Classes, Workshops and Camps

The Hippodrome Theatre classes and camps offer young people an outlet for creative expression. The classes and camps provided by professional Teaching Artists focus on providing quality educational experience opportunities, inviting children to learn, grow and create.

Never miss an announcement for any upcoming educational program or camp for kids, teens, and adults.

Coming soon!

All Levels – Ages 9-17
Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
March 11-15, 2024
Tuition: $250

Spring Break Theatre Camp

This year’s week-long program embraces variety! Inspired by old vaudeville and the lyceum circuit Spring Break Theatre participants will explore the this vibrant art forms history and use it as inspiration to create films, songs and scenes.

The Hippodrome’s education programs aim to give young people interested in the arts the opportunity to explore a variety of theatre disciplines. In keeping with our core belief, our staff of teaching artists create a safe, judgment free and creative environment to learn, grow and expand their skills. The recital at the end of the week gives the campers a chance to share with parents and friends what they have learned/accomplished throughout the week.

All Levels – Ages 15 and up

2 day workshop
Saturday, April 20, 2024 – 9:30 am to 5  pm
Sunday, April 21, 2024 – 10 am – 4 pm

Cost $250

Young Performer Scene Study Jonathan Lipnicki

Join us at the Hippodrome Theatre for an exciting and transformative workshop with the talented Jonathan Lipnicki! Get ready to unlock your full acting potential and discover those unforgettable breakthrough moments in your performances.

In these workshops, Jonathan will be your guide to the world of acting, offering in-depth scene and character breakdowns. You’ll learn how to infuse your roles with authenticity and work truthfully in even the most challenging imaginary circumstances. It’s a rare opportunity to gain invaluable insights from a seasoned actor like Jonathan Lipnicki.

What sets this workshop apart is that every participant will actively participate, working on scenes multiple times throughout the weekend. We keep our group size small to ensure that you receive the individual attention you need, making this a truly exceptional and immersive experience.

Don’t miss your chance to refine your craft and bring your acting skills to the next level. Join us at the Hippodrome Theatre and let Jonathan Lipnicki help you shine on the stage! Reserve your spot now for a weekend filled with inspiration, learning, and unforgettable moments.

The classes will be held at the Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place, Gainesville FL 32601

All Levels – Ages 8-18
Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Session 1: June 3-21, 2024
Session 2: June 24 – July 12, 2024

Tuition: $625

2024 Summer Spectacular

This 3-week long theatre camp is held at the iconic Hippodrome Theatre.

Students explore a variety of classes and workshops such as: movement, art, improv, acting for the screen and stage. Designed to give young people a glimpse into the world of performing arts. Classes are taught by theatre artists with years of experience in theatre and education. Two age appropriate plays will be rehearsed and the camp will culminate with a full production on the Hippodrome’s Mainstage.

For kids ages 6-9 check out our Summer Hipp Kids Camp July 15-19. 

All Levels – Ages 13-18
Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
July 15-19

Tuition: $250

Teen Intensive Week

A collaboration with We The People’s Pop Up Theater Camp, this week-long intensive focus on the writings of the Bard of Avon, William Shakespeare. 

This week-long series is an immersive and educational experience aimed at introducing young individuals to the world of Shakespearean plays and theatre. During the camp, teens will have the opportunity to learn about Shakespeare’s life, his works, and the historical context in which he wrote. They will also explore various acting techniques and styles specific to Shakespearean plays, such as iambic pentameter and verse. The camp will culminate in a performance of Romeo and Juliet. 

Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
July 15-19

Tuition: $275

Hipp Kids

Hipp Kids is a week-long theatre extravaganza for campers ages 6-9.

This series focuses on theatre skills – such as character development and scene structure in a fun imaginative way.

The week ends with a performance in the Hippodrome Cinema for family and friends.