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Beautiful & convenient venue with great acoustics
Apr 23, 2015 by: X-NYr from Arlington, VA
Strathmore remains a lovely venue for music with a varied offering of performers and styles. It is too bad that the food offered has worsened over the years and that the seating for diners is still inadequate. Even so, it's better than the abysmal options at Kennedy Center. Free and plentiful parking is another plus, as is the immediate proximity of the Metro.
Lovely High Tea at Strathmore Mansion
Mar 15, 2015 by: EmOnTheGo from Bethesda, Maryland
If you live near Bethesda MD and enjoy tea, you should check out The Mansion at Strathmore. High Tea is held a few weekdays and about one Saturday per month for us working folk. The tea and abundant tea sandwiches, canapés and dessert goodies are served on lovely china by volunteer 'Tea Ladies' and it makes for a delicious and cultural afternoon. The setting is the delightful Mansion and there is always live music such as a pianist or cellist adding to the wonderful ambiance. Men are welcome so bring them along. Also allow a few minutes for their wonderful gift shop which has unique gift items. Parking is free or take metro to the Grosvenor station and walk over. Tea attire is not required, but it is best to dress up a little for this experience.
Wonderful concert and show venue!
Mar 06, 2015 by: flowershopgirl from Washington, DC
The Strathmore is a beautiful theater with nice seating and acoustics. The lobby has opportunities to eat, but get there early. Wine and mixed drinks are also available at a cash bar. Parking is limited, but there is a metro station across the road with parking. We recently saw the Temptations and the Four Tops performing, yes a few of the originals are still alive and well. The audience was engaged and the show was a lot of fun. We definitely plan to go back for another show or concert. They attract a variety of musicians and artists. Highly recommend this if in the Bethesda, Maryland area.
Great Music Venue
Dec 18, 2014 by: ERKA2 from Martinsburg, West Virginia
Our first visit to Strathmore was to see Mannheim Steamroller, 4:00 show. Arrived early so had time for a very helpful usher to give us an abbreviated tour. What a wonderful venue. The design and construction of the theater as amazing. Electronic music did not do the hall justice. Pricey limited food and beverages available. The Mansion is small by comparison (5 room downstairs, three upstairs; downstairs also has a larger room suitable for small 100? receptions). There was a very good show of miniatures. Other reviews mention free parking at the metro station. Be aware of traffic issues with early show leaving and second show arriving.
Great venue but so-so show
Dec 13, 2014 by: Ed T from Ocean City, Maryland
We attended what we thought was going to be a Christmas concert by Mannheim Steamroller (Dec. 12th). The performance was excellent, if you like their style of music, but only 50% of what was played was Christmas music. Additionally, poor quality rear-projected video was distracting, rather than enhancing. The $98 dollar orchestra tickets weren't worth their cost. The hall itself is very comfortable with fabulous acoustics. The seats are plush and sight-lines are very good. Free parking is available in the Metro garage across the street. It's about a two block walk into the hall, across an enclosed pedestrian bridge, but an airport-like shuttle cart is provided for those who have trouble walking. You can also use valet parking for a $15 charge. The hall is very accessible and wheelchairs are even available for those in need. Some of the ushers may need a bit more training. I noticed many people trying to find seats on their own, with limited success. One usher didn't realize that all the even seats were on one side and the odd seats on the other. I'll return, but for a better concert.
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