25 SE 2ND PLACE GAINESVILLE FL 32601


Learn with us! The Hipp provides quality arts education for all ages.

Young people can participate in the Hipp’s:
- Afterschool classes
- Sensational Saturday classes
- Spring Break Camp
- Summer Camp
Our camps and classes are led by the region’s most dynamic and experienced teachers.

The Hippodrome also offers adult educational opportunities, including talk-backs as well as our Spring Play Observership.
Join us in Spring 2015 and step into behind-the-scenes access for our production of Mr. Burns: a post-electric play, by Anne Washburn.

Hippodrome Education Schedule

Click on the links below for specific program information and registration forms.

Read More >

Child & Teen Acting Classes

Monday afternoons rock at the Hipp! Engage your young person in a supportive and inclusive afterschool class to sharpen their acting skills, build self-esteem, and have fun with our talented and dedicated education staff.

Read More >

Sensational Saturdays

Saturday classes introduce young stars to the magic of theatre and enhance their creativity through improv and movement lessons.
7 Saturday sessions: September 13-October 25, 2014 from 10am-12pm

Read More >

Summer Camps

In this three week, full-day theatre camp, juniors and teens explore the professional theatre process. Young actors attend classes & workshops including acting, dance, audition techniques, as well as acting for the camera and more! The classes are taught by experienced theatre artists and include workshops with the theatre's award winning artistic staff.  Students learn all aspects of play production including marketing, props, lighting, set and costume design while rehearsing for the camp's finale: performing in a full-scale Hippodrome play or musical!

Read More >

Spring Break Camps

Spring Break is entertaining and educational at the Hipp! Young people will have a great time in this full-day and affordable camp where they stay busy and engaged in all aspects of theatre, acting, film, dance and fun.

Read More >

Spring Play Observership

Read More >

For Educators

Looking for theatre lessons your students? Would you like to have a Hippodrome theatre specialist visit your classroom? Please contact the Hippodrome Education Department at (352) 373-5968 x239 for more information.

Read More >

Perspectives Playgoer Guides

Perspectives is a tool for playgoers and teachers that promotes further study of many Hippodrome Mainstage productions. A Perspectives playgoer guide delves into the themes and biographical and historical contexts of a play, offering readers information on past productions, topics for discussion, and even a bit of trivia.

Read More >

Hippodrome Improvisational Teen Theatre (HITT)