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Olney Theatre Center

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Theater Venue in a Suburb

This is a nice venue with multiple stages for different productions. We saw a musical, Once, which... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Potomac, Maryland
A Christmas Carol, A Ghost Story of Christmas

We purchased tickets for the 2018 edition of "A Christmas Carol, A Ghost Story of Christmas." This... read more

Reviewed December 31, 2018
Sykesville, Maryland
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2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832-1601
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All reviews christmas carol main stage mary poppins black box no bad seats matinee performance my fair lady intimate theatre opening night great production washington post couple of years great entertainment free parking south pacific one man show plenty of parking
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice venue with multiple stages for different productions. We saw a musical, Once, which was very well done with interesting and simple staging.The theater was not too large and seats were comfortable.We also enjoyed a “talk back” with the cast following the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Reviewed January 15, 2019

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...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed December 31, 2018

We purchased tickets for the 2018 edition of "A Christmas Carol, A Ghost Story of Christmas." This was our first experience at the Olney Theatre Center and we were delighted. The show took place in their small intimate venue called the Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab. This...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank FF13
Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

Lots of costume changes. A fun production for children of all ages in the spirit of the season. The tap number at the end is amazing. Might be sold out. Only problem is parking (in the mud given the rain)

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mgerhardt
Reviewed December 4, 2018

Olney Theatre Center, Olney Sandy Spring Road, Olney, MD Well crafted holiday production, with the finest performers who kept smiles on our faces. Best holiday show in the past 12 years. Without a doubt, it was well worth the money . Try not to put...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JerryandBarb8
Reviewed November 18, 2018

I have not seen a bad show here. It's a neighborhood theater - several theaters actually on the same site. There are no bad seats because the theaters are small. Tickets are reasonably priced. Top notch actors. Well worth it.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Angela D
Reviewed November 6, 2018

I have gone to several productions at the Olney Theatre recently and they have been excellent. South Pacific was just wonderful. Great singing, acting and production. I think they had gone down a little but they are back better then ever. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank skipplate
Reviewed September 3, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ben_Theretoo406
Reviewed September 1, 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jaseaton
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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
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