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Publick Playhouse

With 494 seats, the Playhouse is renowned for superior acoustics and excellent sight lines from every seat.  It is a historic landmark, built in 1947 and designed by John Eberson, the architect who first created “atmospheric theatre.”  Renovated in 2007, the Playhouse retains its original art deco style.  The Publick Playhouse is a performing facility of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division.

The Publick Playhouse is located ½ mile inside the Baltimore-Washington Parkway on Route 202 in Cheverly. It offers free, on-site parking and can also be reached by buses F1, F2, F8, T18 and The Bus 18.

Participation in is provided through a partnership with the M-NCPPC Department of Parks and Recreation.

Calendar of Events
Oct 14 - Jan 5Luis Peralta
Dec 9Cricket on the Hearth
Dec 16Holiday Tales
Dec 28Kwanza, Kwanza!
Jan 6 - Mar 13Black Artists of DC
Jan 15Tots Making Music Around the World Workshop
Jan 22Classroom Character: The Road to Success
Feb 3How a Town Fought Hate
Feb 7Black Artists of DC: Opening Reception
Feb 7Jazz Meets Blues: Phil Wiggins and Karen Lovejoy
Feb 10 - Feb 11One Noble Journey: A Box Marked Freedom
Feb 17Coretta Scott King and the Fight for Freedom
Feb 21Youth 4 PRAISE
Feb 22PRAISE Dance Festival
Feb 26Four Score and Seven Years Ago
Mar 6Café Groove
Mar 8Love 2 Dance Teen Showcase
Mar 12Tots Body Percussion Workshop
Mar 15 - Jun 30Patrick Delaney: Art Ascending
Mar 17Platinum Movie: Peeples (2013)
Mar 20Berenstain Bears LIVE!
Mar 28World Dance Showcase
Mar 29Jeff Majors
Mar 31Slim Bodyology: FANTASTIC YOU
Apr 16Salsa Cinderella
Apr 23 - Apr 24Platinum Live: Dallas Black Dance Theatre
Apr 23Dallas Black Dance Theatre Master Class: Modern Dance
Apr 23Dallas Black Dance Theatre Master Class: Liturgical Dance
Apr 24 - Apr 26Dallas Black Dance Theatre
May 6Our Earth, What a Gas!
May 9Patrick Delaney: Art Ascending: Opening Reception
May 9Maestro Khan and Sistah Mafalda & The Kuumba Performers
May 12Dog Loves Books
May 17Sons of Freedom
Jun 19Lazy Lester & Sleepy LaBeef
Jun 19Platinum Live: Lazy Lester & Sleepy LaBeef
Jul 1 - Oct 13Lynda Payton

Plan Your Visit

Publick Playhouse
5445 Landover Road
Cheverly, MD 20784
301-277-1710 phone
301-277-0312 TTY

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