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Address: 4545 E West Hwy, Bethesda, MD 20814-3309
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+1 240-644-1100
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Good neighborhood theatre

Very good selection of plays, good actors, staging and directing. The venue is easy to reach, parking readily Avilable. The theatre has good sound quality and one can see well... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Miriam G
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Very good selection of plays, good actors, staging and directing. The venue is easy to reach, parking readily Avilable. The theatre has good sound quality and one can see well from any seat.

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Aspen Hill, Maryland
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Fantastic plays and musicals of all kinds produced in this traditional theater space but with innovative and modern themed American plays. The acting is superior - no need to go to DC theaters anymore. The set designs are outstanding, music, lights, and special effects amazing as well. The House Management keeps the place running smoothly and the ushers are friendly... More 

Thank Elan H
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

this a a gem in bethesda. many fine actors/actresses in wonderful plays. dramas, comedy's, and the occasional musical. some just lighthearted others thougt provoking.

Thank Perry R
Mitchellville, Maryland
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

My first visit to the Round House Theater was yesterday when I attended a 2 PM Sunday matinee of "Caroline or Change" with a group of senior citizens from a CCRC in Mitchellville, MD. The play was powerful and the cast impeccable. I was pleasantly surprised by the venue. The lobby area has the concessions stand and free coffee for... More 

Thank dofleming1
Silver Spring, Maryland
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1,044 reviews
301 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

The Roundhouse has come a long ways from its hand-to-mouth early days as a children's theater in the '80s! They have a permanent and impressive home in Bethesda with convenient parking. Their productions are all for adults, and the shows are quite good. We went to see Angels in America...terrific acting, sensational staging, and more. Our only concern was having... More 

1 Thank jaseaton
Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

My twenty year old son and I really enjoyed this show put on by the Happenstance Theater troupe at the Round House Theater on June 30. It was very affordable, the parking was easy (underground garage), the venue was very appealing. The acting and singing was very entertaining. The set design and costumes were very creative. We will definitely attend... More 

1 Thank Motherhen03
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Reviewed 25 June 2016

Moxie: A Happenstance Vaudeville, which opened last night at Bethesda’s Round House Theatre, is a total delight. Moxie is expertly conceived and executed with six talented performers singing, cavorting, and making mischief throughout the evening with Artistic co-Directors Mark Jaster and Sabrina Mandell at the helm. Karen Hansen, Gwen Grastorf, Sarah Olmsted Thomas, and Alex Vernon round out the company.... More 

3 Thank 999kathleenl
Washington DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Saw the final production of "The Who and the What" matinee. There is no bad seat in the theatre - although described as round - the theatre is not really in the round. It is a smallish theatre - there is no bad set in the house. The acoustics could be improved or it may be that the mike is... More 

Thank WanderingRosa
United States
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151 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

We are long time subscribers to Round House and continue to renew our tickets each year for many reasons: ~ Producing Artistic Director Ryan Rilette has a long and successful record of choosing thought provoking plays that range from serious drama to comedic. In addition to scheduling classics such as "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" (March-April 2016), Mr. Rilette... More 

Thank Still-Enjoying-Life
Silver Spring, Maryland
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Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

Round House is by now a settled institution for drama in the DC area, and the theater in Bethesda is one of the nicest and most convenient places to see a play. But not all productions are really top notch, so wait until at least the middle of the run and check the reviews before you put your money down.... More 

Thank jaseaton

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