Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Theater 7 South Calvert Street, Baltimore MD 21202
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company has transformed a 19th-century landmark in downtown Baltimore into an intimate theater for the classics. Designed by architects Cho, Benn, Holback + Associates and constructed by Southway Builders, the theater creatively reuses the former Mercantile Deposit and Trust Company bank building. Inside, visitors will see the original columns and vault doors, ornately decorated ceiling, and a catwalk used by bank guards who patrolled the trust’s perimeter. Built like a fortress with double walls and iron window grates, the Mercantile building survived Baltimore’s Great Fire of 1904. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company-In-The-Ruins PFI Historic Park
Join us for Shakespeare under the stars in our summer home in Ellicott City, Md. Each summer, CSC builds a stage in the picturesque Patapsco Female Institute (PFI) Historic Park. The reinforced stone ruins of a 19th-century girls’ school provide the theater’s magnificent backdrop. Bring a picnic, a bottle of wine, and your whole family. Use our chairs or your blanket. The park is located on a wooded hillside just above historic Ellicott City’s Main Street. Feel free to wander in the ruins and on the well-landscaped grounds: the park is a Howard County treasure. All tickets are for general admission seating. The night songs of the toads and the glow of the fireflies are free.