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Center Stage

700 N. Calvert St, Baltimore, MD (Mount Vernon)
410-332-0033
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Ranked #18 of 158 attractions in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Owner description: The State Theater of Maryland, CENTERSTAGE is currently celebrating its 50th Anniversary Season. The not-for-profit company serves as Maryland’s hub... more » Owner description: The State Theater of Maryland, CENTERSTAGE is currently celebrating its 50th Anniversary Season. The not-for-profit company serves as Maryland’s hub for smart, provocative, and entertaining theater and as a catalyst for conversation with the community.Each year, a consistently broad range of productions in two intimate performing spaces attracts highly diverse audiences of more than 100,000 people—including more than 8,000 fiercely loyal members, many of whom have been with the theater during its entire history. Additionally, CENTERSTAGE offers a variety of dramaturgical, community, and educational programs to broaden access and enhance the theatergoing experience. Our Mission Statement: CENTERSTAGE 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 « less
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is great place to see some really great plays. The theatre is small so wherever you are seated you have a great view of the performance. The actors are always at the top of their game and put on a great show. The only downside can be finding on street parking especially if you are running late.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

When the performance sparkles as it did for Wild with Happy, this is an excellent evening, add the wine sale and fun friendly theater goers

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Woodbine, Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Interesting place containing two main performance venues. Both provide intimate seating for a great audience experience. I have seen many productions there and appreciate the creativity and unique style of the company and it's members.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I've seen many great plays here -- always had good seats! Have also attended "Stoop Stories" once a month. Quite good. Good bar, some refreshments, and the line for the ladies room goes quickly during intermission!

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eastcoast
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have loved everything I've seen there, but I to say that their production of Sweeny Todd was the best I've sen. I truly loved it. This is a VERY professional troupe that works wonders, and works so well together.

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Adamstown, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Enjoyed a great presentation of " Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" over Easter weekend. Excellent show, fabulous actors, and a very neat theater.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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224 reviews 224 reviews
42 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We have attended for years. .For the most part the shows are inventive and done well. The venue has separate theaters for each production, housed in a well renovated building in Mt. Vernon. Try it...makes for a pleasant afternoon or evening.

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Baltimore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I've lost count as to the number of performances that I've attended here, but I have noticed that they get bigger and bigger stars each year -- along with more provocative, complex work. CenterStage is a real treasure. It's right on par with New York and just as good as Steppenwolf, but without the sky-high prices.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The theatre offers a full range of productions with many offering post event get togethers with the cast. There is a bar and restaurant on site and very helpful ushers and house managers to help with special accomodations.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Center Stage is a small theater where you sit close to the stage and really feel a part of each performance. The schedule usually has a wide selection of plays, and every one we've ever seen has been excellent in quality, both drama and musicals.

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