Olney Theatre Center

Olney Theatre Center
Venue Address

2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road
Olney, MD 20832
United States

Once a summer stock retreat in rural Maryland, Olney Theatre Center is now an award-winning, year-round regional theatre surrounded in a 15-mile radius by 1.6 million people representing three of the most ethnically diverse counties in America. Since our founding in 1938, some of the biggest names in theatre have appeared on our stages: from “Golden Era” stars like Helen Hayes and Tallulah Bankhead to contemporary artists like Sir Ian McKellen, Robin De Jesús, and many others. OTC welcomed Artistic Director Jason Loewith and Managing Director Debbie Ellinghaus in 2013 and 2014, respectively, who established a new artistic strategy to broaden programming with the goal of nurturing a diversity of voices and audiences. Olney Theatre Center now produces musicals and plays under the three rubrics of Classic, Contemporary and Family programming. Since 2013 Olney Theatre Center has twice won the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Musical Production, the Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play and presented six world premieres. Complementing this work, OTC fulfills its mission as a teaching theater with educational programs like the Our Play program in local 5th grade classrooms, a summer camp and a year-round professional apprentice program. National Players, now in its 72nd Season, is the hallmark outreach program of OTC, a unique ensemble touring innovative theater to communities large and small across the United States.

Public Transportation
Olney Theatre Center is challenging (but not impossible) to reach via public transportation. We recommend taking Metro to the Glenmont Station and from there, either using a ridesharing service like Uber or Lyft or taking a bus. From Glenmont you can take the Y2 or Y8 buses. Alternately, buses run to Olney at various hours from the Shady Grove Metro and Rockville Metro stations. Consult Google Maps below or WMATA to plan your route.

Parking is FREE!
And thanks to recent renovations, we've added another forty parking spots.
Parking Options
Free onsite parking
Accessibility Information
We believe that everyone should be able to enjoy quality theatre. Here are some of the ways we try to meet the needs of as many patrons as possible: assisted listening devices, sign-interpreted performances, audio-described performances, and sensory-friendly performances. Please reach out to us if you have concerns about your visit.

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