Click on any of the questions below. If you have any other questions, please contact us.
What is Strathmore and who are the Resident Partners?
Strathmore is a non-profit multi-disciplinary arts center in North Bethesda, MD that hosts concerts, art exhibitions, afternoon teas, family festivals, summer camps, and education classes in dance, music, and arts. The Strathmore campus is comprised of the Mansion at Strathmore, an outdoor sculpture garden, an outdoor concert pavilion, and the new Music Center at Strathmore. The Music Center at Strathmore is home to an acoustically superb 2,000-seat concert hall that welcomes world-class artists for music and dance performances all year long, and an education center, home to innovative rehearsal spaces, classrooms and private studios that will have music and dance classes, master classes, mentoring sessions, workshops, private lessons, and summer camps where students of all ages will have a myriad of educational opportunities.
Strathmore has six resident partners who, along with Strathmore, present programming and provide educational opportunities in the Music Center at Strathmore. They are the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, our founding partner, and Washington Performing Arts Society, National Philharmonic, CityDance Ensemble, Levine School of Music, and Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras. To find out more about our resident partners click here.
To learn more about Strathmore click here.
Where can I find background information about Strathmore?
Click here where you’ll find information on our mission, history, staff, board of directors, and the jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities that are available.
Is there a Calendar that lists all events at Strathmore?
Yes, click here to link to the calendar page where you can search performance by date, presenter, genre, or event type.
Where can I find Strathmore events for families?
Click here to link to the calendar page, and under “View by Genre,” choose “Family.” This will show you all events that we designed for families to attend together.
Can I bring my child to concerts?
For ticketed events, all patrons are required to have a ticket regardless of age. Patrons are urged to use their best judgment when bringing children to a concert that is intended for adults. There are some performances that are more appropriate for children than others. Some Presenters do not allow children under the age of 6 years to non-family concerts. As always, if any person makes a disruption during a concert, it is appropriate that they step outside to accommodate the comfort and convenience of their fellow concert attendees. Contact the Ticket Office at (301) 581-5100 for additional information.
Do you have a dress code?
No. Given the variety of events that take place at Strathmore, there is no standard dress that is necessary. All patrons must wear shirts and shoes.
Can I bring my dog to outdoor concerts?
No, while we love furry friends, we have to ask that you leave them at home for the comfort and convenience of fellow concert patrons.
How do I get to Strathmore?
Strathmore is located ½ mile north of the Capital Beltway (I-495) just off of Rockville Pike immediately adjacent to the Grosvenor-Strathmore station on Metro’s Red Line.
For detailed directions by car, Metro, or bus, click here to go to the directions page.
Where do I park?
Parking for special events, festivals, outdoor concerts, events in the Music Center and overflow parking for the Mansion, is in the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Garage.
Parking for the Mansion at Strathmore and galleries is in the Mansion at Strathmore lot.
For more specific information regarding parking, click here to go to the parking information page.
Can I leave an emergency number in case someone needs to contact me while I am attending a performance in the Concert Hall?
If there is an urgent need to contact a patron attending a Music Center concert, please call (301) 581-5112 and give the patron’s name and exact seating location for a return call. The patron will be contacted by the ushering staff and the relayed message is left with Head Usher.
What provisions are there for people with disabilities?
Elevators, ramps, specially designed and designated seating, designated parking, and many other features make Strathmore accessible to patrons with disabilities. For further information about accessibility, click here to visit the accessibility page.
Can I take a tour of Strathmore?
Strathmore will be offering free guided tours of the Music Center at Strathmore on a regular schedule. During our opening season, extra tours will be offered to accommodate demand. To inquire about the Music Center at Strathmore’s tour schedule please call (301) 581-5200.
Historic Home Tours of the Mansion for children and adults, as well as gallery tours of the current exhibition to adults on our regularly scheduled Art Talk series for adults, and Children’s Talk and Tours are available . Click here to learn about these programs.
For Gallery tours for groups of 10 or more, please call the Fine Art office at (301) 581-5146.
I lost something at Strathmore, is there a lost and found?
Yes. If you think you lost an item at Strathmore, please call (301) 581-5200 and select the prompt for lost and found. Strathmore will do its best to reunite items with their owners, but can not be responsible for items lost on its campus.
How can I be added to the mailing list or request a brochure?
Click here to create an account and sign up for Strathmore’s mail and email lists, or call (301) 581-5200 to add your name to the mailing list or request a brochure. Some announcements of new shows and programs are only made via email, so make sure you give us your email address when you sign up!
How do I find out about jobs, internships, or volunteer positions at Strathmore?
Click here to find out about jobs and internships currently available.
Click here to find out more information about volunteering, or to apply to volunteer at Strathmore.
How do I become a Strathmore Star?
Strathmore Stars provide an integral part of the support necessary to help Strathmore present artistic and educational programming. They also get great benefits, including exclusive pre-sales, discounts on all performances and events presented by Strathmore, discounts on gift shop merchandise, at the Prelude Cafe and for the tea room, an advance copy of the Strathmore News and much more!
Click here to learn more about the Strathmore Stars and join today!
What education programs do you have at Strathmore?
Strathmore and its resident artistic partners provide a myriad of educational programs for students of all ages in music, dance, and fine arts. Click here to learn more about our educational programs.
Click here to link to the calendar page and choose any of the following - “Music Classes - Adult," "Fine Art Classes - Adult," "Creativity Classes - Adult" or "Education - Children and Teens" under “Genre” - to find a list of upcoming educational events.
Can my group perform at Strathmore?
Strathmore and each of its artistic partners book the groups they present at Strathmore. If you have a group you would like to book, call Strathmore or one of our resident partners to find out where to send your demo tapes and information.
The Concert Hall in the Music Center and Shapiro Music Room in the Mansion can also be privately rented for concerts. See the Facility Rentals page for more information.
How do I purchase tickets?
There are several ways to purchase tickets:
ONLINE 24 hours a day.
Click here for the Calendar of Events
IN PERSON at the Music Center Ticket Office
PHONE (301) 581-5100
FAX (301) 581-5101
MAIL Mail your order with credit card information or check to: Ticket Office, The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD 20852-3385
TTY via Maryland Relay for MD residents at 711 or out of state at (800) 735-2258
Ticket Office Hours:
Sixty minutes prior to each performance, and
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10 am-5 pm
Wednesday, 10 am – 9 pm
Saturday, 10 am – 2pm.
Summer hours may vary.
Why was a $4 fee added to the cost of my ticket?
As of July 1, 2014, Strathmore charges a $4 Campus Services Fee per ticket to help defray the costs of continuing to provide exceptional Patron Access and Support at Strathmore (PASS), to maintain and upgrade amenities such as egress assistance in Metro garage and golf cart service, and to help sustain our public facility.
As a non-profit organization, Strathmore is committed to keeping ticket prices as affordable as possible, but the costs of maintaining campus services are more than can be covered by ticket prices alone. You can avoid paying the Campus Services Fee and save 10% on all your ticket purchases throughout the year by becoming a Strathmore Star. Groups of 15 or more and any patron who purchases their tickets in person at the ticket office are also exempt from the fee as a courtesy.
Where can I view a seating chart for Strathmore?
Click here to view a seating chart of the Music Center at Strathmore. All seating for performances in the Mansion at Strathmore are general admission.
I already purchased my tickets, but they have not arrived in the mail, what should I do?
Tickets are typically mailed two weeks before the performance. If you have not received your tickets by one week before the performance, please call the Ticket Office at (301) 581-5100.
If you order your tickets in the two weeks before the performance, they will be held at the Will Call window of the ticket office for pick-up the evening of the performance.
How do I know if a concert has been cancelled?
Shows are rarely cancelled in the event of inclement weather. If the Music Center at Strathmore cancels a performance, ticket refunds will be available. Please check the announcements section of the home page or call (301) 581-5200 four hours prior to the scheduled show time for information regarding cancellations or delays.
May I return or exchange my tickets for another performance?
Click here to learn about Strathmore’s return and exchange policies.
Are there group rates?
Yes! Click here to learn about Strathmore programs for groups.
Are there student/military/other discounts available?
Discounted tickets and special offers may be available for select shows for students and military personnel. Please call the ticket office at (301) 581-5100 to inquire about any current discounts. We also advertise these special discounts through local college and university music programs and military bases and military service organizations.
How do I find information about an event that is not listed on the calendar?
Events are added to this calendar as soon as they are officially scheduled and available for public sale. If an event is not listed here, even if it appears on another web site, it may not be confirmed yet, it may not be announced yet for public sale, it may be a private event, or one that is not on sale through our ticket office. If you have a question about an event that is listed here, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.