There is no place quite like Strathmore in the Washington area
There is no place quite like Strathmore in the Washington area. Nestled on its scenic 11-acre site just a mile off the Beltway and minutes from downtown with its own stop on the Red Line, this proud campus has been a vibrant "home for the arts" for over 25 years. The campus includes the state-of-the-art Music Center featuring a 1,976-seat, acoustically superb concert hall featuring diverse, world-class performances from ballet to bluegrass year round, along with top orchestras performing in residence. This modern architectural marvel also serves as home to leading music and dance schools nurturing artists of all ages in its bustling Education wing. Next door is the 19th century Mansion at Strathmore which has been transformed to showcase juried art exhibitions, a thought-provoking sculpture garden and an afternoon service tea room that doubles at night as a 100-seat music room featuring both established masters and a growing artist-in-residence program. The enticing gift shops featuring unique and handmade gifts and the sunny Prelude Cafe© stand on their own as delightful daytime destinations. Rounding out these dynamic physical spaces is the surrounding, rolling green campus itself, welcoming hundreds of relaxed summer music mavens on the lawn with free or low-cost performances on its outdoor stage and gazebo. Guests from around the world soon discover that Strathmore has few artistic boundaries, which it joyfully pushes outward and onward with each sensational season.