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Olney Theatre Center

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Absolutely Marvelous Performance of This Unforgettable Musical Drama

Ben and Mrs Too spent a most enjoyable day yesterday by combining a matinee performance of “South... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chevy Chase, Maryland
Opening Night Interrupted by Fire Alarm

For decades, I thought Olney was a dinner theatre and, on that account, avoided it. But some... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Silver Spring, Maryland
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2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832-1601
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ben and Mrs Too spent a most enjoyable day yesterday by combining a matinee performance of “South Pacific” at Olney Theater Center with an early dinner at a nearby Outback Steakhouse. To us, “South Pacific” is like unto “A Christmas Carol”, or “Gone With the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For decades, I thought Olney was a dinner theatre and, on that account, avoided it. But some friends invited me to a revival of Guys and Dolls a couple of years back that wowed me, so we've come back a number of times. The productions...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

I am writing this review after attending a performance of The Crucible by Arthur Miller. I am familiar with Miller's play and the history of the Salem witch trials, but this outstanding performance brought a currency and power to the story that I had not...More

Thank Patricia L
Reviewed July 9, 2018

I have been a member for over 15 years and I have never been disappointed. The sets & cast are magnificent!

Thank Judith W
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

Nice theatre. Great plays for all ages. There is a historic theatre which can be warm on hot days and a nice new theatre with better climate control. The caliber of performances at this smaller playhouse is terrific. Acoustics are wonderful. We have been going...More

Thank Sally T
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed "On The Town" last night. Very well choreographed, top notch performances. Funny. :-) The main stage theater has only good seats - large enough for big productions, yet small enough to feel close to the action. When I entered the date of the...More

Thank sharprobert
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

Watched The Invisible Hand with friends and family.. interesting and absorbing play, performed with excellence and finesse..very courteous hosts and ample space for parking..loved it!

Thank arjunajb
Reviewed May 26, 2018

This moderate size theater is very accessible to northern suburbs of Washington, DC. Free Parking. Hearing devices. Try to accommodate those with moderate disabilities. The performances are not only revival shows but off Broadway shows too. We saw the Invisible Hand; although brutal--at least it...More

Thank Harriet M
Reviewed May 13, 2018

Wow, this place is very professional and classy for being a venue in the far reaches of the DC suburbs. I was surprised and delighted. Would definitely go again, but I need to put together another group of interesting women......

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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

I have been to a number of productions at this theater, including musicals and plays. They are of consistently high quality. It may not be the Kennedy Center, but it is really well done, and there isn't a bad seat in the house. The ticket...More

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June 17, 2017|
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Response from Acwg | Reviewed this property |
Don't know that I've sat in the front row there. The main stage has handicapped seats reached without going down any steps. They are on a level just about even with the stage. The seats are separate chairs. I like to sit... More
Kelly L
December 11, 2015|
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Response from Stephen S | Reviewed this property |
Business casual. Sport coat ok, pant suit ok, casual dress ok
Connie A
June 24, 2015|
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Response from HMAndrews |
Thank you for your question. Both Orchestra and Mezzanine seats in the Mainstage theatre give you a great view of the stage (the last row of the Mezzanine is only 50 feet from the stage). For your question about first row... More