Ellsworth Kelly installation on the exterior of Spaulding Auditorium

Visitor Information: Summer 2021

We are eager to welcome you back to in-person experiences at the Hop, around campus and out in the community this summer. We have put in place new practices to ensure the safety of our patrons, artists and employees, and to offer you greater comfort and peace of mind.

Below is an outline of what to expect. Should you have any questions about attending a Hop event, please reach out to us by email or by calling 603.646.2422.

Health & Safety at the Hop

If you wish to attend a Hop event on campus this summer, you must adhere to Dartmouth's policies for campus visitors. These policies are evolving in the upcoming days, so please check back for the most accurate information.

When attending an on-campus Hop event, you must wear a face covering and maintain physical distancing in accordance with the college's guidance. 

Many of our events are in outdoor locations, and our indoor venues have been assessed and rated for specific reduced capacities and protocols based on their size and air flow. Whether outdoors or indoors, audience seating has been designed to ensure at least 3 feet between patrons. 

This summer, we are presenting several off-campus events with other organizations in the region, including the West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts, Open Door, White River Ballet Academy and the Montshire Museum. Attendees must adhere to the policies as articulated by these partner organizations. You will find more about these distinct policies on the event page on our website as well as in the emails we send registered participants preceding each event.

Ticketing & Reservations

The majority of our arts events this summer require tickets or reservations (in the case of free events). This is to ensure we adhere to our safely reduced capacities, record contact information for attendees, and reduce the need for people to wait in line.

We are happy to offer most of our summer events for free. Those events that do have a cost associated are highly subsidized at $5 or $10 per ticket with an option for patrons to pay more if they wish.

The Hop is waiving all ticket processing and handling fees for events this summer.

For certain events, we are restricting the number of tickets to 2 adult tickets per household per performance with an option to add an additional 2 youth tickets. This is to allow for broader and more equitable access to our events, particularly those with high demand and limited capacities.

We strongly encourage you to make reservations in advance of events. However, in most cases we will be able to accommodate registrations or "door sales" on site at the time of each event, subject to availability. All purchases must be made by credit card, no cash will be accepted.

The Hop will not be issuing physical tickets for Hop events this summer. Once you have ordered your ticket, you should receive a confirmation email within a few minutes; if you do not, please contact the Hop Box Office. Your name and the details of your order will be held by Hop staff at the venue. All you will need to do is show up and be prepared to present identification in order to be admitted to the event.

Phone and web sales end 30 minutes before each event.

The Box Office in the Hopkins Center is closed for walk-up business. For tickets, reservations and more information, please visit our website or call the Box Office at 603.646.2422 Tuesday–Friday: 12–5 PM. 

For events that do not require reservations or tickets, admission is on a first-come, first-served basis and at the discretion of Hop staff.

Arriving at an Event

Entry will be allowed 30 minutes before the start of each event. Please do not arrive earlier than this time.

You will not need to pick up tickets for your event. Your name and the details of your order will be held by Event staff at the venue. Please be prepared to present identification in order to be admitted to the event.

Patrons are not permitted to bring their own seats for outdoor Hop events. For accessibility needs, please contact the Hop Box Office.

Water bottles are allowed at all Hop events. However, there will be no other food or drink permitted at events in the BEMA, Hop Courtyard or Moore Theater.

We will not be offering printed playbills, but program information will be available digitally on the event's web page and in an email sent to ticket holders a day before the event.

Should you feel unwell or have concerns about attending a Hop event, you may receive a refund if you contact the Hop Box Office up to 24 hours before each event.

Questions? Please reach us by email or by calling 603.646.2422.