Educational Courses



In these 3 week, full day theatre camps, students explore everything it takes to create a play, from auditioning, acting and dance to costume design and marketing – and so much more! Through workshops, rehearsals, and small group activities, students learn collaboration, build self-esteem, and exercise their imagination.  In the final week, the students will take the stage in a full-scale production of “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeline L’Engle on the Hippodrome Mainstage. 

This camp is designed for students at all experience levels in a non-competitive, supportive environment. Everyone is guaranteed a part in the play. 

Monday through Friday 9am-5pm. Early drop-off begins at 8:40am; pick-up runs through 5:20pm.
(Ages 7-17, $575 for 3 weeks)
Session 1 • June 5-23, 2017
Session 2 • July 10-28, 2017
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Technical Theatre Track: Teens

Technical theatre camp is designed for teens interested in lighting, sound, projections and stage management. Participants will be both designing and running the summer shows for the junior camps. Open to ages 13-18, students will act in the Teen Camp shows, but will attend separate workshops with the Hipp’s production team. Tech Track students will receive 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.
Monday through Friday 9am-5pm. Early drop-off begins at 8:40am; pick-up runs through5:20pm.
(Ages 13-18, $575 for 3 weeks)
Session 1 • June 5-23, 2017
Session 2 • July 10-28, 2017
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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!

Bears and Lions Camp

Exclusively at the Hipp! Your kids gets to write music and perform on stage with the hottest band on Gainesville’s kids music scene – the Bears and Lions.

June 26-30, 2017 • $275 | Monday through Friday 9am – 5pm
A 5-day music, writing, and performance camp – featuring Bears and Lions!


Public Speaking 3-Day Camp

A 3-day intensive focused on preparing campers for public speaking through confidence building, supportive practice and experimental activities.

July 5-7, 2017 • $165
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Youth Ensemble: Ages 5 & 6

The Youth Ensemble is for our superstars ages 5-6. With baskets full of costumes and a trunk full of props, childr
en 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.

Half Day: 8:30-12:15 $275 | Full Day: 8:30-5:15 $525
Session 1 • June 5-16, 2017
Session 2 • July 10-21, 2017
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Build confidence, creativity and create memories that last a lifetime! Spend your summer with the Hipp!

For more information about our class offerings, contact our Education department at (352) 373-5968 ext 230, or email