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Adult Programs



2014 Hippodrome Play Observership for
THE TEMPEST  by William Shakespeare

Ever wanted a behind-the-scenes look at how the Hippodrome brings a production from the page to the stage? Meet the theatre professionals that put it all together in this engaging session that will lead you through the creative process of THE TEMPEST. Shakespeare’s magical adventure features a raging storm, shipwrecked royalty, a banished magician and an island of unique spirits. Participants in the Observership will witness designer presentations, the 1st rehearsal with cast read-thru, observation of rehearsals and other elements of the artistic process including a tour of the unique theatre building and the Hippodrome’s history in it. The Observership ends with a preview performance and post-show session with the cast and creative team. Price of preview ticket included! Voucher can be issued in lieu of the preview ticket.

Featuring the production of THE TEMPEST
Cost: $75 (includes 1 preview ticket)

5 meeting dates and times:
March 14 (Friday) from 3-5pm
March 21 (Friday) time TBA (1st rehearsal)
March 28 (Friday) from 3-5pm
April 4 (Friday) from 3-5pm
April 9 (Wednesday) from approx. 7-10pm (preview performance and afterthoughts)


Limited Early Bird Special. Register through the Hippodrome by March 1 and save $10. Call Hippodrome Box Office at 352-375-4477.  Or click Register Online




Following the second Sunday matinee performance of Mainstage shows, playgoers can enjoy a post-show talkback with the Hippodrome’s artistic team.  These talkbacks give audience members a chance to ask actors, designers, directors and playwrights about the creative process and the unique opportunities and challenges presented by each Mainstage production.  Season subscriptions that coincide with the Mainstage talkbacks are available. 

Panel Discussions

To further explore the themes and issues raised in both our live productions and film, the Hippodrome offers post-show panel discussions to give audience members the opportunity to talk with experts on a variety of topics. Check the Hipp’s event calendar for these offerings.

Workshops & Events

Throughout the year, the Hippodrome offers educational workshops and events for adults and general audiences.   Visit our "Community Voices" page for an example of this programming.