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Through active listening and meaningful support, The CU serves both artists and audiences who seek to see their stories reflected on our stages.

About THE CU

THE CU cultivates learning, artistic practice, and community engagement through a programming series including music, dance and theatre, as well as college programs and community arts partners. The artist’s experience is the highest priority. THE CU contributes to the field through commissions and residencies of new work, and organizes projects with local, national, and international collaborators.

Located on the southside of the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District and housed on the campus of Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring, THE.  CU reflects the values of Montgomery College: Empowerment, Enrichment, Radical Inclusion, and Representation (EERR).

THE CU Cultural Arts Center opened its doors in 2009 with a performance by Aretha Franklin. It awakened pride in our center as a place for talent, virtuosity, impact, and resonance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Cultural Arts Center located?

The CAC is located on Montgomery College’s Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus. The address is 7995 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Is parking available?

Yes, there is free parking available. The West Garage has 5 levels and is available at address 930 King St.

Spaces in the W1 lot directly behind the Center are normally “permit only” however, one hour prior, up through one hour after a scheduled performance time you may park in any open student space.

Spaces marked as RESERVED are not available without proper permits.

When is the Box Office open from Montgomery College events?

Our Box Office is open 1 hour prior to the start of the show.

All other communication will be done by email at

How do I go about finding out if my event could be held within the Center?

Please fill in our request form.

***A request form must be submitted for consideration***

Are ADA accommodations available?

The Cultural Arts Center features wheelchair-accessible parking, entrances, restrooms, and seating. Theatre-goers may enjoy our free infrared system for the hearing-impaired from any seat during any performance. Receivers are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Box Office.

Do I have to pay for my child if they can sit on my lap?

Children under 2 years of age may sit on the lap of a paying adult. Otherwise, all patrons must have a ticket and a seat of their own.

May I purchase unclaimed tickets from Will Call?

No – we can not sell someone else’s tickets.

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