Hop Art

Get to know the Baltimore arts scene—and connect with fellow students and faculty! Free!

Hop Art, generously funded by the Parents Fund, provides JHU undergraduate students an opportunity to attend performing arts events in Baltimore, also allowing students and faculty to interact in a social setting. Students enter into a lottery to get free tickets to performances, are provided transportation to and from the Homewood campus, and attend performances with fellow students along with faculty/staff chaperones.

STUDENTS: Events available to JHU undergraduate students only.

FACULTY: If you would like to attend and lead a discussion group, please Email the director of Office of Arts and Innovation.

How to Sign Up

Homewood undergraduate students

To register for events, you can find the programs on Hopkins Group (HopArt tag) or via the links provided below.

Questions? Email the director of Office of Arts and Innovation.

PhD students from other Hopkins schools or campuses

Not currently scheduled. If you have questions about the PhD offerings, email the vice provost for graduate education office.

Spring Semester 2023 Events

All events are subject to change. Participants should be prepared to show proof of COVID vaccination and wear a mask if required by the venue.

Step Afrika!

Saturday, January 28, 7pm
@Maryland Hall in Annapolis

Hopkins Groups Registration

Step Afrika! blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities; traditional African dances; and an array of contemporary dance and art forms into a cohesive, compelling artistic experience. Performances are much more than dance shows; they integrate songs, storytelling, humor and audience participation. The blend of technique, agility, and pure energy makes each performance unique and leaves the audience with their hearts pounding. Departure for this program will likely be around 5:30pm for Annapolis venue, with early dinner prior. More info here.

Dvorak Cello Concerto at the Baltimore Symphony

Sunday, February 5, 3pm
@Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

Registration Link on Hopkins Groups

The sensitive and charismatic young Spaniard Pablo Ferrández brings out all the passion and earthy folk music embedded within Dvořák’s Cello Concerto, a crown jewel of the solo repertoire. Kwamé Ryan conducts with the broad perspective of a true world citizen, from his Trinidadian and Canadian roots to his extensive training and experience in the United Kingdom and Europe. He turns his keen gaze to Become Ocean, a once-in-a-generation masterpiece of swelling waves and rapturous immersion that earned John Luther Adams a Pulitzer Prize and Grammy® Award. For more information.

Les Miserables

Sunday, February 12, 1pm
@Hippodrome Theater

Hopkins Groups Registration Link

Set against the backdrop of 19th century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption–a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. This epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. The magnificent score of Les Misérables includes the songs “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” “Master of the House” and many more. Seen by over 130 million people worldwide in 53 countries and 22 languages, Les Misérables is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals. For more info.

The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged)

Sunday, February 26, 2pm
@Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

Hopkins Groups Registration Link

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) returns in 2023 with a brand-new revised script! Thirty-seven plays in 97 minutes! Three madcaps in tights weave their wicked way through Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, and tragedies in one irreverent night that will leave you helpless with laughter. For more info.

The Sound Inside

Sunday, March 12, 2pm
@Everyman Theatre

Hopkins Groups Registration Link

In this suspenseful drama we meet Ivy League writing professor Bella Lee Baird and her talented yet mysterious student, Christopher Dunn. Bella helps Christopher with his novel that eerily mirrors his own life. The two form an unexpectedly intense bond and their lives and the stories they tell become intertwined in unpredictable ways. Christopher seeks a mentorship while Bella asks an unthinkable favor. Everyone has a story – the question is how it ends. Nominated for six Tony Awards, including Best Play. For more info.

La Traviata

Sunday, March 26, 3pm
@Towson University, Stephens Hall

Hopkins Groups Registration Link

This event is the final Sunday of Spring Break. Please enter the lottery only if you plan to be in town!

Famed courtesan Violetta captures the heart of the young, affluent Alfredo, making her question the life of independence she thought she had wanted. The two take a leap of love, hoping for their happily ever after. Will deceit and social hierarchy tear them apart? Or will a force even greater destroy their future? Fully staged with full orchestra. For more info.


  • Registration limited to JHU undergraduates.
  • Transportation provided from JHU 1 hour before each performance.
  • Participants may be required, per venue rules, to mask and/or show proof of COVID vaccination.
  • If you are unable to attend, please email the director of Office of Arts and Innovation so others may attend.
  • Individuals requiring accommodations should email the director of Office of Arts and Innovation. We ask that requests for accommodation be made at least 7 business days before the event.

Special thanks to the Hopkins Parents Fund for underwriting this amazing opportunity!