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What is Motor House?

Motor House is a creative crossroads rooted in the culture of Baltimore. We are a non-profit arts hub, gallery, and performance space that encourages new visions, bold experiments, and emerging voices to celebrate the artistry of our city.

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The    Space

Welcome to the Motor House. We are a multiuse venue providing state-of-the-art performance space, studios, and offices for artists, designers, and cultural organizations.
The Motor House is home to a state-of-the-art performance space with flexible seating for up to 175 people. Interested in booking a show or renting the space for your private event? Visit our Performance Space page.
A core tenet of the Motor House's mission is providing sustainable workspace for practicing artists. Our second floor studios range in size from our 150 square foot micros studios to our larger, 900 square foot studios, and provide working space in the heart of the Station North Arts & Entertainment District for more than 18 individual artists and collectives.
Motor House is built out to meets our tenants needs while encouraging collaboration.
Motor House is not only a space to house inspiring artists and organizations, but a space that inspires anyone who enters.
Located directly behind the Motor House, Graffiti Alley is made and re-made by graffiti artists on a near daily basis. For years, writers have contributed to this constantly changing outdoor space, and Graffiti Alley has served as a backdrop for photos and video shoots, as well as an informal event and meeting space for creatives of varying disciplines from across the city.

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Chicago the Musical

Jul 21 — Aug 6

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Chicago the Musical

Jul 21 — Aug 6

The First All African-American Production!!

Chicago is a dazzling and satirical look at fame, justice, and the media machine. Set in 1920s Chicago and based on real-life murders and trials, Chicago follows Roxie Hart, a wannabe vaudevillian star who murders her lover and is arrested, despite her attempts to convince her pushover husband, Amos, to lie for her. In the Cook County Jail, Roxie meets her hero, the famed double-murderess and nightclub performer Velma Kelly. When both acquire the same lawyer, the greedy and lustful superstar, Billy Flynn, tensions come to a head as they vie for the spotlight, though instead of onstage, they’re mugging for the flashbulb of the newspaper reporters. Chicago is a musical spectacular that is as addictive as gossip rags and as unforgettable as any trial of the century.

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