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Round House is reopening our doors in Bethesda and sharing the stage with our community!

Bring the whole family and be one of the first to:

  • Enjoy a performance in the renovated theatre

  • Sample food at the expanded café

  • Take in some live music in the upgraded lobby

  • Try your hand at workshops led by Round House teaching artists

Theatre fans of all ages are welcome, with games, arts, and crafts throughout the day.

The celebration wraps up with an “Inside Look” at the upcoming production of School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play, featuring a design presentation and discussion with the cast and creative team.

Don’t miss special ticket offers and prizes as we kick off our 2019-2020 Homecoming Season!

Interested in attending? Click below to let us know!


FREE and open to the public!

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at 11:30am

Open House 12:00pm-6:00pm

Inside Look at 6:00pm

Round House Theatre

4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda MD


11:30 am              Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

12:00 pm              Performance with Bernard Ebb Songwriting Award Winner Heather Aubrey Lloyd

12:30 pm             Theatre Games Workshop with Kelsey Hall and Ian Anthony Coleman

 1:30 pm               Improv Workshop with Kevin Corbett

 2:00 pm              Staged reading with the Teen Performance Company

 2:30 pm              Stage Combat Demonstration with James Jager

3:30 pm              Masterclass with Artistic Director Ryan Rilette and Resident Artist Craig Wallace

 4:00 pm              Performance of The Music of Duncan Sheik with Alyssa Wilmoth Keegan,

                            Awa Sel Secka, Rick Hammerly, Harrison Smith, and others

 6:00 pm              Inside Look of School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play




Performances in the renovated theatre

Enjoy free performances including Bernard Ebb Songwriting Award Winner Heather Aubrey Lloyd, a reading by members of the Teen Performance Company, and a celebration of The Music of Duncan Sheik by local artists.


Workshops in the new Event Room

Round House Theatre teaching artists will lead participatory workshops and demonstrations including theatre games, improv, and stage combat. Artistic Director Ryan Rilette will even be teaching his own masterclass!


An Inside Look at our upcoming show

Stick around for a preview of School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play at 6pm. This fun and informative event, usually reserved exclusively for donors, gives audiences the chance to hear from the cast, director, and creative team behind the play.


Live music in the redesigned lobby

Take in some live music by local favorites including Sarah Baumgarten, Khandeya Sheppard, and I’ll Get You Back Again’s Brian Reisman!


Craft stations for all-ages fun

The Round House Education team will be leading children in crafts from two favorite destinations of our popular summer program–Magical Worlds and Into the Wild!  


Grab a bite in the expanded café

Starting in the afternoon, enjoy rotating food samplings in the new café from regional vendors including Dog Haus Bethesda and Ivy City Smokehouse!