Backstage Virginia is broadcast live on Channel 12 from the 7th floor studio in University Hospital on Tuesday afternoons from 3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Designed to highlight Virginia, children are encouraged to share their knowledge of the Commonwealth, play games, and explore people and places from the mountains to the sea. Children are invited to participate - live - in the studio. A special TV release must be signed by a parent or guardian for children to be on camera in the studio. This form is available from Hospital Education Program (HEP) staff. Patients who are unable to come to the studio are encouraged to watch via Channel 12 and participate by telephone from their rooms. The studio phone number appears on the television screen.
All HEP services are free to children and their families. For additional information, contact (434) 924-2658.