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Catherine A. Hickman Theater

(727) 893-1070
5501 27th Avenue South Gulfport, Florida 33707

ADA Accommodations

  • Parking: Handicap parking is available on location in our parking lot. Spots are first-come, first-served.
  • Seating: The Catherine Hickman Theater of Gulfport has wheelchair accessible seating located in Row A and Row J.
  • Restrooms: Wheelchair and Scooter accessible restrooms are available in the Theater’s lobby area.
  • Assistive-Listening Devices: Assistive-Listening Devices are available on a first-come, first-served basis for all events. Please inquire at the Bar area located in the lobby.
  • Service Animals: ADA–certified service animals are welcome inside the Catherine A. Hickman Theater of Gulfport. They must be clearly marked and kept on a leash or in a harness at all times.

Catherine Hickman Theater Rental Rates

5501 27th Avenue South
Gulfport, Florida 33707
Enter on 26th Avenue South and Beach Boulevard

$224.00 Event Fee
$145.00 Audio Visual Usage Fee
$220.00 Security deposit (Refundable)
Sound Technician is $32 per hour

Before Noon

Monday – Thursday: $44.00 per hour
Friday: $55.00 per hour
Saturday & Sunday: $65.00 per hour

Noon to 4 PM

Monday – Thursday: $69.00 per hour
Friday: $87.00 per hour
Saturday & Sunday: $311.00 flat fee

After 4 PM

Monday – Thursday: $106.00 per hour
Friday – Saturday: $616.00 flat fee
Sunday: $411.00 flat fee


  • All rentals require a (4) hour minimum rental agreement.
  • Non-refundable rental deposit of fifty percent (50%) is required at the time of reservation.

Catherine A Hickman TheaterThe Catherine A. Hickman Theater of Gulfport is a new state-of-the art performing arts theater with superb acoustics, comfortable seating and an intimate setting that all can enjoy.

Whether it be a cultural arts or business event, the theater provides a prestigious setting for

  • stage productions
  • recitals
  • concerts
  • award ceremonies
  • films festivals
  • seminars
  • training sessions
  • Power Point presentations

There are 173 fixed seats, and 8 wheel chair accessible seats. Concession services are available including beer and wine.

Free and ample parking is available.

A dining room and kitchen is available in the facility for those that may wish to include a dinner or luncheon with their event.

Cultural Facilities Front Office

5500 Shore Boulevard S. Gulfport, Florida 33707


Cultural Facility Staff

Justin Shea
Cultural Facilities Supervisor

Kristin Ossola
Technical Events Specialist – Events (PIO)

Dakota Haynes
Technical Events Specialist – Facilities

Tammy Ruhl
Front Office Support

Contact the Catherine A. Hickman Theater

Contact the theater to request information and availability.