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Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

University Blvd & Stadium Dr, College Park, MD 20742-0001
+1 301-405-2787
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Love the Clarice

We love the events at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. The dance performances are ultra... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
College Park, Maryland
Let your imagination loose.

CSPAC has turned out to be a rich gift to the Maryland suburbs. Most of this is because of the... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Silver Spring, Maryland
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The performing arts center at University of Maryland, College Park. Performances, workshops & discussions by professionals & students. Most events are free.
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  • Very good17%
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University Blvd & Stadium Dr, College Park, MD 20742-0001
+1 301-405-2787
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

We love the events at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. The dance performances are ultra modern and the acts are top notch! We go often. So happy to have access to the offerings, they are great.

Thank julieread2016
Reviewed 7 September 2017

CSPAC has turned out to be a rich gift to the Maryland suburbs. Most of this is because of the leadership, which has been creative, innovative, open, challenging, and responsible from the start. The rest is due to the creative human imagination. Music, dance, drama--three...More

Thank MackSandy
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The Clarice holds multiple performance spaces and showcases the multiple talents of the University of Maryland students. I've seen free performances there with all the overtones of professional events. A beautiful site well-worth your visit!

Thank Cheryl Y
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The Clarice offers an amazing line up of performance arts shows, workshops and festivals. Their are multiple venues within the space all offering wonderful acoustics and atmosphere.

Thank Annie R
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

My first trip to the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland campus was a pleasant surprise. Beautiful auditorium, comfortable seating, and a great acoustical design makes for a really nice theater experience. Ticket prices are reasonable and plentiful parking makes this...More

Thank barymad
Reviewed 29 April 2016

The Clarice Smith Center is a beautiful environment to see any kind of performance. I have seen plays, musical performances, doctoral performances, dance -- ballet, jazz, modern, and even watched a few dance rehearsals. It is wonderful, inexpensive and offers lots of experimental performances as...More

Thank LadyYogi
Reviewed 25 April 2016

They run theater plays and musical shows. I once caught a show where the artist performed a dance routine with an industrial robot.

Thank Kaj978
Reviewed 21 July 2015

Maryland Lyric Opera at the center was a very enjoyable way to spend a hot Sunday afternoon. The venue was beautiful with several different theaters in this huge building. The theater I was in had comfotable seating and good acoustics. Parking near the center was...More

Thank momzilla-6
Reviewed 2 November 2014

It's a spacious center with multiple theaters and performing halls. Every seat is a good seat. The box office staff seems to be students from the university. They are a great bunch.

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 19 September 2014

Easy parking, nice lobby. Would be nice if they had a beverage center for intermissions but otherwise very elegant and intimate venues for music, plays and other performances

Thank Paoball
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