Our Theatre

A Baltimore Landmark

In 2014, Chesapeake Shakespeare Company transformed a landmark bank building into a theatre for the classics. An architectural gem, this Romanesque building was designed by Wyatt & Sperry and built in 1885 for the Mercantile Trust & Deposit Company. Bank promotions touted the impenetrability of its vaults. In 1904, the bank withstood the Great Fire of Baltimore and the vaults held. Today, one vault holds a costume studio. Another holds our PNC Family Room for Shakespeare’s youngest fans.