The Hipp provides quality arts education for all ages. The region’s most dynamic and experienced teachers lead our camps and classes. Children are supported as an individual in a non-competitive, enriching environment through a spirit of inclusion, acceptance, and positivity. The Hippodrome also offers a growing roster of classes for adults, including Hipp-provisation, Scene Study, Storytelling, and multiple Play Observerships in conjunction with the Mainstage season.
The Hippodrome has also introduced such innovative programs as the New Play Reading Series, the Teen Playwright Festival, Theatre Arts Series and has hosted more than 200 visual arts exhibits, artistic residencies, master classes, festivals, and guest artist presentations.
Through all of its combined programs, the Hippodrome serves more than a quarter of a million patrons annually.
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After School Classes | Ages 9 – 17
Jan. 28 – March 4 | Mondays 4 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Spring Break Camps | Ages 5 – 18
April 1 – April 5| Monday – Friday 8:45 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Hippodrome Spring Break camp is everything you’d want for your child during their spring break week! Its fun, active and engaging and includes classes in improv, storytelling, costuming, prop making, voice, movement, acting for theatre and film, and much more in a dynamic learning environment through the entire Spring Break. At the end of the camp, family and friends are invited to a reception and showcase highlighting scenes and artwork the campers created.
This year Summer Spectacular presents “The Wizard of Oz” –When the lights go up and Dorothy finds herself in the land of Oz—being hailed by the Munchkins for saving them from the Wicked Witch of the East—it is a pretty bewildering experience for a little girl from Kansas. But Dorothy bravely sets out to find a way back home and soon meets noble friends: the Scarecrow seeking brains, the Cowardly Lion who wants courage and the Tin Woodman who desires a heart above everything.
– Friday, February 8 (12:45 – 3 p.m.) – Meet the cast and director, attend the first read-through, see design presentations.
– Friday, February 15 (3 – 5 p.m.) – Discuss the creative process with the designers and attend a rehearsal with the actors.
– Wednesday, February 27 (7 – 10 p.m.) – Preview performance and notes afterwards with the cast.
The Hippodrome’s Observership is a backstage pass to a world few audience members get to see. You will have the opportunity to join the cast and designers from the first rehearsal to the last. Question the actors about their craft. Learn how the designers create the world of the play. Become an active member of the Hippodrome creative family and join us to delve, dig, and discover how a show goes from the pages to the stage!
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!