Hopkins Center

Fall 2020 FAQ

Are there in-person performances or films at the Hop this season?

All programming in the fall term will be virtual, and there will be no in-person shows.

We are working with our colleagues across campus on safe and comprehensive plans for recommencing in-person shows later this season.

Performances in the winter and spring are scheduled, but are not currently on sale. Dartmouth students, Hop members, and patrons who previously had tickets to postponed events will be given ticketing priority when in-person sales resume. 

What is Hop@Home?

Hop@Home is the virtual stage for the Hopkins Center. It is the platform for all our virtual performances, films, talks, and creative projects.

Many Hop@Home events are free and publicly available on YouTube with no reservations needed.

Some Hop@Home performances and films have a cost associated and require tickets. We are committed to affordability, so the majority of these virtual events have a Pick-your-Price structure.

All Hop@Home performances and films are free to Hop members and Dartmouth students.

What benefits do Hop Members have?  

Hop Members have access to all Hop@Home shows for free, including virtual concerts, films and special events. They enjoy members-only performances and virtual cocktail parties. As always, Hop Members will have priority access to tickets when in-person events resume.

To support the Hop and join our community of arts-lovers visit our Membership page.

Is the Hopkins Center open to the public?

For the health and safety of the Dartmouth community, the Hopkins Center building is not open to the general public for the fall term. Access to the building is limited to faculty, students and staff engaged in core academic work and with permission from the Hopkins Center. The Hinman Boxes are also open with new requirements and availability.

Is the Hopkins Center open to the students?

The Hop is only open to students who have been granted permission for in-person work by the Hopkins Center, the Music Department, or the Theater Department. These students can enter the building via the Lebanon Street entrance, which requires card access.

Can students reserve space in the Hopkins Center's outdoor tent for creative work?

Yes, all requests must be made through the college's Virtual EMS system

Are Hop Ensembles rehearsing?  

Yes, the Hop Ensembles are rehearsing virtually and through limited, in-person meetings. Fall Ensemble events will be announced on September 17th, including watch parties, video collaborations, and album releases.

Are Hop rehearsal and practice spaces open?

Rehearsal spaces and music practice rooms are only open to students with specific permission from the Hopkins Center, the Theater Department, or the Music Department. These students can enter the building via the Lebanon Street entrance, which requires card access. At this time, the Straus Dance Studio and Hop Garages are closed.

What is the status of postponed performances from last spring?

We are committed to fulfilling our commitments to artists whose performances were postponed due to the pandemic. Many of these shows are being rescheduled in our 20/21 or 21/22 season; some have been reimagined as virtual performances on our Hop@Home platform. 

When a performance is rescheduled, we will email past ticket holders directly with information about securing new tickets. 

You can view our Spring 2020 Event Status page for information about specific performances following the season launch on September 15th.

Is Telluride@Dartmouth happening this year?

This year's Telluride Film Festival was canceled, and therefore, so is our Telluride@Dartmouth series. You can read the announcement from the festival, which includes the lineup of the films that would have played at this year's festival.

On September 17th, the Hop will launch a virtual film platform, allowing on-demand viewing of curated films each week. 

Is the Hop continuing school matinees? 

The School Matinee Series is continuing virtually on Hop@Home this fall. Future school matinees and opportunities for educators will be announced later this year.

Is the planned renovation of the Hopkins Center continuing?

Yes, the re-imagining of the Hopkins Center and expansion of the Dartmouth Arts District is a cornerstone of the Call to Lead campaign. You can read more about the project

How can I get in touch with the Hop Box Office?

The Hop Box Office will not be open for walk-up business until further notice. The best way to contact the Box Office is to email hop.box@dartmouth.edu. You may also call 603.646.2422 during our revised business hours, which are:
Tuesday & Wednesday: 2-6 pm
Thursday–Saturday: 2-8 pm
Sunday & Monday: closed