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Doomsday 2024

May 18-19, 12pm-12pm

Carroll Mansion, 800 E Lombard St, Baltimore, MD 21202


Join dozens of actors, authors, and community leaders for the 3rd annual 24-hour marathon reading of Poe's best-loved poems and stories!


Streaming live from the historic Carroll Mansion, this public event will include FREE activities for all ages:

  • Open access to the Poe Death Exhibit by Poe Baltimore

  • Poe Trivia

  • Arts & writing activities for all ages

  • And, of course, stay and listen to the reading!

And this year, we go international.  We’ll be streaming Doomsday readings hosted by theaters in the UK, Italy, and Brazil.

A full schedule is coming soon - sign up for our newsletter for updates!

Special thanks to our gracious hosts and partners, Poe Baltimore and Enoch Pratt Free Library 


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Please consider becoming a donor or sponsor


This is the third annual Doomsday reading, which began as a fundraiser for the Theatre in 2022.  The event, now a Baltimore tradition, continues to support the theater’s programs and organizational underpinning.

Our mission is to bring Poe’s works to life through the arts in Baltimore and beyond.  We do that through public events like Doomsday; by producing our award-winning audio drama series, Poe on the Air; and by presenting Poe movie nights and other Poe-themed fun.


But we can’t do it without financial support.  So we're asking you to consider making a tax-deductible donation to help us bring the works of Edgar Allan Poe to the people of Baltimore.


Your support won’t go unnoticed.  


In addition to appearing on our website, your name and/or company’s name and logo will appear:

- on the schedule of readers as a supporter
- on a banner at the Doomsday 2024 event
- in a bag of thank-you gifts our VIP readers will take home with them
​- in programs for all 2024 events and productions.

Here’s what your dollars can do:

$500 – help commission the development of a new script
$1,800 – pay a sound designer for their work on an audio drama episode
$8,500 – produce an audio drama episode
$20,000 – produce our 2024 stage production (excluding venue)


Contact us with your questions.  Let's talk about how you can get involved.  

doomsday 2024 sponsors

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