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Olney Theatre Center
Based on 49 traveler reviews
Great theater for every taste
Jan 09, 2015 by: emilyl32 from
My husband and I have been member here for a couple of years, and I have uet to be disappointed in a show. We love this theater because they offer such a variety of shows, the venues are intimate and comfortable, and the staff are dedicated and friendly. We prefer going to the shows offered in the smaller Black Box theater, bit they also offer larger, more family friendly musicals and plays. The prices ar3 great and the productions are professional.
A Unique Christmas Experience.
Dec 22, 2014 by: gillraynut from Bethesda, Maryland
Went to see Paul Morella in the one-man rendition of Dickens' Christmas Carol. Brilliant. If you don't get a chance to see it this year make a date to see it next if, hopefully it returns for a 6th season. Mr Morella acts all the parts in an intimate theatre production using the wording from the original novella and where no-one is more than a few yards from the stage. It's a unique experience not to be missed.
Nice venue ... but allow extra time to park your car!
Dec 14, 2014 by: Still-Enjoying-Life from Virginia
Olney Theatre has a 'campus' feel to it with 3 separate venues. Depending on which show you're attending, you might have to walk (a short) distance from the box office. Ticket prices are very reasonable ( see http://www.olneytheatre.org/index.php ) + Olney Theatre's staff is quite friendly & helpful. (THANK YOU parking lot director!) Strongly recommend you arrive AT LEAST an hour before show time as even the large parking area behind the main buildings can fill up as Olney Theatre is producing 3 productions at the moment: "The Nutcracker", "The Little Mermaid" & actor Paul Morella's spellbinding one-man telling of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol". You'll want to allow time for walking to the box office & perhaps going to the concession area & hitting the rest room before the shows ... along with getting seated without too much 'stress'. If the parking area is full when you arrive, Olney T directs you to a separate "Drop Off" area for your passengers at the front of its main building/box office ... but then the driver will still have to park in 'overflow' parking in the high school area across a very busy street. It's not all that difficult ... but you'll want to allow for the extra time required nevertheless. However ... once your party is 'reunited', you're in for an enjoyable theater experience. We saw lots of smiles and overheard many positive comments from other patrons yesterday.
An Amazing One Man Show
Dec 02, 2014 by: huzurlu from The Woodlands, Texas
The first visit to the Olney Theatre Center. The staff were friendly and helpful. A Christmas Carol was a one man show and was just amazing. So delighted I bought gift certificates for Christmas stocking stuffers for my local family.
Dec 02, 2014 by: thedcdiva from Washington DC, District of Columbia
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!
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