Tips for Music Center at Strathmore

5301 Tuckerman Lane North Bethesda MD 20852
Goldstar

349 Music Center at Strathmore Tips

  • Casual 1
  • Formal 1
  • Take public transit 1
  • Parking is free 1
  • Dine before you go 1
John Tatum
29 events
12 reviews
4 stars
We enjoyed having a pre-show dinner at the Seasons 52 nearby. The food and service were great and we really enjoyed our dining experience.
Karon Ann Samuels
1 events
1 review
10 stars
The weather was Rainy. I wore Dressy top and jeans. Dress up more if possible (as it is a gala), but come prepared with spare shoes and a jacket for any inclement weather. .
Lauren Kahn
22 events
13 reviews
9 stars
Parking is in the adjacent Metro lot. It did take a long time to exit at the end of the performance. Despite the signs about parking charges, we were all let out without paying.
Landsburg
6 events
2 reviews
0 stars
The parking garage at Strathmore is undergoing repairs so parts of the garage are closed. Get there early to avoid the traffic in the garage since cars were exiting while others were entering.
Tempie Tavenner
11 events
5 reviews
6 stars
Easy to find and very close to the beltway.
MamaK
6 events
2 reviews
5 stars
Ample parking. Lot is shared with Metro's Red Line. Covered walkway on 4th level takes you to the theater. I suggest parking on 2nd. or 3rd. level & use the elevator. The lower the floor, the shorter the exit time.
Nicole Yousefnia
2 events
1 review
2 stars
Parking is NOT free for shows at the Levine School of Music, but is free for the Strathmore. Confusing and disappointing.
Joan A. Hussey
24 events
9 reviews
6 stars
Leave home early, even if you live close. At this time of year and time of evening, Rockville Pike and other roads are usually bumper-to-bumper, plus the line to get into the parking lot (from Rockville Pike onto Tuckerman Lane, (vs. where you enter for the Mansion, despite the posted road sign), is one lane, also bumper to bumper. Parking is free but another challenge still lies ahead with long waits for elevators in the parking garage, transversing the long, elevated corrider between the parking lot and the venue, and additional elevators with long lines inside the venue, which take you to the level of your assigned seats (there is an elevator operator checking tickets and telling individuals if they're on the correct elevator, etc.). If you're not familiar with this whole scenario, best to leave a trail of breadcrumbs from your parking space to your seat, assuming there are no birds in sight. : \
Joan A. Hussey
24 events
9 reviews
6 stars
There's a cafe right in the music center. They also serve wine and beer. A bit pricey but the food is good and it's very convenient to be able to eat right there and then attend desired performance.
Joan A. Hussey
24 events
9 reviews
6 stars
Take your time leaving, after the performance. You'll have less of a (long) wait to get out of the parking garage.
diego
7 events
2 reviews
2 stars
Metro is easy to use to get there, although there aren't a lot of signs.
Stanley Myles
35 events
29 reviews
63 stars
Nice cafeteria in the theater open before the show.
Stanley Myles
35 events
29 reviews
63 stars
The weather was mild.. I wore sport coat & turtleneck..
Steve
170 events
104 reviews
25 stars
food service better than most, well priced.
Steve
170 events
104 reviews
25 stars
easy walk from the Grosvenor Metro stop, path well marked. Couldn't be easier.
Elizabeth D. Murphy
3 events
1 review
0 stars
The Strathmore cafe has a good choice of entrees, sides, desserts and drinks. The line usually opens at 6:00 but may open earlier if there is a pre-concert lecture (but not before 5:30). Call ahead to check on when the line will be opening for a particular evening.
turtle
12 events
2 reviews
5 stars
turtle
12 events
2 reviews
5 stars
Angela B Long
4 events
2 reviews
0 stars
Business casual seemed appropriate.
Angela B Long
4 events
2 reviews
0 stars
We ate off-site before the show.

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