Performances

Upcoming Events

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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.


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The Chuck Brown Band

Saturday, May 21, 2022, 8 pm

Get into that go-go swing this spring with the Chuck Brown Band. The group has toured the world with the Godfather of Go-Go, the legendary Chuck Brown, and now carries the torch to keep the go-go beat alive. This high energy interactive ensemble will have you saying, “Wind Me Up Chuck!” before the end of the night!

For All Ages
Cost: $25/person; $20/Seniors, Students, Children

Call 301-277-1710 or Click Here to register


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In-Person Event

Film Premiere: The Bell Affair

Thursday, June 2, 2022
Reception: 6 pm
Film Screening: 7 pm

Join us at the Publick Playhouse for the world premiere of the film Bell Affair followed by a discussion with the creators.

About the Film: Daniel and Mary Bell sued for their freedom from slavery and won. After slaveholders threaten to re-enslave them and their children, the Bells led one of the largest escape attempts in American history. Join us as their inspiring story is brought to the cinema for the first time.

This event is co-presented by Joe's Movement Emporium and the Prince George’s Publick Playhouse, a facility of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation.

Watch the Trailer!

FREE

Click Here to register. 

sweetHoney-performersIn-Person Event

Sweet Honey In the Rock

Saturday, June 4, 2022, 8 pm
Saturday, June 5, 2022, 4 pm
 
Sweet Honey in the Rock is a powerful and unique concert entity that fuses the elastic 360-degree possibility of the human voice with a theatrical flair that keeps audiences returning for more year after year. Kinetic, cultured, and connected, their internationally renowned Grammy Award® nominated female acapella vocal quartet has a history of over four decades of distinguished service.

For All Ages
Cost: $40/person; $30/Seniors, Students, Children

Call 301-277-1710 or Click Here to register.


In-Person Event

Immersive Sound Meditation: Woodland Oasis
POSTPONED

Thursday, May 19, 2022, 2 pm
Rescheduled date: Thursday, June 9, 2022, 2 pm

Take a trip to a calming destination at the Publick Playhouse stage as it transforms into a Woodland Oasis. Heightened by sight and sound, explore a deep state of relaxation through this immersive sound meditation experience to bring about balance and peace. Focused breathing techniques and guided meditation will allow a tranquil start to your relaxation journey. 

Ages 18 and up.
FREE

Registration Coming soon!

A group of people on a subway car wearing suits and animal masksIn-Person Event

Antibalas

Friday, June 17, 2022, 8 pm

Join Brooklyn-based Afrobeat band Antibalas as they present their greatest hits at the Publick Playhouse! Antibalas (Spanish for bulletproof) is modeled after Fela Kuti's Africa 70 band and Eddie Palmieri's Harlem River Drive Orchestra. Although their music generally follows the musical architecture and language of Afrobeat, it incorporates elements of jazz, funk, dub, improvised music, and traditional drumming from Cuba and West Africa.

For All Ages
Cost: $25/person; $20/Seniors, Students, Children

Call 301-277-1710 or Click Here to register.

In the Heights GraphicIn-Person Event

Family Film Day: In the Heights

Saturday, June 25, 2022
1 - 3:30 pm (English)
4 - 6:30 pm (Spanish)

Join us for a musical afternoon at the Publick Playhouse! In the Heights is a film version of the Broadway musical in which Usnavi, a sympathetic New York bodega owner, saves every penny every day as he imagines and sings about a better life. Rated PG-13.

For Ages 13 and Up
Cost: $3/person

Contact 301-277-1710 or Click Here to register.

A singing woman in a sparkly black top and gold hatVirtual Event

Pearl Bailey...By Request 
Featuring Roz White

Sunday, June 26, 2022, 4 pm

Pearl Bailey...By Request is a theatrical musical experience set in a 1950’s nightclub based on an album of Pearl Bailey’s most requested songs. Join Roz as she playfully interacts with the band and virtual audience, often using the banter and innuendo that was a Pearl Bailey trademark. 

Watch Live on the Arts PG Parks Facebook Page.