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.

CONTACT INFORMATION

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

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"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 TheaterAugust 20th, 2014 at 1:19pm
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The Hippodrome Theater shared RVA Has Talent's photo.August 13th, 2014 at 7:41pm
Tomorrow night in The Speakeasy! RVA Has Talent Unplugged with featured artist Unix! Doors at 7pm, performance at 8pm, only $5 at the door!
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The Hippodrome TheaterAugust 8th, 2014 at 1:09pm
TONIGHT at the Hippodrome! The Richmond Jazz Festival at Maymont presents The Blind Boys of Alabama! Doors open at 7pm. Click the link below to get tickets!
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The Hippodrome Theater shared 5th Wall Theatre's event.August 5th, 2014 at 6:23pm
Celebrate the Inaugural Season of The Fifth Wall on August 6 at the Hippodrome! The event will include a silent auction and live performance by some of Richmond's greatest talents. One hundred percent of the proceeds of this artwork will benefit their premiere season.
Visit 5thwalltheatre.org for tickets!
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The Hippodrome TheaterAugust 1st, 2014 at 10:38pm
Washington Redskins Cheerleaders are in the house!! Door open at 7pm. Hope to see you soon at the HIPP.
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