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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
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Owner description: The performing arts center at University of Maryland, College Park. Performances, workshops & discussions by professionals & students. Most events are free.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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138 reviews 138 reviews
49 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

It's a spacious center with multiple theaters and performing halls. Every seat is a good seat. The box office staff seems to be students from the university. They are a great bunch.

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Washington DC
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Easy parking, nice lobby. Would be nice if they had a beverage center for intermissions but otherwise very elegant and intimate venues for music, plays and other performances

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New Hope, PA
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185 reviews 185 reviews
60 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Located on the north campus of U of MD in College Park, this is a first rate facility. Year round performances vary widely in its offerings. that's a good thing.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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137 reviews 137 reviews
103 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
9 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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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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