Arts & Entertainment Venues

The State Theater of Havre de Grace

A live entertainment venue in Harford County. Bringing bigger musicians and acts to our historic city on the Susquehanna.
The History
The State Theater of Havre de Grace first opened its doors as The Bijou Dream Motion Picture Parlor in the early twentieth century. At that time, it operated next to – and actually competed with – a separate theater commonly known as The New Willou Theatre. Spirited competition between the two venues continued until the early 1920s when a fire struck and devastated one of the buildings. The resulting damage caused a single entity to take ownership of both sites for some time.
Presently, the site is undergoing careful restoration that will blend the art-deco stylings of its heyday with modern, dynamic energy; something that speaks to the variety of performances it will soon host. The current operators will reopen 325 St. John’s doors later this year as The State Theater once again. But while the venue’s name is in remembrance of its history, The State Theater of Havre de Grace’s future lies in being the premier destination for live entertainment, the likes of which this region has rarely seen.  More information on the website.

325 St. John Street
Havre de Grace, MD 21078

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