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About BBOX at The Gateway:

Maryland Institute College of Art’s BBOX performance space, located in the College’s new Gateway building, 1601 Mount Royal Ave., is the site of interdisciplinary, experimental, traditional and multimedia works created and performed by MICA students, faculty, and staff as well as members of the greater Baltimore arts community.

BBOX (Betty - Bill - Black Box) named in recognition of two creative spirits: Betty Cooke '46, distinguished designer, 1987 Alumni Award recipient, Alumni Council member, former MICA faculty member and William O. Steinmetz '50, distinguished designer, 1991 Alumni Award recipient, Alumni Council chair emeritus, MICA trustee, former MICA faculty member for their unparalleled commitment and generous support of their alma mater.

BBOX's Location On Campus:

Maryland Institute College of Art
The Gateway
1601 West Mount Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217

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Booking Policies:

To inquire about holding an event (public inquires, or MICA community inquires) at BBOX or for further questions, please contact the Office of Events. 410-225-2516 or events@mica.edu

Upcoming BBOX Events:

For an updated listed of current BBOX events, goto the BBOX Events page.

Contact the Office of Events: 410-225-2516 with any questions regarding events at BBOX.


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BBOX Features:

  • 58' x 58' room x 19' to lighting grid
  • Movable curtain track ~4' from all walls
  • Can seat up to 240 with traditional theater style seating
  • Flexible, moveable seats & risers to accommodate many space and performance configurations
  • Tech booth overlooking the performance area
  • Large garage door for load-in of oversized furniture, equipment and materials.
  • Two dressing rooms and bathrooms
  • High Definition LCD Projector
  • Retractable 19' x 12' screen
  • DVD player, VHS VCR and Mini DV to project in multiple formats
  • Cable TV
  • Multi-channel digital sound system with both fixed and modular speakers
  • Wired and wireless microphones
  • CD player
  • Intercom system connected from booth to dressing rooms, work area, first floor conference room and performance space
  • Projector, screen and video components (laptops, DVD players, etc) can be controlled from smart podium within the Performance space, without accessing the technical booth.