Hop Stops in Hanover and Claremont


HopStops are free performances designed to entertain and introduce youth to the world of dance, music, theater and storytelling.

These performances are participatory, so come ready to sing, dance and clap along—and bring the whole family! HopStops are typically held in  Hanover and across the Upper Valley.

In case you missed it

Bookbinder HopStop

HopStop: Intro to Pop-Up Art

Sun, Apr 2

Learn the basic mechanics of pop-up books and make your own paper-art.

Balafon Beats

HopStop: Balafon Beats

Sat, Apr 23

Musician and composer Mamadou Diabaté shares his award-winning talents on the balafon.

Hop@Home: The Gottabees

HopStop@Home: Puppetry Play w/The Gottabees

Tue, July 21

Join the adventure inside a rainbow pop-up book and learn how to puppeteer from wherever you are!

Patrick Ross updates

HopStop@Home: Kid Jam with Patrick Ross

May 15 & 16

Sing along with this fifth-generation fiddler and his daughter Ophelia.

HopStop: DJ Sean Dance Party updates

HopStop@Home: Dance Party with DJ Sean

Fri & Sat, Apr 17 & 18

DJ Sean led an at-home dance party for kids and families.

Punch & Judy

HopStop: Perils of Mr. Punch

Sat, Jun 25

An absurdist delight featuring puppetry favorites Punch and Judy, presented live and updated for the 21st century.

Hezi for Dinner

HopStop: Hezi for Dinner

Tue, Feb 8

Celebrate Lunar New Year with a special meal with artist and chef Cai Xi.

Kids Stories with Chris Myers updates

Hop@Home: Kids Stories with Chris Myers

Wed–Fri, May 20–22

Award-winning author, illustrator and fine artist Myers shares three of his transformative books for young people.

Simon Brooks HopStop updates

HopStop@Home: Storytelling by Simon Brooks

Fri & Sat, May 1 & 2

A beloved NH-based storyteller tells mythical tales and stories from around our world—and yours!

In the News

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