BALTIMORE DOWNTOWN RESTORATION
Preserve, Promote and Enhance our small town quality of life
By becoming a member, you will be helping us to plant trees, provide way-finding signage, erect welcome banners and raise flags along our streets; as well as support our local independent businesses and bring life back to the stage of the last remaining opera house in Fairfield County.
Welcome to Baltimore
The Baltimore Downtown Restoration Committee (BDRC) was founded in 2007 as a volunteer organization dedicated to making Baltimore’s unique dual downtown areas more appealing places to live, shop, dine, work, or visit. Inspired by the Main Street organization model, the group has undertaken many different projects and programs as both the community and the organization have changed over time. The BDRC is now a 501 (c) 3 non-profit; however, the group’s mission has remained relatively consistent working with village leaders and citizens in revitalizing Baltimore’s downtowns and overall village growth.
The BDRC meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7pm at the Victoria Opera House. Visitors are always welcome, as are volunteers who seek to preserve history, enhance the quality of life in Baltimore, or give back to the small town that offers such a great place to raise a family, run a business, or work in.
Victoria Opera House
Built in 1905, the Victoria Opera House is the last remaining historical opera house in Fairfield County. The theater ceased functioning as a movie house in the early 1960s and the auditorium was turned into a catch-all storage space. In 2013, the BDRC acquired a lease from the Baltimore Village and has been working to update and maintain the building ever since. More work needs to be done.
Join us in saving this beautiful theater.
Visit our events page for more information on past and upcoming activities
Craft Beer Tasting March 14
Tasting ticket $25.00
BDRC member $20.00
(tickets available online & at the door)
You can also find all upcoming events on our Facebook page
Playing on the VOH stage
$5.00 at the door
BDRC member $3.00 at the door
Expect hoedowns, big circles, squares and maybe a line or two!
$10 at the door
$5 for students
Kids are FREE
No one is turned away. Come as you are. No partner needed and no experience is necessary.
Want to reserve the VOH for your next event? Book it now.
To book an event, email the BDRC Events Coordinator at email@example.com or fill out the request form below.