Grand Opening


…to everyone who shared the magical Grand Opening Week events with us.

Photo by Teresa Castracane

 …to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who joined us at our Black-Tie Gala

…to our ribbon-cutters, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Kaliope Parthemos, Chief of Staff, Baltimore Office of the Mayor

…to our wonderful Gala Sponsors:  The Helm Foundation, Southway Builders, PNC, Carefirst, Legg Mason, Cho Benn Holback + Associates, and The Arts Insurance Program LLC, a Division of Maury, Donnelly & Parr, Inc.

…to our Media Partners:  The Baltimore Sun Media Group, WYPR, WTMD, and Maryland Public Television

…to the many revelers and donors who joined us for the Black-Tie Gala

…to friends and family who came out for the Arts Community Reception and Company Night Grand Opening

…to the more than 100 children and their families, who enjoyed A Midsummer Night’s Dream and our PNC Family Room during our Grand Opening Family Festival

…to the Grand Opening Committee and its subcommittees, chaired by Trustee Laura Boydston

…to our first audiences at Teachers’ Night, Builders’ Night community previews

…to our hard-working staff

…to hundreds of people whose services, labor and advice helped build this jewel-box of a theater

…to the cast, crew and families of our inaugural production in Baltimore, A Midsummer Night’s Dream


Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. With your continued support, we can meet our capital campaign goal for this world-class cultural center for the classics in the heart of Downtown Baltimore. Naming opportunities are still available. Please contact:  Elizabeth Berman, Development and Capital Campaign Assistant, at 410-244-8571, Ext. 105.