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We hope you’ve had the opportunity to experience a classic work in our Baltimore theater. Or bring your family to an outdoor production in Ellicott City. Or see how hard the teens in our CSCorps work and how proud and accomplished they are when they produce their own play. Or felt the overwhelming reaction of kids seeing someone who looks like them in one of the title roles of Romeo and Juliet, our student matinee.

Support CSC’s Performances, Outreach Programs, and General Operations

CSC produces seven shows a year, the Romeo and Juliet Student Matinee Program, and a variety of in-school education and community outreach programs in Baltimore City, Baltimore and Howard Counties, and beyond. We are launching new community and education programs right now as we launch The Studio at CSC. Under our new roof in Baltimore and under the stars in Ellicott City, we have the capacity to serve more than 30,000 patrons and students annually. Won’t you help our dreams become reality?high-res-alan-gilbert
citycollegeYour support for CSC's programming and operations fund enables us to refresh the classics in innovative ways, so their enduring relevance can be explored. With more than 15 years of experience as a Maryland theatre company, CSC is committed to producing

  • live theatre as a valuable and memorable shared cultural experience, with the potential to impact the quality of life
  • energetic performances of Shakespeare's works that break down the barriers between audience and actor
  • community outreach programs that make theatre accessible to all and nurture the next generation of theatre patrons
You already know that CSC is improving a corner of Baltimore City’s downtown business district with its new cultural attraction. Yet a theater is so much more than a building: It’s a living, breathing community where audiences and actors meet for a few precious hours of artistry that enlightens, inspires, transforms, awes, and yes, entertains. Ticket sales represent only a fraction of the investment needed to achieve this mission; your support makes our dreams reality. CSC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Support CSC's programs now or contact Jane Coffey, Development Director (410) 244-8571 x107.


Support CSC’s Educational Programming

Education is at the heart of CSC’s work – we actively strive to engage all people in the quest to discover “What makes Shakespeare so great”. Our program has grown 1,000% since its inception only a decade ago. What began as pre- and post-show talks and the occasional visit to a school has grown into year-round activities, serving more than 10,000 students from across the state:

  • Residencies: CSC Teaching Artists go into schools where they help students select, rehearse, and perform scenes, and use games and exercises to help students overcome their apprehension of studying Shakespeare, increasing their understanding of the text and teaching techniques students can use to comprehend all of Shakespeare (and many others).
  • School Matinees: A high-quality 100-minute adaptation of Romeo and Juliet with professional actors performed during the school day, in a theater reminiscent of Shakespeare's Globe
  • CSCorps: Student performance groups that self-produce Shakespeare’s plays, led by experienced CSC Teaching Artist-Directors
  • Professional Artist Development: courses in acting, directing, design work, fight certification, and much more make their debut through The Studio at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company
  • Classes for youths and adults: And students of ALL ages can find something fun to do at The Studio, whether it's a day off from school for a holiday, an exploration of the thematic material of a Shakespeare play, or personal growth through theatrical studies, we have something for you!

CSC’s education programming reaches a wide variety of people in new, different, and innovative ways and we continue to expand on our commitment to education.

We believe that every child deserves an introduction to Shakespeare on the stage, not just the page — no matter where he or she lives. Your help can make that happen.

Education Program Sponsorship Opportunities are available.

Contact: Jane Coffey, Development Director, at 410-244-8571, ext. 107

Sponsor CSC’s Free Shakespeare For Kids Program

happykidivforwebWe're doing our part to grow a new generation of arts patrons. You can help. Thanks to the generosity of underwriters, nearly 1,000 children experience live theatre for free each summer. Accompanied by ticketed adults, our youngest patrons enjoy pre-show festivities and then stay for the show. Our summer show program includes a sponsored insert of children's activities and lessons related to the production. They picnic with their families and friends, and meet the actors after the performance. Together, we can continue to make outdoor theatre a magical experience for all, especially families with young children.

Contact: Jane Coffey, Development Director, at 410-244-8571 x107