Please Pardon Our Dust
To our patrons: The Music Center is undergoing several changes which will impact your experience at the hall for the next few months. While the situation will remain fluid, here are the current changes to be aware of:
- Cafe seating - The main cafe seating area will be closed through the first half of October. Because of this, we have shifted the seating to alternate locations. Late last season, we moved several of our cafe tables to the grand tier and orchestra levels. Those remain in place. We have placed the remaining tables in the cafe annex (directly across from the main seating location) and on the promenade level carpet. Again, we expect this to be in place for approximately three to four weeks.
- Men's and women's restrooms on the orchestra level - The men's restroom which was previously located in the orchestra house right elevator alcove has moved. In approximately mid-October, it will re-open inside orchestra house left elevator alcove. Because it is not yet ready for service, we have temporarily changed the women's restroom at the bottom of the orchestra right box hallway ramp to a men's room. The women's restroom in the orchestra house right elevator alcove remains open, and will not change. We will be posting staff in the right elevator alcove to help alert patrons to the change in status.
- Comcast lounge - As was the case late last season, we continue to use a portion of the Lockheed Martin north lobby (orchestra lobby) as a temporary Comcast lounge. This is denoted with a pipe and drape structure in the north lobby.
We are excited for the finished project to come. For now, please be aware of these changes. We will continue to keep our patrons and public apprised of our status to ensure the most efficient and most comfortable use of the Music Center as you attend our performances.
The Music Center at Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, MD 20852
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 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.
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.
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