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Realize your Potential

Contact Us
College of Southern Maryland
Fine Arts Center Box Office
8730 Mitchell Rd
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910
240-725-5499, ext. 7828
443-550-6199, ext. 7828
301-870-2309, ext. 7828 

Box Office Hours:
Monday & Friday: hours vary
Tuesday-Thursday: 12 - 5 p.m.
and one (1) hour prior to each performance

Hours vary during summer months

Checks payable to CSM

accessibility icon CSM's campuses are accessible to patrons with disabilities.  Audio description for the visually impaired and sign language interpretation for the hearing impaired are available with a minimum two week advanced notice. If you are interested in these services, please contact the academic support or ADA coordinator at 301-934-7614.

Upcoming Events

Art Exhibit: Kathryn Myers "Transient Epiphanies"
Today, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center, Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery

The Nutcracker
Nov 28, 7:00 pm, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center, Theatre

The Nutcracker
Nov 29, 2:00 pm, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center, Theatre

The Nutcracker
Nov 29, 7:00 pm, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center, Theatre

See more events

See CSM Season Schedule

The Gallery Spot

Gallery Hours:
M - F: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

A Gift from the

Larry Chappelear's painting

Latest News

Learn More About the 2014-15 Season:

2014-15 Arts Season

Combo Tickets

We will once again offer Combo Tickets for Children's Theatre, Fall Music Ensembles, and Spring Music Ensembles. Click here to choose your Combo!


CSM Student/Employee Advance Purchase Discount

A special "CSM advance purchase discount" applies to all performances except for the Dinner/Dessert Theatre and Cause Theatre.  To qualify, tickets MUST be purchased PRIOR TO THE DAY of the EVENT.  For more information, call the Box Office at 301-934-7828.  Better yet, stop by!  We'd love to see you and answer any questions.


Give The ARTS at CSM!

Looking for the perfect gift? Fine Arts Gift Certificates are available! Gift Certificates can be purchased in any amount and used for any performance in the current Arts Season! For more information, call the Box Office at 301-934-7828.

Upcoming Events

The Nutcracker

Showcasing dancers from The Studio Cooperative in Waldorf and guest artists with choreography by Nicole Buggé, artistic director of Buggé Ballet

Friday, November 28  |  3 and 7 p.m.
Saturday, November 29  |  3 and 7 p.m.
Sunday, November 30  |  3 p.m.

$20 in advance, $25 day of performance

The story of Clara and her nutcracker doll has delighted audiences since it premiered in 1892. Accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s immortal music, The Nutcracker has been a holiday ritual for American audiences for many years. Read more here.


Jazz EnsembleBig Band Holiday Jazz Concert

December 1  |  7:30 p.m., Leonardtown Campus
December 6 |  8 p.m., La Plata Campus

$5 in advance, $7 day of concert

Solid Brass, directed by Randy Runyon, is CSM’s jazz ensemble, comprised of CSM students, local high school students, community members, and professional musicians. [Read more]


Music Student Honors Recitals

December 2  |  2:30 p.m., La Plata Campus

Free admission

Each semester, CSM’s private instructors in music select their best student musicians to perform in a public recital. These recitals feature a variety of styles from classical instrumental and vocal solos to contemporary vocal and guitar performances and represent the highest level of musicianship in the respective studios. [Read more]



CSM Chorale

December 4  |  7:30 p.m., La Plata Campus
December 9  |  7:30 p.m., Prince Frederick Campus

$5 in advance, $7 day of concert

CSM’s Chorale, under the direction of Krystal McCoy, is a mixed choir of women’s and men’s voices that performs a variety of styles, including traditional and modern choral music, gospel music, contemporary popular music, and historical styles such as the madrigal.




Barbershop Concert

December 5  |  8 p.m., La Plata Campus

$5 in advance, $7 day of concert

Southern Mix, directed by Paul Douglass, is a men’s barbershop chorus which rehearses and performs on CSM’s La Plata Campus. Membership is open to community members from throughout Southern Maryland and music majors studying for credit. In addition to the three campus concerts, CSM’s barbershop group performs off-campus at local events such as county fairs, church functions, and regional competitions.




DanceDance Performance

December 8  |  8 p.m., La Plata Campus

$5 in advance; $7 day of concert








Latin Concert: Energia

December 12  |  8 p.m., La Plata Campus

$5 in advance, $7 day of concert

CSM’s Latin Ensemble Ritmo Caché, directed by Dr. Stephen Johnson, specializes in Salsa, Mexican, Afro-Cuban, Merengue, Latin Jazz, and other musical styles of Latin America. In addition to the “big band” of twenty musicians there is a small combo of eight musicians which performs occasional off-campus events. [Read more]


In the Gallery 

Kathryn Myers - Transient Epiphanies

November 17 - December 20
Gallery Reception: December 4 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Kathryn Myers’ paintings from the past two decades have grown out of a sustained engagement in the art, culture, and religious traditions of India. Through depictions of both sacred and secular spaces, some portrayed as she found them but most assembled through an accumulation of information, the spaces she is drawn to are thick with evidence of history and presence. Read more here.


About the Arts at CSM

The Arts are alive and well at the College of Southern Maryland with activities and various events taking place on all three main Campuses:

  • Theatre Productions
  • Music Concerts
  • Dance Performances
  • Gallery Exhibits
  • Ensemble Opportunities for the Entire Community
  • Kids' and Teen College Classes in the Arts 

Let the CSM BOX OFFICE be your source of information about all these events.

Box Office contact information is located in the left sidebar, and the schedule of upcoming events is in the right sidebar.  Enjoy your visit and let us know how we can better serve you!