Maryland's Theaters and Performing Arts Venues

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This sumptuous concert hall is home to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore

Maryland’s thriving cultural scene offers world-class sound stages and amphitheaters that host world-renowned local talent and leading stars from around the world. Take a peek inside some of the best theaters and performing arts venues in Maryland and start planning your theater trip today.

The Maryland Theatre is a music and entertainment venue located in the Arts and Entertainment District of downtown Hagerstown, Maryland.

1 Maryland Theatre, Hagerstown

This gorgeous historic space dates back to 1915, when it hosted silent films. Today, its stage is regularly graced by the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, and notable stars in every genre—from country to comedy to classical—regularly perform in its 1,300-seat auditorium.


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Type:
Performing Arts


Location:
21-27 S Potomac St
Hagerstown, MD 21740
301-790-2000


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Hippodrome Theater Photo By: Ken Stanek Photography

2 Hippodrome Theater at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, Baltimore

This legendary building opened in 1914 as a movie palace and stage for vaudevillians. Its restoration more than 10 years ago has provided a world-class stage to Broadway’s biggest touring productions.


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Type:
Performing Arts


Location:
12 N Eutaw St
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-752-7444


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Imagination Stage

3 Imagination Stage, Bethesda

At the largest and most respected multi-disciplinary theater arts organization in the mid-Atlantic region, children are spellbound by Imagination Stage’s professional shows, but they can also flex their own creative muscles in one of its many acting, film or dance classes and camps.


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Type:
Performing Arts


Location:
4908 Auburn Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
301-280-1660


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The Music Center at Strathmore

4 Music Center at Strathmore, Bethesda

Major international folk, rock, R&B, pop and jazz artists love to perform in this concert hall, noted for its crisp acoustics. The Strathmore is also home to resident organizations like the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Washington Performing Arts Society, National Philharmonic, Levine Music, CityDance Center, Maryland Classical Youth Orchestra and InterPlay.


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Type:
Performing Arts


Location:
5301 Tuckerman Ln
North Bethesda, MD 20852
301-581-5100


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 Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore

5 Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore

This 2,400+ seat concert hall is home to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, which performs weekly with a variety of top guest artists. Try one of the BSO’s seven-themed concert series, such as SuperPops, Family Concerts, Music Box or the secrets-spilling Off the Cuff series.  


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Type:
Performing Arts


Location:
1212 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-783-8000


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Lyric aka Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric Photo By: Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric

6 Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric, Baltimore

Take a complimentary guided tour of this gorgeous building to see the dramatic high ceilings fashioned after Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw. Its diverse shows include famous singers, classical ballets, touring comedians and children’s concerts.


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Type:
Performing Arts


Location:
140 West Mount Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-685-5086


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Center Stage in Baltimore, Maryland

7 Center Stage, Baltimore

Lauded playwright, actor and director Kwame Kwei-Armah took the helm of this Baltimore theater staple a few years ago as its Artistic Director. He and Managing Director Stephen Richard offer not only popular Broadway musicals and classic theater but also productions by emerging playwrights that push the artistic envelope.


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Type:
Performing Arts


Location:
700 North Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-332-0033


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Dancers with the Baltimore Theatre Project

8 Theatre Project, Baltimore

In the 1970s, this theater would support itself and its performers by passing a hat to collect donations instead of charging for tickets. Today, artists are still being nurtured to create experimental theater, dance and music in this 150-seat blackbox venue.


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Type:
Arts & Culture


Location:
45 W Preston St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-539-3091


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Annapolis Opera Photo By: AnnapolisOpera.org

9 Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis

Maryland Hall is a multi-disciplinary arts center. Its stage is home to the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, Annapolis Chorale, Annapolis Opera and The Ballet Theatre of Maryland. This repurposed former high school also utilizes its many classrooms to host creative classes of all varieties.


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Type:
Performing Arts


Location:
801 Chase Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-263-5544


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Bowie Center for the Performing Arts

10 Bowie Center for the Performing Arts

You’ll enjoy off-Broadway theater shows and concerts at the Bowie Center, but you can also take workshops, attend lectures, learn stage craft and more.

 


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Type:
Arts & Culture


Location:
15200 Annapolis Rd.
Bowie, MD 20715
301-805-6880


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Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland College Park

11 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park

The premiere venue of The University of Maryland College Park, The Clarice hosts high-caliber undergrad and graduate student performances as well as a roster of internationally acclaimed visiting artists.


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Type:
Performing Arts


Location:
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
301-405-ARTS (2787)


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Featured Places
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Location:
21-27 S Potomac St
Hagerstown, MD 21740
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Location:
4908 Auburn Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
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Location:
5301 Tuckerman Ln
North Bethesda, MD 20852
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Location:
1212 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
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Location:
140 West Mount Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201
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Location:
700 North Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
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Location:
45 W Preston St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
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Location:
801 Chase Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
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Location:
15200 Annapolis Rd.
Bowie, MD 20715
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Location:
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
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