We have multiple performance spaces in our building, most of which are easily accessed from our main entrance.
When you arrive through our main entrance, you’ll find yourself just steps away from our six venues.
Cafritz Foundation Theatre
Located at the top of the grand staircase, The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Theatre is a black box theatre that seats up to 80 people.
The seating configuration changes with each event. Learn more.
The main public entrance to the Dance Theatre is located on the second floor, easily accessed from a small set of stairs to the right of the main entrance.
The Dance Theatre has a wood-sprung floor and retractable seats that can accommodate 207 patrons. Learn more.
Dekelboum Concert Hall
From our main entrance, you'll find The Elsie & Marvin Dekelboum Concert Hall on your left.
With 970 seats plus a 126-seat choir loft, this is our biggest performance space. Learn more.
Gildenhorn Recital Hall
Located at the base of the grand staircase, The Joseph & Alma Gildenhorn Recital Hall is an intimate, 297-seat venue with bright acoustics. Learn more.
The Ina & Jack Kay Theatre is located to the right of the main entrance.
This classic proscenium theatre features a large archway framing the front of the stage and seats up to 626 patrons. Learn more.
Located to the left of the Kay Theatre, The Robert & Arlene Kogod Theatre is a multi-purpose, flexible black box space that can seat up to 156 patrons. Learn more.
The seating configuration changes with each event.
In addition to our six performance venues, we often hold lectures, workshops and receptions in these other spaces:
As the main entrance to the Center, the Grand Pavilion serves as the town square of our performing arts village. Learn more.
Leah M. Smith Hall
This lecture hall is located near the entrance to the UMD School of Music. From our main entrance, walk up the grand staircase, continue past Applause Café and take a left down the hallway. Learn more.
The Theatre Courtyard is located outside Applause Café, near the administrative offices of the UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies. Learn more.
The International Piano Archives at Maryland's Piano Room is housed within the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, located near our Ticket Office. Learn more.
Ulrich Recital Hall
Located in Tawes Hall (across Lot 1 from the Center), Ulrich Recital Hall seats up to 172 patrons for lecture and music events. Learn more.