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Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Theatre
7 South Calvert Street, Baltimore MD 21202
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company has transformed a 19th-century landmark in downtown Baltimore into an intimate theatre for the classics. Designed by architects Cho, Benn, Holback + Associates and constructed by Southway Builders, the theatre 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.
The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Downtown Theatre is located just two blocks north of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The public entrance is on Calvert Street. Look for the red and white marquee. CLICK HERE FOR MAP