A New Direction For The Waco Hippodrome Theatre
As of November 2, 2020, The Waco Hippodrome will be limiting operations.
Waco, TX—The Waco Hippodrome Inc., located at 724 Austin Avenue in downtown Waco has announced the closure of The Raleigh Diner, The Hightop Bar, and the suspension of dine-in movie services and ticketed movie services effective today. The Waco Hippodrome Inc. will retain the historic theatre, making the venue available for rental. Future operations will be managed by Turner Behringer Property Management. The recently added smaller theatres facing South 8th Street will become
available real estate suitable for a variety of purposes.
The event space will remain available, but it is time for the Turners to focus on their core competency: development.
“Bringing the historic Hippodrome back to life was a labor of love for us, and she’s in good shape today. The enhancements to the property, the addition of the dining facilities, and expansion along 8th Street will afford a tremendous opportunity for someone with the passion and drive to make their own mark in downtown Waco,” – Shane Turner, one of the owners of The Waco Hippodrome Theatre.
For those who have events planned with the Hippodrome, The Raleigh Diner, or the Hightop Bar, a representative from The Waco Hippodrome will be reviewing contracts and be in touch soon.
“We’re working out details now on how to best meet the needs of our customers. This is still a premier venue for events and we want people to continue to think of the Hippodrome as a valuable community resource.” -Shane Turner.
The Turners will continue to offer the venue for event rentals, special events, and concerts. All currently booked and ticketed concerts or events will continue as scheduled.
Please direct all questions to Wil Campos at The Waco Hippodrome Inc. via email at [email protected]
Welcome to the
Waco’s Premier Live Music Venue
Since 1914, the Hippodrome has been known to host a wide variety of high-quality Broadway-style acts and entertainment such as silent films, vaudeville shows, and traveling performers – even live performing seals. Today, the spirit of live entertainment endures at the Hippodrome – minus the seals.
If you’re looking for large live music venues in Waco, look no further than the Hippodrome. We embrace rock, country, blues, soul, punk, roots, and other genres of music. Our mission is to create an exceptional experience for people with different musical tastes from all walks of life.
Our historic large event space has hosted new local bands playing their first gig and veteran musicians playing their hundredth. Whatever your event space needs are, we can accommodate any small or large functions – at very competitive rates. Rent any of our theaters, parts or all our event rooms, our dining space, the indoor bar, or the rooftop patio bar. Our event packages are entirely customizable to suit your requirements. We have state-of-the-art A/V equipment to make sure you will deliver memorable musical sets.
Your Exceptional Wedding Venue
The historical and breathtaking structure of the Hippodrome makes an idyllic backdrop for a beautiful wedding. And if you’re scouting out wedding venues in Waco, the Hippodrome is the perfect choice.
We can also host all your wedding-related events. We offer in-house catering, service staff, and recommended vendors. From an enchanting engagement party to a joyous rehearsal dinner, a poignant wedding ceremony to a festive reception – take advantage of using the Hippodrome no matter what type of wedding occasion you wish to have. Whether it’s a low-key affair in a smaller, more intimate space or a more traditional reception with a banquet feast fit for a large ballroom, the Hippodrome offers a splendid setting for your special day.
We have a team of expert event coordinators that can guide you in organizing the perfect event, whether you’re planning a social gathering, a corporate meeting, or a wedding.
Make your mark on Texas music history by using the historic Hippodrome as the venue for your live concert music.
All-Inclusive Downtown Business Venue
Not just a dining and entertainment hub, the Hippodrome can also host corporate functions such as seminars, training, meetings, or any educational events. In order to relay information effectively, we have A/V equipment that makes us one of the best business venues in the city.
The Hippodrome meeting planning team has the experience and know-how to ensure that you will deliver an engaging and compelling talk. We aim to help you create captivating presentations that will leave a lasting impression on your audience.
Our huge amphitheater is highly customizable. Tables and chairs at our event spaces can be moved to suit your specifications. Transitioning from a stadium setting to a classroom or a conference room with breakout meeting spaces is not a problem at the Hippodrome.
Customizable Party Venue Rentals
What better place to celebrate your party than in a noteworthy Waco landmark? The timeless appeal of the Hippodrome combined with modern event solutions makes it one of the most fantastic party venue rentals. Celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, or any parties for kids, seniors, teens, or folks of any age.
Parties for All Ages and Occasions
No matter what milestone you’re commemorating, our premier facility can meet your specific needs. We have a team of event planners that can help you in throwing the perfect party. Our packages of party venue rentals are entirely customizable to suit your requirements. You can make use of any of our theaters, dining, and event spaces, as well as our in-house catering and service staff.