Special Needs

Since 2004 when the Hippodrome Theatre opened, HFI has provided activities and opportunities for children and adults with disabilities. Our mission calls for HFI to share the state-owned France-Merrick Performing Arts Center with members of the community who might not otherwise have the performing arts in their lives.
HFI has partnered with Kennedy Krieger, Maryland School for the Blind and the Autism Society of Maryland to provide one-day camps for children with special needs. These special campers learned and performed on the Hippodrome Theatre stage and participated in workshops focusing on vocals, creative movement, theater games, improv and more.

HFI is committed to ensuring that students with challenges continue to get access to the arts through HFI programs.