Coming 2019

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Voxel?

The Voxel is a 9,000 square foot blackbox theater in the heart of Baltimore city. It has two missions: by day, it is the headquarters for Figure 53; by night, it is a second-run theater showcasing the best the Baltimore performing arts community has to offer.

When will construction start?

Construction is set to begin in the summer of 2018, but that is subject to change. If you’d like to receive updates on construction, please sign up for our newsletter here.

When will it be finished?

Hopefully in the fall of 2019. This is our first time managing a major construction project though, so no promises.

Will I be able to rent the space?

The Voxel is not primarily designed to be rented out. However, our hope is that it will be an asset to the Baltimore community and will be put to good use by local artists, businesses, and organizations. If you’d like to use the Voxel for a performance, event, or something else, please email us at

What’s the history of the building?

The theater was built in 1946 and was a popular destination for moviegoers through the late 1980’s. It fell into disrepair and went through numerous owners until we purchased it in 2015.

Who is doing this?

The Voxel is a project of Figure 53, a small, Baltimore-based company that makes software for the performing arts. It is being built by Chris Ashworth, the founder of Figure 53, and is being creatively directed by Lola Pierson, a longtime member of Baltimore’s performance art community.

Still have a question?

If you have a question that we didn’t address please send an email to and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.