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Center Stage

Address: 700 N. Calvert St, Baltimore, MD (Mount Vernon)
Phone Number: 410-332-0033
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Ranked #13 of 133 Attractions in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: The State Theater of Maryland, CENTERSTAGE is currently celebrating its 50th Anniversary Season...
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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

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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I have been involved with Center Stage for twenty years, but very involved and seeing each show at least twice, for the last ten years. The acting is always superb! Staff is appreciative and friendly, often providing insight on the show, to the audience. There are special prices available for some nights and at certain times. There is a casual... More 

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Glen Arm, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We have been to Center Stage several times now and have thoroughly enjoyed every show. There are no bad seats in the house. Last night we saw "It's a Wonderful Life, radio version" and loved it. They made it unique to Baltimore, by setting it at WBAL radio station and adding Old Bay and H&S Bakery Commercials. The 2 theaters... More 

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Stevenson, Maryland, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Wonderful play with beautiful voices and a great set. We sat in the last row of the orchestra, and the sight lines were good except that the woman in front of us had a high hairdo, and it was difficult to see over her.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We saw Next to Normal last night. The music, singing, and performances were outstanding. The theatre seating is awesome too. There really isn't a bad seat in the house. We try to see a show whenever we visit Baltimore. If you like the theatre I definitely recommend Center Stage

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Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Went to Center Stage and saw Amadeus. The performance was wonderful. The characters put on a pre-show about 1/2 hour before the actual performance. The employees and volunteers are great. The tickets are reasonably priced. A "must see"!!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Center Stage is a gem in Baltimore. I’ve seen 4-5 shows here and have one coming up soon. The theater is very intimate, small enough that you can see all of the facial expressions and nuances, yet big enough so that you don’t feel like you’re in an auditorium. I’ve sat in many locations throughout the theater and I don’t... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We saw a new play at the Arena, and enjoyed a lovely buffet meal prior to the show at their cafe. I am an avid supporter of regional theatre, and the Arena didn't disppoint in its commitment to offering important dramatical work at an affordable price, with quality artistry. The lobby was spacious. the theatre comfortable, and the play excellent.... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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21 helpful votes 21 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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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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