Black Box Theatre

Group of actors on a stage

The intimate Black Box Theatre seats approximately 100 (with modular seating arrangements), and is home to UMBC Theatre productions as well as special events. The Black Box Theatre is ADA accessible.

Plan Your Visit

The Black Box Theatre is located in UMBC’s Performing Arts and Humanities Building, and is located about 15 minutes from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and about 25 minutes from the Washington Beltway (I-495). The building’s exterior is easily recognized by its shiny stainless steel façade with a distinctive “thumbprint,” and the entrance to the theatre is near the “arches” that are visible from the parking area.

From downtown Baltimore, take I-95 south, then take Exit 47B and follow clearly marked signs to Route 166 and UMBC. As you enter the campus, proceed straight through the first roundabout, and then turn left at the second roundabout to merge onto the inner loop of Hilltop Circle, the road that surrounds the campus. At the traffic light at Hilltop Road, take a right, and then an immediate left into Parking Lot 8.

From I-695, take Exit 12C onto Wilkens Avenue heading west. At the roundabout, turn left to enter campus on Hilltop Road. Proceed straight through the traffic light, and then take an immediate left into Parking Lot 8.

From the Washington area, take I-95 north toward Baltimore, then take Exit 47B and follow clearly marked signs to Route 166 and UMBC. As you enter the campus, proceed straight through the first roundabout, and then turn left at the second roundabout to merge onto the inner loop of Hilltop Circle, the road that surrounds the campus. At the traffic light at Hilltop Road, take a right, and then an immediate left into Parking Lot 8.

For GPS devices, use Geocode 39.255363 -76.715370. Please note that the entire UMBC campus has one street address — 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250 — so Google and Apple maps may not provide sufficient detail.

You are welcome to park in Lot 8 for all evening and weekend events free of charge.

For printable campus maps and additional information, please visit UMBC’s campus visitor’s site. If you need assistance, please email us at artsatumbc@umbc.edu.

Dining Options
On campus dining options may be found here. The nearby communities of Arbutus and Catonsville provide many other options, listed here, and we also encourage visitors to explore the Catonsville Arts District.


Photo by Marlayna Demond ’11 for UMBC.

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