• Getting Here


    The Music Center at Strathmore
    5301 Tuckerman Lane
    North Bethesda, MD 20852


    Concert Parking

    Parking is located in the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro garage off of Tuckerman Lane. Parking is complimentary for ticketed events in the Music Center's Concert Hall. At the end of each ticketed event in the Music Center's Concert Hall, the exit gates to the garage will be open for 30 minutes to exit the garage.

    Metro has eliminated live exit attendants. They have been replaced with a Customer Service Station in every parking exit lane with an intercom, video/camera connection and a credit card and Smartrip Card reader. This station will connect a patron with Metro’s Parking Operations Control Center. The parking barrier gates are opened and closed remotely from the POCC and customers can interact live with POCC Office Staff through the in-lane Customer Service Stations. If you leave before, or up to 90 minutes after this 30 minute period, you must show your ticket stub to the POCC Office Staff.

    To access the Music Center from the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro garage, walk across the glass-enclosed sky bridge located on the 4th level.

    At non-performance times, Monday–Friday, parking in the garage is $5.10 and must be paid using a credit card or a Metro SmarTrip card, available for a one-time fee of $5 at all Metro Stations. Money can be added to this card for unlimited usage at the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro station.

    Ticket Office Parking

    Daily until 5 pm there are designated 15-minute parking spots for ticket purchasers in the Mansion at Strathmore lot, entry off of 10701 Rockville Pike. There are also short-term meters along Tuckerman Lane as available. The ticket office opens at 10 am and is also open starting 120 minutes before a Music Center performance. It remains open until 30 minutes after the start of the show.

    Valet Parking

    Valet Parking is $15 per vehicle at all public Concert Hall performances. Valet drop off and pick up at the Circle Plaza entry to the Music Center at Strathmore at 5301 Tuckerman Lane.

    Public Transportation

    By Metro

    Strathmore is located adjacent to the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro station, on the Red Line. When exiting the station, turn left along the pedestrian walkway. Strathmore is located across Tuckerman Lane and through the trees. You will see the mansion atop the hill. Follow the walkway to Strathmore's East side entrance.

    By Bus

    Strathmore is easily accessible by bus. We are serviced by the following routes. Please click here for specific route and time information for Ride-On and here for Metrobus.

    Route 6: To Wheaton Metro Station, Parkside and Rockspring Park
    Route 37: To Potomac (Potomac Community Center)-Tuckerman Lane
    Route 46: To Medical Center Metro Station and Montgomery College
    Route 96: To Montgomery Mall/Rock Spring Park-25¢ Fare

    Route: J5

  • Food & Drink

    Prelude Café at Strathmore

    Click here for this week’s menu!

    The Music Center at Strathmore welcomes a new food service team this season — Ridgewells Catering. Ridgewells will be offering a three-course prix fixe meal at $25 per person, in addition to à la carte dining.

    Please note there is limited seating in the Prelude Café, and tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Local Restaurants

    Seasons 52   |   1.1 miles away   |   American
    11414 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD 20852

    Black Market Bistro   |   1.3 miles away   |   American
    4600 Waverly Avenue, Garrett Park, Maryland 20852

    Meritage   |   1.5 miles away   |   Mediterranean
    5701 Meinelli Road, North Bethesda, MD 20852

    Amina Thai   |   1.6 miles away   |   Thai
    5065 Nicholson Lane, Rockville MD 20852

    Oakville Grille & Wine Bar   |   1.8 miles away   |   American
    10257 Old Georgetown Road, Wildwood Shopping Center, Bethesda, MD

    Timpano's Italian Chophouse   |   1.9 miles away   |   Italian
    12021 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852

    Wildwood Kitchen   |   1.9 miles away   |   Mediterranean
    10223 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814

    El Patio   |   2.3 miles away   |   Argentinian
    5240 Randolph Road, Rockville, MD 20852

    Urban BBQ   |   2.3 miles away   |   BBQ
    2007 Chapman Avenue, Rockville, MD 20852

    Miller's Rockville Ale House   |   2.8 miles away   |   Sports Bar
    1471 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852

    Amalfi Ristorante Italiano   |   2.9 miles away   |   Italian
    12307 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, MD 20852

    La Brasa   |   2.9 miles away   |   Latin
    12401 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20852

    Bethesda Curry Kitchen   |   3.1 miles away   |   Indian
    4860 Cordell Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814

    4935 Bar and Kitchen   |   3.2 miles away   |   American
    4935 Cordell Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814

    Guardado's   |   3.2 miles away   |   Spanish
    4918 Del Ray Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814

    Mia's Pizza   |   3.2 miles away   |   Pizza
    4926 Cordell Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814

    Union Jack's   |   3.2 miles away   |   Pub
    4915 Saint Elmo Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814

    Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery   |   3.3 miles away   |   Brewery
    7900 Norfolk Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814

    Lilit Café   |   3.5 miles away   |   Café
    7921 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814

    Jaleo   |   3.6 miles away   |   Tapas
    7271 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814

    Mussel Bar and Grille   |   3.6 miles away   |   Bar and Grill
    7262 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814

    Raku   |   3.6 miles away   |   Sushi
    7240 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814

    Café Deluxe   |   3.7 miles away   |   American
    4910 Elm Street, Bethesda, MD 20814

    Nest Café   |   3.9 miles away   |   American
    4921 Bethesda Avenue, MD 20814

  • Pre-Concert Lectures

    Enhance your BSO at Strathmore classical concert experience with informative and entertaining pre-concert lectures. New this season: all lectures on the Promenade level of the Concert Hall; all evening lectures start at 6:30 pm and talks at 1:30 pm prior to Sunday matinées.

    All Classical Thursdays at 6:30 pm and All Sunday Matinées at 1:30 pm:
    Classical WETA 90.9FM hosts David Ginder and Marilyn Cooley

    All Classical Saturdays at 6:30 pm:
    Levine Music's Joel Friedman and Melinda Baird

    WHERE?   Promenade level of the Concert Hall
    WHEN?   Lectures begin 90 minutes prior to each performance and conclude 50 minutes prior to the beginning of the concert. Lectures are offered for all classical concerts *, except Friday's Off the Cuff series.
    HOW?   No reservations required. Just arrive at the Promenade level with eager ears.
    PRICE?   Complimentary to all ticket holders for that day's BSO concert.
    DINING? The Prelude Café opens for dining one hour prior to each lecture.

    *Please Note: No lecture will be offered prior to the BSO at Strathmore Gala on Saturday, February 13, 2016.


    Ridgewells Catering, the new operator of the Prelude Café, will be open one hour before the lecture (5:30 pm on Thursdays and Saturdays, and 12:30 pm on Sundays). In addition, a three-course prix fixe meal will be offered at $25 per person.

    In the Community

    Click here for more information on Education programs in Montgomery County.

  • Tickets

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    Click here for our service fee and exchange policies.

    Purchasing Tickets Online

    There are no per ticket service fees for BSO at Strathmore purchases completed through BSOmusic.org. Orders for subscription packages are subject to a $12 per order processing fee. We do not charge fees for ticket delivery.

    Purchasing Tickets in Person

    The ticket office is open starting 120 minutes before a Music Center performance and remains open until 30 minutes after the start of the show.

    Daily hours of operation are:
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10 am-5 pm
    Wednesday 10 am-9 pm
    Saturday 10 am-2 pm

    Ticket Office parking: Daily until 5 pm there are designated 15-minute parking spots for ticket purchasers in the Mansion at Strathmore lot (entry off of 10701 Rockville Pike) and at short-term meters along Tuckerman Lane.

    Purchasing Tickets By Phone


    Monday-Friday 10 am-6 pm
    Saturday-Sunday 12 pm-5 pm

    TTY via Maryland Relay for Maryland residents at 711 or out of state at 1.800.735.2258.

    Tickets purchased by phone are subject to $4 per ticket in service fees.

    Seating Chart

    Click here to view a Strathmore seating chart and plan your next visit to the BSO at Strathmore.

    Misplaced Tickets

    Should you misplace your tickets or forget to bring them to the performance, please go to the Ticket Office for replacement tickets.

    Ticket Donations

    Don't let your tickets go to waste! Please consider returning your unused ticket to the BSO at Strathmore for a tax-deductible donation. If you are unable to use your tickets, they can be returned by mail, fax, in person, or by calling the BSO Ticket Office before 5pm the day of the performance.

    Ticket Exchanges

    For individual ticket holders:
    Individual tickets can be exchanged within the same concert season for a processing fee of $5 per ticket. Individual ticket exchanges can be done by phone, fax, mail and in person at the Meyerhoff and Strathmore Ticket Offices. Online ticket exchanges are only available to subscribers. Exchanges into premium concerts, seating sections and pricing cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability and additional fees. The BSO reserves the right to define a concert as premium based on demand. Some exclusions apply for group, student and special event sales.

    Exchanging in person:
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10 am-5 pm
    Wednesday 10 am-9 pm
    Saturday 10 am-2 pm

    Exchanging by Mail:
    There is no fee for exchanging your tickets by mail.  Please send your tickets to the address below and include your name, daytime phone number, three alternate dates for a performance and payment by check. Mail to:

          BSO Ticket Office
          1212 Cathedral Street
          Baltimore, MD 21201

    Exchanging by Fax:
    Fax number: 410.783.8131. There is no fee for exchanging your tickets by fax. Include in the fax your name, daytime phone number, three alternate dates for a performance and payment by credit card.

    Exchanging by Phone:
    Please call the Ticket Office at 410.783.8000 during its hours of operation.