Special Events

Gala16_376x376Round House Gala: Broadway in Bethesda
An evening with Cristin Milioti

Saturday, April 30, 2016


Don’t miss this one-night only special benefit with Grammy Award Winner Cristin Milioti. You’ve seen Cristin on shows like “Fargo” and “How I Met Your Mother;” in movies like The Wolf of Wall Street; on Broadway in Once; and in David Bowie’s Lazarus, currently running Off-Broadway. Now see her on stage at Round House performing everything from Top 40 songs to Broadway show tunes! Guests will delight in mingling, bidding on live auction items, savoring delicious desserts, and enjoying an open bar at our biggest event of the year!

6:00 pm Reception and Sponsor Dinner at BF Saul

Event sponsors enjoy an elegant seated dinner before the performance
7501 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, Maryland 20814
(entrance on East-West Highway, adjacent to Round House Theatre)

8:00 pm Program

Performance by the winner of the Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Award, Live Auction, and Headlining Performance by Cristin Milioti
4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland 20814

10:00 pm Dessert Reception at Round House Theatre

Festive reception with an open bar in the theater lobby
4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland 20814

$99 CONCERT TICKET (1 seat)
Seating at Gala concert and live auction with dessert reception and open bar to follow

$250 GALA DINNER & CONCERT (1 seat)
One seat at an elegant sponsor dinner with preferred seating at the Gala concert and live auction, and a dessert reception

$1,000 FOOTLIGHT SPONSOR (2 seats)
Seating for two at the sponsor dinner
Priority seating for the performance
Recognition on event entrance signage and in event program

$2,500 SPOTLIGHT SPONSOR (4 seats)
Seating for four at the sponsor dinner
Priority seating for the performance
Recognition on event entrance signage and in event program

$5,000 STAR SPONSOR (1 table)
Priority seating for your table (seats 8-10) for the sponsor dinner
Priority seating for you and your guests at the performance
Public recognition from the stage
Recognition on stage signage and event entrance signage
Recognition in event program and on the Gala section of our website (click-through optional)

$10,000 HEADLINE SPONSOR (1 table)
Exclusive access to meet Cristin Milioti, our headliner of Broadway in Bethesda 2016
Premiere seating for your table (seats 8-10) for the sponsor dinner
Premiere seating for you and your guests at the performance
Public recognition from the stage
Recognition on stage signage and event entrance signage
Recognition in event program and on the Gala section of our website (click-through optional)

Live Auction Package Options

Here’s a sneak peek at what’s up for auction, with proceeds benefitting Round House Theatre programs:

Play-Reading_376x376In-home Play Reading with Ryan Rilette

Bring Round House to your house with this in-home dinner and performance for 20! The winning bidder will work with Ryan Rilette to select a play, which will be brought to life at your home through a staged reading with Round House actors. A catered buffet dinner for up to 20 people is included.
Restrictions: Exact date to be mutually agreed upon by winning bidder and Ryan Rilette.
Estimated Value: $2,000
Donated by: Ryan Rilette and Round House Theatre


Vermont_376x376Vacation in Vermont

Enjoy a 7-night stay in this newly redecorated home in Woodstock, VT, with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, a spacious kitchen, large pond and beautiful mountain and garden views (sleeps 6). Woodstock is a beautiful, walkable town filled with covered bridges, unique shops, and many opportunities for fine dining – plus easy access to skiing, hiking, golf, and other outdoor activities. The house itself is two blocks from the famed Woodstock Inn and Resort, featuring a spa and award-winning meals.
Restrictions: Available September 2016 – June 2017
Estimated Value: $3,150
Donated by: Bonnie and Alan Hammerschlag


Dinner-on-Set_376x376Dinner On Set for 10: A View From The Stage at Round House

Go back in time to Pemberley Estate for a dinner on the set of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley. Enjoy a performance of Miss Bennet: Christmas At Pemberley, then join Ryan Rilette for a three-course meal, including wine from the RHT cellar, on stage in the middle of the Bennets’ living room.
Restrictions: This event must take place on December 4 or 11, 2016.
Estimated value: $2,500
Donated by: Ryan Rilette, Round House Theatre


Sculpture_376x376One-of-a-kind Steel Sculpture

Dr. Richard Binder has created a one-of-a-kind, stainless steel sculpture that can be displayed outside in your garden or inside your home. A retired physician, he has decided to use his passion for people to create sculptures that inspire positivity. In this sculpture, there is a sense of motion and rhythm in the balancing and positioning of these two barrels. His sculptures can be seen at the Watergate Gallery and the Artists Proof Gallery in Washington, D.C.
Restrictions: None
Estimated Price: $3,000
Donated by: Dr. Richard Binder


St-Thomas_376x376Four-Bedroom Villa in St. Thomas with Breathtaking Views

Perched high on a hill overlooking St. John & the British Virgin Islands, this four-bedroom villa and surrounding gardens offer a large terrace and infinity pool with stunning views (sleeps 6 adults and 2 children). Includes use of an SUV that accommodates 7. With easy access to beaches, restaurants, and shopping, this one-week stay makes a fabulous family vacation or couples’ retreat.
Restrictions: Available April 2017 – November 2017
Estimated Value: $3,500
Donated by: Bonnie and Alan Hammerschlag


Kushner_376x376All-Access, Behind-the-Scenes Package of ANGELS IN AMERICA

Be a part of producing Angels in America Part I: Millennium Approaches & Part II: Perestroika from start to finish! This experience includes an invitation for two to First Rehearsal, the Designer Run, a Technical Rehearsal, Final Dress Rehearsal, and the Opening Night performance and VIP reception for both productions. You’ll also gain additional insight during a private dinner with the directors, Ryan Rilette and Jason Loewith.
Restrictions: Takes place on various dates from August-October 2016. Scheduling is subject to availability of the directors.
Estimated Value: $2,500
Donated: Round House Theatre and Olney Theatre Center


Hamilton_376x376The Ultimate HAMILTON Fan Package

Experience an incredible behind-the-scenes look at the hit Broadway show Hamilton. Scenic Designer David Korins will take you on a backstage tour of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s newest musical. Enjoy Hamilton from house seats in the Richard Rodgers’ Theatre in New York City. After the show, you will have the opportunity talk with Daveed Diggs, who plays Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson, and meet the cast! This experience is for two people and includes round trip Amtrak tickets.
Restrictions: Must be used before July 1, 2016
Estimated Value: Priceless

To request information about bidding by proxy, please contact Laura Blackwelder, Director of Development, at 240.644.1401 or lblackwelder@roundhousetheatre.org.


Friends joined us for an unforgettable evening behind-the-scenes at a fall benefit for Round House in honor of longtime Board Member and former Board President Don Boardman.



Tuesday, October 18 – Sunday, October 23, 2016

Producing Artistic Director Ryan Rilette is pleased to invite you on a Round House Theatre London Tour. Created and hosted by Insider Cultural Tours, our tour includes the best seats available to London shows; roundtable discussions with London theater artists and arts professionals; a private tour of the best exhibition London has to offer; a private coach to events; hotel accommodations; and daily breakfast.

The cost of this tour is $4,599, based upon double occupancy. The additional fee for individuals requiring a single room is $1,046.

Included in the package:

  • 5 nights accommodation, Waldorf Hilton Guest Room (upgrades to a Deluxe or an Executive Room, or a Suite are available upon request)
  • Daily English breakfast
  • Best seats available to 4 shows at exceptional venues
  • 3 roundtable discussions with UK theater artists and arts professionals
  • 1 private tour of an exceptional London museum exhibition
  • Transportation to shows and exhibitions
  • Farewell Dinner

For more information, please contact Laura Blackwelder, Director of Development, with questions and interest at lblackwelder@roundhousetheatre.org or 240.644.1404.

Here is a gallery of photos from last year’s London Tour!