Performing Arts in Frederick, MD

Downtown Frederick is a designated Arts & Entertainment District. The city has an extensive number of performance arts companies and venues featuring a wide variety of live entertainment. 

Experience Frederick's Theater District with the Weinberg Center for the ArtsMaryland Ensemble Theatre, and New Spire Stages to experience world-class performances by artists from all over the world. 

Performance arts offerings are scheduled each weekend and many weekday evenings as well. Time your visit to coincide with a musical, dance, or theatrical entertainment.


Attend these upcoming performances

Head Over Heels Jun 23

In this joyous musical featuring the music of 80s band, The Go-Gos, Princess Pamela, a headstrong and adventurous young woman embarks on a quest to save her kingdom from a prophecy of doom. SONGS BY THE GO-GO’S ADAPTED BY JAMES MAGRUDER BASED ON THE ARCADIA BY SIR PHILIP SIDNEY…

Comedy Night at Sky Stage Jun 28

A night of stand-up comedy under the stars 4th Fridays May through October. All ages*, beer/wine with ID, other concessions available for purchase. Tickets and lineup details on Eventbrite and Facebook. Limited number of seats available at the door, cash or cards accepted. Doors…

Drum Circle with Ayanna Gallant at Sky Stage Jun 28

Drum circle facilitator, Ayanna Gallant, weaves together her training in Village Music Circles, West African drumming, and mindfulness, to guide participants in a rhythmic journey playing amazing rhythms together, inviting various instruments from around the world, songs…

All-levels Yoga with Yogamour Jun 29

An all-levels yoga class with experienced instructors from Yogamour, a Frederick-based studio and non-profit. Saturdays, May through October. Sky Stage is open air with a concrete floor, so please dress and hydrate for the weather and bring a mat if possible (instructor may have…

Sky Stage Swing Dance Jul 03

Enjoy an evening of Swing and Blues Dancing under the stars every first Wednesday, May through October at the Frederick Arts Council's Sky Stage in historic downtown Frederick! Starting at 7pm, Amanda Comi of Revolution Modern Dance will offer a beginner lesson* covering swing…

Sky Stage Literature Series Jul 09

A varying roster of poetry and prose writers groups host featured readers either followed or preceded by open mic readings, on 2nd Tuesdays from May through October. Come share your work with a supportive, appreciative audience under the stars! Free to enter, books, anthologies…

F.A.M.E. presents Open Mic Night at Sky Stage Jul 12

FAME (Frederick Acoustic Music Enterprise) hosts Open Mic night at FAC's Sky Stage, every 2nd Friday from May-October, 7-9pm. Whether you are a pro or a novice, this is a welcoming environment for you collaborate, build your skills, and get to know other local artists! Please…

Terry Fator - On The Road Again Jul 12

“Terry Fator: On the Road Again” features comedy, modern songs and favorites from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s, hilarious musical parodies and Terry’s unique ventriloquism skills that have made him a must see Las Vegas headliner for many years. This tour showcases a new version of…

Salsa Under the Stars Jul 17

Enjoy salsa dancing under the stars on 3rd Wednesdays at the Frederick Arts Council's open-air Sky Stage. One of our most popular events! Frederick Salsa instructor Silvia Yacoubian offers a lesson at 7pm followed by dancing to Latin beats spun by DJ Willie and occasional live…