With Maryland's move to Phase 3 of the statewide Covid-19 recovery plan, we are planning to open our campus again—safely and gradually—to the public. Chesapeake is currently operating in Phase Yellow with extremely limited college-hosted, in-person events and health protocols in place.
As the risk of Covid-19 continues, so does our commitment to the health of our region. It is out of this commitment that we have decided the Todd Performing Arts Center event operations will remain suspended this spring and summer.
Our May commencement ceremonies will be the first large, in-person gatherings hosted by Chesapeake in more than a year. These gatherings will be held outdoors, with participants physically distanced and masked.
With the increased distribution of effective vaccines, we're hopeful that we will eventually open our facilities to full capacity. At that time, we look forward to welcoming community events on campus.
Todd Performing Arts Center
The Rufus M. and Loraine Hall Todd Performing Arts Center, located at Chesapeake College, is a state-of-the art regional performing arts center. The theatre has an audience capacity of 904, including 8 integrated ADA seating locations for patrons with special needs. (click for floorplan and seating chart) The patrons are our first concern. Whether you are here for business or entertainment we strive to serve you first. We offer space for theatre, music and drama events, meetings, luncheon and dinner events, children's theatre, drama department productions, and many other special events.
The TPAC has recently undergone upgrades throughout the space, both within the theater and its lobby. We've partnered with the Irwin Seating Company to replace the seats in our auditorium, and have incorporated modern and comfortable seating in the lobby.
“From the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to international performance troupes, the Todd Center has long been a cultural hub and important space for bringing larger acts to the region,” Dr. Clifford Coppersmith, Chesapeake College President, said. “Our capacity to host even more shows and events makes this partnership possible and allows our two organizations to combine resources to grow arts audiences, improve arts accessibility and build and connect communities on the Mid Shore.”
The TPAC is also available for rentals. We have hosted various receptions, business shows, weddings, performances and exhibits. For more information about facilities rentals, contact Michelle Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org.