Grand Opening


                              Grand Opening Gala Tickets – Order Here

                             Grand Opening Family Festival  Tickets – Only a few tickets remain.                                                          Please call 410.244-8571, Ext. 105, to inquire about availability.


Grand Opening Festivities

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Theater in Baltimore

You have helped build our dream-come-true: a new home.

Now come celebrate with us!

We can’t wait to welcome you to our new home at 7 South Calvert Street.

-A grand theater for Shakespeare and the classics

-A gem in Baltimore’s downtown corridor

-A cultural resource for area schools and communities

Don’t miss a minute of the merry-making:

Monday, September 15, at 10 a.m.

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will wield the sword. Join us under the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company marquee at 7 South Calvert Street.
This event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, September 20, at 6 p.m.

Grand Opening Black-Tie Gala
Join us for a standing reception, pre-show entertainment, an evening production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and an after-party with dancing on the stage, dessert, and champagne. Tickets: $250, with all proceeds to benefit artistic and educational initiatives of the nonprofit Chesapeake Shakespeare Company.

Sunday, September 21, at 1 p.m.

Grand Opening Family Festival
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company welcomes its young patrons and their parents with festival-style fun and a matinee performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Pre-show dress-up and activities for all ages. Meet the actors following the performance. Tickets: $75 adults, $25 children under 18, with all proceeds to benefit artistic and educational initiatives of the nonprofit Chesapeake Shakespeare Company.

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company wishes to thank you and all of its contributors whose generosity is making possible the rebirth of the historic Mercantile Deposit and Trust Company Building as CSC’s Downtown Theater for the classics, including

                                                                                Gala Sponsors:

The Helm Foundation

The Arts Insurance Program LLC, a division of Maury Donnelly & Parr

Southway Builders



Cho Benn Holback + Associates


Grand Opening and Season Media Partners:  

The Baltimore Sun Media Group


Maryland Public Television




Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.   Show your support for the renaissance of classic theater in Baltimore by becoming a Grand Opening sponsor.  Please click here to learn more about sponsorships or call Elizabeth Berman, Development and Capital Campaign Assistant, at 410-244-8571, Ext. 105.