The Baltimore Improv Group, also known as BIG, was established in 2004, offering shows in various locations. The group is currently housed in the Single Carrot Theatre on Howard Street, which has limited seating. The move to the former Everyman Theatre on Charles Street will offer 10 times more space for performances and classes under the same roof.
BIG current rents space at the Bolton Street Synagogue on Cold Spring Lane for its classes. The classes will remain at that space for about six more months, at which time they will move to the former Everyman space in the Station North Arts District.
BIG’s plan is to add a community meeting space and a lounge area in the near future. The group is excited about the move, since it will offer then a permanent location to call their own.
Since October 2012, the former Everyman space has been mostly empty. The group is ready to initiate a crowdsourcing campaign to obtain funding for some improvements, such as a raised stage and upgraded lighting grid.
An official opening is scheduled for October.