Julian S. Smith

Performance Hall

An exquisite 60-seat performance hall with superior acoustics fit for concerts, recitals, open mics, and solo performances of all genres.

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The Julian S. Smith Performance Hall is a gorgeous, sonically exquisite space perfect for performances of all kinds, livestream events and recording. Designed by Bay Acoustics, the 60-seat room has the intimacy of a club with the sound of a large concert hall – a space like no other in Baltimore.

The hall features a 21’ x 15’ stage and accommodates up to 60 people. Every detail was designed with acoustics in mind. The Danley sound system ensures smooth and even audio coverage, and the seating is sloped so there are no bad seats in the house. For performances and video, an extensive stage lighting system is available, and our Steinway Model M studio grand piano is available for use. The hall is equipped with SDI video lines for video production, and audio can be sent to either of our studio control rooms via Dante network for recording or mixing as needed.

Host your event, record your recital or book a concert in the Julian S. Smith Performance Hall, located just 20 minutes from downtown Baltimore. With access via a separate entrance with its own large lobby, the hall can be rented as a standalone venue for your event. From electric full-band shows to solo piano performances, we have used this hall for concerts, recitals, open mics, solo and duo performances, classical, rock and jazz, album release parties, and just about everything else.

A backline, including a full drum kit, guitar and bass amps, and more is available, as well as a podium, Blu-ray player, video projector and video screen.

Book your event, concert or livestream from our performance hall. Contact us to discuss rates and availability.

Gear List

Piano

  • Steinway Model M 5’7″ Medium Grand piano.

Audio

  • Midas M-32 digital mixing board
  • Danley SBH-10 paraline technology speakers pair
  • Danley TH-mini tapped horn subwoofer pair
  • Danley 10K4 quad power amplifier
  • QSC K-12 powered monitors x6
  • Microphone/stands/cables package
  • Mirizio grand piano microphone mount – internal mounting system
  • AC power cable package
  • Midas M-32 inputs can be archived to Pro Tools via laptop, or interfaced via Dante network to either Studio control room for full service recording. Headphone systems (Behringer Power Play) available.

A/V system

  • Crestron networked video system, including:
    • Video Projection system with 190″ screen
    • Podium with HDMI output to system
    • Bluray DVD player
    • Audio is connected to main sound system

Lighting

  • Jands Stage CL lighting controller
  • Left, center, right elliptical spots x4
  • Upstage wash Fresnel x6
  • Downstage wash Fresnel x6
  • Color wash Chauvet Colorado x6
  • Architectural lighting package

Drums

  • DW Performance 22″ 16″ 12″ 10″
  • DW Performance 14″ x 6″ snare
  • Tama Clear Acrylic 22″ 16″ 12″ 10″
  • Tama Clear Acrylic 14″ x 6″ snare

Floor Plan

Hall: 1000 FT²
Audience Capacity: 60 Fixed Seating
Performance Hall floor plan

Performances

If you plan to livestream or record your event, we’re able to provide the most comprehensive video switching and audio mixing capabilities, as our facility is equipped with top-of-the-line infrastructure, which connects our video and recording studios.