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Updated policies posted October 25, 2022

We ask that if you are experiencing symptoms, please stay home. Use this CDC symptom checklist to see if you need to quarantine or get tested.


    Proof of vaccination or negative Covid test is no longer required.


    Effective October 31, 2022, Olney Theatre will offer both mask-required and mask-recommended performances for patrons in the Mainstage Theatre and 1938 Original Theatre:

    • For performances on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, face masks are recommended but not required.
    • For performances on Wednesdays and Sundays, face masks are required

    In the Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab: 
    Face masks are required at all performances. This is to protect the actors who perform in close proximity to audience members. 

    As has been the policy since last spring, facemasks are not required in lobby areas.

    Policies and protocols are subject to change in compliance with national, state, and local public health guidelines regarding COVID-19. Olney Theatre Center has routinely utilized the latest available information and will continue to do so.


    All Olney Theatre Center staff have been vaccinated and must be masked when inside performance spaces.


    There continue to be a limited number of printed paper programs available and we ask that they be limited to one copy per party. All program information is available digitally. You will be emailed a link and there will be signage with QR codes available to access a program. Our most current paperless program can always be found at And an archive of past programs can be found here.


    A concessions menu is available and when possible, we encourage them to be consumed outdoors. During mask-required performances, patrons will not be allowed to bring food or drink into the theatre to ensure that masks are worn at all times in performance spaces. 


    All HVAC systems utilize MERV-13 filters which are regularly monitored by Potomac Mechanical Contractors. HVAC systems in performance spaces will run continuously at least two hours prior to being occupied, while occupied, and two hours after being vacated to continue circulation and filtration of air.

    Box Office: 301.924.3400

    Open Wednesday - Saturday: 12:00PM - 6:00PM

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