Know Before You Go
It's not your grandmother's Shakespeare theatre...
At Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, we do things a bit differently. CSC began in 2002 with a small group of artists committed to changing how people think about Shakespeare, by producing shows that allowed audiences to connect to classic works in whole new ways—ways that are fresh, innovative and sustainable. CSC is devoted to exploring the question “What makes Shakespeare so great?” The assumption is that this quest will probably never be resolved. That is why we invite the audience along for the journey. Tights optional.
All Covid protocols have been established in accordance with CDC recommendations and government regulations and are subject to change.
Yes. In accordance with Baltimore City guidelines, all patrons, regardless of age, must be masked when inside the theatre, including while at your seat.
Proof of vaccination will be required to enter the theatre. For those unable to get a vaccine due to age, medical restrictions, or religious beliefs, proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test within the past 72-hours of your performance will be required.
For children under 12, when accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult, may enter the theatre if they have proof of one dose of an FDA or WHO approved vaccine at least 14 days before the performance date or proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the performance start time.
At the door we ask that you please provide a Photo ID along with your vaccination card, photo of vaccination card or vaccination verification apps for proof of vaccination or the documentation of your negative PCR COVID-19 test.
Socially distant seating will be available for purchase in our 2nd Mezzanine and Ground Floor House Left. To ensure there is the appropriate space between each party, these seats must be purchased by calling the Box Office directly at 410-244-8570 (Tuesday - Friday from 10 am - 4 pm).
Tickets for socially distanced seating in this section are priced at $60-$75 for Adults, and $30-$40 for Youth age 25 and under.
Yes! All CSC staff, volunteers, and performers are vaccinated.
CSC staff and ushers will also be masked at all times in accordance with Baltimore City guidelines.
Actors will not be masked during the performance.
We recently installed a fabulous, new, state-of-the-art HVAC system that features bipolar ionization to destroy viruses, and MERV 13 filtration that removes them from circulating air, creating a cleaner and healthier environment for all.
If at any point you feel unsafe or uncomfortable, please bring it to the attention of an usher, or box office staff and they will do what they can to rectify your concerns.
If you are feeling unwell before the performance and prefer not to attend, contact the box office any time prior to the performance to exchange your tickets for another night.
Call the Box Office at 410-244-8570 Tuesday through Friday from 10am – 4pm, or email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to alert us of your absence.
For more information or if you have any more questions or concerns, please contact email@example.com
A Christmas Carol will be approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.
At this time, we are not offering subscriptions for 2021–22.
The Box Office opens an hour prior to a performance for sales and information.
The theatre opens 45 minutes prior to a performance. We recommend that you arrive at least 15-20 minutes prior to a show to enjoy our pre-show entertainment (offered at most performances). Patrons who arrive after a performance has started are seated at the discretion of the House Manager.
We've partnered with Arrow Parking to offer our patrons $5 parking when you provide them with a CSC coupon. Offer applies to the Arrow Parking covered lot at 204 East Lombard Street, Baltimore, 21202.
Coupon not available for the Wednesday, December 15th performance.
For more information and directions click here
Absolutely! If you have tickets on account from any canceled or postponed performance from our 2019-2021 Season, including The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), Hamlet, or Much Ado About Nothing, they may be used for the 2021 production of A Christmas Carol.
Alternatively, you may continue to keep your tickets on account for future use. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your preferred date of attendance and they will take it from there.
Yes. In accordance with Baltimore City guidelines, all patrons, regardless of age, must be masked when inside the theatre.
You may purchase tickets for any show that is not sold out at our box office during regular business hours (Tuesday through Friday from 10am – 4pm) or beginning 60 minutes prior to curtain. For best pricing and availability, we recommend purchasing your tickets in advance.
There are a lot of wonderful filmed Christmas Carols, so we won’t be offering another one right now.
The program for this production will be online. A link to the program will also be sent in your performance reminder email and QR codes will be available to scan with your mobile device for access. A limited number of printed programs will be available for guests upon request.
A Christmas Carol is perfect for children, but live theatre can be tough if your child is under 5. If your young child may be frightened by any of Dickens’ ghosts or is likely to squirm a lot, pick an end seat for easy exiting to the PNC Family Room, where you can continue to watch the show on a monitor until your child is ready to return to the performance.
Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children must wear masks.
Hand sanitizer, disinfectant, and wipes will be available in the PNC Family Room for your convenience, comfort, and safety.
Out of an abundance of caution, we will not be selling concessions for our production of A Christmas Carol. With the intimate nature of our theatre space, and our commitment to providing a safe environment for our audience, actors, and staff, we feel it is in everyone’s best interest to keep it closed during this family-oriented production. We will consider reopening concessions after the new year for the remaining shows in our 2021-22 Season.
You are welcome to take pictures before and after the performance, however photography and/or video recording during any performance is strictly prohibited.
If your performance is cancelled for public health reasons, you may exchange your ticket(s) for another performance, keep a credit on account for a future show within our 2021-22 Season, or request a refund.
If your performance is not cancelled but you are unable to attend due to personal health reasons (including lack of documentation of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test) or concerns, you may exchange your ticket(s) for another performance or keep a credit on account for a future show within our 2021-22 Season. To do so, please contact the box office (410-244-8570 or email@example.com) in advance of your performance.
Exchange fees will be waived for the duration of the COVID-19 health crisis. Should you wish to exchange into a higher priced day or seating section, you will be required to pay only the difference in ticket price.