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Olney Theatre Center
Based on 47 traveler reviews
Nice venue ... but allow extra time to park your car!
Dec 14, 2014 by: Still-Enjoying-Life from Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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!
fabulous family show
Nov 20, 2014 by: Highlandlass1938 from Highland, Maryland
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!
Varied productions from musicals to new plays
Nov 03, 2014 by: Chrisjazz from Washington DC, District of Columbia
The Olney Theatre deserves your support. A well-equipped non-profit repertory theater. Since their new executive director started, the productions have gone up in caliber. And there are a couple of very new plays being presented through the season, in addition to the crowd pleasers. Plenty of parking in the back, makes this an easy outing, if you don't want to make the trek into DC.
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