The Olney Theatre Center campus has many facilities to meet your event needs. Our theatrical and event spaces are available to be rented for live performances, business meetings, wedding receptions, and other gatherings.
The original Olney Theatre performance space, in use since 1938. Sound, lighting, and dressing rooms. Fully-functional for musicals, plays, dance concerts, and live music performances. Equipped for film presentations and business seminars. Capacity 445.
William H. Graham, Sr. Actors' Hall
Located upstairs in the Mainstage Theatre, this space is appropriate for receptions, dinners, parties, and rehearsals. Capacity 150.
Root Family Stage at Will's Place
This outdoor raised stage under the cover of several large trees provides a beautiful setting for outdoor concerts, plays, weddings or receptions. Capacity 150.
For more information, to tour the facilities, or to check availability, contact Weldon C. Brown, at 301-924-4485, ext. 121 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Olney Big Band Presents Swing! Swing! Swing! 10
The annual swing concert is Olney Big Band's largest fundraiser of the year. Proceeds from this performance help to support all areas of their organization from entertaining retired and assisted-living residents at senior communities to performing dances at local high schools, and other community programs that inspire young musicians and audiences.
On October 27th at 1:30 pm, the Olney Big Band will present its 10th celebration of the golden age of big bands, highlighting such greats as Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Les Brown, and Duke Ellington.
When the Theatre contacted the band in 2009 to ask whether it could fill an unbooked date, former director Dr. Rip Rice used Benny Goodman’s 100th birthday as the inspiration for Swing!, Swing!, Swing!. In addition to Goodman standard, the band tipped their hats to Cab Calloway, Harry James, Count Basie, and Glenn Miller. That performance was the first of what would become an annual event.
The 10th anniversary concert will present some of the glorious songs and fabulous musicianship from the Big Band Era, as well as vocals by Matt “Sinatra” Williams and special returning guest crooner Brad Bawek.