Olney Theatre Center

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Olney Theatre Center
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

4.5
127 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
33
Average
4
Poor
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Terrible
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Patti N
4 contributions
Feb 2020
just went there again last night, for another excellent production. it has been consistent over the years, offers a mix of musicals, children's shows, classical and contemporary, across the shifting American landscape. often shows are provocative. mix of new and seasoned talent. never come home disappointed. Community theatre at its best. how lucky we are that they are in our neighborhood.
Written February 14, 2020
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ewosborn
Olney, MD7 contributions
Dec 2019
This was our first time to see A Christmas Carol at the Olney Theater. It was an amazing performance by one actor (Paul Morella) who was absolutely amazing. It was a very enjoyable evening. I would definitely recommend this to others.
Written February 11, 2020
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Highlandlass38
Highland, MD72 contributions
Nov 2014 • Family
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!
Written November 20, 2014
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Katie
Silver Spring, MD1 contribution
Dec 2019
A happy play from start to finish. Real water fell on the stage for the hit song. Then there’re was intermission so the stage could be dried.
Written December 24, 2019
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Thanks for spending your Holiday with us!
Written February 3, 2020
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LuBabe
Wintergreen, VA170 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
We thoroughly enjoyed seeing Elf during the Christmas Season last year. However the price for a family of 4, puts it out of reach for many families. Doesn’t that defeat the purpose of
Community Theater? The children still talk about the performance eight months later, but with other holiday expenses, spending over $300 for a family of 4 is just something we will sadly have to pass on this year.
Written July 30, 2019
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DeeZee
42 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
It seems most of the shows are selected to amuse the nearby Leisure World Community or those between 6-12 yeasr old.

Theres potential here but not marketed or given much respect from the FC media. an houer drive from Washington, better to go to Baltikore ofor a better selctio9n and more professional presentation.
Written January 15, 2019
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Ben_Theretoo406
Chevy Chase, MD3,330 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
Ben and Mrs Too returned to Olney Theater for a matinee performance of the musical Evita and could not have enjoyed it more. The venue is welcoming and commodious, the story is gripping, the cast polished, and the music stirring.

Olney Theater has been around for decades, and is probably one of the most successful regional theaters in the entire country. We have never been remotely displeased with a performance here. In fact, we tend to come away feeling we got more than our money’s worth and are usually mulling a return on our way back home.

Any locality with a theater and company of this caliber has a lot to be grateful for.
Written July 5, 2016
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Anne S
Washington DC, DC73 contributions
Nov 2014 • Friends
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 show, I was delighted to finally escape my seat!
Written December 2, 2014
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DRLieberson
Washington DC, DC27 contributions
Dec 2011 • Family
This is a great theatre that is more than just a local theatre. People come from all over the Washington D.C. area to see the professional shows at this theatre. The shows often include talented actors that come from all over the U.S. and elsewhere. They put a variety of presentations and events throughout the year in addition to their yearly show schedule. In addition, the theatre occasionally has shows with well known music artists and even is able to accommodate local budding talent as well.
There are actually two stages, the main stage (with a balcony and tiered level seating) and the traditional (original) stage which is smaller and made up primarily of longer benches. The shows are not cheap if you walk in to buy tickets the same week, but the shows usually do sell out anyway. There are also many opportunities to get discount tickets if you buy packs or subscriptions or matinee tickets in addition to the chances to attend the "pay what you can" events that are earlier in each main show's schedule. This theatre is a great little gem that is definitely worth investigating and enjoying. I recommend that you review their website online to get more specific information that will make your trip much more enjoyable.
Written July 28, 2012
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Ben_Theretoo406
Chevy Chase, MD3,330 contributions
Sep 2019
“Cabaret” seems destined to be one of those perennial attractions, re-created by one talented company after another all across the country. Olney Dinner Theater has truly outdone even their stellar standards with this extravaganza.

The play is set in Berlin in the days shortly after the National Socialist party had elevated Adolph Hitler to power. An American journalist and a German lady are falling in love as are two elderly Berliners. The stage set is intriguing, consisting of a steeply tiered bandstand at the rear of the stage and an open area in front of that.

The music is superb. Good vocalists are backed up by a large orchestra. Dancing and acting are first rate, and the story unwinds at a very fast pace. Into the second act, the audience is treated to the rollicking theme “Wilkommen” rearranged as a Dixieland romp. The dance chorus performs a number featuring Rockette style high kicks, and the joint really rocks.

Then it happens. With almost all of the cast on stage, each character, in sequence reveals a red arm band with a swastika. The musicians follow suit and the high kicking morphs into a goose stepping march. The American journalist and his lady love tearfully agree that they have no future together, as do the two elderly Berliners.

The overall experience is extremely poignant, and presented in magnificent style.
Written October 26, 2019
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So glad your appreciated our production. One small correction: we are not a dinner theater.
Written February 3, 2020
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Olney Theatre Center is open:
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM