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700 North Calvert Street

Mission Statement:

Center Stage is an artistically driven institution committed to engaging, educating, and expanding the horizons of diverse audiences through challenging, bold, thought-provoking classical and contemporary theater.

Values central to our mission are:

 - Rigorous pursuit of excellence

 - Courage to take risks

 - Commitment to diversity and inclusion

 - Belief in continual learning, exploration, and discovery

 - Fiscal integrity

About Us:

Under the leadership of playwright, actor, and director Kwame Kwei-Armah OBE (Artistic Director) and national arts leader Stephen Richard (Managing Director), Center Stage is an artistically driven institution committed to engaging, entertaining, and enriching audiences of today and tomorrow through joyous and bold performance. The professional, nonprofit theater company is dedicated to the creation and presentation of a dynamic and diverse array of new and classic work, and each year hosts an audience of more than 100,000 in its historic home in Baltimore’s Mount Vernon neighborhood. With its signature focus on civic and community engagement, Center Stage, The State Theater of Maryland, enters its second 50 years with a commitment to exploring how art and entertainment communicate in the 21st century, and to igniting conversation in Baltimore and beyond.


Elisheba Gonzalez

Sunday, May 20, 2018
The view is excellent the way the seating has been rearranged. It was clean & cozy. Kudos to the volunteers. And Play "Stax" was superb with Excellent Acting, Dancing, Music, Singing, Stage Props & Support Crew. This should go to Broadway...

Wen Han

Sunday, April 22, 2018
This is the best little gem around. They really get some high-quality performers with some amazing shows. I don't think there is a bad seat in the house

Etolia Biggs

Monday, May 21, 2018
Intimate setting thus all seats are great seats! I saw Soul The Stax Musical. Great singing, dancing and storyline!

BJ Ellis

Monday, April 9, 2018
Did business with the prop department recently. Highly professional staff and were amazing. Anyone doing business with them should be confident that they are stand up folks.

Kathy Madzelan

Saturday, March 24, 2018
We saw Animal House and wow! What a creative production. I read this more than 40 years ago and it is amazing how pertinent the message still is. Go see this if you can!

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