We’re passionate about providing the best educational opportunities for local youth — both in our acting camps and in your classrooms. Our education team is focused on engaging your students with interesting and relevant lessons, and providing you with necessary, practical resources.
Education can open up so many doors to students. And we want to provide those opportunities for your kids in the creative safe space that is performing arts. Let’s collaborate to do something great.
-The Hippodrome Education Department
Create a holiday tradition in your school by bringing your students to the Hippodrome’s annual production of “A Christmas Carol.” The Hippodrome Theatre is proud to offer school-day matinees to area students for only $8. This discounted ticket price is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors and donors, who ensure that we are able to keep our theatre accessible. We are truly thrilled to be able to offer this opportunity to see literature come to life in this beloved holiday production.
Please note that school-day matinees are usually scheduled in December.
For more information or to book your students’ spots, please contact:
Director of Public Programs
Student Matinee Study Guides for A Christmas Carol can be downloaded here:
Dig, delve, and discover the creative process behind the Hippodrome’s production of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN. Peek behind the curtain and explore this beautiful, haunting, and horrifying play with the actors, designers, and director.
The New York Times calls LET THE RIGHT ONE IN “a ravishing little romance of the undead that’s guaranteed to warm – and break – your heart, even as it chills your blood.”
LET THE RIGHT ONE IN was adapted by Jack Thorne, the Tony award winning playwright of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child currently running on Broadway. Based on the novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist and the Swedish film by the same name (the Hollywood film is called LET ME IN), Artistic Director Lauren Warhol Caldwell will direct this captivating piece; a brutal and tender vampire myth told through the turbulence of a coming-of-age romance.
5 Meeting Dates & Times:
Friday, Sept. 14 (3 – 5 p.m.) – Crash course on the novel and movies, and a behind-the-scenes look at the Hipp
Friday, Sept. 21 (12:45 – 3 p.m.) – Meet the cast and director, attend the first read-through, see design presentations
Friday, Sept. 28 (3 – 5 p.m.) – Discuss the creative process with the designers and attend a rehearsal with the actors
Thursday, Oct. 4 (3 – 5 p.m.) – Full run through of the play on the mainstage for the Press
Wednesday, Oct. 10 (7 – 10 p.m.) – Preview performance and notes afterwards with the cast
If you would like to open your students to this multi-faceted experience, please email Stephanie Lynge at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are open — and excited — to collaborate with you and your students, who we feel may approach this story with a fresh and interesting perspective.
Members of the Hippodrome’s educational and artistic teams are available for classroom visits to conduct Theatre Exploration Workshops — curriculum-based, hands-on activities on a variety of topics, including improvisation, puppetry, creating theatrical adaptations from literature, and more!
We are also happy to attend your school’s Career Day activities to share our love of working in theatre, teach students about the wide variety of careers available in this field and highlight the education and training needed to prepare for a theatre career.
To schedule a guest speaking event, please contact:
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!