The theaters are often the sites of Department of Theatre productions, and host guest lecturers and performers, film screenings, panel discussions and gatherings for a number of disciplines and UMBC organizations. Humanities and Social Sciences Forums are also occasionally held in the Performing Arts and Humanities Building Theatre. The building, with Phase II still under construction, is the future home of additional performance spaces including dance studios, a 300+ seat concert hall, various recording and music ensemble studios, as well as a number of classrooms, offices, studios and labs.
Most productions and performances held in the Black Box Theatre or the Performing Arts and Humanities Building Theatre require an admission charge (as indicated by their event listing), while lectures, film screenings and panel discussions are typically free. Tickets may be purchased on the day of the event from the Box Office on the first floor of the building, beginning 45 minutes prior to the production. Ticket purchases made at the door are cash only. ATM’s are located in the University Center and The Commons (see map). Tickets purchased via MissionTix should be printed prior to arrival on campus.
For discounted pricing at the door, students and UMBC community members should bring appropriate ID.
All ages are permitted to productions, but guests should be aware of events listed as for mature audiences only.
For events in the Performing Arts and Humanities Building, we have made arrangements with campus parking services for free evening parking in Lot 8, adjacent to the building. As with all lots, free parking is available in Lot 8 on Saturday and Sunday, all day. To get to Lot 8, proceed either way around Hilltop Circle until you reach Hilltop Road, and then take Hilltop Road toward campus (toward the construction site). Take an immediate left into Lot 8 and park.
General metered visitor parking is also available in the Administration Drive Garage, located near the Administration Building, and in the Walker Avenue Garage. Meter fees are $.25 for each 15 minutes, quarters only, maximum time of 5 hours. Meters are not enforced on University observed holidays. (Parking Services does not guarantee that change will be available on campus, but there are change machines in the parking garages.)
Generally, campus roadways and non-visitor parking lots require UMBC permits Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday. Permits are enforced year round.
A printable parking map is available here.