Welcome

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.

Art of Comedy Open Mic

Art of Comedy Open Mic

Baltimore's hottest open mic night is every Wednesday from 8 to 11 p.m. at Motor House. Sign up to try out 5 minutes of your material in the most welcoming room in the city. Produced by Ivan Martin, with host Garrett Harvest and music by DJ Dragon. 

Aug 21
Beats Not Bullets

Beats Not Bullets

This is a private events rental at Motor House & will not be open to the public. Want to have your next event at Motor House? E-mail us at Rentals@motorhousebaltimore.com

Aug 22
Turn Up Tuesday

Turn Up Tuesday w/ Marzo

Join DJ Marzo as he spins during Turn Up Tuesdays in Showroom bar at Motor House, with 2 for 1 drinks specials from 8pm until the party winds down.

Aug 27
Baltimore Comedy Festival Opening Ceremony 3

Baltimore Comedy Festival Opening Ceremony

8:00 – RECEPTION – Food, Fun and Vibes. Come and Enjoy the Motor House while DJ Dragn supplies music. Meet performing Comedians during this Opening Reception. 9:00 – SHOWCASE – Performing Comedians – Kiragu Beauttah, Bryson Young, Brandon Mitchell, Tink, Elizabeth Norman and Archie Jamieson FREE / DONATIONS AT DOOR

Aug 28
Baltimore Comedy Festival Sketchfest

Baltimore Comedy Festival Sketchfest

BCF SketchFest 2019 consists of comedy sketches and shorts submitted from all over Baltimore, the DMV and beyond. DOORS @7:00pm / TIX 7$ / 10 Day of Premiere *** LOCAL SELECTIONS (Baltimore and DMV) Foul Play – Emily Brennan Death of A Cookie Saleswoman – Bad Medicine Kiss – Grace…

Aug 29
TESTIFY! A Life’s Time of Emerging Blackness w/ Ernest Shaw

TESTIFY! A Life’s Time of Emerging Blackness w/ Ernest Shaw

Join us for Ernest Shaw’s Testify! A Life’s Time of Emerging Blackness July 8th through Sept. 28th here at Motor House. Like the work of prolific artist James Baldwin. Shaw’s portraits wrestle with the complexities of being both Black and conscious within a system that honors neither attribute.

Baltimore Comedy Festival is Back!

Baltimore Comedy Festival is Back!

As the BCF headquarters, Motor House will host the opening night party and opening ceremony showcase on Wednesday, Aug. 28, as well as three premiere headliner showcases Aug. 29, Aug. 30, and Aug. 31. The closing party is Sept. 2 at The Sidebar, 218 E Lexington St, Baltimore, MD 21202. Many BCF events are free; the premiere showcases and events with tickets range from $10-$20.

Host your next event at Motor House!

Host your next event at Motor House!

Our Theater, West Bay performance and meeting space, and Showroom bar is now available for event rentals in 2019. Whether you’re planning a conference, album release show, private party, or meeting, Motor House has professional, character-rich venue options for all types of events. For more information, email rentals@motorhousebaltimore.com

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Wed 21

Art of Comedy Open Mic

August 21 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu 22

Beats Not Bullets

August 22 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tue 27

Turn Up Tuesday w/ Marzo

August 27 @ 9:00 pm
Wed 28

Baltimore Comedy Festival Opening Ceremony

August 28 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thu 29

Baltimore Comedy Festival Sketchfest

August 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri 30

MCA Happy Hour

August 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri 30
All Events

Parking & Directions

Motor House is conveniently located in the Station North Arts District and easily accessible from public transit and I-83. Please click to learn more about parking options. 

Rent Our Space in 2019!

Host an intimate film screening, birthday blowout, conference, and more in one of our flexible venues. 

Bookings

Interested in performing at the Motor House? We’re always on the hunt for emerging and established performers of all genres to wow our audiences with original, and inspiring work.

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