The historic Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center brings the best of Broadway and world-class entertainment to downtown Baltimore. Visit our website for details on the Hippodrome Broadway Series Presented by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and upcoming Hippodrome Live events.


The M&T Bank Exchange is a newly renovated historic venue with a flexible, state-of-the-art experience that provides a unique and unmatched setting for events. Visit our website to sign up for news, updates, and events coming soon to the M&T Bank Exchange at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center.


Through free outreach and education programs, the Hippodrome Foundation works to introduce Maryland students and community members to the arts and all the assets of the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center. By exposing young people to new possibilities, we are raising the curtain on opportunity.




For a list of all openings at Broadway Across America, please click here.

Volunteer Usher Program:

To learn about becoming an usher, click here.

Hippodrome Foundation Inc. (HFI) re-launched the Volunteer Usher Program at The Hippodrome Theatre in January 2010.

Volunteers can make a once a week commitment as a Master List Usher, selecting a specific day of the week and working all performances that fall on that day. Saturdays and Sundays have Matinee Master Lists and Evening Master Lists. For those with less time to give, Volunteers can become Alternate List Ushers, committing to work at least one time a month. Minimum age to participate is 18.

Volunteers must be able to climb stairs, work in the balcony as well as the orchestra and stand for extended periods of time. You must be able to see well enough to read tickets. We typically have the greatest need for weekend volunteers, especially Saturday evenings.

At this time all positions have been filled. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer usher next season please send an email to and we will add your name to our waiting list.

If you are already part of the Usher Volunteer Program and need to check your schedule, click here

Usher schedules for upcoming performances are listed on Please log into your account to sign up for, "confirm" and "decline" scheduled shifts. If you must cancel less than 48 hours before the event please call us at 410-752-2922 or send email to