The Performing Arts Center in Ocean City, MD

Off-Broadway performances,
Live music & concerts,
Performing arts of all genres.

Found inside the Roland E. Powell Convention Center, the Ocean City Performing Arts Center opened in 2014 and has been entertaining Ocean City, MD with local, regional, and national musical acts, plays, and a variety of other hit shows ever since.  Off-broadway shows are now coming to the Performing Arts Center each year.  With a 1200-seat auditorium, two-tiers of fixed seating, full dressing rooms, a concession area and box office, this state-of-the-art facility is focal point of entertainment in Ocean City.  It offers visitors a vastly different experience than any other venue around town. Check below for upcoming concerts and other events so you can mark your calendar accordingly.


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The Ocean City Performing Arts includes 1,216 seats, including an orchestra section that can be removed to extend the stage.


Rent The Roland E. Powell Performing Arts Center

When it’s not being used to entertain the masses in Ocean City, the Performing Arts Center can be rented for conferences, presentations, seminars, and other group gatherings. Call 1-800-OC-OCEAN if you’d like to inquire about using the space for your next event. 




  1. VERY DISAPPOINTED that no one contacted me regarding the postponement of the Rock of Ages Band show scheduled for June 11, 2023. I purchased 2 tickets and noticed on the OC Performing Arts website that the show had been postponed. When I called the Convention Center, the rep was not helpful and only told me that eTix would notify me; however, when I notified eTix, they said the venue would provide the new date. Luckily I checked the website or I would have shown up only to be even more disappointed. This is poor business and customer service. I have requested a refund for the tickets for this event.


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