The theater is the place where you can go to lose yourself in the live action of the stage. The Baltimore Center Stage has been a part of Baltimore since 1963 and provides professional productions that range from classic theater to contemporary works. The theater also offers educational programs and community programs to help encourage the love of the theater. Another incredible venue for theater is the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center on the west side of Baltimore. This center has a rich history that dates back to 1914 when it was originally known as the Hippodrome and was originally a theater for the showings of movies. Through a variety of changes throughout vaudeville and through the following decades the Hippodrome had a rich history. Unfortunately that history was cut short in the 1990′s but was revived as the current center. Now the Center encompasses a variety of arts and entertainment for the pleasure of their patrons.
If you want experimental theater try out the Theater Project which combines theater, music and dance for a totally new experience in live entertainment. This group has been around since 1971 and like many theaters has had a several restructuring experiences. Today’s group maintains excellence and continues to reach out to the community in support of connecting the city of Baltimore to the global artist community. On the opposite side of experimental theater is traditional, such as the Baltimore Opera Theater. The Baltimore Opera Theater is located within the renovated Hippodrome Theater. The opening season just started in 2009 with works such as Il Barbiere Di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville).
No matter what your taste in theater or the arts there is something for everyone in the city of Baltimore. Whether you want a classic play by Shakespeare or a musical, you can find whatever your heart desires. A little research and planning can ensure that you have a magical night out. Come experience the fantasy of the theater.