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 TheaterOctober 30th, 2014 at 2:03pm
Photographers and videographers! Do you need a beautiful space with the aesthetic of a 1920s Speakeasy, 1930s Old Hollywood, Vaudeville, or Art Deco? The Hippodrome Theater and The Speakeasy are available for photo and video shoots. Call 804-308-2913 for more information.
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The Hippodrome TheaterOctober 30th, 2014 at 1:46pm
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The Hippodrome TheaterOctober 28th, 2014 at 2:54pm
The Hippodrome Theater is featured on ConnectVA's blog today, letting people know how we can help nonprofits use events to achieve their goals, and about hosting the Top 40 Under 40 Nonprofit Spotlight with YNPN RVA and Style Weekly - the link to register is in the article.
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The Hippodrome TheaterOctober 24th, 2014 at 5:01pm
TOMORROW NIGHT in The Hippodrome Theater - VSU's Homecoming 2014! Ticket information: http://www.vsu.edu/homecoming/
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The Hippodrome Theater shared a photo.October 24th, 2014 at 4:59pm
TONIGHT in The Hippodrome Theater!
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