Located just north of Washington, D.C. in arts-rich Montgomery County, Maryland, Olney Theatre Center offers a diverse array of professional productions year-round that enrich, nurture and challenge a broad range of artists, audiences and students. One of two state theaters of Maryland, Olney Theatre Center is situated on 14 acres in the heart of the beautiful Washington-Baltimore-Frederick "triangle," within easy access of all three cities.
A professional, award-winning regional theater, Olney Theatre Center operates under an Actors' Equity Association Council of Stock Theaters (COST) contract, one of only two theaters in the country to operate under such a contract.
MISSION Olney Theatre Center for the Arts produces and curates theatrical performance for the diverse audiences in our community, and educates, learns from, supports and inspires a more inclusive generation of theater-makers.
VISION We strive to become an arts and culture powerhouse, redefining the American regional theater movement by cultivating and sharing the creativity of our community.
VALUES: WE BELIEVE IMPACTFUL AND AUTHENTIC ARTISTRY SIMULTANEOUSLY PURSUES AESTHETIC INNOVATION, ENTERTAINMENT, TRANSCENDENCE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE.
WE BELIEVE OUR THEATER AND OUR COMMUNITY ARE MADE STRONGER BY OUR UNWAVERING COMMITMENT TO ANTI-RACISM, EQUITY, DIVERSITY, INCLUSION AND ACCESS.
WE BELIEVE OLNEY THEATRE CENTER SHOULD MATTER TO EVERYONE IN OUR COMMUNITY.
WE BELIEVE A STRONG AND SAFE INSTITUTION ENABLES ARTISTIC RISK.
WE BELIEVE ARTS EDUCATION PLAYS AN ESSENTIAL ROLE IN OUR NATION’S CULTURAL HEALTH.
WE BELIEVE THE ESSENCE OF GOOD ARTISTRY IS COLLABORATION.