17 Best Performing Arts Venues in Baltimore, Maryland

An die Musik

Mount Vernon

An die Musik's name comes from German composer Franz Schubert and means ‘to the music.’ An intimate space for classical, jazz, and world music, it features performances nearly every night. The ticket office and performance space are on the second floor.

Baltimore Theatre Project

Mount Vernon

The Baltimore Theatre Project is dedicated to showing original and experimental theater, music, and dance.

Center Stage

Mount Vernon

Under the dynamic leadership of Kwame Kwei-Armah, Center Stage presents a diversity of works by contemporary and classic playwrights, ranging from Christopher Durang to Shakespeare.

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Charles Theater

Mount Vernon

Designed in 1892, the building that houses the Charles Theater has lived several lives: first, as a barn for cable cars, then a power house, a library for the blind, a ballroom, and now, a cinema. It's Baltimore's preeminent venue for first-run, foreign, and art films. Every week a classic film is featured on one of its five screens.

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

Inner Harbor

A new and long-awaited fixture in Baltimore's theater scene, Chesapeake Shakespeare Company presents works from the Bard as well as other playwrights like Chekov and Oscar Wilde. The theater is located in the former Mercantile Deposit and Trust Company bank building.

Everyman Theatre

West Baltimore

A professional theater company with a wide range, Everyman Theatre's performances could be Baltimore premieres or skillful interpretations of age-old classics.

Fells Point Corner Theater

Fells Point

The intimate Fells Point Corner Theater, an 85-seat venue focused on acting and directing workshops, stages eight off-Broadway productions a year, along with readings and poetry slams.

Friedberg Hall

Mount Vernon

Friedberg Hall, part of the Peabody Institute, is the scene of recitals, concerts, and opera performances by students, faculty, and distinguished guests.

Landmark Theatres

Inner Harbor

The sleek Landmark Theatres offer mainstream films within walking distance of the Inner Harbor. You can order crab cakes or a drink at the bar, take them into the auditorium, and relax in one of the black leather seats.

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

Mount Vernon

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall is the city's principal concert hall and home of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

Pier Six Concert Pavilion

Inner Harbor

At the outdoor Pier Six Concert Pavilion there's both pavilion and lawn seating for concerts showcasing top national musicians and groups. Concerts run from June to September.

Rotunda Cinematheque

Roland Park

Rotunda Cinematheque has two all-digital theaters showing independent and foreign films.

Single Carrot Theatre

Charles Village

Single Carrot Theatre presents five innovative and socially conscious productions from up-and-coming playwrights annually. The troupe recently moved into a new 5,500-square-foot home.

Spotlighters Theater

Mount Vernon

Spotlighters Theater is a true community theater, staging locally produced (and cast) works that include original productions, Shakespeare, and musicals; there's one production a month, with performances on weekends.

The Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center

West Baltimore

A beautifully restored 1914 movie palace is home to the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, a stage for concerts, Broadway musicals, and other big productions.

The Lyric Opera House

Mount Vernon

The Patricia and Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric, known also as the Lyric Opera House, hosts plays and musicals in addition to opera productions.

Vagabond Players

Fells Point

The Vagabond Players hosts performances of recent Broadway hits and theater favorites every weekend.