Fenrir from Valhella

The Baltimore Rock Opera Society is a passionate community of artists who create unforgettable experiences through live original rock theater. BROS was founded in 2007 by a small group of friends sitting in a basement dreaming of an impossibly enormous story that would be told through the awesome power of rock.  The company is now composed of a diverse group of wildly talented artists from around Baltimore who join forces to create massive original shows.

This highly energetic group of actors, writers, designers, builders, musicians, and crafters bring forth incredible and unique live performances unlike anything in the region. Every year thousands of fans flock to shows, concerts and festival appearances to witness the the city’s most collaborative, creative production troupe.

our shows

Every show is original. Since 2009, ideas pitched by community members have been blowing minds and melting faces in full production splendor for our fans.

What People Are Saying

BROS solicit the artistic community to mount exhilarating productions that play renegade to the domesticated mainstream.
Jim Luce
Huffington Post
A "Spinal Tap" meets "Kung Fury" maximalist odyssey [the show] is mostly dick jokes, lasers, guitars, a really cool dog, and every kind of pun imaginable….and the plot is barely perceptible. But it all works, because everything is set to 11.
Maura Callahan
Baltimore City Paper
Baltimore Rock Opera Society (BROS) is one of the most glorious representations of what is good and special about the Baltimore arts community. It’s a group of more than 100 artists who volunteer hundreds of hours of their time to create original, weird musical productions that explode with creativity and joy.
Cassandra Miller
Baltimore Magazine
Whenever the band cranks up with The BROS’ infectious songbook of power anthems and power ballads, you’re reminded that rocking out is the most potent weapon in all of Brotopia, and one that provides “Gründlehämmer” with its enjoyably electric kick.
Peter Marks
The Washington Post

our community

150 active volunteers create our vibrant community. Here's how it works.
Madame Opticon from Murdercastle

Open Pitch Process

Every large-scale performance begins with a big visionary idea pitched by a creator who will go on to helm the creative process. Every large-scale performance begins with a big visionary idea pitched by
Amphion curtain call

All Skills Needed

We're proud to offer a home for artists of all stripes: builders, writers, designers, actors, musicians, technicians, engineers, prop-makers, costumers, crafters and administrators.
Nog tree from The Terrible Secret of Lunastus

Fostering Growth

Experienced artists and industry professionals work alongside young artists and self-taught hobbyists in an environment where risk-taking and dreaming big are supported by the company's leadership.

Artist Spotlight

Become one of these beautiful badasses at our volunteer page.


How long has BROS been around?

We started writing our first show in 2007 but the company’s birthday is October 2nd, 2009 when Gründlehämmer first hit the stage.

How many volunteers are involved? How many members do you have?

BROS is proud to have an active volunteer base of approximately 150 artists, 10 Captains, 7 part-time staff members, 9 members of our Board of Directors  and 10 members of our Artistic Council.

Does anybody get paid or is it all volunteer?

The majority of BROS work is done on a volunteer basis. Our 7 staff members are all employed by BROS part-time. Some of our artist opportunities are paid and some are not. Check out the Open Calls page for open positions and descriptions of payment.

Where can I submit my idea for a rock opera?

Each year BROS has a pitch party! Keep an eye on our volunteer newsletter No Floaters or our social media pages for announcements.

What are the values of BROS? What makes your weird company tick?

Read our Artistic and Community values document, a beacon for the morally bleary! Read the BROmanual, a nice digestif after a strong meal.

What does "In Panton Redundo" Mean?

"In Everything Excess" in fake Latin

I would like to perform or license one of your shows. What do I do?

Reach out to our Artistic Council and our staff with the name of the show you're inquiring about and we’ll let you know what we can do.

How do I get involved and become a bro?

There are many ways to get involved! Check out our Join BROS page to find out how to get involved with community or production activities. View our Open Calls page for paid and unpaid show positions. Gaze upon our membership page if you just want to support us with a few dollars a month.


(weird noise you might hear shouted enthusiastically at a BROS show) Yaknow, like the sound of an air horn? Think of it as a BROS form of cheering. Please use this call to show your approval of anything you see at a BROS show or event. Like this BYEW BYEW BYEW BYEW BYEW BYEW BYEW!!!!!!!

Where do you perform?

Currently BROS has a number of different spaces and venue partnerships where we perform. We will be opening a new venue soon called “The Paradise” read about it here.

Are your shows appropriate for kids/families?

The vast majority of BROS shows would be rated PG or PG-13 if they were films, we occasionally produce work that we consider R-rated. We will provide content descriptions on every show’s ticketing page so parents can make informed decisions about what they want their kids to see. You are always welcome to email info@baltimorerockopera.org or boxoffice@baltimorerockopera.org with questions about content or other needs.

Is BROS a non-profit?

Yes, we are a federally recognized 501(c)(3) organization and registered charity in the the state of Maryland. Donations are often tax-deductible but please consult with a tax professional. Our EIN number is 47-1406439. Plenty more info here regarding sponsorship, membership or one-time donations.


Both the name of a friendly chugging competition inside the BROS community and the name of our signature dry-hopped Kölsch beer brewed in collaboration with The Brewer’s Art in Baltimore in 2018 & 2019. Chuggernaut is sold out and we don’t have plans to rerelease it at this time but keep an eye out for other collaborations with local purveyors of fine alcoholic beverages.

In Bocco Al Lupo (in the mouth of the wolf)?

Crepi Al Lupo (eat the fucking wolf)!