Baltimore is a bustling city with a thriving performing arts scene. From historic theaters to independent venues, there are plenty of opportunities to explore the city's culture and entertainment. The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is one of the most iconic venues in the city. Located in the renovated Romanesque building Mercantile Trust & Deposit Company, this theater seeks to answer the question: “What makes Shakespeare so great?” The company's mission is to help the public connect in new ways with classic works, both by the bard and other artists, such as Henrik Ibsen, Thornton Wilder, Charles Dickens and more.
In particular, they strive to reach young people, offering morning school programs and free tickets for children to attend limited productions. The Strathmore is another popular venue for performing arts in Baltimore. This concert hall has a capacity for more than 2,400 people and is home to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, which performs weekly with a variety of top-notch guest artists. The Strathmore also hosts a number of resident organizations such as the Washington Performing Arts Society, the National Philharmonic, Levine Music, the CityDance Center, the Maryland Classical Youth Orchestra and InterPlay. Main international folk, rock, R&B, pop and jazz artists love to perform in this concert hall due to its clear acoustics. The Arena Players is another theater in Baltimore that offers a variety of performances.
This theater has been around since 1952 and is dedicated to producing plays that reflect African American culture. The Arena Players also offers educational programs for children and adults alike. Other theaters in Baltimore include Everyman Theater, REP Stage Theater Project, Single Carrot Factory Baltimore Shakespeare Factory, Stillpointe Theatre Initiative, Two Strikes Theatre Collective, Iron Crow Theatre Company, The Strand Fells Point Corner Theatre Maryland Near D C Transformation Theatre The Roundhouse Theatre The Olney Theatre Center Montgomery Playhouse Venus Playshack Maryland Anna Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre The Roundhouse Theatre The Olney Theatre Center Montgomery Playhouse Venus Playshack Maryland Anna Annapolis Shakespeare Company Virginia Near D C The Keegan Theater Signature Theater in Baltimore City Festival Charm City Fringe Museum American Dime Museum. In addition to theaters and performing arts centers, there are also a number of museums and cultural institutions in Baltimore that are worth exploring. These include the Baltimore Museum of Art, Walters Art Museum, Enoch Pratt Library, American Visionary Art Museum and more.
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