DIRECTIONS, MAP, and PARKING
How do I get to the PFI Historic Park?
For GPS users, the best address is 3691 Sarah’s Lane, Ellicott City, MD 21043.
In the summer, Chesapeake Shakespeare Company performs outdoors at the PFI Historic Park in Howard County, Md. The park, home to the ruins of a 19th-century girls’ school, is located on a picturesque hillside above Ellicott City’s historic Main Street. The ticket tent and the gates will open 90 minutes before the performance for picnics, family-friendly activities. The ticket tent is open only on performance dates; all advance ticketing is handled online or through our Box Office in Baltimore.
From Columbia and the South: Take Route 29 North to Route 40 East. Turn right at Rogers Avenue. After 1 mile, where Rogers Avenue splits off on the right, bear left and continue straight on the main road, which becomes Courthouse Drive. This road ends at the large Courthouse parking lot.
From Baltimore and the North: Take Route 70 West to Route 29 South (exit on the left). Then take Route 40 East and turn right onto Rogers Avenue. Proceed as above. After 1 mile, where Rogers Avenue splits off on the right, bear left and continue straight on the main road, which becomes Courthouse Drive. This road ends at the large Courthouse parking lot.
From the West: Take Route 70 East to Route 29 South. Take Route 40 East and turn right onto Rogers Avenue. After 1 mile, where Rogers Avenue splits off on the right, bear left and continue straight on the main road, which becomes Courthouse Drive. This road ends at the large Courthouse parking lot.
Where should I park?
Free parking is available in the Courthouse parking lot.
Follow the signs for Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, and walk up the hill about 1/5 mile to the ticket gate. For everyone’s safety, please walk on the sidewalk or on shoulders designated by reflective cones. Please note: The PFI entrance is NOT across from Church Street where the large sign is – please continue up the hill. To reach the ticket tent, continue up the hill to the PFI private driveway and ticket gate.
For THE TEMPEST performances: Take our shuttle! From June 16 through our final performance on July 23, a county shuttle van will be available to carry patrons from the parking lot to the ticket gate. The shuttle will be available again when the show ends, to return you to the lot. (NOTE: There is no shuttle service for the June 14 and June 15 preview performances.) Drivers: You may drive up the hill and drop off passengers at the park entrance, then return to the lot to park your car. There are a few parking spaces available inside the park designated for disabled patrons whose cars have valid handicapped-parking tags. Patrons with mobility issues (without a valid handicapped tag) may be dropped off inside the park; your driver will then need to take the car down to the Courthouse lot. Please contact the box office in advance of your visit (410-244-8570) or firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements for disabled parking.
COMING IN SUMMER 2017:
The Tempest: Storm, shipwreck, magic: The Tempest is Shakespeare’s magnificent island fantasy. The sorcerer Prospero conjures a tempest and shipwreck to lure his brother Antonio and the Queen of Naples to his island exile. Prospero intends to expose their treachery, for they have deposed him from his rightful position as Duke of Milan. Among his motives is his fatherly wish to ensure a proper future for his daughter, Miranda, who is stranded with him in the island wilderness, home to mysterious creatures.
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