First opening on February 7, 1914, The Waco Hippodrome has been a staple in entertainment for the Waco community. Originally, the building was a hub for vaudeville acts and films and continued in that format until the 1970’s when the building closed for a time. The historic building was renovated and reopened in the 1980’s as the home of the Waco Performing Arts Company which offered live theatrical events. After a change in ownership, and two years of renovation, the Waco Hippodrome made it’s most recent debut in November, 2014. The historic building, now outfitted with modern conveniences, offers a variety of programs including first-run and classic films, live music, performing arts, comedy and much more. The Waco Hippodrome is set to entertain Waco and the Heart of Texas through another century.
The historic building also houses a restaurant and bar.