About Tidewater Players

Established in 1979, since 1984 we have performed exclusively in the second floor theatre of the historic Havre de Grace Opera House building.  After a two year hiatus while that building was undergoing a complete renovation (in the process being transformed into an ADA-compliant, 201 seat multipurpose facility with the refurbished original theatre and a smaller black box on the ground floor), we returned to our original home as the resident theatre to newly renamed Cultural Center at the Opera House as of August, 2017.

Tidewater Players is extremely proud of the fact that we cultivated and kept this historical building open and in good working shape for well over 30 years, as well as the role that we played in helping the town procure the necessary funding to start the restoration. It was actually a Tidewater parent, who happened to be a state delegate, who observed the phenomenal work done for local children in our Tidewater youth programs. She accumulated all of Tidewater's statistics regarding the numbers of our community serviced through local outreach, artistic provisions, and our very popular and successful children's programs, and acquired the state funding to help payback Tidewater for their longstanding service and value to the Havre de Grace community.

Tidewater Players is proud to continue our reputation in the arts community for providing not only high quality classic and contemporary theatre, but also our youth educational programs and highly esteemed instructional intensive summer camp programs.

Board of Directors

President - Dickie Mahoney
Vice President - Paul Mauldin
Secretary - Becky Flickinger
Treasurer - Mark Briner

Director of Youth Programs: Dickie Mahoney

Directors: Lilma Huntley, Ken Williamson, Janet Dill, Stephanie Carlock Cvach, Tyler Zeisloft, Steve Flickinger, Becky Flickinger, Barbara Snyder, Larry Hensley, Heidi Pensell, Paula Diggs Smith, Laurie Starkey

Founder - The late Harry Malin

the history of Tidewater Players

Tidewater Players was founded in the fall of 1979 by the late Harry Malin. We are one of the oldest continually operating community theatres in the area.

Our permanent home was the second floor Opera House on North Union Avenue in Havre de Grace until the summer of 2015, where we produced over 50 plays and musicals. We provide an opportunity for local actors, directors, musicians and “theater techies” to perform and improve their skills while creating top-notch theatrical productions for the town of Havre de Grace and the surrounding community.

We are a non-profit theatre company.  Our Board of Directors, our staff, our directors and our actors are all volunteers who work tirelessly to bring quality theater to Havre de Grace and Harford County.


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