About the Hipp’s Adult Education Programs

The Hipp provides quality arts education for all ages with the region’s most dynamic and experienced teachers to lead our camps and classes.  The Hippodrome offers a growing roster of classes for adults, including Improv Classes, Scene Study, Storytelling, and Play Observership programs in conjunction with the Mainstage season.

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Upcoming Adult Education Courses

Community Improv Classes

Jan. 11, 18 & 25 

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Ages 16+

In this Intro to Improvisational Theater workshop series, we'll be exploring the three fundamentals to performing on stage without a script: Acceptance, Spontaneity, and Teamwork. Through a series of exercises and guided coaching, beginner improvisers will learn to trust themselves and each other as they navigate uncharted theatrical territory together. Students who complete the series will leave with a new, powerful sense of comfort with the unknown, an ability to trust and play with new friends and wacky ideas, and an excitement to get on stage and build exciting creative experiences together. Taught by Jonathan Branch

Improvisation Classes

Mondays, Jan. 20 - Feb. 24 

6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Ages 17+

This six-part series aims to give participants the tools to think off the top of their heads, support their scene partners and use this information to create a long form piece.  This class is designed for anyone who wants to explore the world of theatrical improvisation. Participants will work with Matthew Lindsay, an experienced improv teacher and long time Hippodrome Theatre Company member, to create scenes and tell stories.  In addition, participants will learn how improv can help them unlock creative potential, solve problems, listen and react, and make more effective decisions. No previous experience is necessary.