Welcome to the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at Maryland!

Oct 8, 2021

Experience the Legacy of Jim Henson at the Clarice Smith Center

At the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, we are proud to showcase the incredible artistic legacy of Jim Henson. Known for his innovative puppetry and beloved characters like the Muppets, Jim Henson revolutionized the entertainment industry.

Our center is a tribute to Henson's enduring impact and serves as a platform for celebrating his creative genius. Through our exhibitions, educational programs, and live performances, we provide a unique and immersive experience that captures the essence of Henson's work.

Join La Historia Society in Celebrating the Arts and Community

La Historia Society is dedicated to fostering a deep appreciation for the arts and preserving cultural heritage within our community. We are proud to partner with the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center to bring engaging and enriching experiences to the public.

With a focus on community and society, La Historia Society seeks to create spaces where people can come together, celebrate diversity, and promote meaningful dialogue. Through our collaboration with the Clarice Smith Center, we offer a wide range of programs and events that cater to all ages and interests.

Upcoming Events and Performances

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center is a vibrant hub of creativity, hosting a diverse selection of events and performances throughout the year. Whether you are a fan of theater, music, dance, or visual arts, there is something for everyone to enjoy.


Our theater program features a curated selection of plays, musicals, and experimental performances. From classic works to contemporary pieces, our talented actors and directors bring stories to life on our remarkable stage.


Experience the power of music at the Clarice Smith Center. We showcase a variety of musical genres, including orchestral concerts, chamber music recitals, jazz performances, and more. Talented musicians from around the world grace our venue to provide unforgettable auditory experiences.


Immerse yourself in the artistry and grace of dance at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. We host breathtaking ballet performances, captivating contemporary dance shows, and culturally diverse showcases that celebrate the beauty of movement.

Visual Arts

Our commitment to the arts extends beyond the stage. Through our visual arts program, we feature exhibitions that highlight the work of talented artists, both local and international. Explore thought-provoking installations and discover new perspectives on various art forms.

Engaging Educational Programs

As an advocate for lifelong learning, the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center offers a wide array of educational programs for individuals of all ages. Whether you are a seasoned artist or a curious beginner, our classes and workshops provide valuable opportunities for growth and enrichment.

Arts Workshops

Unleash your creativity through our interactive arts workshops. Led by experienced instructors, these hands-on sessions allow participants to explore different artistic mediums and techniques. Develop new skills, gain insights, and connect with fellow art enthusiasts.

Lectures and Talks

Expand your knowledge and engage in intellectual discussions through our series of lectures and talks. Renowned artists, scholars, and industry professionals share their expertise, offering unique perspectives that inspire and challenge conventional thinking.

School Programs

The Clarice Smith Center believes in the power of arts education for students. Our school programs provide interactive and immersive experiences that complement the school curriculum. From guided tours to exclusive performances, we aim to ignite creativity and foster a love for the arts in young minds.

Visit the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

Located at Maryland, our center is easily accessible and offers state-of-the-art facilities for an unparalleled arts experience. Join us to witness the magic of live performances, explore innovative exhibitions, and connect with fellow arts enthusiasts.

Experience the legacy of Jim Henson, celebrate the vibrancy of our community, and embrace the transformative power of the performing arts. We invite you to join La Historia Society in creating memorable moments at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at Maryland.

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