Arts and Culture

Interested in visual and performing arts? Look no further!

Each year Harford Community College hosts national touring acts, exhibits, local jazz, classical, and ballet performances, and more. In addition, the College is home to the Phoenix Festival Theater and Harford Dance Theatre. Our diverse programs offer the community cultural and artistic opportunities typically available only in more urban areas.

 

LIVE! At Harford Community College is the umbrella for all of our arts and cultural offerings.

Each year LIVE! schedules events and performances by nationally-known artists as well as shows and exhibitions by local and regional artists, students, and faculty members. Students are often eligible for free or reduced admission with their H-ID.

 

LIVE! logo and cheering crowd

 

Hays Heighe House

The Hays-Heighe House is a historic home located on the campus of Harford Community College. Built in 1808, its initial owner, Thomas A. Hays, was one of the founders of the town of Bel Air. Rich in historic significance, the house is used for exhibits, private events, and lectures. The Hays-Heighe House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.

Phoenix Festival Theater

Phoenix Festival Theater is Harford's resident community theater organization. Is staffed by local professionals and theater enthusiasts and they present four productions each season. Its focus is to provide a stage for local talent to express their love of theater and to contribute to the promotion, education, and support of the arts in Harford County. Auditions are open to the public.

 

Harford Dance Theatre

Harford Dance Theatre is a thriving, semi-professional dance company and the resident community dance company at Harford Community College. We present four dance productions annually with the goal of providing a supportive, professional, creative environment for dancers of all ages and abilities. Auditions are open to the public.

For more than 20 years we have presented annual favorites such as Harriet's Happiest Halloween and The Nutcracker, along with new productions that draw old and new patrons alike.

Chesapeake Gallery

The Chesapeake Gallery features contemporary art by emerging and established artists as well as HCC faculty and students. Located in the Student Center, the Gallery is the only exhibition space of its kind between Baltimore and Newark. It serves as a vital educational link between the community and the practice of art and design in the region.

 

Auditions for upcoming Phoenix Festival Theater and Harford Dance Theatre productions are open to community members.

 

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General Information

APGFCU Arena

This state-of-the-art arena is the largest indoor arena in the area, and is the home to Harford Community College men's & women's basketball & women's volleyball. It also is used for community and regional tournaments and events, commencements, concerts, special events, fundraising activities, meetings, conferences, trade shows, and more.

Amoss Center

The 908-seat performing arts center serves the needs of both Harford Community College and Harford Technical High School through a partnership with Harford County Public Schools. It is located in Harford Technical High School, across from Entrance 2 of the College.

Black Box Theater

A fully functioning, flexible performance space that serves as the home for the college theatre programs. Located in Joppa Hall  |  Seats 25-125

Chesapeake Theater

The Chesapeake Theater is located in the Chesapeake Center on the Harford campus. It is a proscenium house with a seating capacity of 342 and may be accessed via Entrance #2 off Thomas Run Road with parking in the C Lot.

Joppa Hall Recital Spaces

The music wing of Joppa Hall features two major recital and concert performance spaces; one that seats an audience of approximately 100 and another that seats about 60.

Additional performance spaces within Joppa Hall are used for performances.

Interested in seeing performances at Harford for FREE? Volunteers are always welcomed at on campus events. They work as ushers, scanning tickets, distributing programs, and assisting patrons to their seats at cultural events and performances at the APGFCU Arena, Amoss Center and Chesapeake Theater. Backstage assistance is needed with set construction, painting, and costumes. 

Fill out a  Volunteer Application and upon successful completion of a criminal background screening, you can become a volunteer for the College.

Minimum Age: 18 years old.

 

Support the arts and promote your business by advertising in our playbills! Live! at Harford Community College serves more than 20,000 patrons each year with performances that run from September through June. Each playbill is a keepsake with information about the cast, acts and musical numbers along with information on upcoming events. Put your business or service center stage with a feature ad that will reach your kind of audience!  Link to order form.  

Shown your confidence in the programming we present by supporting the arts. Each year, Harford Community College's art, dance, music, theater and hisotrical programs enrich the lives of more than 20,000 people of all ages events from the community and around the world. Often, production costsexceed ticket revenue so we rely on community support to ensure the that we can continue to provide a diverse and vibrant array of programming at affordable prices.

Supporting the arts in your community fuels economic growth, helps students succeed in school, and brings people together. Your tax-deductible donation supports the College's mission to expand cultural offerings in our County— including to under-served populations that may not otherwise have access to this kind of programming.

All donations can be made online through the Harford Community College Foundation, Inc. and will be acknowledged in the season's playbills. 

Looking for the perfect gift? A gift certificate to one of our many productions is the gift they won't return! Gift certificates can be ordered online, over the phone, or in person at the Ticket Office. 

  • Redeemable in advance for any performance, concert, or show* where seats are available.
  • Not valid for online ticket purchases
  • Must been redeemed over the phone or at the Ticket Office.
  • Gift Certificates are non-refundable. They are handled as cash and cannot be replaced if lost or stolen.  
    * Gift certificates can only be redeemed for Harford produced events, concerts and shows and are not valid for outside rental events.

 


Special Events and Performances are made possible in part through funding from:

Event sponsors, MSAC, HCPL, Harford Arts Board