FESTIVAL 52 at the University of Maryland

Festival 52 will be held at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, at The University of Maryland, College Park, MD – January 14-18, 2020.

  • Onsite check-in/registration January 14, 2020, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.  Festival Kick-off at 7:00 PM.
  • Closing ceremonies will be in the evening of January 18, 2020.

Festival Hotels

Below are the two official host hotels for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. These are the only hotels that will be on the bus loop. Should you book rooms with another hotel, you assume the responsibility of transporting yourself to and from campus.

Please reach out to Andy Truscott at FestivalManager@kcactf2.org with any questions you may have regarding the room blocks.

The Hotel at UMD – MAIN HOST HOTEL

7777 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740
(301) 277-7777

Distance to The Clarice Center: 1.5 miles / 6-minute drive / 20-minute walk

Cost per night: $109 plus applicable taxes. Complimentary wifi and guest shuttle within 3 mile radius (as available) Link: https://www.canarytechnologies.com/authorization/property/2652223048

Parking: $10 per day per car (discounted from $24 per day per car)

Room Capacities:
Queen rooms can accommodate four (4) people
King rooms can accommodate three (3) or four (4) people. All KING ROOMS have a FULL SIZE sofa bed.

Food On Site: Located on the first floor of The Hotel at UMD are a number of restaurants, coffee shops, and breakfast locations. Old Maryland Grill will offer a 10% discount to all Festival attendees that present their badge.

Nearby: A number of popular retail locations are only a 0.4 mile walk away include: Target, CVS Pharmacy, Papa Johns, Jimmy Johns, 7-Eleven, Subway, and more!

SCHOOLS: Remember you may qualify for tax exempt status. Please connect with Bill Gillett or Andy Truscott for the procedure to receive your Maryland certificate.

College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center – SECONDARY HOST HOTEL

3501 University Blvd E, Hyattsville, MD 20783
(301) 985-7300

Distance to The Clarice Center: 0.6 miles / 5-minute drive / 15-minute walk

Cost per night: $109 plus applicable taxes. Complimentary Wifi and guest shuttle within 3-mile radius (as available)

Parking: FREE

Room Capacities:
Queen rooms can accommodate four (4) people
King rooms can accommodate two (2) people.

Food On Site: There is a restaurant located on the conference center side of the property. It is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There is a bar that is open later into the evening.

We have arranged for an Festival only breakfast buffet discount of $14 per person per breakfast. If you are interested in purchasing this, please contact to Bill Gillett.

Nearby: A number of popular retail locations are only a 1.4-mile drive away include: Target, CVS Pharmacy, Papa Johns, Jimmy Johns, 7-Eleven, and more!  0.5 miles to Subway Sandwich shop.

SCHOOLS: Remember you may qualify for tax exempt status. Please connect with Bill Gillett or Andy Truscott for the procedure to receive your Maryland certificate.

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