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Chesapeake Shakespeare Co.

This project is the renovation of
the historic Mercantile Trust and
Deposit Co. building into a 250-seat
theater-in-the-round. This intimate
theater experience is set within the
context of a grand historic bank
building with Corinthian columns
and decorative, coffered ceilings and is intended to create a lively,
contemporary interpretation of a
classic Shakespearean theater.
The program includes all public
amenities as well as back-of-house
needs for this growing company.

Size: 22,000 SF

Location: Baltimore, MD

Completion: 2014

Cost: $3,200,000

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

Photo Credit: Alan Gilbert Photography


Baltimore Fire of 1904 with Mercantile Trust and Bank Building Still Standing
Calvert Street Entrance
Chesapeake Shakespeare Theater in the Round
Chesapeake Shakespeare Stage Set
Chesapeake Shakespeare Interior Staircase
Chesapeake Shakespeare Concessions
Chesapeake Shakespeare Mezzanine Level Concessions and Lobby
Chesapeake Shakespeare Balcony Seating
Chesapeake Shakespeare Diagram: Insertion of theater into the historic fabric