Upcoming Events

 alert-triangle-whiteA notice to our patrons

Masks are required at all times regardless of vaccination status inside the Publick Playhouse. Patrons must also maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet and will receive assigned seating during performances. If you are sick, we ask that you please stay home. Patrons who do not comply with these policies will not be admitted into the facility.

Uplift written in purple with words inspirational dance festival written underneathVirtual Event

Uplift: Inspirational Dance Festival Online Auditions

DEADLINE: Friday, January 21, 2021

Add your artistic voice to our Inspirational Dance Festival community of healing, comfort, and gratitude in this uplifting dance program. Remember to have fun and be creative! Up to eight ( 8 ) entries will be featured in a live program at the Publick Playhouse on Sunday, February 27, 2022, 4 pm - 6pm

Each group/dancer is permitted to submit up to two (2) entries. Selected dancers MUST be available for tech rehearsal during the day on Saturday, February 19, 2022 from 9 am - 6 pm and dress rehearsal during the day on Saturday, February 26, 2022 from 9 am - 6 pm.

CLICK HERE to apply.

Two performers wearing long robes and head wraps on a stageIn-Person Event

Black History In Motion

Friday, February 11, 2022, 10:30 am - 12 Noon

Celebrate Black History Month with seniors from throughout Prince George's county and beyond with a historical journey highlighting the contributions of African Americans through musical performance at The Publick Playhouse.

For Ages 60 and Better

Cost: $7

Call 301-277-1710 or  CLICK HERE  to purchase tickets online.

cover for Martin Luther King Jr and FBI documentaryIn-Person Event

Film: MLK/FBI 

Thursday, February 17, 2022, 11 am - 12:45 pm

Learn more about American history and Martin Luther King, Jr. In this documentary based on newly declassified files, Sam Pollard’s resonant film explores the US government’s surveillance and harassment of Martin Luther King, Jr. Rated PG; 1hr 44 minutes.

For Ages 18 and Up.


Call 301-277-1710 or CLICK HERE to register online.

Uplift written in purple with words inspirational dance festival written underneathIn-Person Event

Uplift: Inspirational Dance Festival

Sunday, February 27, 2022, 4 -6 pm

For All Ages

Registration coming soon!

Choreographers Showcase 7Virtual Event

39th Annual Choreographers Showcase 


Facebook Live date TBA

Join us for a virtual showcase of innovative dance for the 39th Annual Choreographer's Showcase. Auditions were held in November 2021 with visiting adjudicators Gesel Mason and Peter DiMuro. A select cohort of choreographers are chosen to perform in the Showcase.

The Choreographers Showcase is one of the longest-running showcases of new and established choreographers in the country, inspiring dance audiences and supporting choreographers across the DMV.