conceptual studies | BAR & ARB approval | interiors  | construction documentation | accessibility & code review | zoning analysis

Baltimore Center Stage

This comprehensive renovation encompasses a complete transformation of Center Stage, the State theater of Maryland, with total seats of 1,000 over 3 venues.  Located in the historic Mt. Vernon District of Baltimore and encumbered with an historic easement, the project required comprehensive review by the local community and the Maryland Historical Trust.

CBH+A worked closely with Charcoalblue on both acoustics and theater design throughout the complex marrying the extremely technical requirements of theater lighting, rigging, acoustics, seating, site lines, comfort, and flexibility with the overall architecture, structural, mechanical and electrical systems, and current codes.  The final project represents an exciting blend of historic architecture with 21st century technology woven throughout.

With Charlcoalblue: theater consulting, acoustics


Size:  105,000 sf

Location:  Baltimore, MD

Completion:  January 2017

Cost:  $22M

Completed by Khanh Uong, Project Architect, with Cho Ben Holback + Associates

Photo Credit: Karl Connolly Photography


Center Stage Exterior Entrance
Center Stage Lobby Entrance
Center Stage Pearlstone Theater Lobby
Center Stage Lobby and Box Office
Center Stage Lobby Mezzanine
Center Stage Concessions
Center Stage Feature Wall
Center Stage Head Theater Lobby
Center Stage Head Theater
Public Space Diagram

418 East Main Street

Charlottesville, VA 22902


1014 West 36th Street Suite 207

Baltimore, MD 21211