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:
This fall, the Hippodrome is partnering with UF School of Theatre + Dance on a stage production of George Orwell’s “1984.”
As a part of this theatrical adaptation, we are spearheading a community-wide read and conversation initiative called “One City, One Story,” which begs the question: “What if an entire community read the same book at the same time?”
Here’s what we think will happen: We’ll feel a common connection to our neighbors. We’ll ask ourselves important questions about the importance of truth, uncomformity and independence. We’ll be more willing to listen to others, and more open to starting conversations.
We would love to invite your students to read this important and culturally relevant novel with us and participate in our community-wide events. If you would like to open your students to this multi-faceted project, 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 novel with a fresh and interesting perspective.
AUGUST OPPORTUNITIES FOR HIGH-SCHOOL STUDENTS
August 25, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Auditions for Readings of “1984”
Join the Hippodrome team and audition to participate in readings of “1984” throughout our community in the month of September. Looking for seniors and high school students.
August 30, 5:30 p.m.: Community Reading of 1984 – Stars on the Steps!
Join your fellow citizens on the steps of the Hippodrome to read from the novel “1984.”
ABOUT THE BOOK: “1984” garnered media interest after skyrocketing to the no.1 spot on Amazon’s bestsellers list in mid-January of this year. The following week, it clinched the top slot on USA Today’s bestsellers list, marking a rare occasion of sorts – only two other classic novels have ever been no.1 since the list began in 1993.
One City, One Story demonstrates the value of community, and we hope you will join us in celebrating ours.
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:
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