Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts is the Regional Art Center founded in 1980. It features a variety of classes in the arts, houses art galleries and offers productions for the performing arts and the Annapolis Symphony. It is located at 801 Chase Street.
The City boasts a number of galleries located on West Street, Main Street, State Circle, Maryland Avenue, Fourth Street in Eastport and the City Dock shopping Districts, and include Maryland Federation of Art on State Circle and the Mitchell Gallery at St. John's College.
The Colonial Players Theatre, East Street, and Compass Rose Theater, Spa Road and Westgate Circle perform year around. The Annapolis Summer Garden Theater, Compromise Street is open in the summer months. Students at the USNA and St. John’s College offer theater productions.
Most cafes feature musicians. Musical performances held on the City Dock, Market House Plaza, Whitmore Park, the Maritime Museum and Maryland Hall are free and open to the public on summer evenings.