The Avalon Theater - Haunted History in Easton

The historic Avalon Theater on Dover Street in downtown Easton, MD was proclaimed as the "Showplace of the Eastern Shore" since shortly after it was built in 1921.

Today, this magnificently restored, Art Deco style performing arts center features live entertainment year-round. The theater has an orchestra section and a two-tiered balcony level. In full concert, the Avalon can hold 400 people, and all seats are GOOD seats.

Performances can range from folk music, Celtic dancers, stage plays, ballet, and single acts such as Nancy Griffith, Leon Redbone, Joan Baez, The Mid Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, Leo Kotke, Cheryl Wheeler, Lucy Kaplansky, and the Four Tops.

For more information and a calendar of performances, check out the Avalon Theater's website. Consider spending the evening in Easton, dining at one of the outstanding restaurants before taking in a show at the Avalon, which is conveniently located in the heart of a premier historic small town. Restaurants, shops, galleries, museums and lodging - all located downtown - are within walking distance.

The Avalon Theater has had a resident ghost for decades according to some Eastonians. The ghost evidently likes to ride the elevator. Late at night workers still in the theater after events will report hearing the elevator door open, lights come on, and the elevator rising to the second or third floor on its own. They say it later makes its way down again with no one visibly on board. Spooky!