Family & Community

The Hopkins Center is a nexus of creativity in the Upper Valley, where everyone is invited to visit and experience the performing arts.

People of all ages and backgrounds can engage at the Hop: experience world-class live performance, film and HD video transmissions; learn from visiting artists in workshops and discussions; and enjoy a variety of free programs and discounts for young people and "package" buyers. Additionally, the Hop partners with Upper Valley arts organizations to increase community access to the full range of Hop artists and programs.

Community Ticket Program

Community Ticket Program

The Community Ticket Program serves under-resourced community members, offering arts experiences at no cost through long-term partnerships with several Upper Valley community organizations.

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HopStop Family Shows

Held in both Hanover and Claremont, NH, HopStops offer young children and their caregivers free performances that entertain and introduce dance, music, theater and storytelling. These performances are participatory, so come ready to sing, dance and clap along. Bring the whole family!

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Community Partners

Upper Valley Arts Partners

The Hopkins Center aims to increase the Upper Valley's engagement and access to Hop programming through strategic community partnerships.

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Hop Membership

Membership gifts help the Hop bring outstanding artists from around the world to the Upper Valley. Explore the many levels and benefits of Hop membership.

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Dartmouth celebrates Diwali

Dartmouth celebrates Diwali

“I think it was a wonderful way to celebrate because [before teaching the class,] I personally felt like I wasn't seeing much of a festival vibe around. Getting to dance … with people to [traditional] music and feeling the spirit was really great. Parents and kids were all dancing together ...” Nithya Ramesh
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Free Community Events


free shows, films, public talks and master classes in 2018


people attended family-oriented HopStops in 2017/2018


people enjoy summer Free for All performances on the Dartmouth Green