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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: 2 - 6 p.m.
Wednesday & 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.

Opportunities During the School Year

A number of productions will be offered as weekday matinee performances during the 2013-2014 school year to provide cultural field trip opportunities to local schools, home schools, camps, and senior centers.

Please click here for a downloadable flier of these opportunities.

school year field trip page photo

General Guidelines

  • Reservations are REQUIRED for matinee performances
  • All weekday matinee performances take place at the La Plata Campus in the Fine Arts Center
  • The theatre seats ~ 400 people
  • Ticket price is $5 per person, including chaperones, bus drivers, etc.
  • Payment for exact number of seats required is due two weeks prior to the show date in order to hold the reservation
    • check made payable to "CSM"
    • VISA/MC by phone or in person
  • Performance times:
    • 10 a.m. for productions targeting the Middle/High School grade levels
    • 10:30 a.m. for productions targeting the Pre-K/Elementary/Middle School grade levels
  • Please direct all questions to the Box Office
    • 301-934-7828

Thank you for your interest in Field Trip Opportunities in the ARTS at CSM!

Field Trip Opportunities for the 2013-2014 School Year

Season Field Trip Flier 

Download flier of events by clicking on the photo.

  For information on Elementary and Middle School appropriate shows, click here.

Elephant's Graveyard

by George Brant

February 20 at 10 a.m.


Elephant's Graveyard is the true tale of the tragic collision of a struggling circus and a tiny town in Tennessee, which resulted in the only known lynching of an elephant. Set in September of 1916, the play combines historical fact and legend, exploring the deep-seated American craving for spectacle, violence, and revenge. Appropriate for High School audiences.


by Aristophanes

April 25 at 10 a.m. 


Lysistrata is one of the few surviving plays written by Aristophanes. Originally performed in classical Athens in 411 B.C., 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. The dramatic structure represents a shift away from the conventions of Old Comedy, a trend typical of the author's career. Source: Wikipedia. Appropriate for High School audiences.



The Cause Theatre program produces challenging and timely theatre pieces that address social and health issues. This program provides a unique forum in which audience members are encouraged to consider how subtle and not-so-subtle attitudes and behaviors affect experiences and actions.


For more information about this season's Cause Theatre offerings, visit our Cause Theatre/Social Issues page.

Click here for a downloadable flier regarding this season's offerings.