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Few places feature as much memorable entertainment as Waco’s Hippodrome.

For more than ten decades, this is Central Texas’ place for live performers to hone their craft and share it with the public. Today, the picturesque Spanish Colonial architecture combined with modern amenities make this landmark an incomparable venue for live music concerts in Waco.

The Hippodrome Puts Life into Live Music

There’s no doubt about it: Texas is a music destination. In Waco, as we experience continuous growth, numerous musical acts make their way to our beautiful city. And the Hippodrome is the stunning, spacious home for legendary Central Texas performances.

Be sure to keep checking our Concerts and Events to see which musical act to catch next. Whether it’s a homegrown talent or an international act, there’s always something worth watching at the Hippodrome. Our professionally engineered acoustics throughout the venue breathe life into live musical performances.

You’re Home at the Hippodrome

The big amphitheater can accommodate hundreds of patrons, while the smaller spaces can host more intimate performances. Our friendly hosts will guide you to your seat, so you can enjoy a hassle-free concert experience. For those seeking to enjoy great food and ambiance as you listen to live music, try our elevated take on comfort food and drinks. If you want an unbeatable concert experience, you’re home at the Hippodrome.

Aside from being an establishment thriving with history, you can also find true Southern hospitality manifested through our services. We aim to make both locals and tourists feel comfortable each time they visit the Hippodrome.

A Hub of Entertainment in Central Texas

Since 1914, the Hippodrome has been known to host a wide variety of high-quality Broadway-style acts and shows. Remarkable silent films, vaudeville shows, traveling performers, and even live seals were regular entertainment fixtures at this historic venue. From concerts, plays, stand-up comedy shows, or other live acts, wonderful and remarkable entertainment experiences are always a guarantee. Get your fill of laughs, tears, drama, music, and dance at the Hippodrome.

Today, this beautiful establishment continues to be one of downtown Waco’s tourist attractions. And we are better than ever equipped to host dozens of impressive performances each year. Concerts and movies are arranged in either a stadium-style layout or dinner show atmosphere. Experience local concerts in Waco at the historic Hippodrome.

Come for the magnificent music. Stay for everything else.

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At various times, the Hippodrome has been a movie theater renowned for cult classics, a movie house showing current flicks, a music hall, and a contemporary music venue. Each embodiment has brought fabulous entertainment to Waco fans.

Come for memorable musical acts at the Hippodrome. Stay for a pleasant and relaxing concert ambiance and a selection of delectable food and drinks.

The Finest Place
to See Stand-Up Comedy

The Waco area has a lot of great options for entertainment.

That includes witty comedy acts. Whether it’s stand-up comedy shows or an improv ensemble, you can always find a unique style of comedy at the Hippodrome.

Live stand-ups have been a stable of Waco entertainment at the Hippodrome for many years. Many notable comedians from around the state and across the country flock to the Hippodrome to perform live. A lot of them have become extremely popular with our patrons as they are asked to return repeatedly!

Keep an eye on our Facebook page, events calendar, or check the information in our newsletter for upcoming comedy shows.

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Concerts at the Hippodrome

What makes a Hippodrome concert experience unique? Our original showroom is designed as an amazing amphitheater, and the only one in Waco. It’s especially built to cultivate a one-of-a-kind listening room experience. Thus, live music played in this ideal setting sounds remarkable throughout the room – from every seat.

Discover Downtown Waco

There are a lot of things to see and do in our wonderful city. After hitting the local tourist attractions or seeing the great outdoors along the Brazos River, come on over to the Hippodrome and wind down with delicious food, drinks, and a movie.
You can’t miss the lovely Hippodrome right in the middle of downtown Waco. This live music gem has welcomed some of the most fantastic local and touring acts. From soloists to bands, duos to ensembles, many talented musicians have graced our stage.
Catch musical styles ranging from country to alternative rock to bluegrass to hip-hop – you’ll find astounding tunes to catch here for every music genre.

Waco’s Supreme Entertainment
Destination

Waco is quickly becoming the supreme entertainment destination in Central Texas. Over the years the Hippodrome has been part of the excellent entertainment industry in the area. It is our mission to continue this important tradition for many years to come.

With so many emerging and established musical acts, comedians, and other live performers coming to our city, you can be sure to catch many of them at the Hippodrome. On any given weekend, there’s always a performance worth seeing. Be sure to check our upcoming Events regularly.

Thanks to our loyal customers, the Hippodrome continues to be a must-see local tourist attraction in Waco.