Thank you for taking the time to read our FAQs & performance policies.
They are intended to address any concerns before arrival, as well as to create a positive experience for you and all of our patrons. If you have a question about one of our policies, please don’t hesitate to call us.
Baltimore 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. See directions here.
Street parking is available. There is also a garage diagonally across from the theater at 601 N. Calvert Street. Learn more here. Please note: BCS does not own this garage.
Ticket prices are based on demand. Tickets start from $25–$74, but as dates get closer and seats become scarcer, prices may increase $5–$15 more per ticket. For the best possible prices, we strongly suggest purchasing tickets in advance. There is a $5 per-ticket handling fee and a $3-per order web convenience fee for tickets purchased on our website. All fees are waived for Members and groups of 10 or more.
Mobility: Wheelchair-accessible seating is available for every performance.
Visual Assistance: Two performances per production feature Audio Description and Touch Tours—a pre-show opportunity to feel props and set pieces on stage. Large print and braille programs are available upon request.
Audio Assistance: An Open Captioned performance is available one Sunday evening for each production. We also offer free assistive listening devices at every performance.
We offer seated dinner from Sascha's & The Elephant on the second floor Marilyn Meyerhoff Mezzanine starting two hours before each performance.
A selection of food and snacks from Atwater's and The Peanut Shoppe is also available at our bars, which open an hour and a half before each performance. Learn more.
For other pre- and post-show dining, visit our Restaurant Partners, many of which are within walking distance of the theater.
We recommend you arrive 45 minutes prior to curtain, especially if you have tickets at Will Call. The lobby opens two hours hour before curtain.
Performances begin promptly. Due to the intimate size of the theaters, late seating is done at the house manager or director’s discretion at an appropriate time in the show. For shows with intermissions: You may be seated in an alternate location designated for late arrivals and move to your original seat at intermission. For shows without intermissions: You may be seated in an alternate location designated for late arrivals.
We love introducing young persons to live theater. However, many of our productions may be deemed unsuitable for younger audiences. Adults are ultimately the best judge of the appropriateness for the young people they’ll bring with them. You can find show-specific parental guidelines on each play’s webpage, or contact the Box Office at 410.332.0033. We’re happy to provide additional information to inform your decision. In general, children under six are not permitted in the theater, except for Family Series shows and special events like Backstage at Baltimore Center Stage.
We offer several programs specifically for children interested in the theater. From our new Family Series, to the popular Camp Center Stage, Young Playwrights Festival to Drama Club to our Part-Time/Summer Internship Program, we enjoy nurturing budding artists and audience members. In general, children under six are not permitted in the theater.
Attracting theater lovers of all ages from all over the city, state, and region, Baltimore 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.
Once a play has opened, you can find out the running time by visiting the show page on our website or by calling the Box Office.
Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more people, as well as seniors, active and retired military personnel, students, and people under 35. For more information on our group rates, discounted tickets, and rush policies, visit our promotions page.
There are no refunds for tickets. Non-Member ticket purchasers can exchange up to 24 hours in advance of their performance and are subject to a $5 per order exchange fee plus any difference in ticket price. Members are not subject to ticket exchange fees. Day-of exchanges are not permitted.
Members and non-Member ticket purchasers who are unable to use their tickets may turn them in as a contribution to Baltimore Center Stage. The value of the donated tickets is tax-deductible and acknowledged by email. To qualify, you must turn in tickets at least 24 hours before the scheduled performance. Tickets for past performances cannot be considered a donation.
Drinks from our bars are welcome in the theater. Lids are required for all drinks. Food is not permitted in the theaters. No outside food or drinks, please.
Please silence all phones and electronic devices before the show and after intermission. Audio and video recording are strictly forbidden. No flash photography during the show.
Bathrooms are located on the first, second, and fourth floors.
We use tobacco-free herbal imitations when there is on-stage smoking and do everything possible to minimize the impact and amount of smoke that drifts into the audience. Let our Box Office or front-of-house personnel know if you are smoke sensitive.
During your visit, you or members of your family may be filmed, videotaped, and/or photographed by a Baltimore Center Stage employee, contract photographer, or the media. Your attendance at Baltimore Center Stage events serves as permission for the use of your image, or the image of your family members, by the theater to publicize our programs or facilities. Please contact the House Manager on duty if you have any questions or concerns about this policy.