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Olney Theatre Center

Address: 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Road, Olney, MD 20832
Phone Number: (301) 924-3400
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Olney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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English first
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My husband and I have been member here for a couple of years, and I have uet to be disappointed in a show. We love this theater because they offer such a variety of shows, the venues are intimate and comfortable, and the staff are dedicated and friendly. We prefer going to the shows offered in the smaller Black Box... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Went to see Paul Morella in the one-man rendition of Dickens' Christmas Carol. Brilliant. If you don't get a chance to see it this year make a date to see it next if, hopefully it returns for a 6th season. Mr Morella acts all the parts in an intimate theatre production using the wording from the original novella and where... More 

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Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Olney Theatre has a 'campus' feel to it with 3 separate venues. Depending on which show you're attending, you might have to walk (a short) distance from the box office. Ticket prices are very reasonable ( see http://www.olneytheatre.org/index.php ) + Olney Theatre's staff is quite friendly & helpful. (THANK YOU parking lot director!) Strongly recommend you arrive AT LEAST an... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The first visit to the Olney Theatre Center. The staff were friendly and helpful. A Christmas Carol was a one man show and was just amazing. So delighted I bought gift certificates for Christmas stocking stuffers for my local family.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Recently saw an enjoyable production of My Fair Lady at the Historic Stage at Olney Theater Center. Parking was a bit dicey as there was a show at the same time on the Main Stage. But we got there early, so had little trouble. Sadly, the seats in the older theater are extremely uncomfortable. So while we enjoyed the 3-hour... More 

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Highland, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I took a first grade child to see The Little Mermaid. It was a wonderfully spectacular production..costumes by Pei Lee..terrific set..colorful, fun and joyful. A must see holiday production. Seeing it through a child's eyes made it even more enjoyable. It is on through December 28...and free parking...lots of places nearby to eat. Great evening!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Olney Theatre deserves your support. A well-equipped non-profit repertory theater. Since their new executive director started, the productions have gone up in caliber. And there are a couple of very new plays being presented through the season, in addition to the crowd pleasers. Plenty of parking in the back, makes this an easy outing, if you don't want to... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The Olney Theater is one of the oldest professional theaters in the DC area. This venerable institution always maintain high standards with equity actors. The performance we saw was of Clfford Odets' "Awake and Sing!" Subsequent to our attending it received a glowing review in the Washington Post. Olney is an intimate theater with a little over 400 seats. We... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

new play in the black box theatre 11 men in football pads pants and helmets perform a story about football injury sexuality and life changing choices and relationships beautifully "dancing"

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Highland, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I went to the outdoor Shakespeare opening night. What a joy...for we (older) guests we had regular seats. The set, pre-performance by the entertainers, the cast performances were spectacular. Ariel'costume was especially fabulous...all costumes so creative. Really magical. Even the children were entranced...not easy with Shakespearean language so unfamiliar to little ones.

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