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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.

Cultural Facilities Front Office

5500 Shore Boulevard S. Gulfport, Florida 33707


Cultural Facility Staff

Justin Shea
Cultural Facilities Events Supervisor

Jacob Taylor
Cultural Facilities Events Coordinator 

Tammy Ruhl
Front Office Support

Kristin Ossola
Event Marketing Specialist (PIO)

Dakota Haynes
Technical Events Specialist – Facilities

Contact the Catherine A. Hickman Theater

Contact the theater to request information and availability.