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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, Cultural
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Type: Theaters, Cultural
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

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
54 helpful votes 54 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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56 reviews 56 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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108 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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