Young actors gain confidence, use their imaginations, and build collaborative teamwork skills in this class designed to give an overview of the acting process. Students will learn the basics of storytelling, performance skills, and character development, all while having fun in a supportive and non-competitive environment. SPACE IS LIMITED
Your child will have a great time exploring all aspects of performance: acting for theatre and film, movement and dance, and even social media. The week of fun culminates in a showcase for family and friends. SPACE IS LIMITED
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!
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!
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!
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.
The Hippodrome is Gainesville's cultural centerpiece offering live theatre, films, gallery exhibits, classes, and special events over 340 days a year. The Hipp. It's close to home, but far from ordinary!