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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

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Upcoming Events

The Nutcracker
Today, 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

The Nutcracker
Nov 30, 3:00 pm, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center, Theatre

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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

Renaissance Festival Choral Concert

Thursday, April 24, 2014
College of Southern Maryland

Fine Arts Center Theatre

Admission: $5 in advance/$7 day of the concert


 The Schubert Singers
Paula Fitzgerald, conductor

St. Maries Minstrels 

Alexandria Vocal Consort

April 24-26, 2014

RenFest photo


Lords and Ladies,

Thou must comest and enjoyest a full-day of activities and entertainment as CSM presents its second Renaissance Festival!

Renaissance festivals are popular throughout the country because they instantly propel visitors back to a time when lords ruled and peasants pleased, and they did so in the language and costumes of Shakespeare.

CSM’s festivities commence on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. with an evening of madrigals and other vocal music in the Fine Arts Center Theatre. Two full-days of revelry (sans alcohol) will take place on Friday, April 25, and Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. through 7 p.m. Festival activities will take place in two locations. In the FA Theatre, the CSM Theatre Company will present repeat performances of the Greek classic Lysistrata, by Aristophanes, throughout the day.  All other activities, musical performances, face-painting, games, etc., will be on the lawn in front of the FA Lobby.  Activities are either free or priced by the vendor.

Prepare thyself to revel with master revelers at CSM’s Renaissance Festival, where pleasures of the ear and eye reigneth!

Thou please comest!


Written by Aristophanes
$10 for all-day wrist band. Performances will be Friday and Saturday at 4 p.m.with a G-rated show and 7 p.m. for mature audiences.

Lysistrata is one of the few surviving plays written by Aristophanes. Originally performed in classical Athens in 411 BC, it is a comic account of one woman’s extraordinary mission to end The Peloponnesian War. Lysistrata persuades the women of Greece to withhold sexual privileges from their husbands and lovers as a means of forcing the men to negotiate peace—a strategy, however, that inflames the battle between the sexes. The play is notable for being an early exposé of sexual relations in a male-dominated society.


Map and Directions

Schedule of Events

Vendors and Participants



Renaissance Festival Commences:

Thursday, April 24, 2014
  7:30 p.m.

Renaissance Festival Choral Concert
featuring music of the Renaissance

La Plata Campus, Theatre
$5 in advance; $7 the day of the concert

Festival Days:

Friday, April 25, 2014
Saturday, April 26, 2014
  10 a.m. ~ 7 p.m.

  • Lysistrata
  • Music
  • Art, Crafts, and other Vendors
  • Food
  • Weaponry Demonstrations 

 La Plata Campus, Theatre and FA Lawn

Free admission to the festival

Fees for food, purchases, and games

Admission to Lysistrata
All-Day Wrist Band: $10

RenFest photo