In 1978, Center Stage was named the State Theater of Maryland (Chapter 1003, Acts of 1978; Code General Provisions Article, sec. 7-319(a)). The Theater was renamed Baltimore Center Stage in 2017.
Baltimore Center Stage is a nonprofit resident professional theater. (Resident theaters invite artists to perform or design costumes and sets for their productions while living in theater-provided housing for the duration of their performance schedules.) One of approximately 70 resident theaters nationwide, Baltimore Center Stage has an annual operating budget of about $6.7 million and employs some 100 artists and administrators year-round.
Center Stage, 700 North Calvert St., Baltimore, Maryland, 2004. Photo courtesy of Center Stage.
At performances of the 2017-2018 season, audiences saw plays, as well as play labs (staged readings of emerging plays); digital initiatives; and special engagements. The six plays offered for the 2018-2019 season are Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, King of the Yees, A Wonder in My Soul, Fun Home, Indecent, and How to Catch Creation.
Center Stage, 700 North Calvert St., Baltimore, Maryland. Photo by Richard Anderson, courtesy of Center Stage.
As part of a $32 million capital campaign, Baltimore Center Stage underwent a massive $28 million renovation in 2016. The grand reopening was March 3, 2017.
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