Arts and Performance

Gibson Center for the Arts


The Daniel Z. Gibson Center for the Arts places the arts at the heart of the liberal arts experience and as a cultural center for Maryland’s Eastern Shore. 

There are two performance spaces of human scale and functional design—a 200-seat music recital hall and an experimental theatre seating 150—each accessed through a common glassed lobby that overlooks Martha Washington Square.

In addition to the entrance at Martha Washington Square, visitors can enter the Center through a covered rear entrance adjacent to a guest parking lot. The Tipson Terrace, forming the front facade, is the perfect backdrop for impromptu outdoor performances.


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Upcoming Events

March 22nd, 2019

  • Showcase 7:30pm: Washington College Department of Music Showcase
    The Department of Music presents our spring showcase. This concert is free and open to the public.
  • 7:30pm: Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde By Moisés Kaufman
    A Directing SCE by Jacqueline Glenn ’19

    In April 1895, Oscar Wilde brought a libel suit against the Marquess of Queensberry, the father of his youthful lover, who had publicly maligned him as a sodomite. In doing so, England’s reigning man of letters set in motion a series of events that would culminate in his ruin and imprisonment. For within a year the bewildered Wilde himself was on trial for acts of “gross indecency” and, implicitly—for a vision of art that outraged Victorian propriety. Expertly interweaving courtroom testimony with excerpts from Wilde’s writings and the words of his contemporaries, Gross Indecency unveils its subject in all his genius and human frailty, his age in all its complacency and repression.
  • World Music 8:00pm: CANCELED: World Music Extravanganza

March 24th, 2019

March 25th, 2019