About Strathmore

Rufus Wainwright at Strathmore by Rina Carvalho
Concert Hall Lights by Veronika Lukasova
UkeFest by Margot Schulman


Strathmore is bigger than a performance and broader than a campus. We are both an experience and a community—a venue for discovery and a canvas for expression.

Spotlighting world-class talent and serving as a launch pad for local artists, Strathmore presents nearly 400 accessible and affordable events each year in the Music Center, Mansion, on our 16-acre campus, at AMP, and throughout the community.

Based one-half mile outside the Capital Beltway in North Bethesda, Maryland, we serve the entire Washington, DC region and the state of Maryland with exceptional artistic experiences and opportunities to learn and connect. Strathmore is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.


Our programming is a vibrant reflection of the community that surrounds us. Auxiliary content and discussions allow you to go deeper and experience the art from every angle.

Strathmore believes the most compelling contemplations of the our world are created by artists, and amplifying these creative voices is at the heart of our work. The Strathmore experience awakens the creative within all of us, blurring the line between artist and audience, fusing together a dynamic community.


The Music Center at Strathmore is home to several distinguished arts and education partners including the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the National Philharmonic, Washington Performing Arts, Levine Music, and CityDance. Affiliate organizations include Young Artists of America, the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, and the interPLAY Orchestra. Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras and Strathmore Children’s Chorus are our student ensembles. 


Gala Staff Picture 2019 by Margot Schulman


Get to know our leadership, staff, and Board of Directors. 

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Join the Team

Learn about volunteering at Strathmore and view open employment and internship opportunities.

Discover Strathmore Festival Little Boy 2016

Mission & Values

Learn more about what drives us to ignite, excite, and uplift the human spirit.

Yo Yo Ma at Music Center at Strathmore Opening 2005

Go Deeper Our History

Read more about the history of Strathmore’s venues, visions for the future, and how we became Maryland’s most prolific multi-disciplinary art presenter.

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Your generosity brings distinctive programming and renowned artists to Strathmore’s stages and galleries and ensures that everyone in our community can experience the joy and wonder of the arts.

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Youssou Ndour Performs At Strathmore 413X330