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Black Box Theatre

UMBC TheatreThe Black Box Theatre, situated in the new Performing Arts and Humanities Building, seats approximately 100 (with variable seating arrangements) and is home to UMBC Theatre productions, as well as special events.

To see upcoming UMBC events in the theatre, please visit the Arts and Culture Calendar.

UMBC TheatrePlan Your Visit

The Black Box Theatre is located in UMBC’s new Performing Arts and Humanities Building, and is located about 15 minutes from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and about 25 minutes from the Washington Beltway (I-495). The building’s exterior is easily recognized by its shiny stainless steel façade and its distinctive “thumbprint” as seen as one approaches.

From downtown Baltimore, take I-95 south, then take Exit 47B and follow clearly marked signs to Route 166 and UMBC. As you enter the campus, proceed straight through the first roundabout, and then turn left at the second roundabout to merge onto the inner loop of Hilltop Circle, the road that surrounds the campus. At the traffic light at Hilltop Road, take a right, and then an immediate left into Parking Lot 8.

From I-695, take Exit 12C onto Wilkens Avenue heading west. At the roundabout, turn left to enter campus on Hilltop Road. Proceed straight through the traffic light, and then take an immediate left into Parking Lot 8.

From the Washington area, take I-95 north toward Baltimore, then take Exit 47B and follow clearly marked signs to Route 166 and UMBC. As you enter the campus, proceed straight through the first roundabout, and then turn left at the second roundabout to merge onto the inner loop of Hilltop Circle, the road that surrounds the campus. At the traffic light at Hilltop Road, take a right, and then an immediate left into Parking Lot 8.

For GPS devices, use Geocode 39.255363 -76.715370. Please note that the entire UMBC campus has one street address — 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250 — so Google and Apple maps may not provide sufficient detail.

You are welcome to park in Lot 8 for all evening and weekend events free of charge.

UMBC TheatreThe Performing Arts and Humanities Building, recognizable by its distinctive stainless steel façades, is located next to Lot 8.

The theatre lobby is located on the side of the building closest to the center of campus, with the Black Box located around the center of the building on the first floor. The theatre box office is located in the lobby area.

For printable campus maps, please visit UMBC’s campus visitor’s guide. 

Information on a variety of dining options on campus is available here. The nearby communities of Arbutus and Catonsville offer a number of excellent dining choices.

The Black Box Theatre is ADA accessible.

For information on Black Box Theatre rentals, please contact Caroline Mulcahy, operations manager for the Performing Arts and Humanities Building, at cmulcahy@umbc.edu.

For media inquires, please contact Thomas Moore at tmoore@umbc.edu.

UMBC TheatrePhoto credits: Marlayna Demond ’11 for UMBC.