This Historic Landmark was originally constructed in 1915 and was designed by renowned architect Thomas Lamb.
In 2019 new construction of a five-level Performing Arts Center was completed- restoring the theatre to its original 1915 footprint, which was partially destroyed by fire in 1974. Fortunately, the fire did leave the historic auditorium and stage virtually untouched. The Performing Arts Center expansion provides an additional 35,000 square feet of event space and includes a ballroom, VIP suite, rehearsal studio, additional dressing rooms, meeting rooms, cocktail lounge, a grand lobby, and box office.
The Maryland Theatre welcomes patrons annually for a variety of performances, public events, and private events including fundraisers, business meetings, conferences, small conventions, weddings, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, birthday parties, holiday gatherings, and religious celebrations.
The Maryland Theatre and Performing Arts Center is proud to serve as the home of regional arts organizations such as Symphony Orchestra, Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, City Ballet School, Hagerstown Community Concert Association, Authentic Community Theatre, and the Miss Maryland Scholarship Pageant; and as the co-presenter of the annual New Year's Eve Krumpe's Donut Drop.
The Maryland Theatre, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization. The Mission of the Maryland Theatre Association, Inc. is to preserve, restore and maintain the Maryland Theatre as a historical property and to provide quality entertainment, educational and cultural offerings to the community at large.