Educational Courses




September 12-October 24
6:15pm – 7:30pm
6 sessions  • $149

This six week course will explore Shakespearean language through scene work and sonnets. Students will rehearse and workshop scenes from plays, including Shakespeare and contemporary. While rehearsing the scenes, students will learn how to analyze a scene, find and explore beats, and discover character arcs. The class will utilize acting exercises used by Uta Hagen and Lee Strasberg.

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

The 7th class session on October 24th is an optional celebration and performance.

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Students gain confidence and have fun in small groups while working on scene study, improv and monologues.

(Ages 9-16, $175 for 7 Monday sessions)
Fall: Sept 12-Oct 24, 2016 • 4PM-5:30PM
Spring: Jan 23-Mar 6, 2017 • 3:30-5PM

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Spring break is entertaining and educational at the Hipp! Young people will have a great time exploring all aspects of theatre, acting, film, and dance.

(Ages 7-17, $275)
March 20-24, 2017 • 9AM-5PM


In this full-day theatre camp, students explore the professional theatre process. This year, we will also be offering a separate technical theatre track as part of our Summer Spec camp, for students who would rather shine backstage than in the spotlight. The camp ends with a full-scale play on the Hipp’s mainstage.

(Ages 7-18, $575)
Session 1 • June 5-23, 2017
Session 2 • July 10-28, 2017

For the first time, we will be offering one week, full-day mini camps during the week between our Summer Spectacular sessions.
(Ages 7-18)

Mini-Camp 1 • June 26-30, 2017 • $225
Mini-Camp 2 • July 5-7, 2017 • $135

We also offer a two-week camp for your littlest stars in our Youth Ensemble. Full-day and half-day options are now available!
(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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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.