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Olney Theatre Center

2001 Olney Sandy Spring Road, Olney, MD 20832
(301) 924-3400
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Olney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Most recent review
- Sep 16, 2014
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Bethesda, Maryland
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Rockville, Maryland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

We had a great experience here at the Olney theatre seeing Avenue Q. We had no issue getting our tickets from will call and parking while busy wasn't too bad. I can say that you can see the stage well from the back of the theater since we were next to the soundboard! The production and sound quality were excellent.... More

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sherwood park, Alberta
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270 reviews 270 reviews
108 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is a wonderful, small theater that should provide good views from just about any seat in the house. Navigating to the box office was easy, and so was pickup. I saw Avenue Q on Broadway, and have to say that the talent that the Olney brought on to stage Avenue Q was particularly good. Definitely not summer stock quality,... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
3 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I seek out places that have live music. Olney Theatre is excellent quality. I have seen about six shows here. I believe they have 3 theaters on site. Very professional and welcoming. I really like the space and the people that work here.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Always love going there! It's a great little theatre with some fun productions! Love the Olney Theatre!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Excellent, high-quality theatre. Matches the quality of the best theatre in DC. Would certainly return.

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Reston VA
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200 reviews 200 reviews
43 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This theater has three venues with very different characters which allows the center to tailor the venue to the production. They can do large Broadway type productions competently but really excel at new and small productions in their intimate setting. We are now traveling from Virginia regularly to see productions.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Cast, costumes, choreography, directing - it was an incredible show! Our expectations were average, and we were blown away by the quality of the production and the acting and singing.

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Oneonta, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

My husband and I visit family in Olney in December,on a biannual basis. Whenever we are in town, one of the "must-dos" is to see a performance at the Olney Theater Center. The theater is housed in a lovely, well-appointed building, and the layout of the seating is such that there really is not a bad seat in the house!... More

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