Baltimore Meyerhoff Auditorium is the Baltimore Museum of Art’s multi-purpose venue that hosts a range of unique and exciting events. Fitted with state-of-the-art technology and fabulous acoustics, the 363-seat theater is the perfect setting to enjoy live entertainment. After exploring the museum’s extensive collection of over 95,000 pieces of art, visitors can head to the on-site auditorium to experience grand theater productions, panel discussions, film screenings and the magical series of Candlelight concerts.
Nestled between Wyman Park Dell and the Johns Hopkins University campus, Baltimore Museum of Art is a short 10-minute drive from downtown Baltimore. You can take buses 22, 51 and 94 to arrive at the museum or take the gold, red or silver CityLink services.
Facts, Curiosities and Interesting Things about Baltimore Meyerhoff Auditorium
1. Baltimore Museum of Art is one of the city’s biggest art hubs
Founded in 1914, Baltimore Museum of Art was created to connect the city to the art world. It houses almost 100,000 pieces of art including 1,000 works by French visual artist Henri Matisse. They showcase artworks from all over the world, from European and American paintings to textiles from Asia and beyond.
2. The venue honors a champion for the arts
The auditorium was named after Robert E. Meyerhoff, a local philanthropist and real estate developer with a passion for art. As a devoted collector of contemporary art, he was committed to protecting artwork from all around the world, but had a particular affinity for postwar American abstraction.
3. Ready and waiting to host
Equipped with film and digital projectors in addition to state-of-the-art surround sound and lighting systems, the stage itself is more than capable of hosting large-scale productions and theatrical performances. There’s also a piano on stage as well as portable Marley dance floors, making it the perfect spot for a singalong and a boogie.
What else sounds quite as enchanting as an intimate candlelit music performance at this spectacular Baltimore venue? The spellbinding Candlelight series invites lovers of all things music to sit surrounded by a sea of candles and listen to renditions of iconic hits. From tributes to the likes of Coldplay, Adele and Queen and neo-soul legends like Prince and Childish Gambino to concerts celebrating legendary composers such as Vivaldi and Hans Zimmer, there’s truly something for everyone.
What else can you do at Baltimore Meyerhoff Auditorium?
Aside from hosting this series of Candlelight concerts, Baltimore Meyerhoff Auditorium can also be rented out as a multi-purpose space for a number of special events. From wedding ceremonies and birthday get-togethers to bar/bat mitzvahs and intimate dinner parties, thousands of people have chosen the venue to host their milestone celebration. What’s more, thanks to their first-class facilities including top-notch sound and light systems, the stage also provides the perfect setting for film screenings too.
Candlelight continues to spread its light inside some of Baltimore’s most spectacular spaces. With a sea of candles and stunning live music performances in tow, this series of captivating concerts is illuminating stunning venues including the 200-year-old First Unitarian Church Baltimore and Creative Alliance, a magnificent haven for the arts.