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Serving as a leader of Baltimore's thriving theater community for over 50 years, Center stage is famous for its innovative presentation of contemporary and classic plays. This non-profit and professional theater company is located in the Mount Vernon neighborhood of the city, known for its cultural diversity. Past shows have include classics like Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and contemporary performances like Wild With Happy. Visit the website to know more about their upcoming season and shows.
This theater offers basically the regular things that any other would - what sets it apart is the location that it is housed in. Add to the fact that the management believes in giving back to the community around it. Various educational as well as outreach programs are constantly planned by the committee for the benefit of the locals. They also have a well-planned season ahead of them packed with well-known plays and interesting events as all.
The Hippodrome Theatre is the centerpiece of the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, holding all of the center's shows. Located just three blocks away from the University of Maryland, this performing arts theater is a true gem of the city. This Vaudeville theater was built in 1914 and designed by Thomas White Lamb, one of the most prominent theater architects of his time. Over the years the theater went through various transformations, from a movie theater to a performing arts venue that it is today.