1601 W Mount Royal Ave

Gateway, First Floor

Built to house everything from theater to multimedia, MICA's BBOX gives students a place for their performance work to thrive.

As MICA’s premier black box theater, BBOX serves as a platform for a diverse range of works and mediums ranging from traditional theater to experimental and interdisciplinary exhibitions. BBOX is equipped with state-of-the-art A/V, creating a multipurpose performance space able to cater to the wide range of needs artists and clients present.  

 

Opened in 2008 on the ground floor of the Gateway building, BBOX is located at the intersection of North Ave. and Mt. Royal Ave., neighboring the Station North cultural district,  and has served as a cultural hub for MICA students, faculty, and alum, as well as local Baltimore artists and organizations. 

 

 BBOX was named in recognition of two creative MICA spirits, BBOX is a play on "Betty & Bill’s Black Box" - specifically, Betty Cooke ’46 and William O. Steinmetz ’50.

 

BBOX Pictures

Stage Details
The space is roughly 55’ x 55’ with a curtain track running along the perimeter 4’ from the wall.  
 
The BBOX floor  is constructed with wooden 2x4 sleepers covered with ¾” plywood and a  layer of black painted Masonite. 
 
The walls are black painted cinder blocks with two rows of wooden 2x6s around the perimeter centered 40” to 72” from the floor. 
 
The space has one white plywood wall measuring 28’ W x 19’ H. This wall is often used as a cyclorama. 
 
The tension wire grid is 19’ from the floor. There are house lights affixed below the grid which are 18’ from the floor.
An interactive art exhibition with bells and ceramic objects.
Students play video games on large projectors in a large space.
An interactive art exhibition with bells and ceramic objects.

Artwalk exhibition

Credit

Chris Myers

Students play video games on large projectors in a large space.

Loco Local game night

Credit

Chris Myers

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