10 Best Places for Live Theater in Maryland!

Get ready to be entertained at any of these live theaters in Maryland. Art is an important part of our culture, so whether you are interested in attending a play in an intimate setting or sitting in the glorious Beaux-Arts Hippodrome Theatre, you are sure to find the perfect venue for your next night out.

Colonial Players, Annapolis, MD

This is community theater at its best with adults and children participating throughout the year. One hundred and eighty people can easily fit in the theater, at its location in Annapolis, so grabbing dinner or staying at a fabulous hotel can turn an evening at the theater into a fun weekend.

Fells Point Corner Theatre, Baltimore, MD

This is a small community theatre where you can catch live theatre in an incredibly intimate setting. A local secret, you can come here with a date or a group of friends to watch fearless performances and plays written by local play writes. It’s truly a one of a kind experience.

Children’s Theatre of Annapolis, Annapolis, MD

Come watch these young stars delight audiences with their incredible talent. They have educational classes as well, making this a popular spot for kids from all over Anne Arundel County. They have around three shows per year so there is plenty of shows to see.

Baltimore Center Stage, Baltimore, MD

This is the largest professional producing theater in the area so there are constantly new shows to watch. They are diverse featuring shows like “Jazz” and “Twisted Melodies.” In addition to their main stage, they also have something called off-center where you can see plays written and performed by local artists, along with a robust arts education program.

Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre, Chestertown, MD

You may not think of Chestertown for all-time favorites like “Roots” along with cult favorites like “Love, Loss, and What I Wore” but you can find it all at this local, community theatre. They also host musical artists, school performances, and even have an open mic night. There is always something going on which gives residents plenty of reason to stay on this side of the water.

Avalon Theatre, Easton, MD

The Avalon Theatre was established to provide residents of the Eastern Shore with a venue to watch live theatre and performances from artists throughout the area. They are a non-profit that promotes art education and entertainment—a true community partner. A lot of bands come through here and so do local plays.

Mar-Va Theater, Pocomoke City, MD

Live events throughout the year and a summertime theater academy make the Mar-Va theater the darling of Pocomoke City. They have open auditions for the community to participate so you never know who you will see on stage. It’s fast, fun, exciting and always an adventure.

Hippodrome Theatre, Baltimore, MD

In 1914, the Hippodrome Theater was built to host vaudeville shows and it is fabulous. The theater is legendary, visually stunning on the inside, and features all types of shows from live theater to concerts and shows. Some are local and others are national acts, so there is always something new to see.

Bowie Center for the Performing Arts, Bowie, MD

This local performing arts center hosts all types of local theatrical events. From school concerts and plays to community theater and larger performances, the Bowie Center for the Performing Arts has a constantly changing lineup of events. That’s the best thing about the theater—you can see how talented your friends and neighbors are, and maybe even get in on the action.

Compass Rose Theater, Annapolis, MD

Hailed as the premier professional teaching theater in the area, Compass Rose has strict auditions that attract the best talent. The performances are stunning and the acting is absolutely brilliant, making this a destination for many theater students on their way to Broadway.

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