To ensure the health and safety of our community of patrons, artists, students, and staff, Round House Theatre has made the decision to cancel the rest of our 2019-2020 Season, as well as our upcoming Gala featuring Kelli O'Hara. The productions affected by this cancellation are Cost of Living, Big Love, and Hatef*ck. As previously announced, Cost of Living will now be produced in September 2021. This decision was not an easy one, but is consistent with our core values of community and integrity.

Watch the full announcement from Artistic Director Ryan Rilette and Managing Director Ed Zakreski below:


Options for Cost of Living,  Big Love,  and  Hatef*ck   ticket holders:

  • Support the theatre by donating the ticket value back to Round House
  • Credit the ticket value towards a production in the 2020-2021 Season
  • Transfer the ticket value into a gift certificate
  • Contact the box office to request a refund

For assistance please call our box office at  240.644.1100 or email boxoffice@roundhousetheatre.org.

Given the decision to cancel the remainder of our season, we are no longer automatically moving any Cost of Living  tickets into the September 2021 time slot, so please let us know how you would like to proceed with your ticket(s).

While our facilities remain closed, our box office will be taking calls remotely Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm at  240.644.1100. As we are receiving an influx of calls and emails, please allow extra time for a response.


While necessary, these changes will pose major financial challenges to Round House in the months ahead. We are grateful for any charitable contribution you may be able to make during this time to help mitigate the financial impact of this significant disruption.


Some of our education programs will finish online, some will be postponed, and some will follow the guidance of Montgomery County Public Schools. At this time, our Summer Camps will proceed as planned, but we will be setting rolling deadlines for decisions about whether to move forward with programs scheduled to start after mid-April.  We are reaching out to all current students.  Please contact our education department with questions at  301.585.1225  or  education@roundhousetheatre.org.


You can also support Round House by subscribing today to our 2020-2021 Season, which will be full of the magic and wonder we’ll all need in the fall. We can't wait to reunite with audiences when we begin our season with Quixote Nuevo, Octavio Solis’s spectacular, music-filled adaptation of Don Quixote. Next, holiday audiences will be delighted by the regional premiere of Aaron Posner and world-renowned magician Teller’s reimagining of The Tempest, filled with live music, acrobatics, and jaw-dropping magic. Explore our full 2020-2021 Season and all that we have to look forward to. 

Thank you for being a part of the Round House community! We look forward to seeing you back at the theatre in the fall.


As an artistic hub for our community, Round House is committed to providing support and assistance to theatregoers and theatremakers impacted by COVID-19. We have compiled a collection of resources for the arts and culture field, which will be regularly updated.

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