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 shared The Speakeasy Grill's photo.October 17th, 2014 at 8:13pm
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The Hippodrome TheaterOctober 16th, 2014 at 8:53pm
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT - Mansion five 26 Southeastern Cuisine is now The Speakeasy Grill! LIKE our new page to see the new menu, including our Crazy 8s Lunch Specials for less than $8! There will be lots of new, exciting announcements about new menu items and special local cocktails coming soon!
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The Hippodrome TheaterOctober 16th, 2014 at 1:45pm
Have you ever seen this picture in our lobby? Can you guess what year it was taken?
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The Hippodrome Theater shared an event.October 15th, 2014 at 8:27pm
Enjoy a night of fierce pole and aerial arts, captivating belly dancers, festive hoopers, and MORE, all with a Halloween twist in The Speakeasy. The ladies of Cabaret Expertise are excited to welcome local and international talent, Danielle "The Pole Actor" Romano, Dakota Fox, MadameOnça O'Leary, Bitsy Buttons, and the Dogtown Hoop Mafia to share the stage for this event. It's an adult only night of entertainment that you WON'T want to miss.

Proceeds from the show are going directly to the "Stop Child Exploitation" campaign. Tickets: $20.00 in advance through http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/856507
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The Hippodrome TheaterOctober 14th, 2014 at 8:45pm
Thank you to the bad boys of web design who brought #ConvergeRVA to The Hippodrome Theater last Friday! What a great conference everyone - see you next year!
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