Hippodrome Theater & Taylor Mansion

Hippodrome Theater Richmond, VA

Hippodrome Theater (right), Taylor Mansion (left)

The Hippodrome Theater is located in Richmond’s Jackson Ward Historic District, considered the center of African American commerce, arts and entertainment during the early 20th Century. In the 1930’s and 1940’s, the venue attracted big stars like Bill ‘Bojangles’ Robinson, Ethel Waters, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Moms Mably and James Brown.

The historic theater adjoins the Taylor Mansion on North Second Street, built in 1907 for the Rev. W.L. Taylor, a leader of the United Order of True Reformers. The mansion was credited at the time with being the largest home of a black American in the United States.

Both buildings have recently been the beneficiaries of extensive renovations. The “new” 800-seat Hippodrome Theater features live Blues and R&B acts each month while the W L Taylor Mansion will feature a two-level restaurant specializing in southern cuisine, as well as a 120 seat “listening room” for live entertainment nightly in an even more intimate setting.


The Hippodrome/Taylor Mansion
528 North 2nd Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 308-2913
Website: hippodromerichmond.com



The Hippodrome Theater

"The Hippodrome Theater is located in Jackson Ward; known as the "Harlem of the South", no doubt a reference to the quality musical talent that it attracted. In its heyday, Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong performed at the HIPP. The theater has been beautifully restored with meticulous attention to detail. This is truly a one-of-a-kind venue and and entertainment mecca for all."
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The Hippodrome Theater at The Speakeasy GrillMay 22nd, 2015 at 5:22pm
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The Hippodrome Theater shared The Speakeasy's photo.May 22nd, 2015 at 2:45am
This SATURDAY at The Speakeasy - JBaxter & The SAUCE Band in support of Candidate Lamont Bagby!
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The Hippodrome TheaterMay 20th, 2015 at 6:20pm
WOW! This Friday's Paint Nite Richmond is SOLD OUT and there are only THREE tickets left for next Friday! Follow the link below to get the last few tickets for next week's Paint Nite at The Speakeasy - the hottest Paint Nite in town!
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The Hippodrome TheaterMay 19th, 2015 at 8:21pm
FREE RENTALS for nonprofits on Tuesdays and Wednesdays! Email info@hippodromerichmond.com for more information.
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The Hippodrome TheaterMay 18th, 2015 at 9:00pm
This Friday night at The Speakeasy is already SOLD OUT! Make sure you get your tickets early - this is the hottest Paint Nite Richmond in town!
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