Special Events


We were delighted to celebrate Ike and Catherine Leggett, and their contributions to Montgomery County, at our Dinner on Stage event on November 4. We heard meaningful toasts from special guests, were treated to spectacular performances, and enjoyed a delicious meal on the Round House stage.

2017 Gala: Broadway in Bethesda
Steppin’ Out with Ben Vereen

“Because of you, the arts are alive and doing very well in Bethesda. The world is a different place because of your support of the arts.  Remember that value that you give to some child somewhere who’s looked to the arts to change their life. You’re making it possible by supporting this theatre.” -Ben Vereen at the Round House Gala

Thank you especially to everyone who made a pledge to our Play It Forward initiative, allowing us to develop the next generation of theatre artists, audiences, and administrators. Congratulations as well to our auction winners! We are very happy to announce that this gala set a Round House record for both highest gross revenue and highest net revenue.

Please enjoy a sampling of photos from the night below. 



Round House journeyed to London for the third annual tour in October with 18 of our closest supporters. Led by Round House leadership, the five-day trip included special discussions, group dinners, private tours, and London’s top shows.

This year show’s included Stephen Sondheim’s Follies and a reimagining of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre at the National Theatre, Young Marx at the brand-new Bridge Theatre, and the critically acclaimed Ink at the Duke of York’s Theatre. The tour included discussions with London theatre critic Michael Billington, actors Nadia Clifford and Tim Delap, group dinners, a visit to the Tricycle Theatre led by Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham, a private walking tour, and traditional afternoon tea at The Rubens Hotel at the Palace.

For more information about joining the 2018 London Tour, please contact Laura Blackwelder, Director of Development, at LBlackwelder@RoundHouseTheatre.org or 240.644.1404.

Check out some photos from the 2017 London Tour!

(Photos by Timothy Gibson)