Annapolis truly has it all; a rich history, an abundance of activities, undeniable charm, and a wealth of cultural entertainment. For 300 years, this small seaport has been welcoming visitors from around the world. Annapolis theaters were just one of many draws to outsiders.
In its earliest days, Annapolis was known as the “Athens of America,” playing home to one of the country’s first theaters, and promising cultural refinement through the arts to all of its guests. These days, dozens of performance arts studios and theaters have blossomed throughout the city and its surrounding areas, making Annapolis one of the top arts destination in the Mid-Atlantic region, and the country.
You can find much of this thriving arts community on every corner – from the historic to the new. There are resident ballet companies, symphonies, orchestras, 800+ seat performance theaters, studios, and much, much more. Many of these are housed in old colonial buildings that have been recycled through the years to keep the historic charm of our city alive.
Be sure to visit one of the many Annapolis theaters the next time you visit our wonderful city!
Videography and photos courtesy of Patrick McNamara of Drawn to the Image.