Located on the campus of the University of Maryland, the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center is building the future of the arts by educating, training and presenting the next generation of artists and creative innovators. As part of a major public research university, The Clarice presents approximately 1,000 events each year spanning all performing arts disciplines.
Located on a 17- acre site, the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center is one of the largest and best-equipped performing arts venues on any university campus. The Clarice is home to six world-class performance venues, a performing arts library, plentiful rehearsal spaces and sound-isolated practice rooms.
In recent decades, the University of Maryland has become one of the nation's leading public research and innovation universities. Today, the university stands as a preeminent institution dedicated to serving its state, the nation and the world. Its campus of 1,250 acres is dotted with red-brick Georgian buildings centered around the picturesque McKeldin Mall.
Located just outside of Washington DC, College Park Maryland is fast becoming a hub of creative redevelopment. Recent years have seen a total transformation of the Baltimore Avenue corridor from the Mount Rainier/Hyattsville arts district to College Park’s burgeoning restaurant and retail offerings.