Center Stage is located at 700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202.

Center Stage is located in the heart of Baltimore's historic Mount Vernon Cultural District, just two blocks east of the iconic Washington Monument and 10 blocks north of Harborplace.


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Driving

We're just two right turns off the JFX's Guilford Avenue exit or a straight shot up Calvert Street from the Inner Harbor.

Parking

On-street parking is available and the Baltimore Sun Parking Garage, located at 601 North Calvert Street, is diagonally across from the theater at Monument & Calvert.


If you are parking in the Baltimore Sun Garage, you can pay via credit card at the pay station in the garage lobby or at the in-lane pay station as you exit.  If you have a pre-paid voucher, proceed directly to your vehicle and feed the in-lane machine with your original ticket first, followed by the pre-paid voucher. We are unable to validate parking tickets.  

Mass Transit

Take a (free!) ride on the Charm City Circulator. The Purple Route makes stops at Centre Street and Madison Street, one and two blocks away from Center Stage. 

Visit the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) website to plan your trip by bus, Light Rail, or Metro Subway.  

  • The Light Rail stop closest to Center Stage is in the 500 Block of Centre Street.
  • The Metro Subway stop closest to Center Stage is at Shot Tower. 
  • Local Bus Service routes  3, 11, 19, 27, 61, and 64 all have stops within walking distance of Center Stage. 
  • Express Bus numbers 3, 120, and 15 make stops within walking distance of Center Stage. 
  • Commuter Bus numbers 320, 410, 411, and 420 make stops within walking distance of Center Stage.

Coming from out of town? Penn Station, the main bus and train terminal serving downtown Baltimore, is less than a mile away.

New to Center Stage? Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about visiting us for the first time:


Where is Center Stage and how do I get there? 

Center Stage is located at 700 North Calvert Street in the heart of Baltimore's Mount Vernon Cultural District. We're just 10 blocks directly north of the Inner Harbor and Harborplace, about a mile west of Johns Hopkins Hospital, a half-mile south of Penn Station, and two blocks east of Historic Charles Street.


What is the closest place to grab a bite to eat?

We recommend Sascha's Express, served in the Mezzanine Café before every regularly scheduled performance. For post-show dining, try any of these excellent restaurants, many of which are within walking distance of the theater.

Is the theater appropriate for my children?

It depends on the production and on your child.  Please refer to our parental guidelines, located here

Our Department of Community Programs & Education sponsors several programs specifically for children interested in the theater. From our Young Playwrights Festival to Encounter to our Part-Time/Summer Internship Program, we enjoy nurturing budding artists and audience members.


What is the dress code?

Attracting theater lovers of all ages from all over the city, state, and region, Center Stage's audiences tend to come as they are: some in jeans and sneakers, some in "business casual," and others dressed to the nines. We want you to feel comfortable--whatever that means to you.


Center Stage is welcoming and accessible to all patrons and is fully ADA-compliant. We offer a variety of pre-scheduled performance and ongoing services for patrons who request audio, visual, and mobility accommodations.

If you have a need that isn’t addressed below, please call us at 410.332.0033 (Maryland Relay 711) or e-mail us at access@centerstage.org.

Assistive Listening

Center Stage offers a state of the art, comfortable FM, operating in the 72MHz range, assistive listening devices. We provide two different styles of headphones available to use with our devices: Stereo Headphones and Stethoscope Stereo Headphones. Our system will also allow you to bring your own personal headphones if you feel more comfortable using them. Any headphone that fits in to an iPod (standard 1/8” headphone jack) will fit in our system. We also provide Neck Loops for those who want to use our system with their hearing aids. In order for your hearing aids to work with the listening system they must have a T-coil system inside. Headsets and loops are available at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis. We are fully compliant with current ADA laws for assisted listening systems with the number of packs and neck loops we have on hand. We ask that you leave photo identification while borrowing a device. Patrons can pick up a device from the information kiosk located in the lobby of the theater. A photo ID will be required to check out a device. 


Audio Description

Our volunteer audio describers provide an objective description of the non-verbal action on stage. Headsets are available at no charge, but we ask that you leave a photo identification while you borrow them. 

2013-14 Season Audio Described Performances

Animal Crackers
September 29, 2013 at 2 pm  
  September 29, 2013 at 7:30 pm
   
dance of the holy ghosts 
November 3, 2013 at 2 pm
  November 3, 2013 at 7:30 pm
   
A Civil War Christmas 
December 15, 2013 at 2 pm
  December 15, 2013 at 7:30 pm

 
Stones in His Pockets
February 9, 2014 at 2 pm
  February 9, 2014 at 7:30 pm 
   
Twelfth Night  March 30, 2014 at 2 pm
  March 30, 2014 at 7:30 pm
   
Vanya and Sonia
May 11, 2014 at 2 pm
  May 11, 2014 at 7:30 pm
   
Wild with Happy
June 22, 2014 at 2 pm
  June 22, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Braille Programs

Braille programs are available at no charge for Full Season performances with advance notice.


Lighted Magnifiers

Center Stage offers lighted magnifiers that can be checked out using a photo ID.

Maryland Relay Service

We are happy to accept Maryland Relay Service calls through our Box Office (410.332.0033) and Administrative Offices (410.986.4000).


Open Captioning

Open Captioning works much like close caption does on a TV. The system provides the text of the play on a screen, as well as descriptions of any sound effects, so that people can read along with the action that is happening on stage. The LED sign is capable of delivering up to 4 lines of text at a time, and the text is programmed into a computer and controlled by an operator so that the delivery is in time with the dialogue and action on the stage. There will be one captioned performance for each production in the Full Season.


2013-14 Season Captioned Performances

Animal Crackers  September 29, 2013 at 7:30 pm 
   
dance of the holy ghosts 
November 3, 2013 at 7:30 pm
   
A Civil War Christmas 
December 15, 2013 at 7:30 pm 
   
Stones in His Pockets  
January 9, 2014 at 7:30 pm 
   
Twelfth Night March 30, 2014 at 7:30 pm 
   
Vanya and Sonia May 11, 2014 at 7:30 pm
   
Wild with Happy June 22, 2014 at 7:30 pm  


Wheelchair & Mobility Access

Utilizing universal design, both The Pearlstone and Head Theaters are fully accessible for patrons with specific mobility needs. Both offer removable seats for patrons who use wheelchairs, and the theater has an on-site wheelchair for use upon request. In addition, our Box Office entrance has a gently sloping ramp that provides access to our lobby and motorized doors that can be opened at the touch of a button.