• Getting Here

    Directions

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


    Parking

    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.

    Ride-On
    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

    Metrobus
    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
    301.984.5252

    Black Market Bistro   |   1.3 miles away   |   American
    4600 Waverly Avenue, Garrett Park, Maryland 20852
    301.933.3000

    Meritage   |   1.5 miles away   |   Mediterranean
    5701 Meinelli Road, North Bethesda, MD 20852
    301.822.9234

    Amina Thai   |   1.6 miles away   |   Thai
    5065 Nicholson Lane, Rockville MD 20852
    301.770.9509

    Oakville Grille & Wine Bar   |   1.8 miles away   |   American
    10257 Old Georgetown Road, Wildwood Shopping Center, Bethesda, MD
    301.897.9100

    Timpano's Italian Chophouse   |   1.9 miles away   |   Italian
    12021 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852
    301.881.6939

    Wildwood Kitchen   |   1.9 miles away   |   Mediterranean
    10223 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814
    301.571.1700

    El Patio   |   2.3 miles away   |   Argentinian
    5240 Randolph Road, Rockville, MD 20852
    301.231.9225

    Urban BBQ   |   2.3 miles away   |   BBQ
    2007 Chapman Avenue, Rockville, MD 20852
    240.290.4827

    Miller's Rockville Ale House   |   2.8 miles away   |   Sports Bar
    1471 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852
    301.770.8535

    Amalfi Ristorante Italiano   |   2.9 miles away   |   Italian
    12307 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, MD 20852
    301.770.7888

    La Brasa   |   2.9 miles away   |   Latin
    12401 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20852
    301.468.8850

    Bethesda Curry Kitchen   |   3.1 miles away   |   Indian
    4860 Cordell Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
    301.656.0062

    4935 Bar and Kitchen   |   3.2 miles away   |   American
    4935 Cordell Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
    301.951.4935

    Guardado's   |   3.2 miles away   |   Spanish
    4918 Del Ray Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
    301.986.4920

    Mia's Pizza   |   3.2 miles away   |   Pizza
    4926 Cordell Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
    301.718.6427

    Union Jack's   |   3.2 miles away   |   Pub
    4915 Saint Elmo Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
    301.652.2561

    Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery   |   3.3 miles away   |   Brewery
    7900 Norfolk Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
    301.652.1311

    Lilit Café   |   3.5 miles away   |   Café
    7921 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814
    301.654.5454

    Jaleo   |   3.6 miles away   |   Tapas
    7271 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
    301.913.0003

    Mussel Bar and Grille   |   3.6 miles away   |   Bar and Grill
    7262 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
    410.946.6726

    Raku   |   3.6 miles away   |   Sushi
    7240 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
    301.718.8680

    Café Deluxe   |   3.7 miles away   |   American
    4910 Elm Street, Bethesda, MD 20814
    301.656.3131

    Nest Café   |   3.9 miles away   |   American
    4921 Bethesda Avenue, MD 20814
    301.718.6378

  • Pre-Concert Lectures

    For the BSO at Strathmore summer concerts on July 21, 28 and August 5, there will not be pre-concert lectures.

    Ridgewells Catering will be offering dinner with a Party on the Patio outside the Lockheed Martin Lobby at 6 pm prior to each performance. For Symphony Society and Governing Members, the Comcast Lounge will be open for these performances. The July 21 and 28 concert do not have an intermission, so the Lounge will be only open prior to the concert. 

  • 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

    1.877.BSO.1444

    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.

  • Backstage
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    Backstage with the BSO at Strathmore

    The BSO’s impact in Montgomery County and the DC Metro area extends far beyond just concerts at the Music Center at Strathmore. “Backstage with the BSO at Strathmore” chronicles the many stories behind the scenes at the BSO’s second home and throughout the area, as shared by Jack Fishman, Vice President of External Affairs, BSO at Strathmore. 

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    BSO in the Community

    From engaging our youngest BSO audience participants at Music Box concerts to performing at senior centers throughout Montgomery County, the BSO at Strathmore is sharing music and inspiring creative learning in the Montgomery County community. Read more!

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  • Overview

    Strathmore Interior

    A little more than a decade ago a group of visionary Maryland leaders had a transformational idea—to create a music center at Strathmore with the world-class Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as the founding partner and resident orchestra. With this new home, the BSO became the nation's only major orchestra committed to two year-round venues in different metropolitan areas.

    Now in our 11th season, Music Director Marin Alsop's powerful vision for the BSO at Strathmore continues to add to this legacy. We continue our commitment beyond our weekly evening concerts with a series of Sunday matinée performances, growing our Orchlab program in Montgomery County Title-I schools, and a new location in Silver Spring for Music Box concerts for young children.

    Marin Alsop"BSO at Strathmore concerts," says Marin Alsop, "capture the transformational power of music and aspires to offer a transcendental connection for people beyond their own worlds." In the extraordinary acoustics of Strathmore, you have come to expect this magical transformation in your own backyard on a weekly basis. Our musicians look forward to sharing great music with you this season. And thank you, in advance, for making it all possible.

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