Baltimore Center Stage: Education


Education workshop


Baltimore Center Stage integrates theater into the lives of nearly 10,000 Maryland students each season through our Eddie C. and C. Sylvia Brown Education Department. Programs like the Young Playwrights Festival (YPF)Camp Center Stage, the Student Matinee Series, and Together at the Table inspire young imaginations, cultivate creative and intellectual potential, and help young audiences develop a practical understanding of the arts. 

Participating in meaningful cultural activities as a regular part of a well-rounded educational experience helps to develop empowered creative thinkers who are better equipped to thrive in a global marketplace of diverse and rapidly changing ideas. As public schools struggle to provide arts exposure in a difficult economic climate, community-based programs like Baltimore Center Stage's become even more essential. 


Baltimore Center Stage offers professional development workshops for educators working in grades 1-12. For more information contact 



Maria Broom

Family Series

This spring we will entertain the young ones with the art of theater, designed just for them. Inaugurating the new Family Series is Maria Broom: television actress, theater educator, and beloved storyteller. With more than 40 years of performing and teaching across the globe, Maria Broom has delighted Baltimore Center Stage audiences before shows, during events, and as a special guest in education programs like Encounter,  Camp Center Stage, and the Family Series.


Encounter Theater Ensemble 

This afterschool program for teens in grades 9–12 aligns itself with national service initiatives to train young adults. Playwriting and performance work demand both leadership skills and a desire to be of service to the community. Our unique collaborative process weaves the stories of students from across the state of Maryland together into one play. Questions? Call 410.986.4050 or email Encounter is sponsored by PNC Charitable Trust.

Here and Now e-book

The Education E-book

Baltimore Center Stage education programs inform and inspire tomorrow’s audiences, enriching individual lives and ensuring a strong future for the arts in our communities. Learn more about how we connect to kids through the arts in our education book, Here and Now.