Cultural Arts Center, Montgomery College

Cultural Arts Center, Montgomery College

Dance - Educational - Kids/Family - Music - Theatre - Visual Arts


 240-567-5775 (info line)

 7995 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Many events taking place at the Cultural Arts Center are not sponsored by the college, but are community rentals. Please contact the presenter directly.

Located on Montgomery College’s Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus, the Cultural Arts Center complex opened in 2009. The complex consists of a 500 seat main multi-use concert hall & theatre, a 116 seat lecture hall & lab theatre space, the Tretter Dance Studio, CAC Gallery, and multiple classrooms for academic classes and workshops. All of these gathering spaces are immediately adjacent to our large main lobby, or atrium. A large marquee faces north at the intersection of Georgia Avenue and East-West Highway informing the community about events occuring in the Cultural Arts Center.

Through the Cultural Arts Center, the Montgomery College provides a comprehensive program focusing on the intersections between performing arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences, and the influence of human culture on the natural and built environments. We examine traditional and contemporary indigenous, American, and international cultural expression through presentation of music, theatre, dance, cultural exhibitions, film, lectures, forums and cultural exhibitions. Through less formal gatherings we encourage opportunities for our students, the community, faculty, and staff to gather and engage in discussions about our own and other cultures.

Parking is immediately behind the CAC in the W1 lot and in the West Garage in legal, student spaces only.  Parking is free from 2 hours before public performances and events.  The Cultural Arts Center facilities are available for rental when not in use by the college.