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Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

University Blvd & Stadium Dr, College Park, MD 20742
301-405-2787
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Ranked #1 of 10 attractions in College Park
Type: Theaters
Owner description: The performing arts center at University of Maryland, College Park. Performances, workshops & discussions by professionals & students. Most events are... more » Owner description: The performing arts center at University of Maryland, College Park. Performances, workshops & discussions by professionals & students. Most events are free. « less
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The Clarice Smith is an extraordinary cultural resource in College Park, Maryland. It's performances are varied -- covering the gamut from puppet theater, to dance, to chamber music. The performances are superb, as good or better than those shown at the Kennedy for several times the price, Parking is convenient.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Its a 'not so' hidden treasure of College Park area. Housed in University of Maryland campus this centre is huge with several world class theatre and performing stages. The performances are also of superior quality and costs much less than DC. Some are even free.. We enjoyed a free concert of game orchestra recently... Yes a full fledged orchestra containing... More

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laurel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

It is very conveniently located with different big and small theaters. There is plenty of free parking on weekends and is a great small venue.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

The University of Maryland is one of the top ten music schools in the United States. Stellar professors like Ed Maclary and Delores Zieglar and Dominic Cossa and Linda Mabbs (among many others) and the advantageous proximity to Washington makes this school a strong choice for serious musicians. The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center is magnificent.

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Tiverton, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We got to see Harry Belafonte! Awesome and unplanned concert! UMD campus was beautiful and not unlike a small city in a city. We went on campus just to see if there were any plays or concerts while we were in town and jumped at the chance to see the concert and hear the legendary Mr. Belafonte narrate.

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

I am a graduate student from UMD's Dance program (TDPS). To put it short and sweet, this venue is where all of my performances from college were held. It is a gorgeous theatre/building, and professional high-paying performances are here. There is a DIVERSE line up of performances in different areas of the arts throughout the year. Dance collaborations with music... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

This performing arts center is a great showcase for students, faculty and visiting artists. I have seen, as well as participated as a piper, many interesting live performances. Admission prices are normally relatively small.

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washington, d.c.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Generally, great music, theater, and dance performances at inexpensive prices. A Midsummer Night's Dream was a collaboration between the University of Maryland Theater Department and the Beijing Chinese Opera school. Much of the play was done in the style of Chinese Opera, with interesting staging and costumes.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Performing arts center is wonderful. Great that is on a college campus. I've seen several shows at Smith and they have all been excellent. Of course, my granddaughter is a theater major so my view may be influenced by that fact. Even so, that facility is great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

When we think of performing arts in the DC area, it is so easy to think (myopically) about the Kennedy Center. The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park, on the campus of the University of Maryland, is a venue for wonderful performances of all types at prices that won't break your budget!

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