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Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Hailed by Frank Bruni in The New York Times as a “stunning music hall with sumptuous acoustics” and by Tim Smith in The Baltimore Sun as “architecturally and acoustically inviting,” the beautiful Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall seats 375 people and is the site of both professional and student performances produced by UMBC Department of Music, as well as distinguished lectures and other events. Linehan Concert Hall is equipped with a 9-foot Steinway grand concert piano and cutting edge recording and performance technologies.

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

Plan Your Visit

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall 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 Concert Hall’s exterior is easily recognized by its shiny stainless steel façade and its distinctive “thumbprint,” as seen in the image below.

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.

Linehan Concert Hall Exterior

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

The Concert Hall lobby is located on the side of the building closest to the traffic light. Enter at the doorway shown below, underneath the Dance Cube that juts out from the building. The Concert Hall’s 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.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall is ADA accessible.

For information on Earl and Darielle Concert Hall rentals, please contact Caroline Mulcahy, operations manager for the Performing Arts and Humanities Building, at cmulcahy@umbc.edu.

For general questions about UMBC’s Department of Music, please contact Connie Bailey at baileyc@umbc.edu.

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

Photo credits: Marlayna Demond ’11 for UMBC.