Must-See Theatre and Arts in Bethesda, Maryland

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Did you know that Bethesda, Maryland is home to over 63,000 happy Americans? More and more people are moving to one of the most lovely towns in the country.

Have you ever asked yourself, “What is there to do in Bethesda, Maryland?”

Aside from the scrumptious food and quaint shops, there are many reasons why a lover of the arts would want to explore Bethesda if not set down roots there.

Keep reading to learn about all the must-see theatre and arts in Bethesda, Maryland.

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1. The Strathmore Theatre

When it comes to theatre in Bethesda, you’ll have to put one of the wonderful shows at the Strathmore Theatre on your list.

For around 40 years, the Strathmore Theatre has been providing Maryland residents with visual and performing arts that stay within the hearts and minds of the audience long after the show.

No matter your age, your interests, or your cultural heritage, you’re bound to find a show at the Strathmore Theatre that speaks to you in more ways than one.

The theatre hosts musical performances from major worldwide talents in many genres, including classical music, rock, pop, jazz, show tunes, and more.

If you’re looking for an even more intimate musical experience, then you shouldn’t pass up an opportunity to attend a show at the Strathmore Mansion. The acoustically-perfected room has 100 seats. In other areas of the building, you can find interesting exhibitions, a tea room, and outdoor sculptures, among other delights.

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2. Imagination Stage

The shows put on at the Imagination Stage allow children to fully escape into a world of rich creativity and artistic splendor. The children are by no means limited to just watching shows, however, because they can also participate in classes or camps related to dance, acting, or film. What better way to get the creative juices flowing?

For their 40th anniversary, the Imagination Stage is going to put on two of their most popular shows, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe from 2012 and Zomo the Rabbit: A Hip-Hop Creation Myth from 2009.

But they always have an eye on the future, that’s why they’ll be featuring a brand new multi-media production of the beloved tale Thumbelina. You can expect even more festivities and special performances to commemorate the Imagination Stage’s anniversary.

It’s one of the must-do things in Bethesda, Maryland.

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3. Round House Theatre

If you’re wondering about things to do in Bethesda, Maryland, then you should definitely consider an evening at the Round House Theatre.

Hailed in the Washington Post as “the current meteor in DC theatre,” the Round House Theatre is one of the most prestigious venues in the area. Simply put, when it comes to the performing arts in Bethesda, the Round House Theatre is the cream of the crop.

To foster a deep sense of community, the theatre emphasizes the use of local artists, allowing them the freedom of imagination to contribute to a stellar show. From life-learning initiatives to providing a platform for marginalized voices, the theatre clearly demonstrates a willingness to enrich Bethesda and beyond.

This year alone they’ve put on a show based on the popular novel The Curious Case of the Dog in the Night-Time, an African twist on Mean Girls, a modern adaption of the Tony-winning drama Spring Awakening, and many more.

4. Bethesda Row Cinema

Even if you’re a film buff with high standards, you won’t find a more intimate and classic movie-going experience than the one that is offered at Bethesda Row Cinema. From the architecture to the content, this theatre will make you feel like you’ve stepped into the hub of filmmaking.

It’s truly a place that takes advantage of the benefits of modern technology. Unlike most theatres, you can choose exactly where you’d like to sit and you can eat lots of delicious food while cuddling up in a soft blanket.

Once you’ve finished your movie-themed cocktail, you can lean back in your comfortable leather seat and watch your movie in relaxing bliss.

You can expect to see new films, classic films, and they even host film festivals so that you can see what independent movie-makers have to offer.

5. Laugh Riot at Positano Italian Restaurant

When people say that laughter is the best medicine, they may not fully realize how right they are. Just like a proper diet and regular exercise, laughter is important for your health.

What better way to get the laughs you need than at the Laugh Riot in the Positano Italian Restuarant? Every Saturday night, you can expect to see live comedy at the restaurant for only 15 dollars at the door.

Best of all, you can show up early and have an absolutely delicious dinner so that your belly has a buffer to protect itself from all the laughter you’ll be doing. The ambiance of the restaurant alone is worth the trip.

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a restaurant that’s more romantic while also serving some of the most authentic Italian food around. You can start with a complimentary bruschetta on toast as well as fresh bread that you can dip in a succulent garlic herb oil. From there, you can dive into a range of divine dishes, including penne vodka, chicken parmesan, and tortellini.

Are You Ready to See All the Theatre and Arts in Bethesda, Maryland?

Now that you know about all the must-see theatre and arts in Bethesda, Maryland, you can plan out an epic trip.

You’re likely to fall head over heels for one of the best towns in America. In that case, why not move there?

Nomadic Real Estate is the place to go if you want to buy, rent, lease, or manage your very own property in Bethesda, Maryland. If you have any questions about our highly-rated services, feel free to contact us. We’re always happy to help.

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Net Distribution

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