Adult Education


Hipp-Provisation with Matthew Lindsay:

April 3-May 8
6:15pm – 7:30pm
6 sessions  • $149

About Hipp-Provisation

Jump-start your creativity. Dole out witty comebacks faster. Sharpen your public speaking skills.

Discover the craft and fun of thinking on your feet with the Hippodrome’s Hipp-Prov class! This improvisational theatre course will build skills such as scene and character development, active listening, and idea reincorporation.

The class is intended to be accessible by all skill levels.

There will be a total of six sessions that will meet on Mondays from April 3 through May 8, 2017. Each class will run from 6:15 to 7:30PM at the Hippodrome Theatre (25 SE 2nd Place, Downtown Gainesville).

The 7th class session on May 15th is an optional celebration and performance.

Sign up:
Register Online Now!
Or contact our Education department at (352) 373-5968 ext 229 or

Observership: A Behind the Scenes Look into Hamlet

In this engaging Play Observership, you will be led through the creative process of a unique theatrical experience of Shakespeare’s world famous play, Hamlet. Come explore with us in our modern day conception of this timeless tragedy of a young prince tormented by the suspicious death of his father, the King.

Participants in the Observership will witness designer presentations, the cast table read of the script, additional rehearsals, a backstage Hippodrome tour, and the chance to experience a press run of the show. The Observership culminates with a preview performance and post-show discussion with the cast and creative team. Cost for 5 classes is only $100 and includes 1 ticket to the preview performance.

Friday, March 17 (3-5PM) – Crash course on the classic play and on the Hipp itself
Friday, March 24 (12:45-3PM) – Attend the first read-through, see design presentations
Friday, March 31 (3-5PM) – Get a behind-the-scenes look as the set and costumes come together in a rehearsal with the actors
Thursday, April 6 (3-5PM) – Press Run
Wednesday, April 12 (7-10PM) – Preview performance and discussion

To sign up: Call the Hippodrome Box Office at 352-375-4477 or register online now! If you are a Season Subscriber, call the box office to find out about your discount.

 Register by March 3rd and save $10 with our Early Bird Special.

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Following the second Sunday matinee performance of Mainstage shows, playgoers can enjoy a post-show talkback with the Hippodrome’s artistic team. These talkbacks give audience members a chance to ask actors, designers, directors and playwrights about the creative process and the unique opportunities and challenges presented by each Mainstage production. Season subscriptions that coincide with the Mainstage talkbacks are available.