Educational Courses



In these three week, full day theatre camps, students will explore a wide range of aspects of what it takes to produce a play, from acting and dance to costume design and marketing, all while learning collaboration, building self-esteem, and exercising their imagination. The camps culminate in a full scale production on the Hippodrome Mainstage!

Camps are 9am-5pm. Early drop-off begins at 8:40am; pick-up runs through 5:20pm.
(Ages 7-18, $575)
Session 1 • June 5-23, 2017
Session 2 • July 10-28, 2017
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Summer Spec Tech Theatre Track

We now have a special track through Summer Spec designed for students interested in technical theatre! Open to ages 13-18 only, students will still act in the Teen Camp shows, but will attend separate workshops with the Hipp’s production team, and will run the technical elements of the Junior Camp’s performances. Tech Track students will receive a minimum of 10 hours of hands-on, practical training with the Hippodrome’s professional tech team, including our Master Electrician, Jed Daniels, and Resident Sound Designer, Amanda Yanes. Space is VERY limited!

No experience in technical theatre is necessary – this camp will be accessible for beginners interested in getting involved in the backstage process.
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Summer Mini Camps

For the first time, we are offering full day mini camps during the weeks between our Summer Spectacular sessions!
Space in both camps is limited!

Camps are 9am-5pm. Early drop-off begins at 8:40am; pick-up runs through 5:20pm.
(Ages 7-18)
Mini-Camp 1 • June 26-30, 2017 • $275
A 5-day music, writing, and performance camp – featuring Bears and Lions!
Mini-Camp 2 • July 5-7, 2017 • $165
A 3-day audition, improv, and speaking skills camp.
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Summer Spectacular Youth Ensemble

The Youth Ensemble is for our superstars ages 5-6. With baskets full of costumes and a trunk full of props, children in this summer camp are encouraged to imagine whole worlds and bring stories to life. During each half day or full day camp, your child will be able to paint their stage sets and design their costumes, as well as work together to create their own play! Parents and friends will be invited to the ensemble’s showcase on the last day of camp.

Drop-off is at 8:30AM. Pick-up is at 12:15PM for half-day campers and 5:15PM for full-day campers.
(Ages 5-6, Full-day $525 | Half-day $275)
Session 1 • June 5-16, 2017
Session 2 • July 10-21, 2017
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For more information about our class offerings, contact our Education department at (352) 373-5968 ext 229 or