Bowie Playhouse

Regular productions will resume in March and will comply with all COVID -19 regulations at that time.

We are also accepting rental requests, COVID 19 requirements also must be followed during rentals.

COVID 19 Requirements:

  • Proof of vaccination is required for all persons 5+ years of age before entering the Playhouse (Photo ID required)
  • Masks must be worn at all times while inside the Playhouse (this applies to cast members, ticket holders, etc.).

These requirements may change at any time under short notice.  

Visit the Bowie Playhouse

The Bowie Playhouse, was originally known as "Theater in the Woods" when it was established in the 1970s.Today it is home to resident theater companies. With these outstanding companies the Bowie Playhouse maintains a busy schedule when it is not shuttered due to COVID. Generally, as one show closes, another moves in. Most shows run three weeks, but musicals have a longer run keeping the Playhouse open weekends all year long. The Bowie Playhouse is located in Whitemarsh Park off of MD Rt. 3 in Bowie, MD.
The intimate 150-seat theater has state-of-the-art lighting, sound, and fly systems run by a very talented and dedicated professional theater crew. playhouse

The Playhouse generally provides a year-round production schedule using "in-residence" productions companies Bowie Community Theatre and 2nd Star Productions. These production companies provide a wide range of shows including musicals, British mysteries, slapstick comedy, and drama. Many of the productions put on by these companies over the years have received various Ruby Griffith Awards including:

  • All Around Production Excellence -Ragtime (2019); Guys & Dolls (2016); Hello Dolly! (2014); Someone Who'll Watch Over Me (1998)
  • Outstanding Achievement (Musical) - H.M.S Pinafore (2017); Man of La Mancha (2010)
  • Outstanding Achievement (Play) - To Kill a Mockingbird (2002); Steel Magnolias (1997)

Upcoming Shows

Fences - Opening April 1

Purchasing Tickets

Read more about the theater companies and their productions by visiting their websites below. Tickets for performances can only be purchased through the individual production companies. Select the links above for additional information about ticket purchasing.

Short Term Rentals

The Bowie Playhouse currently has vacancies for short term rentals for various types of events such at book readings, music concerts, talks, etc. Please contact the Theater Technical Director, Pete Dursin, at to discuss your interest in utilizing the Bowie Playhouse for your event.