gainesville, FL 32601
    Located in Downtown Gainesville
    352-375-4477
    Designated a State Theatre of Florida, the Hippodrome State Theatre is situated in the historic Federal Building, which is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, and features a 266-seat, thrust-stage theater with rehearsal space and a scene shop, an 80-seat cinema, art gallery, a bar, box office, and administrative offices. This theatre features one-of-a-kind performances during their season that are sure to both entertain and enlighten viewers. The Hippodrome also screens first-run foreign, limited-release and avant-garde films. During the summer and spring, the Hippodrome offers a series of hands-on theater classes. more

  • Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
    315 Hull Road
    Gainesville, FL 32611
    352-392-ARTS
    Located in the University of Florida Cultural Plaza, this performing arts center hosts a variety of performances throughout the year including world-class symphony orchestras, Broadway plays, operas, and large scale ballet performances to campus. The center features a 200-seat Black Box Theatre and a 1,700-seat proscenium hall.  more

  

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