Strathmore Says Goodbye to its Pike & Rose Venue, AMP Unique programming and support for rising artists will continue across Strathmore’s campus and throughout Montgomery County

PJ Feinstein (she/her)
Director of Communications  


After nine dynamic years, Strathmore will dim the lights on AMP, its popular Pike & Rose  performance venue, when the lease ends on June 30. Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRIT) recently notified the non-profit arts institution that the space is now needed for a commercial tenant relocating its headquarters to Pike & Rose.

“AMP has been a vibrant addition to our community’s arts and entertainment scene, bringing people together and enriching our cultural landscape,” says Strathmore’s President and CEO Monica Jeffries Hazangeles. “Its intimate space has allowed us to develop new programming, showcase artists on the rise, and host hundreds of non-performance events, from educational gatherings to milestone celebrations.”

Even as AMP’s doors close, Strathmore remains steadfast in its support of local and touring artists who depend on venues of all sizes to grow their audiences. With performance spaces across its campus and partnerships throughout the region, Strathmore will continue to nourish distinct and diverse artistic voices.

AMP has also been home to Strathmore’s signature Artist in Residence (AIR) program, its AMPlify initiative supporting artists as they create new work, and many collaborations with Montgomery County Public Schools. These programs, core to Strathmore’s mission, will be centered at new locations, such as the Mansion, the Music Center, and throughout Montgomery County.

“AMP is more than just a venue,” says Jeffries Hazangeles. “It embodies Strathmore’s entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to program cultural experiences beyond the mainstream. While it is difficult to say goodbye to our space at Pike & Rose, we are excited to pursue new opportunities and carry forward the programming that made AMP special.”


A leading cultural institution since 1983, Strathmore is dedicated to enriching lives through transformative artistic experiences and meaningful community connections. With a legacy of spotlighting world-class talent and serving as a nurturing platform for rising artists, Strathmore is a cornerstone of the arts scene in the Washington, DC region and beyond.

As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in the vibrant community of North Bethesda, Maryland, Strathmore is deeply committed to amplifying diverse voices and fostering creativity across all demographics. Its expansive campus, including the Music Center and the Mansion, hosts hundreds of accessible and multidimensional programs each year, inviting audiences to explore the arts from every angle.

Whether through captivating performances, thought-provoking discussions, or innovative educational initiatives, Strathmore remains steadfast in its mission to inspire, engage, and connect individuals through the power of the arts. Join us in experiencing the magic of Strathmore, where art is everywhere.

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