August 30, 2018
Construction is currently underway at Morgan-Keller’s Maryland Theatre Expansion Project. Designed by Grimm + Parker Architects, this project involves a 30,000 SF expansion, which will restore The Theatre to its original footprint prior to a fire that destroyed the front of the building in the early 1970’s.
The five-floor expansion will replace a current outdoor courtyard and will enhance backstage accessibility for more notable larger performances and local arts partners. The initiative will offer a multi-functional top floor capable of hosting private seated events, vendor shows, or a small performance space with audience seating for 300. A rehearsal space, which is a replica of the auditorium stage, will make up the majority of the third floor in order to support educational and local performing arts partners.
The project will also include support spaces, which do not currently exist, such as box office space within The Theatre (currently is two doors down), a conference room, volunteer space, locker rooms for local dance and school students, bridal suite/star dressing room, VIP viewing area, concessions and merchandise sales areas to support the 1,300 seat Theatre, and ADA restrooms.