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Comm Arts Rentals M-NCPPC maintains a partnership with the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland, to ensure Prince George’s County residents and non-profit arts organizations have access to the Center’s resources.

Located on the edge of the College Park campus at MD Route 193 and Stadium Drive, the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center houses the University’s Schools for Music, Dance, and Theater; the Performing Arts Library; and six performance spaces.

Free parking is available in Lot 1 on the University of Maryland campus after 4:30 pm.

The Prince George’s Community Room at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

M-NCPPC’s Arts & Cultural Heritage Division operates the Prince George’s Community Room (#2523) within the Center, where arts classes, workshops and performing arts camps are offered seasonally. 

The Prince George’s Community Room is also available at no cost for non-profit arts organizations based in Prince George's County to hold rehearsals, meetings, workshops, readings, and recitals.  Organizations using the Prince George’s Community Room may not charge fees for their programs. Room capacity: 50. 

To check on availability of the Prince George’s Community Room, please contact 301-446-3238.

Rent Credit

The M-NCPPC provides financial assistance to Prince George’s County non-profit organizations for rental expenses incurred when holding performances or art events at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at Maryland. 

Prince George’s County-based organizations renting performance space through M-NCPPC are eligible for lower Campus Rental Rates for the spaces and are able to apply to M-NCPPC for rent credit to offset their expenses based upon the total estimated cost of the performance.

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center staff is responsible for scheduling events and determining rental estimates.

The following conditions apply to organizations requesting rent credit:

  • Only non-profit organizations based in Prince George’s County, Maryland, are eligible to apply
  • Organizations must provide proof of 501(c)(3) status and a copy of Bylaws to the M-NCPPC Arts Coordinator
  • The organization must also provide a detailed description of the performance, the artists/performers involved and the targeted audience
  • Organizations must request rental space from The Clarice Scheduling Office and abide by The Clarice's policies outlined in the rental contract. To request rental dates, please contact Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center Event Scheduling at 301-405-8176.
  • Rent credit is not available for receptions, food served during an event, ticketing fees or rental of special equipment.

For more information, call 301-446-3225.