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“Better sound than Carnegie Hall.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Strathmore

Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane, Bethesda, MD 20852-3385
301 581 5100
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Bethesda
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Better sound than Carnegie Hall.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Take the free tour; it is worth it. My last event here was to see Diana Krall. She mentioned that there was no need for a sound check.

Visited August 2013
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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Gorgeous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Have seen multiple acts at Strathmore over the years, from Diana Krall to Joan Obsorne, Joan Rivers, and various classical music performances. It's convenient (on the red line, plus parking is available), and gorgeous. The sound is great, and very little obstructions in terms of views. If you happen to wind up at the very top last row, you might have some of the sound equipment in the way, but it's not that bad.

Food is very good. Price-wise, it is probably on par with what you would pay at a nicer restaurant.

Visited April 2013
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Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“A Gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Strathmore is a beautiful venue with great acoustics and sightlines. It is very accessible by car or Metro. Highly recommend it for virtually any type of music.

Visited May 2013
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Rockville, MD
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3 attraction reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Strathmore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I agree with the recent reviews. This is a wonderful facility. It is easily accessible by driving (on Rockville Pike/Rt. 355), with free parking in the Metro garage in the evenings, and is easily accessible by the Metro (Red Line, Grosvenor/Strathmore stop). If you arrive early, you can dine there or grab a glass of wine or beer and snacks. I too have not been disappointed in any seat. For music, there is a broad selection from gothic rock, jazz to classical. I've just visited the venue for music and not any of the dance programs nor for any of the children arts programs. Even though I've attended all pay events, there are plenty of free events.

Visited February 2013
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Bethesda, Maryland
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“Great experience, easy parking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We are blessed in the Washington area to have so many great music venues. Strathmore is one of the easiest to enjoy. Plenty of parking and a lovely bridge to walk across to get to the theater. Select carefully to insure that it is the type of music you like. Classical and pops are best in my opinion. One rock concert was way too loud.

Visited August 2012
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