Learn and Engage
Part of HSRT’s mission is to provide educational opportunities for the youth in our community. We hope that by providing these experiences, participants will develop a lifelong love of theatre.
HSRT's 49th Season Suspended Due to COVID-19
Hope College has made the very difficult decision to postpone Season 49 out of concern for the safety of our employees, patrons and community. While we are disappointed we will not be bringing you a vibrant summer of theatre for the first time in our 49-year history, we will be using this time to look for ways to keep you and our entire community connected to the arts in these uncertain times and to bring you a very special season in the summer of 2021.
If you signed up for an Education Program you will receive a 100% refund on the credit card you registered with in a few weeks.
If you have purchased season tickets or single tickets and have chosen your seats, we are offering several options. Please see the main HSRT webpage for additional information.More Information
Scholarships and Financial Assistance
Financial assistance and scholarships are available to students interested in participating in one of our many classes, camps and workshops. Complete the application to apply.
Social Stories & Sensory Tools
Hope Summer Repertory Theatre is committed to ensuring that each of our productions is accessible to all of our patrons.
Through consultation with the "live, work, play, worship" organization Benjamin’s Hope and a generous donation from Vera Bradley, HSRT has launched a sensory-friendly initiative to provide tools and materials to enhance the theatre experience for patrons with autism and other developmental disabilities.
- "Going to the Theatre" Social Story
The social story, “Going to the Theatre,” is a visual guide that walks audience members through every step of the process — from picking up a ticket to safely exiting the theatre.
- Performance Guides
Individual performance guides are available for each production, containing show-specific information, such as triggering moments like loud noises, audience interaction, startling special effects and anticipated applause.
- Sensory Bags
Sensory bags can be checked out at no cost from the Guild Store and are equipped with tools to help patrons with autism and other developmental disabilities adapt to and experience an immersive theatre experience. These bags contain noise dampening headphones, squeeze stress ball, fidget tool and weighted lap pad for audience members to use during performances.
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