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In Baltimore, Maryland, the legendary Hippodrome Theatre was reborn as The France-Merrick Performing Arts Center in early 2004, becoming a centerpiece for world-class stage performances. The Hipp, as it is affectionately called by locals, has become enormously popular. It is also figuring as the centerpiece of a totally revitalized West Side of Downtown Baltimore.
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Historically, a Hippodrome (Gr. from hippos, horse; and dromos, race, course) was a course provided by the Greeks for horse racing and chariot racing. It corresponded to the Roman circus, except that in the latter only four chariots ran at a time, whereas ten or more contended in the Greek games, so that the width was far greater, being about 400 ft., the course being 600 to 700 ft. long.

The Greek hippodrome was usually set out on the slope of a hill, and the ground taken from one side served to form the embankment on the other side. One end of the hippodrome was semicircular, and the other end square with an extensive portico, in front of which, at a lower level, were the stalls for the horses and chariots. One of the best-known hippodromes was the Hippodrome of Constantinople.

Today, Hippodrome is the "name" oft given to a theater for the performing arts. In Baltimore, Maryland, for example, the legendary Hippodrome Theatre has been reborn as The France-Merrick Performing Arts Center in early 2004, becoming a centerpiece for world-class stage performances It is also figuring as the [hopeful] centerpiece of a totally revitalized West Side of Baltimore.

Other, similar in nature if not in grandeur, venues across the United States and Europe have the moniker of Hippodrome. In addition, there are several "Grand Hotels" bearing the name, Hippodrome. This site will develop into an introduction to many of them.

BBC Concert Orchestra - Based at the Golders Green Hippodrome in London. Profile of the orchestra, and their current programme.

Birmingham Royal Ballet - Touring company which has its home at the Birmingham Hippodrome. Performance details and background information about the company and its members.

Brocantes-Hippodromes - Les grandes brocantes sur les hippodromes de Paris, Vincennes, Soisy et Enghien. France.

The France Merrick Performing Arts Center - The refurbished Hippodrome Theatre offers stage performances in the West Side of Baltimore. Includes shows and events, tickets and subscriptions, history, and seating chart.