Tour of the Hippodrome Theatre

Starts

Sunday, October 7, 2018 11:30 am

Ends

Sunday, October 7, 2018 12:30 pm

Tour Information

Quantity Available

20 /tour

Tour Times

  • Guided Tour #1: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

About the Event

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Hippodrome Theatre! Designed by notable theatre architect, Thomas Lamb, the Hippodrome hosted vaudeville and movies from 1914 until 1959. During its Golden Age, 30,000 people were entertained by stars like Frank Sinatra and Bob Hope. Throughout the last half of the 20th century, attendance declined and the Hippodrome finally shut its doors in 1990. After an extensive renovation which included combing the theatre with two turn of the 20th century bank buildings the Hippodrome reopened in 2004 as part of the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center.

About Tour Guide:
Jaime Minor is a lifelong Baltimore City resident. She was employed by the Morris A. Mechanic Theater while in High School and stayed for ten years. She started working at the Hippodrome Theater when it opened in 2004. She also works as a registrar and Tourism Ambassador (CTA) for Visit Baltimore. Jamie spends the summer working for the Baltimore Orioles event staff. The rest of her time is spent working for a small optometry office the in the city.