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Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

801 Chase St., Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 263-5544
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About Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Dedicated to Art for All, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts is the community’s arts center, providing lifelong, accessible engagement in the arts.  Founded in 1979, Maryland Hall provides a wide range of arts-related programming for people of all ages, backgrounds and socio-economic levels. Each day we carry out our vision to be the area’s leading center for lifelong participation in the arts. Maryland Hall offers arts classes for all ages, outreach programs, several galleries with rotating exhibits, a 725-seat theatre and a 200-seat community theater.  MHCA presents a year-round schedule of performances including presentations by four Resident Companies (Annapolis Chorale, Annapolis Opera, Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, and the Ballet Theatre of Maryland).

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- Family Friendly

- Maximum Group:

725.00

- Reservation Recommended

- Reservations Required

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- Alcohol Served

- Group Tours Available

- Onsite Restaurant/Food Vendor

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- Private Tours Available

- Restrooms Onsite


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9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Pricing

- Dining Cost

Low,

- Discounts

Group Discount ,

- Payment Methods Accepted

American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Master Card, Visa,
Transportation

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- Free Parking


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- Alcohol Served

- Group Tours Available

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- Onsite Restaurant/Food Vendor

- Private Tours Available

- Restrooms Onsite


Annapolis Opera Grand Finale: Denyce Graves in Concert
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Annapolis Opera Grand Finale: Denyce Graves in Concert

May 5, 2019

Recognized worldwide as one of today’s most exciting vocal stars, mezzo-soprano Denyce Graces has performed in the world’s great opera houses and concert halls. Particularly well-known for her portrayals of the title roles in Carmen and Samson et Dalila, Ms. Graves’ expressive voice and stage presence continues to thrill audiences with her concert and recital appearances.

The 31st Annual Vocal Competition: Finals Concert
Annapolis Opera, Inc.

The 31st Annual Vocal Competition: Finals Concert

April 14, 2019

For over 30 years, Annapolis Opera’s Vocal Competition has given opera students and young professionals in the Mid-Atlantic region the opportunity to hone their craft by performing for a blue-ribbon panel of judges comprised of respected music educators and opera performers. It also gives Artistic Director Ronald J. Gretz a chance to discover new talent for upcoming Annapolis Opera productions. The competition is fierce, with the eight finalists selected from more than 100 outstanding applicants! Prizes total more than $10,000, with each finalist receiving from $1,000 to $5,000. Held at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, the competition spans a weekend, with both semi-finals and finals open to the public, and is FREE, due to a generous grant from The Helena Foundation, Jim and Sylvia Earl. Semi-Finals: Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 10 AM Finals: Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 3 PM Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts | 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD

Carmen - Presented by The Annapolis Opera
Annapolis Opera, Inc.

Carmen - Presented by The Annapolis Opera

March 17, 2019

Bizet’s Carmen has everything you want in an opera: a twisting tale, passion, deceit, and incredible melodies from the fiery ‘Habanera’ to the ‘Toreador Song!’ Bizet’s final work is known worldwide and has become one of the most popular and frequently performed operas. Friday, March 15, 2019 at 8 PM & Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 3 PM Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts | 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD

Carmen - Presented by The Annapolis Opera
Annapolis Opera, Inc.

Carmen - Presented by The Annapolis Opera

March 15, 2019

Bizet’s Carmen has everything you want in an opera: a twisting tale, passion, deceit, and incredible melodies from the fiery ‘Habanera’ to the ‘Toreador Song!’ Bizet’s final work is known worldwide and has become one of the most popular and frequently performed operas. Friday, March 15, 2019 at 8 PM & Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 3 PM Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts | 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD

Snow White Presented by Ballet Theatre of Maryland
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Snow White Presented by Ballet Theatre of Maryland

February 24, 2019

You voted for Artistic Director Dianna Cuatto to create this new retelling of the famous Brothers Grimm fairytale for BTM’s 40th Anniversary. Complete with a magical mirror, poisoned apple, wicked queen and stepmother, seven dwarves, a prince, and more, this ballet will take you on a journey through this beloved tale with unexpected twists and turns that are sure you to delight with magic, fun, and suspense before the happily ever after. 

Snow White Presented by Ballet Theatre of Maryland
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Snow White Presented by Ballet Theatre of Maryland

February 23, 2019

You voted for Artistic Director Dianna Cuatto to create this new retelling of the famous Brothers Grimm fairytale for BTM’s 40th Anniversary. Complete with a magical mirror, poisoned apple, wicked queen and stepmother, seven dwarves, a prince, and more, this ballet will take you on a journey through this beloved tale with unexpected twists and turns that are sure you to delight with magic, fun, and suspense before the happily ever after. 

Snow White Presented by Ballet Theatre of Maryland
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Snow White Presented by Ballet Theatre of Maryland

February 22, 2019

You voted for Artistic Director Dianna Cuatto to create this new retelling of the famous Brothers Grimm fairytale for BTM’s 40th Anniversary. Complete with a magical mirror, poisoned apple, wicked queen and stepmother, seven dwarves, a prince, and more, this ballet will take you on a journey through this beloved tale with unexpected twists and turns that are sure you to delight with magic, fun, and suspense before the happily ever after. 

Broadway in Annapolis: Kiss Me Kate
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Broadway in Annapolis: Kiss Me Kate

February 16, 2019

Ernest Green and the Annapolis Chorale bring the magic of Broadway to Annapolis.  For more than a decade, the “Broadway in Annapolis” series has presented Broadway’s finest musicals, always with an emphasis on the music as it was written by the composers.  From the classics of Rodgers & Hammerstein to “Guys & Dolls, “Sweeney Todd” and “The Secret Garden,” Mr. Green, the Annapolis Chorale, Annapolis Chamber Orchestra and talented casts of singer/actors - including both local and Broadway performers - continue to give America’s favorite art form energy, vitality and spark. Students may attend free using Live Arts Maryland’s special Student Rush program by visiting the box office a half-hour prior to curtain.  Students 18 and up must present a valid ID to receive a ticket.

Broadway in Annapolis: Kiss Me Kate
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Broadway in Annapolis: Kiss Me Kate

February 15, 2019

Ernest Green and the Annapolis Chorale bring the magic of Broadway to Annapolis.  For more than a decade, the “Broadway in Annapolis” series has presented Broadway’s finest musicals, always with an emphasis on the music as it was written by the composers.  From the classics of Rodgers & Hammerstein to “Guys & Dolls, “Sweeney Todd” and “The Secret Garden,” Mr. Green, the Annapolis Chorale, Annapolis Chamber Orchestra and talented casts of singer/actors - including both local and Broadway performers - continue to give America’s favorite art form energy, vitality and spark. Students may attend free using Live Arts Maryland’s special Student Rush program by visiting the box office a half-hour prior to curtain.  Students 18 and up must present a valid ID to receive a ticket.

Arlo Guthrie's Alice’s Restaurant
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Arlo Guthrie's Alice’s Restaurant

February 10, 2019

When legendary folk music icon Arlo Guthrie took to the road to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of his seminal song “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree,” he was incredibly moved by the feedback from enthusiastic fans.  Alice’s Restaurant -- Back By Popular Demand Tour will coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the feature film “Alice’s Restaurant,” originally released in 1969, starring Arlo as himself, directed by famed director Arthur Penn. It was filmed in the Berkshires, Arlo’s own backyard, recreating some of the events that launched the Massacree, while adding a good dose of fiction. Ultimately, the movie garnered a “Best Director” Oscar Award nomination for Penn. "I didn't think I was gonna live long enough to have to learn 'Alice's Restaurant' again," Arlo Guthrie says with a smile. "It was a quirky kinda thing to begin with. Nobody writes an 18-minute monologue expecting fame and fortune. The initial success of the song really took me by surprise more than anyone else. The fact that I have contended with it for five decades either by having to learn it again or by not doing it, has been an interesting balancing act. I'm surely looking forward to it again being a centerpiece of my live repertoire." Currently on the road for the last year presenting the Re:Generation Tour, Arlo along with his son Abe will be joined onstage on the forthcoming tour with longtime collaborators Terry “A La Berry” Hall (drums), Steve Ide (guitar, vocals) and Carol Ide (vocals, percussion) of his former acclaimed band Shenandoah. Arlo’s daughter Sarah Lee Guthrie, a lauded singer-songwriter in her own right, will open the shows. In July 2017 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the “Summer of Love” and the original release of Arlo’s debut album, Rhino Records re-released the full mono version of the album Alice’s Restaurant on 180 gram vinyl. In March 2018, the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress inducted "Alice's Restaurant Massacree" into the registry honoring the recording for its cultural, historic and aesthetic importance to the American soundscape.

The Three Little Pigs: A Children’s Opera
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

The Three Little Pigs: A Children’s Opera

January 26, 2019

This exciting adaptation of a classic fairy tale is the perfect way to share the magic of live opera with the children in your life! Presented in partnership with Towson University’s Opera in a Can.

Sounds of the Season: Jazz Night Collection
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Sounds of the Season: Jazz Night Collection

December 20, 2018

Presented by Maryland Hall, Phyllis "Tee" Adams & Keith A. Rowel. Join us for an evening of holiday jazz music featuring Billboard charting violinist Chelsey Green and the Green Project and local legendary Jazz Saxophonist Art Sherrod Jr. with singer/songwriter Lolita Chambers Lamkin. Ticketholders are invited to a Pre-Show Happy Hour in The Galleries. 

Darlene Love: Love For the Holidays
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Darlene Love: Love For the Holidays

December 17, 2018

Celebrate the Season with Grammy Award Winner Darlene Love! Featuring her #1 holiday classic, Christmas Baby Please Come Home. No Christmas star shines quite as bright as the talent of the legendary Darlene Love. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee will bring holiday cheer to Annapolis with songs that span her celebrated career in the music industry. Rolling Stone Magazine calls her “One of the greatest singers of all time.”

The Nutcracker Presented by Ballet Theatre of Maryland
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

The Nutcracker Presented by Ballet Theatre of Maryland

December 16, 2018

We invite you to the most famous Christmas Party of all time as you attend The Nutcracker where the possibility of dreams, the magic of Christmas and the wonder of the child merge through young Clara's adventures with mechanical dolls, life-size rats, and whirling Kingdoms of Snow and Sweets. Help Clara rescue her beloved Nutcracker from the Rat Queen's evil spell and discover her true destiny.

The Nutcracker Presented by Ballet Theatre of Maryland
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

The Nutcracker Presented by Ballet Theatre of Maryland

December 16, 2018

We invite you to the most famous Christmas Party of all time as you attend The Nutcracker where the possibility of dreams, the magic of Christmas and the wonder of the child merge through young Clara's adventures with mechanical dolls, life-size rats, and whirling Kingdoms of Snow and Sweets. Help Clara rescue her beloved Nutcracker from the Rat Queen's evil spell and discover her true destiny.

The Nutcracker Presented by Ballet Theatre of Maryland
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

The Nutcracker Presented by Ballet Theatre of Maryland

December 15, 2018

We invite you to the most famous Christmas Party of all time as you attend The Nutcracker where the possibility of dreams, the magic of Christmas and the wonder of the child merge through young Clara's adventures with mechanical dolls, life-size rats, and whirling Kingdoms of Snow and Sweets. Help Clara rescue her beloved Nutcracker from the Rat Queen's evil spell and discover her true destiny.