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 TheaterFebruary 25th, 2015 at 5:43pm
Save the Date! Join The CW for a special lunch and screening of iZombie on March 12th from 11:30am to 1:00pm at the Hippodrome Theater
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The Hippodrome Theater shared RVA Has Talent's photo.February 24th, 2015 at 9:35pm
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The Hippodrome TheaterFebruary 24th, 2015 at 12:16am
#TGIH2015 This Saturday Feb 28th at The Hippodrome Theater! Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni Homecoming Finale - OPULENCE The All Black Experience featuring DJ Korrect and DJ Hypee! Get your tickets at www.thankgoditshomecoming.com
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The Hippodrome TheaterFebruary 20th, 2015 at 11:00pm
This Sunday, Feb 22: RVA Has Talent Winners Showcase from Season 2! Doors open at 7:00pm, tickets available at the door. See your favorites from Season 2 back on the Hippodrome stage!
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The Hippodrome TheaterFebruary 20th, 2015 at 12:50am
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